Matteo Rubagotti

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Robotics and Mechatronics
Associate professor
+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 at the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, and then at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy (2010-2012). During his PhD, he 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 50 technical papers in leading international journals and conferences in the fields of control engineering, robotics, and mechatronics. His research interests include model predictive control, sliding mode control, and the application of control and optimization algorithms to solve research problems in robotics (physical human-robot interaction, tensegrity robots, variable-impedance-actuated robots, parallel manipulators).

Dr. Rubagotti has been an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control since 2020. He is also Associate Editor for the Conference on Decision and Control (2014-present), the American Control Conference (2014-present), and the European Control Conference (2018-present). He is IEEE Senior Member, and HEA Fellow.

Link: research lab


Model Predictive Control, Sliding Mode Control, Physical Human Robot Interaction, Tensegrity Robots.