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
From February 2011 to February 2018, she was Asssociate Professor at the Dipartimento
di Elettronica, Informazione
e Bioingegneria of the Politecnico
di Milano, where she is currently Full Professor. She is currently Chair of the Automation
and Control Engineering Program at Politecnico di
In 2018, she received the IEEE CSS Distinguished
Member Award for contributions to stochastic, hybrid, and distributed
control systems and outstanding service to the Control Systems Society
related to electronic publications and conference activities. In 2020 she
has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to stochastic, hybrid
and distributed control systems theory.
She was principal investigator in the EC-funded
H2020 project UnCoVerCPS
(2015-2019). Previously, 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
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 IEEE Transactions on Network Systems and Cyber
Physical Systems as associate editor.
She is and has been
active in the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and International
Federation on Automatic Control (IFAC).
She was Vice-President for
Conference Activities of the IEEE CSS in 2016 and 2017. She was Editor of
the Electronic Publications of the IEEE CSS from 2013 to 2015. She was
elected member of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors for the triennium
She is currently appointed member of the IFAC
Policy Committee for a triennium from 2017 to 2020.