Elisa Negri

Core Faculty | Senior Assistant Professor

Short Profile outline

Elisa Negri is Senior Assistant Professor in the Manufacturing Group of the Politecnico di Milano at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. She pursued her education as Industrial Engineer at Politecnico di Milano, achieving her PhD degree in December 2016. She has various international experiences from the Bachelor level (Double degree with Tongji University – Shanghai – PRC) to the Doctoral level. She is now focussing her research on smart manufacturing and digital technologies for manufacturing, spanning from the data modelling for the manufacturing systems to the advanced simulation, to support production planning and control activities. She has been and ...


PHD: Management Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Bachelor of Science: Mechanical and production Engineering, Politecnico di Milano. Machine design and their automation, Tongji University.

Academic course held at SOM

Gestione degli Impianti Industriali

Gestione degli Impianti Industriali

Gestione degli Impianti Industriali

Gestione degli Impianti Industriali

Operations Management in the Food Industry

Modelling and Data Analysis of Complex Systems

Modelling and Data Analysis of Complex Systems


Specializing Masters


The research activities and projects by Elisa Negri relate to the impact on production planning and control of smart manufacturing and the digital technologies of the Industry 4.0. In particular: - from the planning side, she is interested in new approaches for scheduling and new uses of simulation of production systems, especially related to the Digital Twin paradigm. - From the control side, in addition to analysing the benefits brought by Digital Twins, she investigates the open automation paradigm and its relation to the MES systems, in this way focussing on topics related to ICT for manufacturing. Moreover, she is interested in understanding the production benefits brought by the use of innovative data models and structures, such as ontologies, applied both to the planning side and to the control side of the production planning and control cycle.

Relevant Publications

Ragazzini L. Negri E. Fumagalli L. , "Modelling Manufacturing Systems for Digital Twin Through Communicating Finite State Machines", Studies in Computational Intelligence, 85-95

Napoleone A. Negri E. Macchi M. Pozzetti A. , "How the technologies underlying cyber-physical systems support the reconfigurability capability in manufacturing: a literature review", International Journal of Production Research

Bastidas Santacruz R.F. Rocca R. Negri E. Fumagalli L. , "A review of features and applications of distributed ledger technologies for smart manufacturing", International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 42, 360-407

Ragazzini L. Negri E. Macchi M. , "Local Digital Twin-based control of a cobot-assisted assembly cell based on Dispatching Rules", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 55, 372-377

Abdel-Aty T. A. Negri E. Galparoli S., "Asset Administration Shell in Manufacturing: Applications and Relationship with Digital Twin", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 55, 2533-2538

Negri E. Cattaneo L. Pandhare V. Macchi M. Lee J. , "Integrating PHM into production scheduling through a Digital Twin-based framework. ", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 55, 31-36

Villalonga A.| Negri E.| Biscardo G.| Castano F.| Haber R.E.| Fumagalli L.| Macchi M. (2021), "A decision-making framework for dynamic scheduling of cyber-physical production systems based on digital twins", Annual Reviews in Control, 51, 357-373

Negri E.| Pandhare V.| Cattaneo L.| Singh J.| Macchi M.| Lee J. (2021), "Field-synchronized Digital Twin framework for production scheduling with uncertainty", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 32, 1207-1228

Barbieri G.| Bertuzzi A.| Capriotti A.| Ragazzini L.| Gutierrez D.| Negri E.| Fumagalli L. (2021), "A virtual commissioning based methodology to integrate digital twins into manufacturing systems", Production Engineering, 15, 397-412

Negri E.| Berardi S.| Fumagalli L.| Macchi M. (2020), "MES-integrated digital twin frameworks", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 56, 58-71

Quadrini W.| Negri E.| Fumagalli L. (2020), "Open interfaces for connecting automated guided vehicles to a fleet management system", Procedia Manufacturing, 46, 406-413

Ragazzini L.| Negri E.| Fumagalli L.| MacChi M.| Kozlowski J. (2020), "Tolerance Scheduling for CPS", Proceedings - 2020 IEEE Conference on Industrial Cyberphysical Systems, ICPS 2020, 487-492

Cimino C.| Leva A.| Negri E.| Macchi M. (2020), "An integrated simulation paradigm for lifecycle-covering maintenance in the Industry 4.0 context", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 53, 307-312

Villalonga A.| Negri E.| Fumagalli L.| MacChi M.| Castaño F.| Haber R. (2020), "Local decision making based on distributed digital twin framework", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 53, 10568-10573

Cimino C. Negri E. Fumagalli L., "Review of digital twin applications in manufacturing", Computers in Industry

