Short Biography

Stefania Monica obtained a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Parma. She also obtained a Ph.D. in Information Technology from the same University. From January 2017 to May 2020 she was a researcher (RTD-A) at the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science of the University of Parma. Currently, she is assistant professor on a three-years tenure track (RTD-B) at the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where she is a member of the Distributed and Pervasive Intelligence Group.

Starting from her doctoral studies, her research interests include accurate and robust indoor localization in industrial environments using UWB signaling. Recently, her interest on indoor localization focused on the use of other signaling technologies, and on the proposal of the localization as optimization approach. Stefania is also interested in constraint satisfaction problems and their applications. In particular, her contribution on this subject concerns the study of effective algorithms to treat polynomial constraints over finite domains. Finally, she has recently started a research on the study of long-term asymptotic properties of large multi-agent systems using ideas and methods borrowed from mathematical kinetic theories.

Research Interests

  • Multi-agent systems
  • Localization algorithms
  • Polynomial constraints over finite domains
  • Emerging properties of large multi-agent systems

Selected Publications

  • S. Monica, F. Bergenti, “Hybrid indoor localization using WiFi and UWB technologies”, Electronics, vol. 8, no. 3, 2019
  • G. Tarantino, S. Monica and F. Bergenti, “A probabilistic matrix factorization algorithm for approximation of sparse matrices in natural language processing”, ICT Express, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 87-90, 2018
  • S. Monica, G. Ferrari, “Improving UWB-based localization in iot scenarios with statistical models of distance error”, Sensors, vol. 18, no. 5, 2018
  • S. Monica, F. Bergenti, “Experimental results on agent-based indoor localization using WiFi signaling”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 476-488, 2018
  • F. Bergenti, S. Monica and G. Rossi, “Constraint logic programming with polynomial constraints over finite domains”, Fundamenta Informaticae, vol. 161, no. 1-2, pp. 9-27, 2018
  • F. Bergenti, E. Iotti, S. Monica and A. Poggi, “Agent-oriented model-driven development for JADE with the JADEL programming language”, Computer Languages, Systems and Structures, vol. 50, pp. 142-158, 2017
  • S. Monica, F. Bergenti, “Opinion dynamics in multi-agent systems: Selected analytic models and verifying simulations,” Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 423-450, 2017
  • S. Monica, F. Bergenti, “An analytic study of opinion dynamics in multi-agent systems,” Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol. 73, no. 10, pp. 2272-2284, 2017
  • F. Bergenti, S. Monica, “Hyper-arc consistency of polynomial constraints over finite domains using the modified Bernstein form”, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 131-151, 2017
  • S. Monica and G. Ferrari, “A swarm-based approach to real-time 3D indoor localization: Experimental performance analysis,” Applied Soft Computing, vol. 43, pp. 489–497, June 2016.