European Commission commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie ActionsI am very glad to announce that I have been awarded a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (Global Fellowship) by the European Commission.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are a set of major research fellowships created by the European Union/European Commission to support research in the European Research Area (ERA). MSCA fellowships are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards, aimed at supporting the best and most promising scientists.

The fellowship will allow me to develop the Design automation for smart Factories” (DeFacto) project (grant agreement number: 894237). The project will start on October 1, 2020, and it will last thirty-six months until September 30, 2023. During the three-year project, I will spend a total of 15 months at the University of Verona and 21 months at the University of Southern California, where I will join the DesCyPhy (Cyber-Physical System Design) Laboratory.

The DeFacto project aims at advancing the field of cyber-physical systems design and its automation by developing novel modeling paradigms, scalable algorithms, and tools to aid the design of advanced manufacturing systems, ultimately fostering their widespread adoption.