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Dr. Ferdinanda Ponci graduated from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) with a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1998 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002.
She was a visiting scholar for two years and then Faculty member, from 2003, at the level of Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USA), where she was tenured and promoted at the level of Associate Professor at the end of 2008. At the beginning of 2009, while on leave from the University of South of South Carolina, she joined the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems at the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) where she currently holds a position of Chief Engineer and Lecturer.
Her research work on autonomous, distributed monitoring and control systems for power distribution and on methods for the propagation of uncertainty in measurement, primarily sponsored by the Office of Naval Research of the US Navy, have resulted in numerous publications on IEEE Transactions and IEEE Conference Proceedings.
She is an active Senior Member of IEEE and she has contributed to IEEE activities in the Instrumentation and Measurement Society, in the Power Electronic Society and in the Power Engineering Society. She has served as a reviewer for IEEE journals and conferences for many years. She has served as Program co-Chair for I2MTC 2008 and then as Guest Editor of the 2008 Special Issue of Transactions on I&M. She is Chair of the Committee for Women in Power Electronics and Liaison of PELS with the Society of Women in Engineering; she is member and Task Force Leader of the PES Working Group on Agents in Power Systems.
Dr. Ponci is enthusiastic in contributing to the technical, organizational, and educational activities she is involved in for the advancement and dissemination of Measurement Science. She is currently a member of the IEEE I&M Society Adcom.