Mariagrazia DOTOLI

Short bio

Mariagrazia Dotoli is a Full Professor in Systems and Control Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, which she joined in 1999 as a tenured Assistant Professor. She was the 2011-2013 Vice Rector for Research of Politecnico di Bari (Italy) and a 2012-2015 member elect of the Academic Senate of the same University. She is currently Vice Director for Research of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at Politecnico di Bari. She received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering with honors in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1999, both from Politecnico di Bari.

She has been a visiting scholar at the Paris 6 University (France) and at the Technical University of Denmark. Since 2003 she is an expert evaluator of the European Commission, previously for the Sixth and Seventh RTD Framework Programmes, and subsequently for Horizon 2020. Her research interests include the modeling, identification, management, control, automation, optimization, and diagnosis of: discrete event industrial systems, Petri nets, manufacturing systems, supply chains, logistics and transportation systems, traffic networks, energy systems.

She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. She was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters until 2018.

She is currently General Chair of the MED2021 29th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Program Chair of the CODIT2020 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, Program Chair of the CASE2020 annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering and Publicity Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

She was the Workshop and Tutorial chair of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, the Special Session co-chair of the 2013 IEEE Conference on Emerging Technology and Factory Automation, and chair of the National Committee of the 2009 IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems. She has been member of the International Program Committee of 70+ international Conferences and Symposia. She is a member of the following committees: IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems (since 2011); IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems (since 2007); IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems (since 2005).

She is author or co-author of 200+ printed publications, including 1 book (in Italian) and 70+ papers on international peer reviewed journals. Her Scopus Researcher page is available at

Research interests

  • automation;
  • optimization;
  • discrete event industrial systems;
  • decision and control systems;
  • modeling and optimization of complex systems;
  • petri nets;
  • manufacturing systems;
  • supply chains;
  • logistics and transportation systems;
  • traffic networks;
  • energy systems.