Short CV

Degree in Physics at Padua University with grades 110/110.
Associate Professor - Professore Associato - ING-INF/05 at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova. She is teacher of a Course on Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and a Course of Intelligent Systems.

Until 1984, her field of research was plasma physics, in particular physical models of electrical discharges in gas and plasma spectroscopy.
In 1985 she got a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence at the 'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees' in Paris (France). 
Her current field of investigation concerns Artificial Intelligence, in particular Fuzzy Temporal Reasoning, and its applications.

Since 2004 she takes part, as an elected component, to the Equal Opportunities Committee of Padua University. In this framework she addressed gender studies in the field of Science and Engineering. She is Vice-President of the Italian Association 
Women & Science and she belongs to the EPWS (European Platform of Women Scientists) EPWS. She organized the 3rd Italian Conference of Women and Science in September 2006, the European Workshop on: “Women, Science & Technology: a glance at Europe” in April 2008, the Workshop on: "The Excellence of Women in Science" at the Galilean School of Higher Education of Padua University in October 2011 and many Seminars on the issue of Gender and Science. She collaborated with EU Community in the framework of different European Projects on Gender and Science and she is author of many papers on this issue.

Since January 2013, she is the coordinator of the Unit - University of Padova - that is a partner of the GenderTime Project (, funded by the EU in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The aim of the Project is to identify and implement the best systemic approach to increase the participation and career advancement of women researchers.





  • Temporal Reasoning
  • Fuzzy Constraints
  • Applications in Biomedical Domains
  • Computational Genomics
  • Gender Studies
Research Associate at ISIB-CNR, Padova -Italy (until 2007)
 Uncertainty in Autonomous Systems Group


With the courtesy of Carlo Combi



Chapters in Book and International Conference Proceedings

National Conferences

Publications (before 2001)

Gender and Science

Other Activities