PhD Teaching / Seminar "Introduction to Big Data Integration" and "Engineering Information Systems in Smart Manufacturing"

Prof. Donatella Firmani Sapienza Università di Roma
PhD Teaching / Seminar
Introduction to Big Data Integration

Monday February 20th, 2023
Room M0.2 (ground floor, Mathematics building) 10:00 – 12:00 Room 1.7 (first floor, Mathematics building) 14:00 – 16:00
Prof. Francesco Leotta Sapienza Università di Roma
PhD Teaching / Seminar
Engineering Information Systems in Smart Manufacturing

Tuesday February 21st, 2023
Room “Laboratorio Zironi” (first floor, Mathematics building) 09:00 – 13:00

Seminar: Analog/Mixed signal electronic design: innovation pathways for smart mobility and sustainable industry

Friday Dec.16. 2022, at 11.00?12.30 in room MO 25, Aula P1.1 Dr.Ing. Francesco Conzatti, Infineon AG will deliver a seminar/lecture entitled “Analog/Mixed signal electronic design: innovation pathways for smart mobility and sustainable industry” in the framework of the PhD course in ICT and Master degree in Electronics Engineering – Industrial coteaching. All interested people are welcome to participate.

Abstract: Analog?mixed signal electronic design provides key IP modules for integrated circuits deployed in numerous applications for the industrial, automotive and IoT fields. Following a quick overview of Infineon (a worldwide leader company in the field) the seminar will illustrate a few representative designs (high speed A/D converters, microphone arrays, etc.) and how they contributed to the introduction of innovative breakthrough applications (assisted driving, gesture recognition, etc.). The last part of the seminar will describe the pivotal role and job of a modern electronic designer, who creatively exploits advanced nanoelectronic technologies to deploy innovative solutions beyond the state of the art.

Seminar: Self-designing Data Systems for the AI Era

Seminar on Self-designing Data Systems for the AI Era

Data systems are everywhere. A data system is a collection of data structures and algorithms working together to achieve complex data processing tasks. For example, with data systems that utilize the correct data structure design for the problem at hand, we can reduce the monthly bill of large-scale data applications on the cloud by hundreds of thousands of dollars. We can accelerate data science tasks by dramatically speeding up the computation of statistics over large amounts of data. We can train drastically more neural networks within a given time budget, improving accuracy. However, knowing the right data system design for any given scenario is a notoriously hard problem; there is a massive space of possible designs, while no single design is perfect across all data, AI models, and hardware contexts. In addition, building a new system may take several years for any given (fixed) design. We will discuss our quest for the first principles of AI system design. We will show that it is possible to reason about this massive design space. This allows us to create a self-designing system that can take drastically different shapes to optimize for the workload, hardware, and available cloud budget using a grammar for systems. These shapes include designs that are discovered automatically and do not (always) exist in the literature or industry, yet they can be more than 10x faster for modern AI and big data applications. We will discuss examples from diverse AI areas, including image storage and classification, neural networks, statistics, and big data systems.

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Seminar: “Innovations for boosting semiconductor memories in the Big Data era”

Venerdì 18 Novembre 2022, ore 11.00-12.30c/o edificio MO 25, Aula P1.1, il Dr.Ing. Roberto Bez Senior Director of the NVM Strategic Technology della ditta Micron, (leader mondiale nel campo delle memorie a semiconduttore), terrà un seminario dal titolo “Innovations for boosting semiconductor memories in the Big Data era”. Tutti gli interessati sono invitati a partecipare.


SmartMO: Smart City, Mobility, and Gender issues Workshop - April 4th, '22

On april 4th, 2022 there will be a one day workshop on
SmartMO: Smart City, Mobility and Gender Issues, sala tecnopolo, DIEF.

The workshop is sponsored by the IDUN project, by NTNU, Norway in collaboration with the ICT PHD school of DIEF, Unimore.

Topics: Smart cities, Smart mobility, Smart waste management, Gender issues, AI, Optimization for smart mobility, IOT

You can find the detailed description of the event and the program here.
Please enroll to the event by registering (free ticket) here (both on line or in presence).

Seminar:Gender Issues in Computer Science Research, Education, and Society.

Speaker: Prof. Letizia Jaccheri NTNU Trondheim

Title: Gender Issues in Computer Science Research, Education, and Society.

