Antonella Ferrara was born in Genova, Italy. As a student at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Genova, she got the "IEEE North Italy Section Electrical Engineering Student Award" in 1986. She received the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering in 1987 and the Ph.D. in Computer Science and Electronics in 1992 from the University of Genova. She was Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Computer and System Sciences of the University of Genova since 1992. In November 1998 she became Associate Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Pavia. Since January 2005 she has been Full Professor of Automatic Control, first in the Department of Computer Engineering and Systems Science of the University of Pavia (2005-2011), and then in the newborn Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering (ECBE) of the University of Pavia. Her research activities are mainly in the area of sliding mode control, with application to automotive control, traffic control, robotics, and process control. She has authored or co-authored more than 300 papers, including 97 international journal papers. From 2000 to 2004, she was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. From 2007 to 2012, she was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Since January 2014, she has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. She currently is and has been member of the International Program Committee of numerous international conferences and events. She is Senior Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control, member of the IEEE Technical Committee of Automotive Control and member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Transportation Systems. She was appointed member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society for 2012. She is elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society for 2016-2018. Since July 2013, she has been Chair of the IEEE CSS Women in Control.
Antonella Ferrara is Chair of the:
VSS and Traffic Control Group
Phone: ++39 (0)382 985362
Fax: ++39 (0)382 985373 (Departm.of Computer Engineering and Systems Science)
Robotica (Ing. Informatica, Laurea Specialistica)
Controllo dei Processi (Ing. Informatica)
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