Roberto Guglielmi

Assistant Professor

PhD, University Tor Vergata of Rome and University of Lorraine


professor Guglielmi

Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 42806
Office: MC 6451

Dr. Guglielmi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

He previously held postdoctoral fellowships at the FGV - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; GSSI - L'Aquila, Italy; RICAM - Linz, Austria; ICL - London, UK and University of Bayreuth, Germany.

He received his PhD in Mathematics at University Tor Vergata of Rome, Italy, jointly with a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Lorraine - Metz, France.

His research addresses problems in control and optimization of large-scale dynamics, described by ordinary or partial differential systems of evolution, with applications to the optimization of utility distribution over networks, heat transfer phenomena in the presence of crack and fractures, control of epidemics, reinforcement learning methods.

He is currently a member of the Technical Committee 2.6 - Distributed Parameter Systems - of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and he is affiliated to the University of Waterloo's Water Institute; to the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3); to the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WUSA); to the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute (; and to the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE).

Research interests:

  • Application of control methods to engineering and life sciences
  • Control of infinite-dimensional systems
  • Model Predictive Control for PDEs
  • Turnpike phenomena in optimal control problems
  • Feedback stabilization of hyperbolic systems