Barbara Pizzileo is a Chartered Engineer with an MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and received her PhD in Electrical, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 2008.
Her PhD thesis aimed to build new algorithms using Fuzzy Neural Networks for the prediction of some pollution case studies (air and land contamination). She has worked as researcher, most recently as Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) until 2011. She has then acquired eight years of experience managing FP7 and H2020 projects, two of which have been flagged as success stories by the European Commission. She is Prince2 qualified and received a special award for outstanding Project Management in 2017.