When? Thursday 16/12/2021 at 15.00

For Whom? Researchers, PHD Students, Bachelor and Master Students, External actors

Where? Aula Gerace Dipartimento di Informatica Università di Pisa and Virtual on zoom


Brain-Inspired Computing Workshop 2021

All interested PhD students are encouraged to enroll for free to the Brain-Inspired Computing Workshop 2021, held in Modena on October 7th and 8th 2021.
The workshop, now at its second edition after the well-received premiere in 2019, is based on invited contributions and aims at exploring different aspects of neuromorphic computing: from biologically realistic models for computation to synaptic and neuromorphic electronics to drive the latest generation of artificial neural networks. The main objective of this highly interdisciplinary initiative is to bring together different communities (e.g., electronic engineers, computer scientists, neuroscientists) and explore together areas of research apparently distant from one another such as experimental and computational neuroscience, electronics, and informatics maintaining a common thread.

CI-LAM Summer School 2021

Dal 12 luglio al 6 agosto è organizzata la terza edizione della Summer School del programma di cooperazione bilaterale Italia-Cina CI-LAM sui temi dell’Advanced Manufacturing.
Allego la brochure della scuola che si terrà in remoto su piattaforma CISCO WebEx e il Bando per avanzare la propria candidatura.
La Scuola è rivolta a studenti laureandi di Magistrale e di scuole di PhD di area Ingegneria dell’Informazione e Industriale.
Ulteriori informazioni possono essere reperite sul sito oppure inviando una mail direttamente a me:

PhD Course on Data Analytics

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 of 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 usethe Neo4J graph DBMS along with the Graph Data Science library for practical exercises.

The course will be held online in the ICT class of Microsoft Teams by professor Paolo Missier and Ph.D. Luca Gagliardelli


I prissimi webinar in programma (di cui inoltriamo anche il link diretto alla weroom dedicata) sono:
  • 26 aprile 2021 ore 10.00 – 12.00 - Bibliometria, valutazione della qualità, Open access, Ufficio bibliometrico - Andrea Solieri e Simona Assirelli - Ufficio bibliometrico di ateneo – SBA -
  • Webroom: link
  • 3 maggio 2021 ore 11:00-13:00 - Comunicare la ricerca, da Galileo alla citizen science - Federica Manzoli – Direzione ricerca, trasferimento tecnologico e terza missione (DRTTTM);
  • Webroom: link
  • 3 maggio 2021 ore 14:00-15:00 - Progettare la ricerca in Europa: valorizzazione dei risultati - Dott.ssa Nadja Saendig – Direzione ricerca, trasferimento tecnologico e terza missione (DRTTTM);
  • Webroom: link

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.

For program details and subscription pls see

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.

Seminar on "RRI, science communication and impact"

Nell'ambito del progetto Europeo INFET è stato organizzato un seminario sui temi "RRI , science communication and impact". E' previsto per Giovedì 14 mattina, ore 10.00-12.00. Ancorchè parzialmente orientato alle neuroscienze (per le quali comunque l'ingegneria è ormai fondamentale) i temi affrontati sono di interesse molto più vasto.

Evento on line: BI-REX ed INTESA SANPAOLO lanciano l'osservatorio "Soluzioni e tecnologie 4.0 per le imprese

ho il piacere di condividere con voi un altro tassello molto importante delle attività del Competence Center BI-REX ed invitarvi al lancio del nostro osservatorio mercoledì 9 dicembre dalle 10.30 alle 12.00.
Un importante evento online, link della landing page, che si strutturerà in due fasi distinte:
  • la presentazione della survey “Meccanica e Industria 4.0 in Emilia-Romagna: sfide e opportunità per le imprese implementata dalla Direzione Studi e Ricerche di Intesa Sanpaolo. Nel corso di questa prima parte, saranno illustrati i risultati di tale ricerca, descrivendo la diffusione delle tecnologie 4.0 nel settore dell’industria meccanica emiliano-romagnola, il fabbisogno di capitale umano e il ruolo del territorio nel facilitare questo processo di trasformazione;
  • il lancio del nuovo Osservatorio “Soluzioni e Tecnologie Industria 4.0 per le imprese. In questa seconda parte si approfondiranno le caratteristiche dell’Osservatorio creato da Bi-Rex e Intesa Sanpaolo, che si configura come Repository dal grande valore aggiunto messo a disposizione delle imprese. In particolare, questo strumento ha lo scopo di monitorare le attività e i servizi offerti da Bi-Rex, attraverso studi, ricerche, survey e best practices; focus specifico dell’Osservatorio saranno Big Data e HPC.

