Formazione

2016: Dottorato di Ricerca in Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione: Automazione (Ottimo)
Specializzazione in Teoria dei Sistemi e del Controllo
Tesi: "Analisi strutturale e controllo di reti dinamiche"
Università degli Studi di Udine, 8 aprile 2016

2012: Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Elettronica (110/110 con Lode)
Tesi: "Proprietà strutturali di sistemi biochimici"
Università degli Studi di Udine, 22 ottobre 2012

2010: Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica (110/110 con Lode)
Tesi: "Filtraggio equalizzato di sistemi a tempo discreto"
Università degli Studi di Udine, 18 novembre 2012

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2013: Superamento dell'Esame di Stato per l'abilitazione alla professione di Ingegnere dell'Informazione.

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

Since January 2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.

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: Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di Professore Universitario di Seconda Fascia, settore concorsuale 09/G1 - Automatica.

Interessi di ricerca

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.

Attività di ricerca

Giulia is the author or co-author of more than 60 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.

Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici
  • 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, since January 2019.
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems and Synthetic Biology, since December 2016.
  • Member of the IFAC Technical Committee 2.5 on Robust Control, since December 2013.
  • CSS Associate Editor of the IEEE Life Sciences Community, since February 2019.
  • Associate Editor for the journal IEEE Control Systems Letters, since January 2020.
  • Associate Editor for the 2018 Special Issue on Systems and Synthetic Biology, "Control and Network Theory for Biological Systems", IEEE Control Systems Letters.
Premi e riconoscimenti

Awards and Prizes

  • 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.

Grants

  • 2019: NWO Talent Scheme Veni grant, Dutch Research Council (Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek).
  • 2018: Delft Technology Fellowship grant, TU Delft.
  • 2018: BioDate Grant for the project "Robustness by design? Structural analysis of dynamic metabolic models" (with S. Aljoscha Wahl), Delft Bioengineering Institute.
  • 2018: BioDate Grant for the project "Optimal control of combined chemo-radiation therapy treatments for improving cancer care" (with Zoltán Perkó), Delft Bioengineering Institute.
  • 2018: Aspasia grant, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, TU Delft.
  • 2017: Aspasia grant, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, TU Delft.
  • 2016: Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant.

Competitive Scholarships/Fellowships

  • 2016: Fellowship for Research Collaboration, Italian Ministry of Education.
  • 2015: DAAD Research Scholarship, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service).
  • 2013-2015: Ph.D. Scholarship, Italian Ministry of Education.
  • 2012: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), California Institute of Technology.
    SURF Project: "Biomolecular Rate-Regulator Circuits".
  • 2007-2012: Scholarship for excellence, University of Udine.
  • 2007: Scholarship for excellence and enrollment in the National Register of Excellence, Italian Ministry of Education.
Convegni e conferenze

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.

Invited Talks and Seminars (selected)

  • 26/10/2019: Invited speaker at Festival della Scienza 2019 (Science Festival 2019), Genova, Italy.
  • 09/09/2019: Invited speaker at the 3rd International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology, Oxford, UK.
  • 23/07/2019: DII Seminar, University of Trento, Italy.
  • 22/05/2019: DISMA Seminar, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
  • 10/05/2019: Invited speaker at the Control Days 2019 Workshop, University of Padova, Italy.
  • 02/05/2019: SAAS Seminar, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
  • 02/02/2019: ISSUGE Seminar, University of Genova, Italy.
  • 19/09/2018: DII Seminar, University of Trento, Italy.
  • 14/09/2018: Invited speaker at the round table: "Automatica oltre l'ingegneria" (Control beyond Engineering), congress Automatica.it (SIDRA), Firenze, Italy.
  • 03/04/2018: Invited speaker at NMC, 54th Dutch Mathematical Congress, Koningshof in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
  • 07/03/2018: DIMI Seminar, University of Udine, Italy.
  • 20/10/2017: NAS Seminar, TU Delft, The Netherlands.
  • 28/09/2017: SACS Seminar, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
  • 20/04/2017: ISY Seminar, Linköping University, Sweden.
  • 25/10/2016: MAC Seminar, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.
  • 15/06/2016: LCCC Seminar, Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 27/04/2016: ACSE Research Seminar, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • 31/03/2015: Kolloquium Technische Kybernetik, Institute for System Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Organisation of Scientific Events: Conferences

  • Program Co-Chair and Publications Chair for the 15th IFAC Symposium on Large Scale Complex Systems (LSS 2019), Delft, The Netherlands, May 24-26, 2019.

  • Member of the European Control Association Conference Editorial Board (EUCA-CEB, joining the International Program Committee of the European Control Conference), since 2019.
  • Member of the IFAC Conference Editorial Board (joining the International Program Committee of the IFAC World Congress), since 2019.
  • Member of the International Program Committee for
    • the 2021 IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design (ROCOND 2021), Kyoto, Japan, 2021.
    • the 7th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems and Biology (HSB 2020), Vienna, Austria, April 15-16, 2020.
    • the 8th IFAC Conference on Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering (FOSBE 2019), València, Spain, October 15-18, 2019.
    • the 6th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems and Biology (HSB 2019), Prague, Czech Republic, April 6-7, 2019.
    • the 2nd IFAC Workshop on Linear Parameter Varying Systems (LPVS'18), Florianopolis, Brazil, September 3-5, 2018.

Organisation of Scientific Events: Conference Sessions

  • Organiser of the Invited Session "Biological rhythms and oscillators" (with Abhyudai Singh) at the 58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nice, France, 2019.
  • Organiser of the Invited Session "Modelling and analysis of the dynamics of competing agents" (with Daniele Casagrande) at the 2019 European Control Conference, Napoli, Italy, 2019.
  • Organiser of the Tutorial Session "Control-theoretic methods for biological networks" (with Franco Blanchini) at the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, USA, 2018.
  • Organiser of the Invited Session "Biomolecular computing and feedback systems" (with Christian Cuba Samaniego) at the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, USA, 2018.
  • Organiser of the Invited Session "Biological feedback systems: analysis and synthesis" (with Elisa Franco) at the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, 2017.
Altre attività

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

Reviewer of grant proposals for ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, French national research agency).

Note

Languages

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