Silvia Proia is currently pursuing a Ph.D. program, advised by Prof. Ing. Mariagrazia Dotoli, at D&C Lab in the Electrical and Information Engineering Department, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. Her research focus is Industry 4.0, automation, decision and control techniques for collaborative robotic systems. Silvia completed with full marks a double degree between Polytechnic University of Bari and NYU Tandon School of Engineering in “Mechanical Engineering” with major in “Mechatronics and Robotics”. During her M.Sc., she worked on biomedical devices, tele-robotics systems, signal processing and on electromyography, an innovative method to control prostheses.