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Congratulazioni a Luca Bergamini, Matteo Fabbri, Matteo Paganelli, Nicolo Parmeggiani, Giulio Salierno e Nicolo'Zagni che hanno conseguito il Titolo di Dottore di Ricerca (via streaming)!

Tommaso Zanotti is awarded the Travel Award 2021 by the Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications

One of the students of the International Ph.D. school in ICT, Eng. Tommaso Zanotti, has been awarded the "Travel Award 2021" by the international open access "Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications" for his research results on innovative energy-efficient neuromorphic and Logic-in-Memory computing architectures based on emerging non-volatile memories, performed under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Maria Puglisi.

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Presentation events of E4E (Engineering for Economics) doctorate School

On the 24th February at the E4E (Engineering 4 Economics and Economics 4 Engineering) will be presented in an online public event in which the school activities are presented to the public. Additionally, past PhD students will illustrate their achievements during their industrial PhD career. The event is open to public and it is a good chance to better understand and cooperate with the E4E school.

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D-Day 2021

Dear PhD students,
the next "D-Day" event has been scheduled on Friday, 5 March 2021 (see the attached draft poster). This event represents an opportunity for presenting your research activities.

PhD Courses on Ferroelectric Technology for Low-Power Neuromorphic Chips

In the framework of the BeFerroSynaptic H2020 EU project, a cycle of teaching courses conceived for PhD students will be given on the hot and intriguing topic of Ferroelectric Technology for Low-Power Neuromorphic Chips. The seminars, planned on Feb. 12th and 19th, will cover aspects related to a wide spectrum of disciplines ranging from materials up to device engineering and neuromorphic circuit conception, with an eye on the system-level organization of futuristic ultra-low-power chips for pervasive artificial intelligence. PhD students how are interested in participating should contact Prof. Francesco Maria Puglisi ( to receive instructions on how to join the meetings.

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Francesco Maria Puglisi
Associate Professor of Electronics, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
My current role: I perform research activity in the field of characterization and modeling of new memories and transistors, with a focus on noise, reliability, and variability. Recently, i am interested in new architectures for non-von Neumann computation. I also perform teaching activity in the fields of nanoelectronics, circuit design and electronic systems.
The expertise and competences acquired during my PhD experience were seminal for my whole carrer. Besides acquiring a significant amount of technical skills in my field of research, during my PhD i learned how to perform and lead complex research activities, how to present innovative results to an audience of professionals, and how to organize the structure of a research project in all its components.
I remember when i found out interesting but peculiar results while performing delicate noise measurements. I had to stay up all night to perform those measurements again, to exclude possible interefernces from the appliances that were typically on during daytime (computers, fans, heating...). Fortunately, results turned out to be the same as those i got in the morning but i remember it as a fun moment (perhaps because, at the end, results confirmed that i was not forced to perform noise measurements at night to get reliable results)!