Ci saranno diversi interventi interessanti: BI-REX, Intesa Sanpaolo, testimonianze di aziende ed un intervento di Vincenzo Colla, Assessore allo sviluppo economico e green economy Regione Emilia-Romagna.

Join the Webinar - Assessing Ethical AI. Z-Inspection: A holistic and analytic process -Time: 29 oct 2020 02:00 PM Rome

Dear Participant,

Thank you for registering for the 2020 Lecture series Digital Humanities and Digital Communication 2020 - Multimodality and Transmediality.

The Webinar will take place onThursday 29th October 2020 at 2:00 PM (Rome) over Zoom.
Please sign in 15 minutes before the event begins in case you experience any technical difficulties.

Click the link below to join:

Lecture: Assessing Ethical AI. Z-Inspection: A holistic and analytic process
Time: 29 oct 2020 02:00 PM Rome

ID meeting: 960 7048 0896
Passcode: yec6BT

There will be time for questions from the audience at the end of the event. Please write your question in the Q/A section or Chat and we will address it as soon as possible.

We look forward to having you with us!

The organizing committee
Communication Staff - Digital Humanities Summer School

BIREX: inaugurazione della linea pilota che si terrà martedì 27 ottobre dalle 11.00 alle 13.30.

La Linea Pilota di BI-REX è una linea di produzione all’avanguardia dove le nuove tecnologie di Industria 4.0 vengono integrate in un ambiente digitalmente interconnesso. L’impianto è un esempio di fabbrica digitale del futuro e si configura come vera e propria Smart Factory progettata per supportare i processi di innovazione tecnologica e di digitalizzazione delle imprese.

Tutorial conferenza Performance 2020 per dottorandi

Nell'ambito della conferenza Performance 2020 saranno tenuti alcuni tutorial il giorno 2 novembre 2020. La registrazione ai tutorial è gratuita per gli studenti della scuola di dottorato. La scuola riconosce la aprtecipazione ai tutorial come attività formativa valutata 1 CFD.

corso "Digital Humanities and Digital Communication: Multimodality and Transmediality"

Cari studenti,

vi allego la locandina di questa scuola che ho contribuito ad organizzare, invitando a partecipare. Per potere partecipare, dovete registrarvi online sul sito indicato e potete registrarvi anche per singoli eventi.
Vi segnalo in particolare le lectures di due “grandi” della computer science Gehard Weikum e Roberto Zicari che collaborano attivamente con il nostro dottorato.
Approfitto per ringraziare la coordinatrice del dottorato in Scienze Umanistiche che mi ha coinvolto in questa vera esperienza interdisciplinare.
A presto

PhD Course "Academic English Workshop II"

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 and oral presentations.


  • 15/7 9.00-12.00
  • 16/7 9.00-12.00
  • 17/7 9.00-12.00
  • 21/7 14.30-16.30

Academic English Workshop

Schedule :

AEWI : 22/6 9-12 ; 24/6 9-12 ; 1/7 9-12 ; 3/7 9-1

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.

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

CFD: 3

videoconference with Zoom:

All students can attend directly (see instruction for accessing zoom)

AI Webinar Series on Deep Learning

The "AI Webinar Series on Deep Learning" will be held from June 29 to July 2 (detailed agenda follows). The series is promoted by the Italian NVIDIA AI Technology Centre (NVAITC) and aims at exploring the fundamentals of deep learning from building and training neural networks, optimizing data loading and performance through mixed-precision and parallelization, to deploying trained model in production for inference. Attendees will learn how to design, train, optimize, profile and deploy a deep neural network using NVIDIA technologies. The webinars are meant for PhD students, postdoc, researchers working with Deep Neural Networks.

