Maria Pia FANTI


Professore Ordinario

    Maria Pia Fanti is full professor of System and Control Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy).


She received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of 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 Electronic Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy), where she was Assistant Professor from 1990 till 1998 and Associate Professor from 1990 till April 2012.


Her research interests include Discrete event systems, Petri net, networked and control systems, management and modeling of automated manufacturing systems, automatic guided vehicle systems, railway and urban traffic networks, supply chains, healthcare systems.

She teaches the courses:

  1.         Methods and Models for Engineering. 6 credits. Computer Engineering.

  2.         Modelling and Control of Discrete Event Systems. 6 credits. Master in Computer Engineering.

  3.         Modelling and Control. 6 credits. Management Engineering (University of Trieste)


Prof. Fanti is Associate Editor of the following journals:

•        IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part A: systems and humans,

•        IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering,

•        The Mediterranean Journal of Measurement and Control,

•        International Journal of Automation and Control

•        Enterprise Information Systems.


She was member of the Board of Governor of the IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society.


She is Co-Chair of the Technical committee on Discrete Event Systems for the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Chair of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter of the IEEE Central & South Italy Section, member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems


Maria Pia Fanti received in 2008 from the IEEE SMC Awards Committee the "IEEE SMC Best Associate Editor Award" and the "Most Active Technical Committee Award of the SMC Society"


She is authors of 2 books and of 180+ peers refereed papers including 55 journal articles, 9 book chapters, and many conference proceeding papers



Current activities:


Member of the program committee for these incoming conferences:


SAFEPROCESS 2012: 8th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes (Mexico City, Mexico). 29-31 Aug 2012.

WODES'12: 11th Int. Work. on Discrete Event Systems (Guadalajara, Mexico). 3-5 October, 2012.


Member of the steering committee of the 6th IEEE Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering , CASE 2012, Aug. 20-24, 2012, Seul, Korea http://www.case2012.org



Maria Pia Fanti is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of SIDRA: Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica.


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