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Keynote Speakers of ICMCE 2020


Prof. Giuseppe Conte, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Biography: Giuseppe Conte received the Laurea in Mathematica cum Laude from the University of Genova, Italy, in 1974. After being Lecturer and Associated Professor at the University of Genova, from 1990 he is Professor of System Theory at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1980 and 1987 and a NATO Senior Fellowship in 1987. He has been Visiting Professor at the Ohio State University of Columbus, Ohio, 1987, and at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, 1988. He has been Chairman of the IFAC TC on Linear Control Systems (2011-2017) and Chairman of the Italian Chapter of the IEEE Control Systems Society (1998-2015). He is Senior Member of the IEEE Control System Society and Member of the Accademia Marchigiana di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. He has been General Chairman/IPC Chairman of several international conferences and Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization; of the Proceedings of the IFAC World Conference and of the IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information. He has been Principal Investigator in national, European and other international research projects. His research interests are in algebraic and geometric system and control theory and in robotics and he published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and three books on those topics.


Prof. Maria Pia FANTI (IEEE Fellow), 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 CFP.
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.