Matteo Rubagotti, PhD

Department: Robotics and Mechatronics
Position: Associate Professor
Office: 7e.321
Phone: +7 (7172) 705897


2010 – PhD, Computer Science, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
2006 – Laurea Specialistica (MSc), Computer Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
2004 – Laurea (BSc), Computer Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy


Dr Matteo Rubagotti is an Associate Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at Nazarbayev University. Before that, he was a Lecturer in Control Engineering at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK (2015-2018), an Assistant Professor of Robotics and Mechatronics at Nazarbayev University (2012-2015), and a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the research group of Prof. Alberto Bemporad, first at the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, and then at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy (2010-2012). During his PhD, he has spent visiting periods at the Center for Automotive Research of The Ohio State University, OH, USA (2008-2009), and at the Automatic Control Lab, ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland (2009).

He has authored or coauthored more than 40 technical papers in leading international journals and conferences in the fields of control theory, mechatronics, and intelligent buildings. His research interests include the theory of optimal control, model predictive control, and sliding mode control, and their application to robotics (in particular, variable-impedance-actuated robots and parallel manipulators) and intelligent buildings.

Dr. Rubagotti is currently in the conference editorial boards of the IEEE Control System Society and the European Control Association, in which he serves as Associate Editor for the Conference on Decision and Control, the American Control Conference, and the European Control Conference.

  • T. Taunyazov, M. Rubagotti, A. Shintemirov. “Constrained Orientation Control of a Spherical Parallel Manipulator Via Online Convex Optimization”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 252–261, 2018.
  • A. Zhakatayev, M. Rubagotti, H.A. Varol. “Time Optimal Control of Variable Stiffness Actuated Systems”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 1247–1258, 2017.
  • G.P. Incremona, M. Rubagotti, A. Ferrara. “Sliding Mode Control of Constrained Nonlinear Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 2965–2972, 2017.
  • A. Khakimova, A. Shamshimova, D. Sharipova, A. Kusatayeva, A. Bemporad, Y. Familiant, A. Shintemirov, V. Ten, M. Rubagotti. “Optimal Energy Management of a Small-Size Building via Hybrid Model Predictive Control”, Energy and Buildings, vol. 140, pp. 1–8, 2017.
  • M. Rubagotti, P. Patrinos, A. Guiggiani, A. Bemporad. “Real-Time Model Predictive Control Based on Dual Gradient Projection: Theory and Fixed-Point FPGA Implementation”, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 26, no. 15, pp. 3207–3438, 2016.



Model Predictive Control, Sliding Mode Control, Variable Impedance Actuation, Parallel Manipulators, Intelligent Buildings