Courses of Academic Year 2021/2022


Corsi Di Formazione Complementare Per Dottorandi E Assegnisti Ediz. 2021/2022

Lecturer: Barbara Rebecchi, Ferdinando Di Maggio, Federica Manzoli, Nadja Seding, Giulia Catellani, Valeria Bergonzini, Valeria Goldoni

Schedule:
to be defined

Program:
to be defined

Exam:
La valutazione si basa sulla somministrazione di questionari, compilabili soltanto dopo aver visualizzato interamente le videolezioni. Per poter ottenere l’attestato di partecipazione i frequentanti dovranno rispondere correttamente almeno al 50% delle domande. Al termine dell’erogazione del corso, l’ufficio ricerca internazionale estrarrà i report delle presenze e valutazioni direttamente dal portale Dolly. Successivamente provvederemo ad inoltrare a ciascun corso o scuola di dottorato i dettagli dei rispettivi partecipanti.

CFD: 6


Modelling, Identification and Control of Robot

Lecturer: Luigi Biagiotti, Laura Giarrè, Roberto Zanasi

Schedule:
to be defined

Program:
to be defined

Exam:
to be defined

CFD: 4


The “Wide” Advantage in Power Electronics

Lecturer: Alessandro Chini

Schedule:
September 2022

Program:
Aim of this course is to introduce students to the performance improvement that power electronics circuits can achieve by taking advantage of the “wide-band-gap” semiconductor technologies. Gallium-Nitride and Silicon-Carbide based devices recently entered the market but they are expected to replace in a near future the conventional Silicon-based devices that represent nowadays the mainstream technology. The course will cover the following topics (total of 12hours/3CFU) 1) Role of efficiency in power conversion circuits 2) Operating concept of switching converters 3) Semiconductor switches and their figure of merits 4) Example of applications comparing the performances of Silicon, Gallium-Nitride and Silicon-Carbide based semiconductor devices

Exam:
to be defined

CFD: 3


Academic English Workshop II

Lecturer: Silvia Cavalieri

Schedule:
Sept. 2022

Program:
The main objective of the workshop is to provide PhD students with the knowledge of the rhetorical and linguistic models that characterize the English academic language. The seminar intends to introduce language and stylistic tools t to write accurate texts. In particular, the AEWII will focus on some specific written genres of the academia, i.e. doctoral theses and posters and Phd students will have extensive opportunities to practice both with text analysis and with their production. Special attention will be given to argumentative techniques of posters ‘ oral presentations.

Exam:
written assessment: writing a paper introduction; oral assessment: poster presentation.

CFD: 3


Semiclassical and quantum mechanical foundations of modern nanoscale FET device operation

Lecturer: Prof. Luca Selmi

Schedule:
May/June 2022

Program:
Based on a succinct and highly focused review of a few key concepts of quantum mechanics the course will introduce the foundations of the semi-classical approach to nanoscale electron device modeling. Selected elements of quantum mechanics are merged with classical electrostatics and transport theory to yield a state of the art description of advanced nanoscale FET. Conventional, strained and alternative channel materials, quasi-ballistic transport in a 2D or 1D electron gas, FinFET, double gate FDSOI, nanowire, nanosheet and nanofork gate all around device architectures will be addressed.

Exam:
to be defined

CFD: 4


Bibliographic research, scientific writing and dissemination: tools, techniques and strategies

Lecturer: Simona Assirelli, Michele Pola

Schedule:
to be defined

Program:
to be defined

Exam:
Not yet defined

CFD: 3


Academic English Workshop I

Lecturer: Silvia Cavalieri

Schedule:
May-June 2022

Program:
The workshop aims at giving an overview of the linguistic conventions adhered to by the English-speaking academic community, focussing on aspects such as the structure of research articles, the writing of abstracts and the preparation of conference presentations. More specifically, the workshop will try to raise the participants' awareness of the rhetorical and discourse patterns characteristic of academic English, introducing them to the skills required to produce texts which are accurate both from a grammatical and a stylistic point of view. Ample opportunities will be given for practice, both in the analysis and the production of texts. In particular, special attention will be given to argumentative writing techniques and to special genres such as the abstract and conference presentations.

Exam:
Written assessment: abstract writing; oral assessment: conference presentation

CFD: 3


Data Analytics

Lecturer: Dr. Paolo Missier

Schedule:
to be defined

Program:
The aim of the course is to introduce students to two important elements of data engineering technology that makes it possible to extract valuable knowledge from “Big Data”, namely distributed data processing using the MapReduce framework, and data analytics on large graphs. In each case, the course will first introduce fundamental theoretical and architectural concepts, and then present technology for using MapReduce and querying large graphs, respectively. For MapReduce, we present examples of algorithms that can be successfully parallelised and thus are able to take advantage of distributed data architectures, and we will suggest practical exercises using the Spark and Hadoop technology stack. Regarding graph analytics, we focus on community detection algorithms as an example, and we will use the Neo4J graph DBMS along with the Graph Data Science library for practical exercises.

Exam:
Not yet defined

CFD: 4


Applied spectroscopic methods and Working principles of organic optoelectronic devices

Lecturer: Luca Pasquali

Schedule:
February 2022 - Tuesday 8, Thursday 10, Tuesday 15 Thursday 17 from 9 am to 1 pm room MO26-01-010.

Program:
The course aims at introducing electron and optical spectroscopies for the characterization of the chemical and physical properties of materials. Optical and electron spectroscopies are widely used analytical tools, even at industrial level. The basics of spectroscopic characterization tools will be given, together with examples of applications. During the course a section aims at providing the fundamental conceptual elements at the basis of the working of electronic and opto-electronic organic devices together with the context of exploitation of this technology from the more consolidated applications already in the market to the most pioneering approaches.

Exam:
Colloquium and Discussion of a literature paper in the field of organic electronics.

CFD: 4