Arrivano i nostri... ROBOT - domande e risposte sulla robotica al servizio della comunità e contro COVID-19


Il Chapter Italiano della Robotics and Automation Society di IEEE ( e l’Istituto di Robotica e Macchine Intelligenti ( hanno il piacere di invitarvi al workshop

“Arrivano i nostri… ROBOT - domande e risposte sulla robotica al servizio della comunità e contro COVID-19”

che si terrà in modalità live su YouTube il 28 maggio a partire dalla ore 9:00. L’accesso è gratuito al seguente link:


Introduzione ai lavori da parte del Prof. Andrea Zanchettin (Politecnico di Milano, Presidente I-RAS).

ore 9:30 – Robot per l’agricoltura

Modera: Andrea Zanchettin (Politecnico di Milano)

  • Renato Reggiani (founder BioPic)
  • Lorenzo Marconi (Università di Bologna)
  • Presentazione di progetti pilota, intervengono: Giovanni Muscato (Università degli Studi di Catania), Luca Bascetta (Politecnico di Milano), Andrea Gasparri (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

ore 10:30 – Robot per il manifatturiero

Modera: Gianluca Antonelli (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale)

  • Giulio Guadalupi (Vice presidente Confindustria Bergamo con delega all’innovazione)
  • Bruno Siciliano (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)
  • Presentazione di progetti pilota, intervengono: Lucia Pallottino (Università di Pisa), Cristian Secchi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Arash Ajoudani (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)

ore 11:30 – Robot per salute e società

Modera: Federica Pascucci (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

  • Alberto Tozzi (Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù)
  • Eugenio Guglielmelli (Università Campus Bio-Medico)
  • Presentazione di progetti pilota, intervengono: Manuel Catalano (Università di Pisa, IIT), Domenico Prattichizzo (Università di Siena, IIT), Andrea Zanchettin (Politecnico di Milano)

Concluderà la mattinata il Prof. Antonio Bicchi (Università di Pisa, Presidente I-RIM) con alcune riflessioni finali.

Workshop "Modeling and control of the COVID-19 Outbreak"

Workshop organizzato dall'italian IEEE Chapter

che si terra venerdi 24 aprile dalle 9.30 alle 18.00 dal titolo

Modeling and control of the COVID-19 Outbreak

E' gratuito. Interverrano vari colleghi italiani e no.

Sarà presente anche la keynote del Prof. M. Dahleh di MIT. Direttore dell' IDSS (Institute for Data, System and Society) alle ore 14.30 che presenterà un intervento intitolato:


All'indirizzo sopra trovate programma dettagliato e come iscriversi e seguirlo.

Seminar announcement

Il professor Milton Borsato, della Federal University of Technology (UTFPR), Paraná (Brazil), terrà due seminari per studenti del Corso di Dottorato:

Seminar 1 - Introduction to Ontology Building and Applications in Industry

19 FEB 2020, 9.00-11.00 – Aula Master MO27, ground floor

Seminar 2 - Introduction to Process Modelling Using BPMN

21 FEB 2020, 9.00-11.00 – Aula Master MO27, ground floor

Eventuali presenze devono essere comunicate alla Prof.ssa Margherita Peruzzini (, possibilmente entro lunedì 17/2 incluso.

D-Day 2020

D-Day 2020 will be held on February 28 at department “Giurisprudenza”. The participation of the ICT PhD students is mandatory: each student must register at the following link

Seminar "Amazon Web Services" [1 CFD]

Titolo: "Amazon Web Services"

Presentatori: Alessio Torelli, Fabio Miselli di Doxee

Data: 17/12/2019 dalle 11 alle 13 in aula FA0D.

Workshop PROGETTARE l’interazione UOMO-MACCHINA per l’industria 4.0

Il Workshop PROGETTARE l’interazione UOMO-MACCHINA per l’industria 4.0 si terrà il 21 NOVEMBRE ore 10.00 presso il Tecnopolo di Modena.

L’evento ospiterà un esperto di fama mondiale sui temi della progettazione centrata sulla persona e dell’usabilità, l’ingegnere e psicologo Donald A. Norman.

Il workshop è gratuito previa registrazione, possibile al link indicato in locandina.

L’evento è in lingua inglese.

Le registrazioni sono possibili fino a lunedì 18 per questioni logistiche. Vista l’elevata affluenza, sono state predisposte anche aule in video-conferenza presso il DIEF per garantire ampia partecipazione.


