Rosario Toscano was born in Catania, Italy. He received his masters degree with specialization in control from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon in 1996. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2000. He received the HDR degree (Habilitation to Direct Research) from the University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne in 2007. He is currently an associate professor at the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE). His research interests include dynamic reliability, fault detection, robust control, and multimodel approach applied to diagnosis and control.