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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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Matteo Interlandi
Senior Scientist, Microsoft
My current role: I am currently Senior Scientist in the Gray Systems Lab (GSL; a lab named after Jim Gray, Turing Award winner) within Azure Data. My current research focus lies in the intersection between database systems and machine learning: specifically I am applying lessons from the former to make the latter more scalable and performant.
Well, first of all in Microsoft you can became a scientist only if you have a PhD! Secondly, the PhD helped me in jumping on the path that then led me here. In fact, my PhD was on Datalog, a logic base variant of SQL. During my studies, I met Carlo Zaniolo, professor at University of California, Los Angeles. In the last 6 months of my PhD, I visited Carlo, and eventually met with Tyson Condie, an assistant professor which recently joined UCLA. Tyson offered me a PostDoc position, and after completed the PhD, I flew to Los Angeles with my wife, were we stayed for about 3 years. Tyson was a former Microsoft researcher, and during the 3 years with me, I eventually met with my current manager, which then hired me at Microsoft. Bottom line, everything started with the PhD (and hard work).)