Marianela Parodi's Doctoral Thesis in Engineering (FCEIA-UNR) obtained the Prize for Doctoral Thesis (Technologies Area), Call 2016, granted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of the province of Santa Fe. Dr. Parodi was selected from 9 submitted in her respective area.

The Thesis "Automatic Verification of Handwritten Signatures" was directed by Dr. Juan Carlos Gómez and was developed in the Multimedia Signal Processing Group of Cifasis.