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pleasure. Once I started working at
the university, I found my activities to
be very interesting and exciting. The
years passed very quickly with time
spent between conferences, journal
publications, and teaching. When I
became professor, I started to discuss
with younger researchers my knowledge, indicating the research fields
that they might pursue, how to write a
paper, how to present results, and how
to make a conference presentation.
As a young student, I did not know
one woman who followed a systems
and control engineering career, and
thus it would be difficult for me to
state who was my role model. Suffice
it to say that I was fascinated by the
history and the successes of Marie
Curie; her profile as woman scientist
(researcher, wife, and mother), which
demonstrated to me that it was possible to have a family and be successful in my job. My parents have been
very important as role models to me
because they worked very honestly
and hard throughout their lives. At
high school my mathematics teacher
(a woman) enthusiastically taught me

bill gruver (left) and Daniel S. yeung (right) present maria Pia Fanti with
the IEEE SmC best associate Editor award for "Outstanding Contributions
as associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
(SMC), Part A: Systems and Humans" during the award dinner at the 2008
IEEE International Conference on Systems, man, and Cybernetics.

the fascinating rigor in approaching
scientific matters, and during my career my professors were not only good
teachers who transferred their passion for work, they also allowed me to
explore the best approaches for me.

I started as a volunteer in the
IEEE at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics at the Hyatt Orlando (Florida)
in 1997, where I organized a special
session with Prof. Frank Di Cesare.

bill gruver (left) and Daniel S. yeung (right) present maria Pia Fanti and mu Der Jeng with the most active
technical Committee award of the SmCS during the award dinner at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on
Systems, man, and Cybernetics.

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