Summer School TranSkills. Competenze strategiche per i giovani ricercatori

La Summer School “TranSkills. Competenze strategiche per i giovani ricercatori” è pensata per offrire ai dottorandi di ricerca e giovani ricercatori, strumenti indispensabili per gestire efficacemente la propria attività di ricerca sia durante il percorso formativo dottorale, sia nelle professioni di ricerca.

La Summer School ha carattere residenziale e si svolgerà dall'11 al 14 di giugno 2019, presso l’incantevole location di Villa Vigoni, centro italo-tedesco per l’eccellenza europea, a Loveno di Menaggio, sul lago di Como.

Workshop "Le auto del futuro sono elettroniche!"

Venerdì 17 Maggio 2019 - ore 10:00 – 13:00, presso Aula Magna Rettorato, Via Università 4 – Modena, si terrà il workshop "Le auto del futuro sono elettroniche!"

In questo workshop ascolteremo relazioni “visionarie” degli attori coinvolti, con le loro proiezioni sul futuro dell’auto e della mobilità più in generale.

Seminar announcement: "Single Photon Avalanche Diodes"

Annuncio di seminario e testimonianza industriale previsto per il 3 maggio ore 9.10 Room MO25 - P1.5 Fa1e e tenuto dal Dr.Ing. Denis Rideau di ST Microelectronics, Crolles, FR. ospitato nel corso "Green Electronics" da parte del visiting scientist Prof. Raphael Clerc.

Seminar Announcement

Dear students, dear colleagues, you are invited to attend the seminar “Computer Graphics for Cultural Heritage Applications”, lecturer Dr. Roberto Scopigno, on Wednesday 13th 2019 11.00 – 12.00, meeting room at first floor of building 27, DIEF.
1 CFD will be granted to PhD students for attendance.

Seminar Announcement

Dear students, dear colleagues, you are invited to attend the seminar “Deep Learning-based Automatic Speech Recognition @ IIT – A Multimodal Approach”, lecturer Dr. Leonardo Badino, on Thursday 14th 2019 16.00 – 18.00, room P1.4, DIEF. 1 CFD will be granted to PhD students for attendance.


Lunedì 11 marzo 2019, ore 15
Fondazione Marco Biagi • L.go Marco Biagi 10, Modena
PhDdayPhDday è una manifestazione dedicata alla presentazione dei risultati dell'attività di ricerca svolta dai dottorandi e dalle dottorande della Scuola di Dottorato E4E - Engineering for Economics – Economics for Engineering. L’iniziativa ha l’obiettivo di creare un’occasione di condivisione e confronto su temi scientifici, sulla ricerca e sull’innovazione.

IELTS e le opportunità all’estero

IELTS e le opportunità all’estero
Relatore: Dott. Omar Schiavoni
British Council
Venerdì 8 marzo 2019, ore 12.00
Aula H – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Via San Geminiano 3, Modena.

D-Day 2019

Care/i Colleghe/i, Venerdì prossimo molti dei nostri Dottorandi DIEF parteciperanno ad una giornata di brevi presentazioni del proprio lavoro (il D_DAY). Non è solo e neppure principalmente un momento di valutazione del loro operato. E' soprattutto un'occasione per scambi di idee, per condividere con tanti colleghi il piacere di un confronto scientifico, per imparare a comunicare e farsi capire anche da chi non è esattamente della stessa disciplina (abilità richiesta ad un PhD !), per allenarsi esporre e rispondere a domande. Il network di conoscenze che si formano durante il dottorato ci accompagna per tutta la vita ed è riconosciuto per essere forse l'asset più importante che un dottorato porta con se a lungo termine. Nella convinzione di fare cosa gradita vi giro la locandina nel cui retro troverete il programma dettagliato delle presentazioni. Spero quindi che vorrete anche voi partecipare a questa giornata, non solo per la presentazione dei vostri ragazzi, ma anche per ascoltare ciò che gli altri hanno da dire e, perchè no, riflettere di come le idee potrebbero mescolarsi per nuovi e stimolanti progetti futuri. Nella speranza di vedervi numerosi vi saluto cordialmente. Sonia Bergamaschi

D-Day 2019

Dear PhD students,
the next "D-Day" event has been scheduled for the morning of February 22, 2019 (see the attached draft poster in Italian). This event represents an opportunity for presenting your research activities. Like in the previous years, you are asked to provide the following contributions:

