Maria Pia Fanti is associate professor in Systems and Control Engineering and is with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy). Maria Pia Fanti received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy), in 1983 and obtained an IBM thesis award. She was a visiting researcher at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, in 1999. Her research interests include discrete event systems, Petri nets, modeling and control of automated manufacturing systems, modeling and management of logistics system, supply chains and health care systems.
Prof. Fanti is Associate Editor of the following journals: IEEE TRANS. ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS. PART A, IEEE TRANS. ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, The Mediterranean J. of Measurement and Control, Int. J. of Automation and Control, and Enterprise Information Systems. She is Co-Chair of the Technical committee on Discrete Event Systems for the IEEE SMC Society, Chair of the Italy Section SMC Chapter, and member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems. She is authors of 120+ papers. She has served in 20+ conference international program committees, she is IPC chair of 2nd IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems, Bari, Italy, 2009 and of the IEEE Workshop on Health Care Management, Venice, Italy, 2010.