WIE Panel for MetroAeroSpace - June 24, 2020

Sharing idea with experienced and early-stage researchers

sensorsIn line with the objectives of the WIE Committment Chart "Steering girls to STEM" (https://site.ieee.org/italy-wie/steer2stem/), the purpose of the panel is to promote female models who are role models and who carry out mentoring activities towards young minds.

To this end, the panel wants to highlight how from the comparison between experienced and early stage researchers on their respective experiences it is possible to identify guidelines and prospects for growth and good practices that increase the presence of young women in the aerospace sector.

The structure of the Panel will be composed as follows: # 3 topic: Measurements in AeroSpace; TLC in AeroSpace; Radars in AeroSpace; # 3 Speaker experienced researcher (women) with # 2 young researcher / PhD student (1 boy and 1 girl) for each experienced researcher.

Each speaker, role model in the reference sector, will address one of the three selected topics, with a technical intervention on their sector; then the two early stage researchers (two for each speaker, one boy and one girl) will take the floor and will be able to briefly talk about their experience and ask questions to the speaker.

WIE Panelists

ullo Silvia L. Ullo University of Sannio

Silvia Liberata ULLO

University of Sannio, Italy

Silvia L. Ullo. IEEE Senior Member, and the Industry Liaison for the IEEE Italy Joint ComSoc/VTS Chapter. She is a member of the Academic Senate at University of Sannio, and the National Referent for the FIDAPA BPW Italy Sciences and Technologies Task Force. Graduated with laude in Electronic Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, of Federico II University, in Naples. She received the M.Sc. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Boston, USA, in June 1992. Since 2004 she is a researcher with the University of Sannio di Benevento, where she teaches Signal theory and elaboration, and Telecommunication networks, courses for the degree in Electronic Engineering and the Optical and radar remote sensing as Ph.D. course. She has authored 80 research papers in reputed journals and conferences, and co-authored many book chapters. Her research interests mainly deal with signal processing, remote sensing, image and satellite data analysis, machine learning applied to satellite data, radar systems, sensor networks, and smart grids. Institutional website at the link:

patrizia Patrizia Lamberti University of Salerno


University of Salerno, Italy

Patrizia Lamberti (IEEE M’06, ORCID: 0000-0002-5037-8074) received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. in information engineering from the University of Salerno (Italy), in 2001 and 2006, respectively. She is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Information and Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics of the University of Salerno (UniSA). She teaches Eletrical Engineering for bachelor degree student in Chemical and in Mechanical Engineering and Transducer for Bioinfomatic and Digital Health for Master degree student in Bioinformatic and Digital Health. She is vice-dean of NanoMates interdepartmental research center (Research Centre for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology at the University of Salerno) and scientific coordinator for UniSA in the Italian inter-university research center ICEmB (Interaction between Electromagnetic fields and Biological systems). She serves as vice-Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group Italy Section. Prof. Lamberti is co-founder of the UniSA spin-off AI4Health S.r.l. His research interests concern tolerance analysis and robust design of electromagnetic (EM) devices, the EM modeling and characterization of new nanomaterials and devices, the EM treatment of cells and biological systems using Pulsed Electric Field. The research activities of Patrizia Lamberti (h-index 21, Scopus nov. 2020) led to more than 50 journal papers, 3 book chapters, 3 Italian, 2 European and 1 US patents. She has been involved in more than 30 international and national scientific projects as responsible or team member and she is currently UniSA principal investigator for activities concerning EM robust design in 4 European projects founded in the EU-H2020 framework (nov. 2020).

fiorella Fiorella Lamberti Leonardo


Leonardo Company

With more than 25 years of experience in aerospace and defence sectors, Fiorella Lamberti started her carrier in system engineering for Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation and Communications space systems, working for many international projects with the main space agencies (NASA, ESA, EUMETSAT, ASI). She was also project leader for many projects of the European Union's Research and Innovation funding programmes, in the field of space, environment and disaster management.
In 2004, she moved to communication, covering different roles for several Italian companies in the aerospace and defence domains. She has been working for Leonardo since 2015, supporting communication campaigns focused on special projects, mainly communication and dissemination activities for funded research projects with the role of Communication Manager.
She also collaborates with several professional organisations, in particular, she is member of the Board of Directors of AFCEA Rome Chapter, and of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Society, where she coordinates the communication activities for the WIE Affinity Group - Italy Section.

conte Claudia Conte University of Naples Federico II
University of Bergamo

Claudia CONTE

University of Naples Federico II, University of Bergamo, Italy

Claudia Conte received the M.S. degree with laude in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 2019. From October 2019 she is involved in the Ph.D. course in Technology, Innovation and Management (University of Naples Federico II and University of Bergamo). Her research activities are focused on the standardization of core enabling guidance, navigation, and control technologies for autonomous transport systems at the Laboratory for Innovative Flight Technologies – LIFT in Centro Servizi Metrologici e Tecnologici Avanzati (University of Naples Federico II). Her research interests also include integrated navigation systems for unmanned vehicles and Unmanned Traffic Management solutions based on Machine Learning approach. She is a student member of IEEE and IEEE Women in Engineering.

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