Maria Domenica Di Benedetto has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of l'Aquila since 1994. She obtained the "Dr. Ing." degree (summa cum laude) of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy, in 1976. In 1981, she obtained the degree ``Docteur-Ingenieur" and in 1987 the degree "Doctorat d'Etat ès Sciences" from the Université de Paris-Sud (Orsay, France). From 1979 to 1983, she was research engineer at the scientific centers of IBM in Paris and Rome. From 1983 to 1987, she was Assistant Professor at the University of Roma "La Sapienza". From 1987 to 1990, she was Associate Professor at the Istituto Universitario Navale of Naples. From 1990 to 1993 she was Associate Professor at the University of Roma "La Sapienza". From 1995 to 2002, she has been Adjunct Professor at the Department of EECS, University of California at Berkeley. In 1987, she was Visiting Scientist al MIT, in 1988, 1989 e 1992 Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1992 Chercheur Associé, C.N.R.S., Poste Rouge, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique, Nantes, France, from 1990 to 1995 McKay Professor at the University of California Berkeley.
Prof. Di Benedetto has been the Principal Investigator of the University of L'Aquila for the trilateral scientific agreement among University of L'Aquila, University of Roma "La Sapienza" and University of California at Berkeley. She is the PI and Director of the Center of Excellence for Research DEWS "Architectures and Design methodologies for Embedded controllers, Wireless interconnect and System-on-Chip". Since 1995, she is Member of the Scientific Committee of the Center of Excellence for Research CETEMPS, University of L'Aquila. She is co-founder and member of the Governing Board of WEST Aquila S.r.L. She is Member of the Board of Fondazione MIRROR since 2008. She is President of the European Embedded Control Institute EECI.
Prof. Di Benedetto has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 2002. Since May 2007, she is member of the IEEE Control Systems Technical Fields Award Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society. From 2003 to 2007 she has been Chair of the Standing Committee on Fellow Nominations, IEEE Control Systems Society. Since 2006, she is Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. From 1995 to 1999, she has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control. Since 1995 she is Subject Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. Her research interests are centered about analysis and control of nonlinear and hybrid systems, embedded control systems, networked control systems, with applications to automotive and air traffic management.