Valentina Colla is the assistant professor of metallurgy and responsible for the Information and Communication Technologies for Complex Industrial Systems and Processes research team (ICT-COISP) of the TeCIP Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Aanna. Her research activity concerns simulation, modelling, management, and control of industrial processes via traditional and Artificial Intelligence-based techniques.
She holds considerable experience in the development of solutions to improve energy and resource efficiency in the steel sector, including by-products characterization treatment and valorisation. She participated in 75 EU-funded projects (11 as project co-ordinator) as well as many projects funded by private companies.
She is an active member of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP), where she is vice-chair of the focus groups entitled ‘smart factory’ and ‘circular economy’. She has co-authored about 400 papers published in international journals and conferences.
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