Francesco Delli Priscoli was born in Rome in 1962. He graduated in Electronic Engineering "summa cum laude" from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1986. He received the Ph.D. in system engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1991.
From 1986 to 1991 he worked in the "Studies and Experimentation" Department of Telespazio (Rome). Since 1991 he is working for the University of Rome "La Sapienza" where, at present, he is "Full Professor" and holds the courses "Automatic Controls", "Control of Communication and Energy Networks", "Control of Multi-Agent Autonomous Systems".
He has been scientific consultant for the Italian Council of Ministers in the framework of the auction for the assignment of the Italian Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) licensees.
In the framework of his activity, he has mainly researched on resource/service/content management procedures and on cognitive techniques in various application fields (telecommunication, energy, health, transport) by largely adopting control based methodologies.
He is the author of about 250 technical papers on the above topics appeared on major international reviews (about 80), on books (about 10) and conferences (about 160).
He is an associate editor of Control Engineering Practice and a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on "Networked Systems".
He is/has been scientific responsible, for the University of Rome "La Sapienza", of 35 projects financed by the European Union (fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eight framework programmes) or by the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as for many national projects and co-operations with major industries. These projects mainly dealt with cognitive control based resource/information management techniques in various application fields. He managed these projects by coordinating the Network Control Laboratory at the University of Rome and supervising the work of about 15 researchers, plus a plenty of temporary occasional consultants and students developing their Master theses. He was also a project evaluator for the European Commission.
He is the co-founder of CRAT (Consortium for the Research in Automation and Telecommunication), namely a very active no-profit research consortium including major universities and companies, which recently created a spin-off (named ARES2T) targeted to make commercial products from the research outcomes.
His present research interests concern closed-loop multi-agent learning techniques, Quality of Experience management, Decision Support Systems.