Faculty Profile

Dr. Annalisa Scacchioli

Room: Carnegie 210
Phone: 201-216-8296
Email: [email protected]
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
  •  Postdoctorate, Vehicle Mechanics and Controls, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-2010
  •  Postdoctorate, Systems Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2007-2008
  •  Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of L’Aquila, Italy, 2005
  •  M.S., Electronics Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, 2000


  • Model-based systems engineering with applications in transportation and civil structural systems
  •  Modeling, control, and diagnosis of advanced ground vehicle propulsion systems
  •  Energy storage and power systems
  •  Ground vehicle active safety control systems
  •  Semi-autonomous ground vehicles
  •  Cyber-physical automotive embedded control systems
  •  Hybrid model-based seismic evaluation of civil structural systems
  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2014-present
  •  Visiting Researcher Scholar, Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California Berkeley, 2013-2014
  •  Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, New York University School of Engineering, 2010-2012
  •  Visiting Researcher, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Summer 2008 and Summer 2010
  •  Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-2010
  •  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2007-2008
  •  Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University, 2005-2006
Institutional Service
  • Member of Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2014-present
Professional Service
  • Reviewer for: ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, IEEE Transaction on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part C: Applications and Reviews, IFAC Automatica, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, IJVAS International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Vehicle System Dynamics, and International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing
  •  Reviewer for: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, IEEE American Control Conference, ASME Dynamic System and Control Conference, IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, and Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress.
  • Chair, co-Chair, co-Organizer of Invited Technical Sessions in Automotive and Transportation Systems for IEEE
    American Control Conference and ASME Dynamic System and Control Conference, 2011-present

Honors & Awards
  • Travel Award, National Workshop on Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems, National Science Foundation, 2011, Troy, Michigan
  •  Co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) in a multi-year grant, Ford Motor Company-University Research Program (URP), Control and recovery of vehicles during high-speed and other emergency conditions, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-2009
  •  Co-PI in a multi-year grant, General Motors Company, Faults diagnosis for electrical vehicles, The Ohio State University, 2005-2006
  •  Best PhD Student Research Presentation ASTRI (Association Sciences and Technologies for Research and Industry) Award, AEIT (Federazione Italiana di Elettronica, Elettronica, Automazione, Informatica e Telecomunicazioni), 2004, Genoa, Italy
  •  Outstanding MS Scholar Fellowship, Italian Automotive Technical Association (ATA), 2000, Orbassano, Turin, Italy
Professional Societies
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  •  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  •  International Federation of Automatic Control
  •  New York Academy of Sciences
  •  Society of Automotive Engineers
Patents & Inventions
  • Scacchioli, A., Gaviani, G., et al.. (2009). Control strategy of an electromagnetic valve actuator for gasoline camless engines, Patent No. 0001363695, Italy
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Fan, Y., Scacchioli, A.. (2013). "An optimal control for a novel ABS based on vehicle dynamic load transfer effects for reducing stopping distance", Proceedings of the 27th IEEE American Control Conference. Washington D.C.
  2. Scacchioli, A., Lu, J.. (2012). "Flatness-based electronic posture control (EPC) for accident avoidance", Proceedings of the 26th IEEE American Control Conference. Montreal, Canada.
  3. Scacchioli, A., Lu, J., Velenis, E.. (2011). "Accident avoidance using electronic posture control through differential braking", Proceedings of the 22nd IAVSD Symposium on dynamics of vehicles on roads and tracks. Manchester, United Kingdom.
  4. Scacchioli, A., Tsiotras, P., Lu, J.. (2009). "Nonlinear-feedback traction force control with load transfer", Proceedings of the 2nd ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division Conference. Hollywood, California.
  5. Whyte, C., Scacchioli, A., Bayen, A. M., Stojadinovic, B.. (2008). "Assessment of quality of hybrid simulation using reachability analysis", Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Beijing, China.
  6. Scacchioli, A., Rizzoni, G., Pisu, P.. (2007). "Hierarchical model-based fault diagnosis of an electrical power generation automotive storage system", Proceedings of the 26th IEEE American Control Conference. New York City, New York.
  7. Scacchioli, A., Rizzoni, G., Pisu, P.. (2006). "Model-based fault diagnosis design for an electrical automotive system", Proceedings of IMECE-ASME 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Dynamic Systems and Control Division. Chicago, Illinois.
  1. Scacchioli, A., Bayen, A. M., Stojadinovic, B.. (2014). "Assessment of uncertainty propagation in the dynamic response of single-degree-of-freedom structures using reachability analysis", 140 (6), 04014038, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics.
  2. Scacchioli, A., Rizzoni, G., Salman, M. A., Li, W., Onori, S., Zhang, X.. (2013). "Model-based diagnosis for an automotive electric power generation and storage system", 44 (1), 72-85, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.
  3. Clarke, J.-P., Brooks, J., Nagle, G., Scacchioli, A., White, W., Liu, S.. (2013). "Optimized profile descent arrivals at Los Angeles international airport", 50 (2), 360-369, AIAA Journal of Aircraft.
  • ME 483 Control Systems