  • 1) Each student of the XXXI cycle must write a presentation in English about his/her whole research activity; the presentation should be prepared in power point format, keeping in mind that its duration must not exceed 20 minutes.
  • 2) Each student of the XXXII cycle must write a presentation in English about the research activity accomplished in the last year and an overview of the activity of the current year; the presentation should be prepared in power point format, keeping in mind that its duration must not exceed 5 minutes.
  • 3) Each student of the XXXIII cycle must provide a poster (see the example attached) which will be shown during the poster session interval (12:00-13:00).
  • 4) Each student of the XXXIV cycle must attend this event (no presentation is required).

Students of the XXXI and XXXII cycle who cannot attend the event must provide a video with their presentation

If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your curriculum coordinators: Domenico Beneventano, Laura Giarrè, Giorgio Vitetta and your representatives (Luca Gagliardelli, Giulio Salierno, Luca Di Cecilia).

Best regards Sonia Bergamaschi

Seminar announcement

Mercoledì 19 Dicembre 2018, ore 09.10 c/o edificio MO 25, Aula P0.2 (Fa0b) Dr. Ing. Nicolò Zagni, PhD Student (UNIMORE) terrà un seminario dal titolo “Negative Capacitor Transistors (NCFETs) – An Enabling Technology for Steep Slope Transistors” sulle attività di ricerca svolte durante il periodo di mobilità presso Purdue University (USA)

Seminar Announcement

Dear students, dear colleagues, you are invited to attend the seminar “Big Data Cloud Analytics”, lecturers Fabio Miselli and Matteo Generali, organized as part of the Big Data Management and Governance course on Tuesday November 20th 2018 9.00 – 11.00, room P2.4, DIEF

I Big Data ai tempi del GDPR

Dear students, dear colleagues, you are invited to attend the seminar “I Big Data ai tempi del GDPR”, lecturer “ Fabio Cavazzuti Chief Information Security Officer Data Protection Manager” at DOXEE monday June 4, 16-18, room Fa1E, DIEF

4.0 La Nuova Rivoluzione Industriale

On 28 May 2018 took place At DIEF the presentation of the E4E (Engineering for Economics / Economics for Engineering) doctorate school of UNIMORE. The school includes the doctorates: Information and communication technologies (ICT), Industrial and environmental engineering “Enzo Ferrari” at DIEF; Industrial innovation engineering at DISMI, Labour, development and innovation at department of Economics “Marco Biagi”. See slides

Seminar announcement

Seminario del prof. Pascal Fua, EPFL, Lunedì 28 Maggio 2018 ore 14.45: "GEODESIC CONVOLUTIONAL SHAPE OPTIMIZATION"


I rappresentanti degli studenti di dottorato “ Luca Gagliardelli, Luca Di Cecilia, Giulio Salierno e alcuni studenti della laurea e laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Informatica partecipano al workshop "tecnologie esponenziali", organizzato da Impactscool. Il coordinatore del dottorato, prof. Sonia Bergamaschi parteciperà alla panel che si terrà a partire dalle 17”

Seminario Energy Way: Machine Learning e metodologie innovative per il Decision Making

Il giorno 14 maggio alle ore 16 (Aula P1.5) l'azienda Energy Way ( terrà un seminario dal titolo: "Machine Learning e metodologie innovative per il Decision Making". Interverranno Alberto Manzini e Cosimo Fiorini, rispettivamente matematico e data scientist di Energy Way. Il seminario è nell'ambito del corso "Data Management and Governance", ma tutti gli interessati sono invitati a partecipare.

Course "On Data series Management”

Dear Ph.D. students, the course "On Data series Management” (CFD:6); lecturer professor Themis Palanapas, Paris Descartes University is forthcoming. You can see the the calendar at the courses page.

Seminar announcement

Nell'ottica di una maggiore contaminazione tra informatica e neuroscienze, siete invitati al seminario organizzato dal Laboratorio AImageLab dal titolo: "COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE TOWARD ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" che si terrà Martedì 10 Aprile 2018, dalle 10.00 alle 11.30 circa, presso la Sala Master, Edificio MO27, Piano terra, del Dipartimento di Ingegneria “Enzo Ferrari”. In allegato la locandina con abstract e profilo del relatore. Il seminario sarà in italiano, a meno che non siano presenti studenti o docenti stranieri.

