Maria Domenica Di Benedetto has been Professor of Control Theory at University of l'Aquila since 1994. From 1995 to 2002, she has been Adjunct Professor at the Department of EECS, University of California at Berkeley. In 1987, she was Visiting Scientist al MIT, in 1988, 1989 e 1992 Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1992 Chercheur Associé, C.N.R.S., Poste Rouge, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique, Nantes, France, from 1990 to 1995 McKay Professor at the University of California Berkeley. She is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Research DEWS "Architectures and Design methodologies for Embedded controllers, Wireless interconnect and System-on-Chip". She is President of the European Embedded Control Institute since 2009. She is Member of the International Advisory board for LCCC - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems since 2010.
Since 2002, she has been IEEE Fellow. From 2007 to 2010, she has been member of the IEEE Control Systems Technical Fields Award Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society. From 2003 to 2007 she has been Chair of the Standing Committee on Fellow Nominations, IEEE Control Systems Society. From 1995 to 1999, she has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control. From 2006 to 2009, she has been Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Since 1995 she is Subject Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.
Her research interests are centered about analysis and control of hybrid and embedded systems.