FACULTY

VALCHER MARIA ELENA

Professore ordinario

ING-INF/04 - AUTOMATICA

Address: VIA G. GRADENIGO, 6/B - PADOVA

Phone: 0498277795

Fax: 0498277689

E-mail: mariaelena.valcher@unipd.it

Office hours: Martedi' 14:00 - 16:00 Luogo: Ufficio 314, stabile DEI/A del Dip. Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Note: L'orario di ricevimento puo' essere soggetto a cambiamenti durante i periodi di lezione, cosi' da non sovrapporsi agli orari di lezione degli studenti interessati.

Controlli automatici (ult. numero di matricola da 0 a 4)
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2011 / Anno Accademico: 2017

Teoria dei sistemi
Codice: IN07109225 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2017

Teoria dei sistemi
Codice: IN07109225 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2017

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2014 / Anno Accademico: 2016

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2014 / Anno Accademico: 2016

Controlli automatici (ult. numero di matricola da 0 a 4)
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2011 / Anno Accademico: 2016

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2014 / Anno Accademico: 2015

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2014 / Anno Accademico: 2014

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2013 / Anno Accademico: 2013

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2013

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2012

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2012

Fondamenti e applicazioni di controlli automatici
Codice: INM0016631 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2011

Fondamenti e applicazioni di controlli automatici
Codice: INM0016631 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2011

Fondamenti e applicazioni di controlli automatici
Codice: INM0016631 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2011

Analisi dei sistemi
Codice: IN06111391 / Ordinamento: 2001 / Anno Accademico: 2009

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN07101661 / Ordinamento: 2008 / Anno Accademico: 2009

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN08101661 / Ordinamento: 2001 / Anno Accademico: 2009

Controlli automatici
Codice: IN04101661 / Ordinamento: 2001 / Anno Accademico: 2009

Maria Elena Valcher received the Master Degree (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in July 1991 from the University of Padova (Italy) and the Ph.D. Degree in Systems Engineering in October 1995 from the same university. From November 1994 till October 1998 she was Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control area at the Department of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Padova. From November 1998 to October 2001 she was Associate Professor of System Theory at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Lecce (Italy).
From November 2001 to December 2004 she was Associate Professor of System Theory at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Padova.
She is currently Full Professor of Control Theory at the University of Padova.

Research
She is author/co-author of about 70 papers appeared on international journals, about 80 conference papers and some book chapters. Her research interests include multidimensional systems theory, polynomial matrix theory, behavior theory, convolutional coding, fault detection and observer design, delay-differential systems, switched systems and positive systems.

Lectures
She was a Plenary Speaker at the workshop Positive Systems Theory and Applications (POSTA) 2009, Valencia (Spagna), September 2-4, 2009, and SemiPlenary Speaker at the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2010), Atlanta (Georgia), December 15-17, 2010.
She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems society for three years (2011-2013).

Conference Organization
She has been involved in the Organizing Committees and in the Program Committees of several IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS)-sponsored conferences:
- Program Committee Member of the 38th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Phoenix 1999
- Registration Chair of the 43rd IEEE CDC, Bahamas 2004
- Editor of the Joint 44th IEEE CDC- European Control Conference (ECC), Sevilla (Spain), 2005
- Publicity Chair for Europe of the 1st Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Singapore 2007
- Program Committee Member of the 46th IEEE CDC, New Orleans 2007
- Editor of the 47th IEEE CDC, Cancun (Mexico), 2008
- Editor of the Joint 50th IEEE CDC- ECC, Orlando, Florida, 2011
- Program Chair of the 51st IEEE CDC, Maui, Hawaii, 2012
- Program Committee Member of the IEEE MSC 2014, Nice, 2014
and other non-CSS sponsored conferences.

Editorial Activities
She was in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (Jan. 1999- Dec. 2002), Systems and Control Letters (2004-2010), Automatica (June 2006-2013) and she is currently in the Editorial Boards Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (2004-), SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (January 2012-),IEEE Access (2014-) and European Journal of Control (January 2013-).
She was Outstanding Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 1999 and 2002, and Outstanding Reviewer of Automatica for the period July 2001-July 2002.

IEEE CSS Related Activities and Recognitions
She was:
- Appointed Member of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors: 2003
- Elected Member of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors: 2004-2006 and 2010-2012
- IEEE CSS Vice President Membership Activities: 2006-2007
- IEEE CSS Vice President Conference Activities: 2008-2010
- IEEE CSS President Elect: 2014.
- IEEE CSS President: 2015.
She has received the 2011 IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award.
She is Senior Member of the IEEE since 2003 and Fellow of the IEEE since January 2012.

62. E. Fornasini, M.E. Valcher "Observability, reconstructibility and state observers of Boolean Control Networks", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 58, no.6, pp. 1390-1401, 2013.


63. M. Bisiacco, M.E. Valcher “Zero-time-controllability and dead-beat control of two-dimensional behaviors”, SIAM J. on Control and Optimization, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 195-220, 2013.


64. E. Fornasini, M.E. Valcher "On the periodic trajectories of Boolean Control Networks", Automatica, vol. 49, pp. 1506-1509, 2013.


65. G. Hochma, M. Margaliot, E. Fornasini and M.E. Valcher "Symbolic Dynamics of Boolean Control Networks", Automatica, vol. 49, no.8, pp. 2525–2530, 2013.


66. M. Bisiacco, M.E. Valcher "Partial interconnection and observer-based dead-beat control of two-dimensional behaviors”, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 26, no.2, pp.459-479, 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s11045-013-0252-5


67. E. Fornasini, M.E. Valcher "Stability properties of a class of positive switched systems with rank one difference", Systems and Control Letter, vol. 64, pp.12-19, February 2014.


68. E. Fornasini, M.E. Valcher “Optimal control of Boolean Control Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 1258-1270, May 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2013.2294821


69. M.E. Valcher, P. Misra "On the stabilizability and consensus of positive homogeneous multi-agent dynamical systems", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 1936-1941, 2014 DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2013.2294621


70. M.E. Valcher, P. Misra "On the consensus and bipartite consensus in high-order multi-agent dynamical systems with antagonistic interactions", Systems and Control Letters, vol. 66, pp. 94-103, 2014. DOI:10.1016/j.sysconle.2014.01.006


71. E. Fornasini, M.E. Valcher "Fault detection analysis of Boolean control networks", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 60, no.10, pp. 2734-2739, DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2015.2396646


72. M. Scheicher, I. Blumthaler, M. Bisiacco, M.E. Valcher, "A generalized Tracking and Disturbance Rejection Problem for Multidimensional Behaviours", SIAM J. Control and Optimization, vol. 53 (3), pp. 1375-1405, 2015.


73. N. Bof, E. Fornasini and Maria Elena Valcher, "Output feedback stabilization of Boolean control networks", Automatica, vol. 57, pp. 21-28, July 2015.


74. E. Fornasini, M.E. Valcher, “Recent developments in Boolean Control Networks”, (SurveyPaper) Journal of Control and Decision, special issue CCDC 2015 (published online on November 19, 2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23307706.2015.1098577


75. F. Blanchini, P. Colaneri, M.E. Valcher, "Switched positive linear systems", Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control, Vol. 2: No. 2, pp 101- 273, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/2600000005


76. M. Bisiacco, I. Blumthaler, M.E. Valcher "The consensus problem in the behavioral approach", Systems and Control Letters, special issue for Jan Willems, (available online since December 23, 2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sysconle.2015.10.010


77. M.E. Valcher, I. Zorzan "Stability and stabilizability of continuous-time compartmental switched systems", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, January 28, 2016.