Alberto Padoan was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1989. He received the Laurea Magistrale degree (M.Sc. equivalent) cum laude in automation engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2013. He then joined the Control and Power Group as Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London.

Alberto is currently a Research Associate in the Control Group, Department of Engineering, at the University of Cambridge.