Silvia Strada was born in Milano, Italy, in 1965. She received the M.Sc. degree summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 1990), and the Ph.D. degree in Automation and Information Technology (Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 1993).

She is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Automatic Control at Department of Electronics, Information Technology and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Senior Member of the Move Research team (

Her main current research interests include intelligent mechatronic and control systems in various application domains, data analytics, modelling and identification in particular in the mobility and wearable technologies contexts. More in detail, some of her main research activities focus on: prototyping and validation of a new-concept wheel balancing machine equipped with innovative inertial sensors and, more recently, the assessment of feasibility of the same balancer but human powered for sustainable application domains; vehicle telematic data analysis, from on-board units and smartphones, for driving style recognition and monitoring of vehicles’ state and wearing; assessment of mobility patterns for the data-driven analysis of the feasibility of the transition to electric and shared mobility, based on real trips datasets; algorithms for the automatic detection of crashes both in cars and in motorbikes and for the activation of Ecall; human wearables for the recognition of dangerous events while walking, for the triggering of an airbag for workers and for individuals’ gait analysis.

She is author of about 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the field of Data Analysis, Systems and Control and of 10 patents in the mentioned fields. She is member of the IEEE, of the IEEE CSS and of the IEEE CSS TC-SM. She is AE of the IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education. She helps as a reviewer of journal and conference papers. She has been or is principal and co-principal investigator of research projects, mainly in cooperation with private industrial companies. She is involved as focal point and scientific leader in the design and organization of the ”Robotics & Smart Assistance Systems” use case of the Competence Center MADE Industry 4.0 at Politecnico di Milano.