Fumagalli L. Polenghi A. Negri E. Roda I., "Framework for simulation software selection", Journal of Simulation, 13, 286-303

Negri E. Assiro G. Caioli L. Fumagalli L., "A machine state-based digital twin development methodology", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 1, 34-40

Negri E. Fumagalli L. Cimino C. MacChi M., "FMU-supported simulation for CPS digital twin", Procedia Manufacturing, 28, 201-206

Negri E. Ardakani H.D. Cattaneo L. Singh J. Macchi M. Lee J., "A Digital Twin-based scheduling framework including Equipment Health Index and Genetic Algorithms", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52, 43-48

Mohammed Wael M.;Ramis Ferrer Borja;Iarovyi Sergii;Negri Elisa;Fumagalli Luca;Lobov Andrei;Martinez Lastra Jose L., "Generic platform for manufacturing execution system functions in knowledge-driven manufacturing systems", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING, 31, 262-274

De Carolis A. Macchi M. Negri E. Terzi S., "Guiding manufacturing companies towards digitalization a methodology for supporting manufacturing companies in defining their digitalization roadmap", 2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation: Engineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings, 487-495

Cattaneo L. Fumagalli L. Macchi M. Negri E. , "Clarifying Data Analytics Concepts for Industrial Engineering", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51, 820-825

Macchi M. Roda I. Negri E. Fumagalli L., "Exploring the role of Digital Twin for Asset Lifecycle Management", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51, 790-795

Fumagalli L. Negri E. Sottoriva E. Polenghi A. Macchi M., "A novel scheduling framework: Integrating genetic algorithms and discrete event simulation", International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 17, 371-395

Fumagalli L. Negri E. Severa O. Balda P. Rondi E., "Distributed control via modularized CPS architecture Lessons learnt from an industrial case study", IFAC-PapersOnLine, 51, 803-808

Negri Elisa;Perotti Sara;Fumagalli Luca;Marchet Gino;Garetti Marco, "Modelling internal logistics systems through ontologies", COMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY, 88, 19-34

Negri E. Fumagalli L. Macchi M., "A Review of the Roles of Digital Twin in CPS-based Production Systems", Procedia Manufacturing, 11, 939-948

De Carolis A. Macchi M. Negri E. Terzi S., "A maturity model for assessing the digital readiness of manufacturing companies", IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 513, 13-20

Fumagalli L. Macchi M. Negri E. Polenghi A. Sottoriva E., "Simulation-supported framework for job shop scheduling with genetic algorithm", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 2017, 271-278

Cattaneo L. Rossi M. Negri E. Powell D. Terzi S., "Lean thinking in the digital Era", IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 517, 371-381

Negri Elisa;Fumagalli Luca;Garetti Marco;Tanca Letizia, "Requirements and languages for the semantic representation of manufacturing systems", COMPUTERS IN INDUSTRY, 81, 55-66

Garetti M. Macchi M. Pozzetti A. Fumagalli L. Negri E., "Synchro-push: A new production control paradigm", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 2016, 150-155

Macchi M. Farruku K. Holgado M. Negri E. Panarese D., "Economic and environmental impact assessment through system dynamics of technology-enhanced maintenance services", International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 23, 36-56

Negri E. Holgado M. Wagner D. Grefrath C. Macchi M. Gudergan G., "Continuous improvement planning through sustainability assessment of product-service systems", International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 18, 168-190

Garetti M. Fumagalli L. Negri E., "Role of ontologies for cps implementation in manufacturing", Management and Production Engineering Review, 6, 26-32

Negri E. Fumagalli L. Garetti M., "Approach for the use of ontologies for KPI calculation in the manufacturing domain", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 2015, 30-36

Negri E. Fumagalli L. Macchi M. Garetti M., "Ontology for service-based control of production systems", IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 460, 484-492

Negri E. Fumagalli L. Garetti M. Tanca L., "A review of semantic languages for the conceptual modelling of the manufacturing domain", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 2014, 191-198

Fumagalli L. Pala S. Garetti M. Negri E., "Ontology-Based Modeling of Manufacturing and Logistics Systems for a New MES Architecture", IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 438, 192-200

Negri E. Holgado M. Wagner D. Grefrath C. Macchi M., "Life cycle based and triple bottom line assessment of sustainability impacts in product-service systems", Proceedings of the Summer School Francesco Turco, 2013, 139-144

Service to the community

  • Member of the IFAC TC 5.1 , 01/11/2020 - to date
  • Academic Responsible for Mobility (Outgoing Students to Spain and Portugal) , 01/01/2021 - to date
  • Guest-Editor of the Special Issue "Digital Twins for Smart Production and Logistics" in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing

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