2019 Keynote Speakers
Prof. Maria Pia Fanti
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Biography: Maria Pia Fanti (IEEE Fellow) received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1983. She was a visiting researcher at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, in 1999. Since 1983, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, where she is currently a Full Professor of system and control engineering and Chair of the Laboratory of Automation and Control.
Her research interests include
discrete-event systems, Petri net, consensus protocols, fault
detection, management and modeling of complex systems, such as
logistics, production and healthcare systems.
She has published +280 papers and two textbooks on these topics.
Prof. Fanti is General Chair of the
2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
and was General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automation
Science and Engineering and of the IFAC Workshop on Dependable
Control of Discrete Systems 2009. She is Editor of the IEEE Trans.
on Automation Science and Engineering and Associate Editor of the
IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, member at
large of the Board of Governor of the IEEE SMC Society, of the AdCom
of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and Chair of the TC on
Automation in Logistics of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.