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Maria Domenica DiBenedetto
Professor of Control Theory
University of l’Aquila, Italy
Maria Domenica Di Benedetto is a Full Professor of Automatic Control at University of L’Aquila (Italy). She received her PhD degree “Doctorat d’Etat ès Sciences” in 1987, from Université de Paris-Sud (now Université Paris-Saclay, France). She has been McKay Professor from 1990 to 1995 and Adjunct Professor from 1995 to 2002, at the University of California, Berkeley. She held visiting positions at MIT, the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique in Nantes (France).
She founded and has been the Director of the Italian Center of Excellence for Research DEWS at the University of L’Aquila, from 2001 to 2019. She has been the President of the Italian Association of Researchers in Automatic Control (SIDRA) from 2013 to 2019, and she is President of the European Embedded Control Institute since 2009.
She is an IEEE and an IFAC Fellow. She has been serving the IEEE-CSS as Vice-President for Member Activities in 2021-2022. She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE-CSS. She was co-chair of the IEEE CSS Day 2022. She has been a member of the IEEE Control Systems Technical Fields Award Committee, from 2007 to 2010. She is Chair of the IFAC Nichols Medal Selection Committee and member of the IFAC Fellow Selection Committee for the 2020-2023 triennium. She has been a member of the European Control Award Committee since 2021.
Professor Di Benedetto’s research interests are in the areas of nonlinear and hybrid systems control theory, diagnosability and predictability in cyber-physical systems, and applications to automotive, smart grids, traffic control and biological systems.