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Maria Prandini


Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Elettronica,
Informazione e Bioingegneria
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano, Italy

Phone: +39 (02) 23993441
Fax: +39 (02) 23993412


Curriculum vitae - November 2015 (in Italian)


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Brief biography

Maria Prandini obtained the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano – 1994), and the Ph.D. degree in Information Technology (Università degli Studi di Brescia – 1998) with a dissertation on adaptive control of stochastic systems.

After receiving her Ph.D., she was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, from 1998 to 2000. She also held visiting positions at Delft University of Technology (1998), Cambridge University (2000), UC Berkeley (2005), and ETH Zurich (2006). From December 2002 to January 2011 she was Assistant Professor at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione of the Politecnico di Milano. 

Since February 2011 she is Asssociate Professor at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria of the Politecnico di Milano.

She was work-package leader in the EC-funded FP5 project HYBRIDGE (2002-2005), and principal investigator in the EC-funded FP6 project iFly (2007-2011) and in the EC-funded FP7 project MoVeS (2010-2013).  Currently, she is principal investigator in the EC-funded H2020 project UnCoVerCPS (2015-2018).

She is member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems,  of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board and of the EUCA Conference Editorial Board. She was member of the editorial board of European Journal of Control as discussion editor from 2007 to 2013, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control as associate editor from 2009 to 2013, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology as associate editor from 2009 to 2015, and Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems as associate editor from 2011 to 2015.


She is currently member of the editorial board of Cyber Physical Systems as associate editor.


She was Editor of the Electronic Publications of the IEEE Control Systems Society from 2013 to 2015. Since January 1 2015 she is elected member of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors.

She is currently Vice-President  for Conference Activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society.      

Research interests

Distributed and stochastic optimization

Stochastic hybrid systems

Randomized algorithms

Constrained control design

Identification and estimation theory

Air traffic management

Micro-grid energy management


Recent and current projects

UnCoVerCPS project ``Unifying Control and Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems''

European Commission, H2020. Grant number 643921 (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2018) – principal investigator

MoVeS project ``Modelling, verification and control of complex systems: From foundations to power network applications''

European Commission, FP7. Project n. 257005 (October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013) – principal investigator

iFly project “Safety, Complexity and Responsibility based design and validation of highly automated Air Traffic Management”

European Commission, FP6, Contract n. TREN/07/FP6AE/S07.71574/037180 (2007-2011) – principal investigator


Interview “people in control” on the Control Systems Magazine, issue 2:26 – 29, April 2016

Plenary speaker at 2016 International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems (ICCAS 2016)

Workshop on Verification and control of cyber-physical systems: theory and applications, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2016, Las Vegas, USA, December 11, 2016.

Workshop on Distributed and Stochastic Optimization: Theory and Applications, European Control Conference 2016, Aalborg, Denmark, June 28, 2016

PhD course on Hybrid Systems at Lund University, Sweden, October 5-8, 2015

PhD course on Hybrid Systems at Politecnico di Milano, June 15-19, 2015

Hybrid Systems course for master students Stuttgart University, Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, first semester 2014-15