Maria Prandini was born in Brescia in 1969. She 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 e Informazione 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
, the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board
and 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.
Her research interests include distributed and stochastic optimization, game theory, stochastic hybrid systems, randomized methods, and constrained control design, with application to transportation and energy systems.