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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

Balemi Silvano

Institution Zumbach Electronic AG
Address Zumbach Electronic AG 2552 Orpund/BE Switzerland
Phone +41 32 356 0554
Digital Automation - MSc

Silvano Balemi is Head of R&D at Zumbach Electronic AG, Orpund/Biel, a leader in the field of in-line measurement system for the plastics, cable and steel industries.

He was project manager at Steria Informatic, where he participated to the development of the traffic supervision system of the Swiss National Railways, and at Invertomatic Technology/General Electric, where he led the development of the first trafoless UPS system of the company. From 1998 to 2010 he was teaching at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland where he was coordinating the activities of applied research and development of the Department of Innovative technologies.He was active as a consultant in technology transfer and in energy matters.

Dr. Silvano Balemi holds a degree in electrical engineering from ETH in Zurich (1987), a M.S.E.E from Caltech (1988) and a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich (1992) in collaboration with Stanford University (1992).

His research field is control engineering and signal processing applied to real-life problems. His main research activities were focused on control of discrete-event systems, and later moved to mechatronics, ranging from the control of power electronics systems to that of precision mechatonic and measurement and systems.

Silvano Balemi co-organized two conferences and edited the respective proceedings. He received the 1st joint ImechE/IET "Best paper award" in 2010. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the management board of the Swiss Society of Automatic Control and member of the Swiss National Academy of Technical Sciences.

Research Interests:

  • Application of modern control and signal processing theory to real-life problems
  • Rapid control prototyping for development purposes but also for use in end products
  • Discrete event systems
  • Precision mechatronic and measurement systems