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Laura Giarré received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering from the Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy and the Ph.D. degree in System Engineering from the Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. She has held visiting positions  at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California at Santa Barbara (CA) and at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, Cambridge, Boston (MA)  (1999, 2006, 2015).  She was Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy (1993-1998); Associate Professor at the Università di Palermo, Palermo, Italy (1998-2016) and she is now Full Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. She served  as Associate Editor of Systems and Control Letters, 1999 -2011 and IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control 2012-2015. In 2010 she was vice-chair of SING6 and in 2014 General Char of MED’14. Her research interests include  networked systems, according to a game theoretical approach with  applications to wifi networks, sensor networks, inventory networks, smart grid. She worked  also on identification of LPV and block oriented systems according to the worst-case paradigm with application to networked systems and assistive technology. Since 2011, she has been member of the Advisory Board of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Scientific Coordinator of the ABF Challenges Program. She has then developed an interest in assistive technology for visually impaired persons, she organized and chaired three worlshops (2012 Pisa, 2013 Boston, 2015 Milan EXPO) on this theme and she co-founded the innovative startup In.sight   to develop systems enhancing senses trough technology for which she is the CEO.

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