First seminar of the doctorate School E4E

Alle the students are invited to attend the "First seminar of the doctorate School E4E”. The participation to the seminar corresponds to 1 CFD.


La professoressa Sonia Bergamaschi terrà il giorno 27 Febbraio presso l'ITIS Enrico Fermi di Modena, nell’ambito dell’iniziativa regionale ”Un pozzo di Scienza” sponsorizzata da HERA sul tema "Il futuro è dell’Intelligenza Artificiale?“, la lezione su: "Big Data e Intelligenza Artificiale”.
Per maggiori informazioni sull'evento visitare

PhD defence

The defence of the phd thesis of the ICT phd students: Lorenzo Baraldi, Stefano Alletto, Song Zhu, Marco Lasagni, Francesca Facchini, Emilio Sirignano, Fabrizio Balducci will take place on February 13 at 10 a.m. at the First Floor meeting room - DIEF - building 27, street P Vivarelli n.10. The phd students, the members of the school council are invited to attend.

Seminar Announcement

Dear PHD students,
you are invited to attend the seminar “ Piano Industria 4.0”, organised by the “ Commissione Ingegneria dell’Informazione” - Ordine Ingegneri.

The seminar corresponds to 2 CFD. Please find enclosed the event poster.

Seminar Announcement

Dear Phd students, next Monday 29 January we have organized a working day "Why deep learning is so cool". Within the day, we have organised a talk by Prof. Naftali Tishby, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: "Information Theory of Deep Learning".

Abstract of the seminar:I will present a novel comprehensive theory of large scale learning with Deep Neural Networks, based on the correspondence between Deep Learning and the Information Bottlneck framework. The new theory has the following components: (1) rethinking Learning theory; I will prove a new generalization bound, the input-compression bound, which shows that compression of the representation of input variable is far more important for good generalization than the dimension of the network hypothesis class, an ill defined notion for deep learning. (2) I will prove that for large scale Deep Neural Networks the mutual information on the input and the output variables, for the last hidden layer, provide a complete characterization of the sample complexity and accuracy of the network. This makes the information Bottlneck bound for the problem as the optimal trade-off between sample complexity and accuracy with ANY learning algorithm. (3) I will show how Stochastic Gradient Descent, as used in Deep Learning, achieves this optimal bound. In that sense, Deep Learning is a method for solving the Information Bottlneck problem for large scale supervised learning problems. The theory provide a new computational understating of the benefit of the hidden layers, and gives concrete predictions for the structure of the layers of Deep Neural Networks and their design principles. These turn out to depend solely on the joint distribution of the input and output and on the sample size.

This talk is partially supported by the Doctorate School in ICT of UNIMORE (the phd students which need an attentance declaration should send an email to

Seminar announcement

Title: "Adsorption of chalcogen-based aromatic organic molecules on metal and dielectric surfaces by self-assembly and molecular beam expitaxy"
Speaker Tingming Jiang
Affiliation DIEF, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Universite' de Paris Sud
in fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the doctoral degree, he will defend his PhD activity in front of the final evaluation Jury, presenting a talk titled
Date & Time Monday December 18, 2017 - 14:30
Venue Meeting Room, I floor, MO26 building, Department of Engineering E. Ferrari, Via Vivarelli 10, Modena

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Venerdì 15 Dicembre 2017, ore 14,00-16,00, nell'Aula P1.6, nell'ambito degli Insegnamenti di Big Data Analysis e Progettazione del Software del Corso di laurea magistrale in INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA, percorso Data Engineering and Analytics, il dottore di ricerca Matteo Interlandi, terrà il seminario:
" Big data analytics beyond MapReduce"

Abstract: MapReduce was introduced by Google in 2004. Thanks to its functional programming abstraction and fault-tolerant distributed framework, MapReduce makes easy to write parallel programs. In 2004 MapReduce was mostly used for web indexing; however nowadays we are seeing different type of applications (relational, graphs or machine learning analytics for example) which does not fit well within the MapReduce paradigm. In this talk I will use some research projects I have been working on in the past years to (1) introduce Apache Spark and Apache REEF; (2) describe how relational, graphs and machine learning applications can be efficiently run at scale using such systems; and (3) illustrate system's pros, cons and design choices.

