Professional Career

Anna Scaglione is a Professor in electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University and Cornell Tech. Prior to this, she was a Professor in the School of Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) from 2014 to 2021. Prior to ASU, she was a Professor of electrical engineering from 2010 to 2014 and Associate Professor from 2008-2010 at the University of California at Davis. Before joining UC Davis, Anna Scaglione was Assistant Professor (2001-2006) and then tenured Associate Professor at Cornell from 2006 to 2008. Prior to joining Cornell, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico from 2000-2001. In 2006, she was visiting professor at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and in 2013 at Stanford University.


Professor Anna Scaglione received her “Laurea” and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy in 1995 and 1999 respectively. She was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Minnesota in 2000.

Scholarly achievements

Scaglione was elected an IEEE fellow in 2011, and was so honored by both the Signal Processing and the Communication Societies. She is the first author of the paper that received the 2000 IEEE Signal Processing Transactions Best Paper Award is co-recipient of the 2013 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award for the best review paper in that year across all IEEE publications. Her research with her students was also honored with the 2013 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award (Lin Li), and several conferences best papers awards. She was also a recipient of the NSF CAREER grant in 2002 and of the Outstanding mid-career faculty in the college of Engineering at UC Davis.

A co-holder of eight granted U.S. patents, Scaglione is the author of hundreds of publications with collaborators and many of her pupils. Since 2001, Scaglione has been a frequent keynote or plenary speaker. She is currently one of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturers for 2019-2020.

Professional Service

She is currently serving as Deputy EiC for the IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, where she was Associate Editor 2016-2017 and then Senior Editor 2018-2019. She was Editor-in-Chief from 2012-2013 of the IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications from 2002-2005. From 2008-2011, she served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2008, where she was area editor in 2010-2011. She was General Chair of the SPAWC 2005 workshop and member of Signal Processing for Communication Committee from 2004 to 2009. She has been an IEEE SmartGridComm Conference steering committee from 2010 to 2013. She has also served in a number of IEEE conference technical committees and as Technical Chair for DCOSS 2010, SmartgridComm 2012 and GlobalSIP 2013, as well as Guest Editor for several special issues of IEEE journals and magazines. She was on the board of governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society during 2011-2014 and was a member of the SPS Awards Board in 2016-2017.