2016: 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, April 8, 2016

2012: M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum laude)
Thesis: "Structural Properties of Biochemical Systems"
University of Udine, October 22, 2012

2010: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum laude)
Thesis: "Equalised Filtering of Discrete-Time Processes"
University of Udine, November 18, 2010


2013: Italian State Examination and Professional Qualification to practice as an ICT Engineer

Academic career and teaching activities

Since January 2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy - and Visiting Professor, DCSC, TU Delft.

September 2017 - December 2019: Assistant Professor, Delft Center for Systems and Control, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, TU Delft / Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; also, since September 2018, Delft Technology Fellow.

June 2016 - August 2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Automatic Control and LCCC Linnaeus Center, Lund University, Sweden.

January - May 2016: Researcher, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, Italy, supported by PoCN Italian Grant for Industrial Innovation.


March - May 2015: Visiting Researcher, Institute of Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany, supported by a competitive DAAD Scholarship.

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


2018: Italian National Scientific Habilitation for the Role of Associate Professor in Automation (09/G1).

Research interests

Systems and Control Theory, Network Theory and Systems Biology.

Giulia's main research interests include the study of dynamical networks, the analysis of biological systems and the control of networked systems.

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Research work

Giulia is the author or co-author of more than 80 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.

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

Memberships in societies and scientific committees
  • 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.
  • CSS Associate Editor of the IEEE Life Sciences Community.
  • Associate Editor for the journal IEEE Control Systems Letters, since January 2020, and Guest Editor for several Special Issues at the interface between systems-and-control and the life sciences.
Awards and honours

Awards and Prizes

  • 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 speaker at international conferences, where I also organised and chaired invited sessions and presented invited contributions.
Reported below are a list of selected invited talks and of organised events: conferences and conference sessions.

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) and ERC (European Research Council).



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