Ph.D. in Industrial and Information Engineering: Automation (Excellent)
Focus on Systems and Control Theory
Thesis: "Structural Analysis and Control of Dynamical Networks"
University of Udine

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum laude)
Thesis: "Structural Properties of Biochemical Systems"
University of Udine

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum laude)
Thesis: "Equalised Filtering of Discrete-Time Processes"
University of Udine


Italian State Examination and Professional Qualification to practice as an ICT Engineer

Academic career and teaching activities

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy - and Visiting Professor and Delft Technology Fellow, DCSC, TU Delft.


Assistant Professor (2017-2019), Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; also, since September 2018, Delft Technology Fellow.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2016-2017), Department of Automatic Control and LCCC Linnaeus Center, Lund University, Sweden.

Research Fellow (2016), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy, supported by PoCN Italian Grant for Industrial Innovation.

Visiting PhD Researcher (2015), Institute of Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany, supported by a competitive DAAD Scholarship.

PhD Student (2013-2015), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy.

Undergraduate Researcher (2012), Control and Dynamical Systems Group, Caltech (California Institute of Technology), USA, supported by a competitive SURF Fellowship.

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Research interests

Systems and Control Theory, Network Theory and Systems Biology.

Giulia's main research interests include the analysis and the control of dynamical networks, with applications especially to biology and epidemiology.

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Research work

Giulia is the author or co-author of more than 100 contributions to international journals, books and international peer-reviewed conferences.

Her research activities are interdisciplinary, at the edge between Systems and Control Theory, Mathematics, Engineering and Biology/Epidemiology.

For a complete list of her publications, have a look at her Personal Website.

Memberships in societies and scientific committees
  • Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and of the CSS (Control Systems Society).
  • Affiliate of the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control).
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Robust and Complex Systems.
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems and Synthetic Biology.
  • Member of the IFAC Technical Committee 2.5 on Robust Control.
  • Past CSS Associate Editor of the IEEE Life Sciences Community.
  • Associate Editor for the journal IEEE Control Systems Letters, since January 2020, and for the journal Automatica, since February 2022; Guest Editor for several Special Issues at the interface between systems-and-control and the life sciences.

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Awards and honours

Awards and Prizes

  • 2022: Outstanding Service as Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Letters for
    the year 2021, awarded every year to a single Associate Editor
  • 2021: SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory Prize, awarded every two years to one outstanding early career researcher for distinguished contributions to the mathematical theory of systems and control, for "significant contributions to the development of innovative methodologies for the structural analysis of networked control systems and their applications to biological networks".
  • 2020: Outstanding Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine.
  • 2017: NAHS Best Paper Prize for the triennium 2014-2016, Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems.
  • 2017: EECI PhD Award 2016, for the best Ph.D. thesis in Europe in the field of Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems, European Embedded Control Institute.
  • 2016: Outstanding TAC Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • 2006: XIV International Philosophy Olympiad (IPO), second place in national rankings.

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Conferences and lectures

Organiser, session chair and (invited) speaker for the major international conferences in the systems-and-control field. Organiser/chair of workshops and invited/tutorial sessions.

Plenary/keynote speaker at: Brazilian Congress of Automation, Fortaleza, 2022; ROCOND, Kyoto 2022; 19th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, Bordeaux 2021; SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT21), 2021; opening of the National Congress of the Italian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2020; 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), 2020; 3rd International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology, Oxford 2019.

More information can be found in Giulia's Personal Website.

Other work

Intense reviewing activity for several international journals and conferences, in the fields of Systems and Control, Automation, Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Systems and Synthetic Biology, and in interdisciplinary venues.

Reviewer of grant proposals for ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, French national research agency), FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgian Research Council), and ERC (European Research Council).

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  • Italian (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • Dutch, German and Swedish (basic)

More information can be found in Giulia's Personal Website.