Each seminar allows to acquire a CFD

Seminar Announcement

Venerdì 15 Dicembre 2017, ore 16,30-18,00, nell'Aula P1.6, il dottore di ricerca Matteo Interlandi, terrà il Seminario:
“Quick Develoment Big Data Analytics Tools"

Abstract: Implementing data processing logic in Data-Intensive Scalable Computing (DISC) systems is a difficult and time consuming effort. Today’s DISC systems offer many special purpose programming models and Domain Specific Languages, but very little tooling for debugging and profiling programs. As a result, programmers spend countless hours in stitching together subprograms written using different APIs, and performing trial and error debugging using log traces as evidences. To aid this effort, in the last years I have help in building a set of tools allowing developers to reduce the overall time to market for their Big Data Analytics. In particular, in this talk I will describe how relational, graphs and machine learning applications can be efficiently run at scale using the tooling I contributed to develop."

Bio: Matteo Interlandi is a Research Scientist in the Cloud and Information Services Lab (CISL) at Microsoft, working on scalable Machine Learning Systems. Before Microsoft, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the CS Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining UCLA, he was Research Associate at the Qatar Computing Research Institute and at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia under the supervision of Sonia Bergamaschi.

Each seminar allows to acquire a CFD

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OOP in Java and C#, ing. Paolo Burgio, Tuesday December 5 2017, 14-16 room M1.4 Building Matematica.

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Monday, November 27th, 2017, DIEF - UNIMORE, 11:00h - Room P1.1, Building 25, "Everything Autonomous - How Big Data, A.I. and IoT are changing the nature of products and society", STEFANO MARZANI, Cyngn Inc., Paolo Alto (CA), USA

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  1. Martedì 21 novembre dalle 11.00 alle 13.00 nell'aula P1.5 del DIEF, i dott. Luisa Losito e Marius Octavian Olaru di IUNGO Italia: Integrazione dei sistemi IT e problematiche organizzative aziendali: un esempio in ambito Supply Chian Collaboration
  2. Giovedì 23 novembre dalle 11.00 alle 13.00 nell'aula P2.7 del DIEF, il dott. Andrea Veroni: "La gestione dei processi informativi in un'azienda Fashion nell’era del digitale: il caso LiuJo”.
  3. Venerdì 24 Novembre 2017, ore 14,00-16,00, nell'Aula P1.6, dott. Enrico Sissa, di ALTEA UP: "Governare i processi di Implementazione Software nelle aziende nell’era digitale"

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"SICUREZZA E TECNOLOGIE QUANTISTICHE - Potenziali usi e rischi in ambito sicurezza", Enrico Prati, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 21 novembre 2017, ora 14.15 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Enzo Ferrari Edificio 25, Aula FA-1F

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Big Data: opportunità e sfide" Prof.ssa Sonia Bergamaschi @Accademia Nazionale di Scienze Lettere e Arti di Modena", Giovedì 23 novembre, ore 16:30. Sala dei Presidenti

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Underwater video datasets and the VIAME opensource framework for fisheries stock assessment 30 Ottobre 2017 ore 14:00 Sala Master MO 25 Dr. Anthony Hoogs Senior Director of Computer Vision, Kitware Inc.

Course announcement

Complementary Course for Phd students and postdoc students: November 14-17- Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza - via San Geminiano 3 - all the ICT phd students are invited to attend - the coordinator Prof. Sonia Bergamaschi

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SEMINAR: "Predictable Cloud Computing: capacity shortages made affordable", Prof. Martina Maggio, Professore Associato dell’Università di Lund, Aula M1.6, via Campi 213/b Modena, il 5 ottobre 2017 alle ore 14.30.

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Talk by Prof. Simone Arcagni Friday 29th September at 4pm Tecnopolo Meeting Room (MO52 - First Floor) THE EYE OF THE MACHINE Abstract: Gaze and vision are concepts that concern media, philosophy, and cultural studies as well as science and technology. This talk will be an introduction to the cultural logic of the contemporary look, to the cultural aspects, and to the social implications of the computational eye. Scientific and humanistic studies show that it is essential for both fields to exchange point of view in order to improve their research instruments. Simone Arcagni's Website: