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Quality Awards - Year 2020 [02/12/2020]

Since few years, Politecnico di Torino established some quality awards for the best Ph.D. students at the end of each year. The beneficiaries of the awards are students in their second or third year, i.e., for 2020, students of XXXII and XXXIII cycle.

For the Ph.D. in Computer and Control Engineering, recipients of the awards are:

XXXII cycle
  • Alberto CANNAVO'
  • Alberto MONGE ROFFARELLO
  • Sebastiano MIANO
  • Enrico PALUMBO
  • Francesco BARCHI

  • XXXIII cycle
  • Francesco DE PACE
  • Marta LOVINO
  • Edoardo GIUSTO
  • Francesco STRADA
  • Alessandro FARASIN
  • Matteo GRIMALDI
  • Josie Esteban RODRIGUEZ CONDIA
  • Andrea FLORIDIA
  • Francesco PONZIO
  • Ludovica BOZZOLI
  • Jacopo SINI
  • Mohammad GHAZIVAKILI

  • The Academic Board congratulates with all of them!


    DAUIN PhD Day for the Public 2020 [20/11/2020]

    The Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) organizes a virtual event (named "DAUIN PhD Day for the Public") to promote the Ph.D. Program in Computer and Control Engineering among students and anyone interested in better knowing the activities and results of the Ph.D. students enrolled in the program.

    The event will be held on December 2 from 17 to 18:30. It will allow participants to speak directly with Ph.D. students in a 3D, virtual environment provided by Mozilla Hubs.

    More information on the event can be found at this page.




    DAUIN PhD Day for Companies 2020 [11/11/2020]

    The Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) organizes a virtual event (named "DAUIN PhD Day for Companies") to promote the PhD Program in Computer and Control Engineering among companies and anyone interested in better knowing the activities and results of the PhD students enrolled in the program.

    The event will be held on November 17 from 10 to 13. It will allow participants to
    - enjoy videos prepared by PhD students at the end of their 2nd and 3rd year
    - interact with them via Zoom.

    Anyone interested can attend by accessing this page




    Best 2020 Computer Graphics PhD Thesis Award [31/10/2020]

    Alberto Cannavò's PhD thesis titled "Interfaces for human-centered production and use of computer graphics assets" (supervisor prof. Fabrizio Lamberti) has received the EG-Italy Matteo Dellepiane Award for the best PhD thesis in computer graphics for the year 2020. Award will be delivered during the Smart Tools and Applications in Graphics (STAG) conference on November 12-13, 2020.


    DFT20 Outstanding Student Paper Award [23/10/2020]

    On October 21st, 2020, the paper “A Pipelined Multi-Level Fault injector for Deep Neural Network” by Annachiara Ruospo, Angelo Balaara, Alberto Bosio, Ernesto Sanchez, received the “DFTS20 Outstanding Student Paper Award” at the 33rd IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems 2020. The paper describes the architecture of a pipelined multi-level fault injector for deep neural networks. The international conference was held virtually from October 19th to October 21st , 2020.


    Best poster presentation award at SysBioCancer2020 [20/10/2020]

    The presentation "Algorithms for complex systems in the life sciences" by Marta Lovino won the best poster presentation award at the 3rd Multidisciplinary International EMBO/FEBS/Institut Curie Lecture Course on Computational Systems Biology of Cancer Promises of Artificial Intelligence. The aim of the Course was to promote better integration of computational approaches into biological and clinical labs and to the clinics. The presentation took place virtually on September 27th, 2020.


    PhD thesis Dr. Francesco BARCHI [02/10/2020]

    I inform you that on 2 October at 5 pm Dr. Francesco BARCHI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Many-core and heterogeneous architectures: programming models and compilation toolchains” in front of the commission composed of: Tullio Salmon Cinotti - Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italia), Nicola Bombieri - Università degli Studi di Verona (Italia), Ayse Kivilicim Coskun - Boston University - Massachusetts (Stati Uniti America), Andrea Bartolini - Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italia) and Massimo Violante – Politecnico di Torino (Italia). The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Giuseppe FUTIA [14/09/2020]

    I inform you that on 15 September at 10 am Dr. Giuseppe FUTIA will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Neural Networks for Building Semantic Models and Knowledge Graphs” in front of the commission composed of: Matteo Palmonari - Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italia), Francesco Osborne - Knowldege Media Institute, The Open University (Regno Unito), Anastasia Dimou - RUG - Universiteit Gent (Belgio), Federico Morando - Synapta s.r.l. (Italia), and Fulvio Corno – Politecnico di Torino (Italia). The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alessandro ALIBERTI [14/09/2020]

    I inform you that on 11 September at 4.00 pm Dr. Alessandro ALIBERTI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Machine learning techniques to forecast non-linear trends in smart environments” in front of the commission composed of Marco Pau - RWTH Aachen University (Germania), Anna-Maria Dumitrescu - Politehnica University of Bucharest (Romania), Luciano Baresi - Politecnico di Milano (Italia), Andrea Calimera - Politecnico di Torino (Italia), and Silvia Chiusano - Politecnico di Torino (Italia). The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    Best paper award at EGOV-2020 [08/09/2020]

    The paper titled "Identifying risks in datasets for automated decision-making" by Mariachiara Mecati, Flavio Emanuele Cannavò, Antonio Vetrò and Marco Torchiano has been selected as the best paper in the category "The most innovative research contribution or case study" at EGOV-2020. The paper has been presented on September 1, 2020.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alberto CARELLI [02/09/2020]

    I inform you that on 3 September at 9.00 am Dr. Alberto CARELLI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled ”Securing Critical Infrastructures” in front of the commission composed of: Ramon Canal, Politècnica de Catalunya (Spagna), Luca Maria Cassano, Politecnico di Milano (Italia), Giorgio Di Natale, CNRS TIMA (Francia), Alberto Bosio, Ecole Centrale de Lyon - Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (Francia), and Marco Torchiano, Politecnico di Torino (Italia). The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Valentino PELUSO [02/09/2020]

    I inform you that on 3 September at 10.00 am Dr. Valentino PELUSO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled ”Optimization Tools for ConvNets on the Edge” in front of the commission composed of: Rene Van Leuken, TU Delft (Paesi Bassi), Nicola Bombieri , Università degli Studi di Verona (Italia), Francesco Regazzoni, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Svizzera), Maurizio Martina, Politecnico di Torino (Italia), and Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino (Italia). The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    Student Research Competition - ACM SIGCOMM 2020 [14/08/2020]

    Paper titled "Automatic Optimization of Software Data Planes" by Sebastiano Miano, Gábor Rétvári, Fulvio Risso, Andrew Moore and Gianni Antichi won the Student Research Competition in the Graduate Division at ACM SIGCOMM 2020.


    PhD thesis Dr. Sebastiano Fabrizio FINOCCHIARO [29/07/2020]

    I inform you that on 30 July at 4.15 pm Dr. Sebastiano Fabrizio FINOCCHIARO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Cyber-security for embedded systems: methodologies, techniques and tools” in front of the commission composed of: Silvio Ranise, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italia), Aurellien Francillon - Eurecom (Francia), Joao Marques-Silva, University of Toulouse (Francia), Pietro Laface – Politecnico di Torino (Italia), and Luciano Lavagno – Politecnico di Torino (Italia). The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Marco DE BENEDICTIS [17/07/2020]

    I inform you that on 23 July at 2.00 pm Dr. Marco DE BENEDICTIS will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Security and trust in a Network Functions Virtualisation Infrastructure” in front of the commission composed of: Panagiotis Papadimitratos, KTH - Kungl. Tekniska Hogskolan - Royal Institute of Technology (Svezia), Billy Brumley, Tampere University (Finlandia), Fabrizio Lamberti, Politecnico di Torino, Francesco Bergadano, and Università degli Studi di Torino, Maria Grazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano. The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Sebastiano MIANO [09/07/2020]

    I inform you that on 13 July at 2.30 pm Dr. Sebastiano MIANO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Rethinking Software Network Data Planes in the Era of Microservices” in front of the commission composed of: Costin Raiciu, Universitatea Politehnica Bucuresti (Romania), Giuseppe Bianchi, Università di Roma, Antonio Barbalace, University of Edinburgh (Regno Unito), Marco Chiesa, TH Royal Institute of Technology (Svezia), Riccardo Sisto, Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be managed via virtual classroom and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Juan Pablo SAENZ [09/07/2020]

    I inform you that on 15 July at 10 am Dr. Juan Pablo SAENZ will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Software Engineering in the IoT Context: Characteristics, Challenges, and Enabling Strategies” in front of the commission composed of: J.C. Augusto - Middlesex University London, Ana M. Bernardos Barbolla - Universidad Politecnica De Madrid, Maristella Matera - Politecnico di Milano, Giuliana Franceschinis - Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Marco Torchiano – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be managed via virtual classroom and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    Best paper award at SIGCOMM 2020 [08/07/2020]

    Paper titled "Securing Linux with a Faster and Scalable Iptables" by Sebastiano Miano, Matteo Bertrone, Fulvio Risso, Mauricio Vásquez Bernal, Yunsong Lu and Jianwen Pi has been selected as one of the three Best CCR papers at the SIGCOMM 2020. Paper will be presented at the conference in August.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alberto CANNAVO' [26/06/2020]

    I inform you that on 10 July at 3 pm Dr. Alberto CANNAVO’ will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Interfaces for human-centered production and use of computer graphics assets”, in front of the commission composed of: Prof. Bill Kapralos, Referee (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Prof. Adalberto Simeone (Referee, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Prof. Giuseppe Serra (Università di Udine), Prof. Filippo Stanco (Università di Catania), Prof. Riccardo Sisto (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be managed via virtual classroom and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    IEEE TTTC McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis Award [03/06/2020]

    Dr. Sarah Azimi, a post-doc research fellow of the CAD & Reliability group in the Control and Computer Engineering Department of Politecnico di Torino won the European semi-final of the McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis Award competition organized by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Committee (TTTC). The semi-final took place at the IEEE European Test Symposium in May 2020. Dr. Azimi will be one of the three finalists (one from Europe, one from Asia and one from America) of the IEEE TTTC McCluskey best doctoral thesis award final round which will take place in November 2020 at the IEEE International Test Conference. She obtained her PhD degree in Computer and Control Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (XXXI cycle) with the dissertation titled: “Digital Design Techniques for Dependable High Performance Computing” under the supervision of Professor Luca Sterpone.


    European Test SYmposium Ph.D. Forum Contest Award [03/06/2020]

    On June 1st, 2020, Annachiara Ruospo, a Ph.D. student of the XXXIV cycle at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, won the Ph.D. Forum Contest Award at the 25th IEEE European Test Symposium with the work titled “Evaluation of Deep Neural Networks Reliability according to their data-type representation”. She presented her current projects regarding the reliability assessment of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). The PhD forum provides an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present their ongoing work and get feedback from experts in the field.


    PhD thesis Dr. Jalolliddin YUSUPOV [25/05/2020]

    I inform you that on May 29 at 3 pm Dr. Jalolliddin YUSUPOV will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Formal assurance of security policies in automated network orchestration (SDN/NFV)”, in front of the commission composed of: Lorenzo De Carli, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA), Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna (Austria), Athanasios Giannetsos, Technical University of Denmark, Erisa Karafili, University of Southampton (Regno Unito), and Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be managed via virtual classroom and open to anyone interested. To attend it, use this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alberto MONGE ROFFARELLO [14/05/2020]

    On May 22 at 9.00 pm Dr. Alberto MONGE ROFFARELLO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “End-User Development in the Internet of Things”, in front of the commission composed of Fabio Paternò - CNR-ISTI, Aaron Quigley - University of St. Andrews, UK, Marianna Obrist - University of Sussex, UK, Cristina Gena - Università di Torino, and Maurizio Morisio – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be managed remotely and open to anyone interested. Before the event, specific information about the procedure to follow in order to attend the presentation will be circulated. The discussion will be managed via Zoom and open to anyone interested. In order to attend you can use the following link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81855217844?pwd=NXpFOEp4b0c0MzJSUXltZUIzZFd6dz09

    PhD thesis Dr. Diego Michele MONTI [05/05/2020]

    On May 7 at 11.00 am Dr. Diego Michele MONTI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Multicriteria Evaluation for Top-k and Sequence-based Recommender Systems”, in front of the commission composed of Olga C. Santos - Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia - UNED, Luis Martinez Lopez - Universidad de Jaen, Iacopo Vagliano - Amsterdam University Medical Center, Andrea Giuseppe Bottino – Politecnico di Torino, and Marco Torchiano – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be managed via Zoom and open to anyone interested. In order to attend you can use the following link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82741769688?pwd=VklxRThSOFpxNXU3bnAzUUk3d0ovZz09

    Meeting ID: 827 4176 9688
    Password: 1ypqMN


    PhD thesis Dr. Enrico PALUMBO [24/04/2020]

    On April 27 at 3pm Dr. Enrico Palumbo will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Knowledge Graph Embeddings for Recommender Systems", in front of the commission composed of Paolo Cremonesi - Politecnico di Milano, Cataldo Musto - Universitŕ di Bari, Alejandro Bellogin Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Silvia Chiusano – Politecnico di Torino, and Paolo Garza – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be managed via Zoom and open to anyone interested. In order to attend you can use the following link:

    https://zoom.us/j/91881175230?pwd=MGJGTUtwdFJ1bHM4NEZCVVFDZWlJdz09

    Meeting ID: 918 8117 5230
    Password: 8UH1p2


    Phd Open Day 2020 [24/04/2020]

    On April 23, 2020, the POLITO IEEE Student Branch and HKN, in cooperation with SCUDO and the chairs of the PhD in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, in Computer and Control Engineering and in Metrology organized an Open Day event to present the PhD programmes in the ICT domain at Politecnico di Torino. The audio/video recording of the whole event is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktlk-u8BIss.




    PhD thesis Dr. Marco RESTIFO [20/02/2020]

    On February 20, 2020, Dr. Marco RESTIFO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Reliability and Testing of Complex Safety-Critical Automotive SoC", in front of the commission composed of Alberto Bosio, Ecole Central Lyon Zebo Peng, Linköping University, Liviu Miclea, Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, Michele Portolan, Université Grenoble Alpes, and Luca Sterpone, Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Marco CONOSCENTI [19/10/2019]

    On October 21, 2019, Dr. Marco CONOSCENTI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Capabilities and Limitations of Payment Channel Networks for Blockchain Scalability", in front of the commission composed of Mohammad Salamatian - Université de Savoie Mont Blanc, Giorgio Ventre - Università degli Studi di Napoli, Guido Boella - Università degli Studi di Torino, Marco Torchiano – Politecnico di Torino, Federico Spini – Fulgur Lab. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Meeting Room #1 of DAUIN (3rd floor) starting at 11.00.


    ACM-W Europe Hackathon [23/09/2019]

    On 16 September, the full-day ACM-W Europe Hackathon took place in Rome (Italy) in conjunction with the 6th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2019 from September 16 to 18. The team composed by the Politecnico di Torino PhD students Marilisa Montemurro (DAUIN, under the supervision of Prof. Elisa Ficarra) and Eliana Pastor (DAUIN, under the supervision of Prof. Elena Baralis), and the PhD Evelina Di Corso (Politecnico di Torino, DAUIN, supervised by Prof. Tania Cerquitelli), Federica Trani (Rome) and Yael Tsafrir (BsC, University of Israel) won the Hackathon challenge "Work life balance and smart working: brilliant ideas and new tools for the aerospace industrial sector" sponsored by Avio Aereo and CTNA. The goal of the womENcourage 2019 challenge was to develop a project focused on Work and Life balance integration,embodying concepts suitable for exploiting technologies and intelligent work models, encouraging a cultural change in the companies. More information is available at this link.


    IBM Qiskit Camp Hackathon [17/09/2019]

    From September 12 to 15, the first IBM Qiskit Camp hackathon in Europe (https://community.qiskit.org/events/europe/). The playground for the contest was Piz Gloria, Schilthorn (Switzerland), where the famous 007 movie "On Her Majesty's secret service" was shot. Qiskit is the framework developed by IBM for the programming of its own superconductive Quantum Computers. Among the participants there were MSc, PhD and Post-Doc students, as well as Professors coming from 19 countries around the globe. They were guided by high-level technicians of the US company working on hardware and software development of such kind of computing machines. A delegation of Politecnico di Torino took part in the event, composed of PhD students Giovanni Amedeo Cirillo (DET, under the supervision of Prof. Mariagrazia Graziano), Mohammad Ghazi Vakili ed Edoardo Giusto (DAUIN, under the supervision of Prof. Bartolomeo Montrucchio). They partnered with Omar Costa Hamido (PhD student in Music at Irvine University, California) and Alberto Baiardi (Post-doc in Theoretical Chemistry at ETH, Zurich). The team proposed "Quantum Synth", an audio synthesizer based on the imperfections of nowadays usable Quantum Computers, inherently affected by noise. The project gained one of the three prizes available, the one assigned by the community of Qiskit users, composed of all the participants to the event.



    PhD thesis Dr. Serhiy AVRAMENKO [12/09/2019]

    On September 23, 2019, Dr. Serhiy AVRAMENKO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Network-on-Chip -based Multi-Processor System-on-Chip: Towards Mixed-Criticality System Certification", in front of the commission composed of Alberto Bosio - Ecole Centrale de Lyon - Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, Marco Ottavi - Università degli Studi di Roma, Daniele Rossi – Università di Pisa, Maurizio Rebaudengo – Politecnico di Torino and Luca Sterpone – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 15.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Roberta BARDINI [05/09/2019]

    On September 18, 2019, Dr. Roberta BARDINI will discuss her PhD thesis, titled "A diversity-aware computational framework for systems biology", in front of the commission composed of Tarynn Witten (Virginia Commonwealth University), Ferdinando Di Cunto (Università degli Studi di Torino), Giovanni Petri (ISI Foundation), Diego Regruto Tomalino (Politecnico di Torino) and Lars Olsen (Technical University of Denmark). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Andrea MARCELLI [05/09/2019]

    On September 11, 2019, Dr. Andrea MARCELLI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Machine Learning and other Computational-Intelligence Techniques for Security Applications", in front of the commission composed of Leonardo Vanneschi (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), Christine Zarges (Aberystwyth University), Stefano Cagnoni (Università degli Studi di Parma), Andrea Calimera (Politecnico di Torino) and Bartolomeo Montrucchio (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 11.00.


    DAUIN Ph.D. Poster Day 2019 [05/09/2109]

    On Friday October 25 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the second floor of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN), Ph.D. students at the end of their studies (XXXII cycle) will present and discuss their research activities. The event is an opportunity to discover the Ph.D. program in Computer and Control Engineering and to better understand the research activities carried on at DAUIN. The event is open to everyone interested.



    PhD thesis Dr. Mariangela ROSANO [19/07/2019]

    On July 22, 2019, Dr. Mariangela ROSANO will discuss her PhD thesis, titled "Mixing quantitative and qualitative methods for sustainable transportation in Smart Cities", in front of the commission composed of Maria Elena Bruni – Università degli Studi della Calabria, Nicoletta Ricciardi – Università degli studi di Roma, Luce Brotcorne - INRIA - Lille, Francia, Francesca Maggioni – Università degli Studi di Bergamo and Maurizio Morisio – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 starting at 15.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Masoud HEMMATPOUR [19/07/2019]

    On September 6, 2019, Dr. Masoud HEMMATPOUR will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "High Performance Computing using Infiniband-based clusters", in front of the commission composed of Sorin Moraru - University Transilvania of Brasov, Claudio Zunino - Istituto di Elettronica e Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIIT), Maurizio Rebaudengo - Politecnico di Torino, Giancarlo Iannizzotto - Università degli Studi di Messina and Davide Quaglia - Universita' degli Studi di Verona. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Roberto Giorgio RIZZO [10/07/2019]

    On July 16, 2019, Dr. Roberto Giorgio RIZZO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Energy-Accuracy Scaling in Digital ICs: Static and Adaptive Design Methods and Tools", in front of the commission composed of Michele Magno, ETH Zurigo, Alberto Nannarelli, DTU Copenhagen, Andrea Acquaviva – Università degli Studi di Bologna, Paolo Garza – Politecnico di Torino and Silvia Anna Chiusano – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 starting at 11.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Leonardo REGANO [10/07/2019]

    On July 17, 2019, Dr. Leonardo REGANO will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "An Expert System for Automatic Software Protection", in front of the commission composed of Bjorn De Sutter - Ghent University, Stefano Paraboschi - Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bart Coppens – RUG Universiteit Gent (Belgio), Claudia Raibulet – Università degli Studi di Milano and Riccardo Sisto – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni starting at 10.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alessio VITICCHIE' [10/07/2019]

    On July 17, 2019, Dr. Alessio VITICCHIE' will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Software Attestation with Static and Dynamic Techniques", in front of the commission composed of Bjorn De Sutter - Ghent University, Stefano Paraboschi - Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bart Coppens – RUG Universiteit Gent (Belgio), Claudia Raibulet – Università degli Studi di Milano and Riccardo Sisto – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Francesco SAVARESE [10/07/2019]

    On July 6, 2019, Dr. Francesco SAVARESE will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Data Fusion Methods and Algorithms in the Context of Autonomous Systems - A path planning algorithms analysis and optimization exploiting fused data", in front of the commission composed of Francesco Amigoni – Politecnico di Milano, Marco Roveri – Fondazione Bruno Kessler (TN), Syed Tahir Hussain Rizvi – University of Lahore (Pakistan), Maurizio Morisio - Politecnico di Torino and Francesco Gregoretti – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 11.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Milad KARIMSHOUSHTARI [04/07/2019]

    On September 9, 2019, Dr. Milad KARIMSHOUSHTARI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Data Mining and Indexing Big Multimedia Data", in front of the commission composed of Lorenzo Fagiano - Politecnico di Milano,Simone Formentin - Politecnico di Milano, Giulio Binetti – General Motors Torino, Marko Tanaskovic - Singidunum University – Serbia and Diego Regruto Tomalino – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Mohammad REZA KAVOOSIFAR [04/07/2019]

    On July 11, 2019, Dr. Mohammad REZA KAVOOSIFAR will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Data Mining and Indexing Big Multimedia Data", in front of the commission composed of Giuseppe Psaila (Università di Bergamo), Elisa Quintarelli (Università di Verona), Benoit Huet (Eurecom – Francia), Silvia Chiusano (Politecnico di Torino) and Paolo Garza (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Stefano PRIMATESTA [27/06/2019]

    On July 11, 2019, Dr. Stefano PRIMATESTA will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Autonomous Navigation for Mobile Robots in Crowded Environments", in front of the commission composed of Kimon Valavanis, Unmanned Systems Laboratory University of Denver, Colorado (USA), Gianluca Ippoliti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Domenico Prattichizzo, Università degli Studi di Siena, Marina Indri, Politecnico di Torino and Bartolomeo Montrucchio, Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 starting at 15.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Stefano TRAPANI [21/06/2019]

    On July 18, 2019, Dr. Stefano TRAPANI will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Task Oriented Programming and Service Algorithms for Smart Robotic Cells", in front of the commission composed of Antoni Grau, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona, Spain), Antonio Visioli, Università di Brescia, Lucia Pallottino, Università di Pisa, Bartolomeo Montrucchio, Politecnico di Torino, and Carlo Novara, Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 starting at 10.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Riccardo COPPOLA [21/06/2019]

    On June 28, 2019, Dr. Riccardo COPPOLA will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Evolution and Fragility of Mobile Automated Test Suites", in front of the commission composed of Dan Robert Feldt CTH - Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB (Sweden), Paolo Tonella - Università della Svizzera italiana, Fulvio Corno – Politecnico di Torino, Andrea Giuseppe Bottino – Politecnico di Torino and Cristina Gena – Università di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 starting at 09.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Fareed ABUABIAH [21/06/2019]

    On June 25, 2019, Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Fareed ABUABIAH will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "A set-membership approach to direct data-driven control design", in front of the commission composed of Marco Casini – Università degli Studi di Siena, Luca Consolini – Università degli Studi di Parma, Guillaume Mercère – Université de Poitiers (France), Ivano Adolfo Maio – Politecnico di Torino and Maurizio Morisio – Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 starting at 10.00.


    IEEE European Test Symposium 2019 [13/06/2019]

    During the IEEE European Test Symposium 2019 (Baden Baden, Germany), a contest oriented to fresh Ph.D. students was held. 13 Ph.D. students presented their ongoing work in a special Poster presentation in the front of a jury composed by experts in the testing field coming from academy and industry. The 2nd and 3rd place went to two Ph.D. students from Politecnico di Torino DAUIN, whereas the first place went to a Carnegie Mellon student.

    The final rank was:
    1. Soumya Mittal – Carnegie Mellon University
    2. Andrea Floridia – Politecnico di Torino
    3. Marco Restifo – Politecnico di Torino


    PhD thesis Dr. Evelina DI CORSO [04/06/2019]

    On June 21, 2019, Dr. Evelina DI CORSO will discuss her PhD thesis, titled "Text miner's little helper: scalable self-tuning methodologies for knowledge exploration", in front of the commission composed of Prof. Annalisa Appice (Università degli studi di Bari, Italy), Prof. Khalid Belhajjame (University Paris-Dauphine, France), Prof. Rosa Meo (Università degli studi di Torino, Italy, Dr. Genoveva Vargas-Solar (CNRS, France) and Prof. Elena Baralis (Politecnico di Torino, Italy). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Federica BAZZANO [07/05/2019]

    On May 27, 2019, Dr. Federica BAZZANO will discuss her PhD thesis, titled "Human-Machine Interfaces for Service Robotics", in front of the commission composed of Prof. Bill Kapralos (UOIT, Ontario, Canada), Prof. Giuseppe Serra (Università di Udine, Italy), Prof. Hanan Samet (University of Maryland, USA), Prof. Filippo Sanfilippo (University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway), and Prof. Andrea Giuseppe Bottino (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Luigi Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Sarah AZIMI [07/05/2019]

    On May 16, 2019, Dr. Sarah AZIMI will discuss her PhD thesis, titled "Digital design techniques for dependable High-Performance Computing", in front of the commission composed of Prof. Luis Entrena (UC3M, Madrid, Spain), Prof. Fernanda Lima Kastensmidt (UFRGS, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Prof. Otmane Ait Mohamed (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), Dr. Monica Alderighi (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale IASF/INAF, Milano, Italy), and Prof. Stefano Di Carlo (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 1 (3rd floor) starting at 10.30.


    IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter 2018 PhD Thesis Award [08/01/2019]

    The IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter recognizes distinguished work by young researchers in the field of Computer Science and Engineering through presentation of an Award for the best PhD Thesis defended in an Italian University in 2018. The Award consists in an honorarium of 500 Euro and a Certificate. Candidates must send their application by March 15, 2019 (23.59 GMT). More information at this link.


    Quality Awards - Year 2018 [23/11/2018]

    Since few years, Politecnico di Torino established some quality awards for the best Ph.D. students at the end of each year. The beneficiaries of the awards are students in their second or third year, i.e., for 2018, students of XXX and XXXI cycle.

    For the Ph.D. in Computer and Control Engineering, recipients of the awards are:

    XXX cycle
  • Daniele JAHIER PAGLIARI

  • XXXI cycle
  • Sarah AZIMI
  • Masoud HEMMATPOUR
  • Mariangela ROSANO

  • The Academic Board congratulates with all of them!


    Meeting with students and tutors on final PhD discussion [23/10/2108]

    Prof. Sonza Reorda, the chair of the PhD Programme in Computer and Control Engineering, invites all the students of the XXXI cycle and their tutors to a meeting that will be held on November 13 at 10am in the Sala Ciminiera to further clarify the procedure leading to the final PhD discussion as well as to emphasize some critical points and recent updates.


    DAUIN Ph.D. Poster Day 2018 [18/09/2108]

    On Thursday October 11 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the second floor of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN), Ph.D. students at the end of their studies (XXXI cycle) will present and discuss their research activities. The event is an opportunity to discover the Ph.D. program in Computer and Control Engineering and to better understand the research activities carried on at DAUIN. The event is open to everyone interested.



    PhD thesis Dr. Giorgio Toscano [11/09/2018]

    On September 21, 2018, Dr. Giorgio Toscano will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Physical Interaction of Autonomous Robots in Complex Environments", in front of the commission composed of Silvia Maria Zanoli (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Matteo Matteucci ( Politecnico di Milano), Marina Indri (Politecnico di Torino), Carlo Novara (Politecnico di Torino) and Davide Brugali (Università degli Studi di Bergamo). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Teodoro Montanaro [04/09/2018]

    On September 10, 2018, Dr. Teodoro Montanaro will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "IoT Notifications: from Disruption to Benefit - Architectures for the Future of Notifications in the IoT", in front of the commission composed of Ana M. Bernardos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Giuliana Franceschinis (Univ. del Piemonte Orientale), Antonio Servetti (Politecnico di Torino), Marco Torchiano (Politecnico di Torino) and Cristina Gena (Università degli Studi di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 11.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alysson Diniz Dos Santos [10/07/2018]

    On July 18, 2018, Dr. Alysson Diniz Dos Santos will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Educational collaborative games for sustainable development", in front of the commission composed of Carlo Fabricatore (University of Huddersfield), Laura Ripamonti (Università di Milano), Glenda Gunter (University of Central Florida), Milton Mendes (Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Arido) and Tatiana Aires Tavares (Universidade Federal de Pelotas). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    Winner of the SMACD 2018 competition [09/07/2018]

    The student Sarah Azimi won the competition organized by the 15th International Conference on Synthesis, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design (SMACD2018). In the event, MSc and PhD students competed with their best ideas, methodologies, flows and tools with the goal of "Improving design automation for integrated circuits and systems". More information is available on the conference webpage


    PhD thesis Dr. Luca Venturini [19/06/2018]

    On June 22, 2018, Dr. Luca Venturini will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Classification algorithms for Big Data, with applications in the urban security domain", in front of the commission composed of Ciaccia Paolo (Università degli Studi di Bologna), El Abbadi Amr (University of California Santa Barbara), Pensa Ruggero (Università degli Studi d Torino), Garza Paolo (Politecnico di Torino) and Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Antonio Attanasio [13/06/2018]

    On June 19, 2018, Dr. Antonio Attanasio will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Mining Heterogeneous Urban Data at Multiple Granularity Layers", in front of the commission composed of Wrembel Robert (Poznan University of Technology), Meo Rosa (Università degli Studi di Torino), Masala Enrico (Politecnico di Torino), Quintarelli Elisa (Politecnico di Milano), Servetti Antonio (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera starting at 11.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Amirhosein Toosi [13/06/2018]

    On July 17, 2018, Dr. Amirhosein Toosi will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Feature Fusion for Fingerprint Liveness Detection", in front of the commission composed of Nasrollahi Kamal (Aalborg University), Iannizzotto Giancarlo (Università Studi Messina), Cabodi Gianpiero (Politecnico di Torino), Di Carlo Stefano (Politecnico di Torino) and Madani Kurosh (Institute of Technology of University). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunion 5 starting at 14.00.


    2nd Place at the semi-finals of the McCluskey Thesis Award [06/06/2018]

    The former student of the XXIX cycle Riccardo Cantoro, now post-doc at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, qualified in second place at the semi-finals of the McCluskey Thesis Award. The competition, which is organized by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Committee (TTTC), was held in conjunction with the IEEE European Test Symposium. More information is available at this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Yukai Chen [28/05/2018]

    On May 31, 2018, Dr. Erion Cano will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Modelling and Simulation of Non-functional Properties in Cyber-Physical Systems", in front of the commission composed of Sangyoung Park (Technical University of Munich), Nicola Bombieri (Università degli Studi di Verona), Davide Brunelli (Università degli Studi di Trento), Andrea Acquaviva (Politecnico di Torino) and Sara Vinco (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunion 3 (4th floor) starting at 13.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Erion Cano [27/05/2018]

    On June 6, 2018, Dr. Erion Cano will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Text-based Sentiment Analysis and Music Emotion Recognition", in front of the commission composed of Bart Dhoedt (Ghent University), Loïc Barrault (Le Mans University), Rosa Meo (Università degli Studi d Torino), Fulvio Corno (Politecnico di Torino) and Marco Torchiano (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunion 1 (3rd floor) starting at 15.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Daniele Jahier Pagliari [17/05/2018]

    On May 18, 2018, Dr. Daniele Jahier Pagliari will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Distributed services across the network from edge to core", in front of the commission composed of Donghwa Shin (Yeungnam University), Mauro Olivieri (Università degli Studi di Roma), William Fornaciari (Politecnico di Milano), Elisa Ficarra (Politecnico di Torino) and Andrea Calimera (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunion 3 (4th floor) starting at 13.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Amedeo Sapio [11/05/2018]

    On May 14, 2018, Dr. Amedeo Sapio will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Distributed services across the network from edge to core", in front of the commission composed of Lorenzo De Carli (University of Colorado at Boulder), Enzo Mingozzi (Universita' di Pisa), Mario Nemirovsky (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Domenico Siracusa (Create-Net) and Fulvio Giovanni Ottavio Risso (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 9.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Roberto Bonafiglia [11/05/2018]

    On May 14, 2018, Dr. Roberto Bonafiglia will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Improving the Performance of Virtualized Network Services Based on NFV and SDN", in front of the commission composed of Lorenzo De Carli (University of Colorado at Boulder), Enzo Mingozzi (Universita' di Pisa), Mario Nemirovsky (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Domenico Siracusa (Create-Net) and Mario Baldi (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Leonardo Favario [02/05/2018]

    On June 4, 2018, Dr. Leonardo Favario will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "A New Modular E-Learning Platform Integrating an Enhanced Multimedia Experience", in front of the commission composed of Maria Luisa Sapino (Università di Torino), Barbara Demo (Università di Torino), Davide Quaglia (Università di Verona), Tammam Tillo (Università di Bolzano), and Rosa Meo (Università di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 16.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Stefano Esposito [09/04/2018]

    On May 3, 2018, Dr. Stefano Esposito will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Mixed-Criticality Systems on Commercial-Off-the-Shelf Multi-Processor Systems-on-Chip", in front of the commission composed of Di Natale Marco (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna), Bosio Alberto (Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier), Pravadelli Graziano (Università degli Studi di Verona), Bernardi Paolo (Politecnico di Torino) and Rebaudengo Maurizio (politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Lorenzo Bottaccioli [05/04/2018]

    On April 5, 2018, Dr. Lorenzo Bottaccioli will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Modeling and simulation infrastructure for smart energy and renewable technologies integration in urban districts", in front of the commission composed of Ana-Maria Dumitrescu (Politehnica University of Bucharest), Aiello Marco (University of Stuttgart), Acquaviva Andrea (Politecnico di Torino), Calimera Andrea(Politecnico di Torino), Viani Federico (Università di Trento). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunioni 3 starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Francesco Lucrezia [28/03/2018]

    On April 16, 2018, Dr. Francesco Lucrezia will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Network Infrastructures for highly distributed Cloud-Computing", in front of the commission composed of Flavio Esposito (St. Louis University), Barbara Martini (CNIT), Domenico Siracusa (Create-Net), Paolo Giaccone (Politecnico di Torino) and Fulvio Risso (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 16.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Edoardo Fadda [07/03/2018]

    On March 20, 2018, Dr. Edoardo Fadda will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Integrating sensors data in optimization methods for sustainable urban logistic", in front of the commission composed of Prof. Walter Rei - UQAM Montreal, Prof. Reneta Mansini - Univ. Brescia, Prof. Teodor Gabriel Crainic - UQAM, Prof. Federico Della Croce - Politecnico di Torino, Prof. Maria Franca Norese - Politecnico di Torino. The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.30.


    IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter 2017 PhD Thesis Award [06/02/2018]

    The IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter recognizes distinguished work by young researchers in the field of Computer Science and Engineering through presentation of an Award for the best PhD Thesis defended in an Italian University in 2017. The Award consists in an honorarium of 500 Euro and a Certificate. Candidates must send their application by February 28, 2018. More information at this link.


    Best PhD dissertation award 2017 [05/01/2018]

    The PhD Program in Computer and Control Engineering awards annually the best dissertation among those of the students who take their degree in the year.

    For 2017, the winner of the award is Rosario SCATAMACCHIA for his dissertation titled "Knapsack problems with side constraints". PhD thesis Dr. Fabio Pulvirenti [27/11/2017]

    On December 22, 2017, Dr. Fabio Pulvirenti will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Frequent Itemset Mining for Big Data", in front of the commission composed of Dr. Dino Ienco (IRSTEA Montpellier), Prof. Giuseppe Psaila (Università degli Studi di Bergamo), Prof. Silvia Chiusano (Politecnico di Torino), Prof. Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino) and Prof Rosa Meo (Università degli Studi di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.00.


    Tiziana Vitrano Award "My research in three minutes" [19/11/2017]

    The student Sarah Azimi has been awarded the second prize of the Tiziana Vitrano Award "My research in three minutes". The Academic Board congratulates with her for the achievement.


    Quality Awards - Year 2017 [19/11/2017]

    Politecnico di Torino established some quality awards for the best Ph.D. students at the end of each year. The beneficiaries of the awards are students in their second or third year, i.e., for 2017, students of XXIX and XXX cycle.

    For the Ph.D. in Computer and Control Engineering, recipients of the awards are:

    XXIX cycle
  • Rosario SCATAMACCHIA

  • XXVIII cycle
  • Lorenzo BOTTACCIOLI
  • Erion CANO
  • Yukai CHEN
  • Stefano ESPOSITO
  • Daniel JAHIER PAGLIARI
  • Tahir RIZVI

  • The Academic Board congratulates with all of them!


    Best demo award at IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 [10/11/2017]

    The student Marco de Benedictis won the Best demo award at the IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks (NFV-SDN 2017) with the work titled "NFV-based network protection: the SHIELD approach" by Antonio Lioy, Georgios Gardikis, Bernat Gaston, Ludovic Jacquin, Marco de Benedictis, Ioannis Angelopoulos and Christos Xylouris. More information is available on the conference webpage.


    Best paper award at PROMISE 2017 [08/11/2017]

    Paper titled "Scripted UI Testing of Android Apps: A Study on Diffusion, Evolution and Fragility" by R. .Coppola, M. Morisio and M. Torchiano won the Best paper award at the 13th Int. Conference on Predictive Models and Data Analitycs in Software Engineering (PROMISE 2017).


    Best paper award at DFT 2018 [07/11/2017]

    The student Marco Restifo won the 1st Runner-up Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems (DFT 2018). More information is available on the conference webpage.


    PhD thesis Dr. Sarosh Tahir [02/10/2017]

    On October 4, 2017, Dr. Sarosh Tahir will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Impact of Physical Layer Parameters on the Design of Core Optical Networks", in front of the commission composed of Flavio Esposito (St.Louis University), Jorge Manuel Finochietto (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba), Massimo Tornatore (Politecnico di Milano), Vittorio Curri (Politecnico di Torino) and Riccardo Sisto (Politecnicdo di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    DAUIN Ph.D. Poster Day 2017 [25/09/2107]

    On Thursday October 19 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the second floor of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) Ph.D. students at the end of their studies (XXX cycle) will present and discuss their research activities. The event is an opportunity to discover the Ph.D. program in Computer and Control Engineering and to better understand the research activities carried on at DAUIN. The event is open to everyone interested.



    All the information related to the event has been collected at this link.


    PhD thesis Dr. Riccardo Cantoro [05/09/2017]

    On September 13, 2017, Dr. Riccardo Cantoro will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "New techniques for functional test of processor-based systems", in front of the commission composed of Mario Schölzel (Universität Potsdam), Michele Portolan (INPG – Grenoble), Alberto Bosio (LIRMM – Montpellier), Maksim Jenihhin (Tallinn University of Technology) and Paolo Bernardi (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Giuseppe Airò Farulla [30/08/2017]

    On October 4, 2017, Dr. Giuseppe Airò Farulla will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Design and development of methodologies, technologies, and tools to support people with disabilities", in front of the commission composed of Giorgio Di Natale (LIRMM - Montpellier), Luca Fanucci (Università di Pisa), Zain Navabi (University of Tehran), Liviu Miclea (University of Cluj-Napoca) and Carlo Geraci (CNRS). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 11.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alejandro David Velasco [13/07/2017]

    On July 14, 2017, Dr. Alejandro David Velasco will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Software-based methods for Operating system dependability", in front of the commission composed of Pravadelli Graziano (Università di Verona), Portolan Michele (Laboratoire TIMA), Bosio Alberto (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de microélectronique de Montpellier), Sterpone Luca (Politecnico di Torino) and Violante Massimo (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.00.


    Summer School on "Smarter Engineering for Industry 4.0" [11/07/2017]

    Industry 4.0 or “the Fourth Industrial Revolution" has been opened by the astonishing rise in computational power and connectivity. Paradigms of production change: new forms of human-machine interaction are required (touch interfaces, augmented reality systems, etc.), and new technologies for trasferring digital istructions to the physical world are needed (advanced robotic, 3D printing, etc.).

    The 3rd IEEE Italy Section PhD Summer School on “Smarter Engineering for Industry 4.0” will take place in Perugia, Italy on 17-23 September 2017.

    Students will be exposed to topics such as:

  • Rapid-Prototyping – Additive Manufacturing
  • Digitalizazion, Modelling and Simulation
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Telemedicine
  • Data Security
  • Electrification and automation in the agriculture of the future

  • More information is available at https://i4p0.jimdo.com/


    PhD thesis Dr. Francesco Brundu [03/07/2017]

    On July 4, 2017, Dr. Francesco Brundu will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Distributed service infrastructure for monitoring, management and simulation in Smart Cities", in front of the commission composed of Martìnez Cesena Eduardo Alejandro (University of Manchester), Brunelli Davide (Università di Trento), Farella Elisabetta (ICT Center Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Osello Anna (Politecnico di Torino) and Chiusano Silvia Anna (Politecnico di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Riunionni 3 (4th floor) starting at 13.30.


    IEEE TTTC McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis Award [26/05/2017]

    Dr. Boyang Du, who obtained his PhD degree in Computer and Control Engineering at Politecnico di Torino (XXVIII cycle) and is now a post-doc research fellow at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, recently won the European semi-final of the McCluskey Best Doctoral Thesis Award competition. The title of Dr. Du's dissertation is "Fault Tolerant Electronic System Design". The competition is organized by the IEEE Test Technology Technical Committee (TTTC). The semi-final took place at the IEEE European Test Symposium in May 2017. Dr. Du will be one of the three finalists (one from Europe, one from Asia and one from America). The final will take place at the IEEE International Test Conference on October 2017.


    PhD thesis Dr. Giulia Paciello [19/05/2017]

    On June 1, 2017, Dr. Giulia Paciello will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Bioinformatics methods and tools for identifying disease-associated B-cell populations, miRNA patterns and gene fusions in RNA-Seq data", in front of the commission composed of Sampsa Hautaniemi (University of Helsinki), Knut Reinert (University of Berlin, Freie Universität), Loredana Martignetti (Institut Curie, Paris), Michele Caselle (Università di Torino) and Roberto Piva (Università degli Studi di Torino). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 11.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alessandro Vallero [18/05/2017]

    On May 30, 2017, Dr. Federico Manuri will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Cross layer reliability estimation for digital systems", in front of the commission composed of Regis Leveugle (TIMA Lab, Grenoble, France), Marco Ottavi (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Lorena Anghel (TIMA Lab, Grenoble, France), Dimitris Gizopoulos (University of Athens, Greece) and Ramon Canal (UPC, Barcelona, Spain). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 11.00.


    PhD thesis Dr. Federico Manuri [03/05/2017]

    On May 30, 2017, Dr. Federico Manuri will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Visualization and human-machine interaction", in front of the commission composed of Fabrizio Lombardi (Northeastern University), Carlo Alberto Boano (Graz University of Technology), Giancarlo Iannizzoto (Università of Messina), Christian Micheloni (Università di Udine) and Paolo Montuschi (DAUIN - PoliTo). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Iacopo Vagliano [03/05/2017]

    On May 5, 2017, Dr. Iacopo Vagliano will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Content Recommendation Through Linked Data", in front of the commission composed of Fabien Gandon (INRIA), Andrea Tettamanzi (Nice Sophia Antipolis University), Czarnul Pawel (Gdansk University of Technology), Marco Torchiano (DAUIN - Polito) and Fulvio Corno (DAUIN - Polito). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 14.30.


    Best paper award at Evostar 2017 [27/04/2017]

    The student Andrea Marcelli received the best paper award at the Evostar 2017 conference for the paper titled “Use of a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Influence Maximization in Social Networks" by D. Bucur, G. Iacca, A. Marcelli, G. Squillero, and A. Tonda.


    euRobotics Technology Transfer Award [02/04/2017]

    The work “Real Time Implementation of a General Collision Detection Procedure for Industrial Manipulators” by Marina Indri (Politecnico di Torino), Stefano Trapani (Politecnico di Torino and COMAU), and Ivan Lazzero (COMAU) carried out by the Robotics Research Group in collaboration with COMAU has been included among the 5 finalists of the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award organized in the frame of the European Robotics Forum, March 22-24, 2017, Edinburgh, UK.


    PhD thesis Dr. Ludovico Orlando Russo [30/03/2017]

    On May 18, 2017, Dr. Ludovico Orlando Russo will discuss his PhD thesis, titled "Leveraging the Cloud to develop Service Robotics Applications", in front of the commission composed of Tiziana Margaria (University of Limerick and Lero, The Irish Software Research Center, Limerick), Gianluca Ippoliti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancora), Marina Indri (DAUIN - POLITO), Bartolomeo Montrucchio (DAUIN - POLITO) and Antoni Grau (Technical University of Catalonia, Barcellona). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 10.30.


    PhD thesis Dr. Rosario Scatamacchia [20/03/2017]

    On March 24, 2017, Dr. Rosario Scatamacchia will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Knapsack Problems with Side Constraints”, in front of the commission composed of David Pisinger (Technical University of Denmark), Vincent T'kindt (Université de Tours), Ulrich Pferschy (University of Graz – Rosario), Arianna Alfieri (DIGEP - POLITO) and Andrea Grosso (UNITO). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala C starting at 10.00 a.m.


    PhD thesis Dr. Alessandro Vasciaveo [16/03/2017]

    On March 17, 2017, Dr. Alessandro Vasciaveo will discuss his PhD thesis, titled “Computational models and algorithms to solve large-scale problems in network biology”, in front of the commission composed of Francesco Lotti, Columbia University (US), Barbara Di Ventura, Universität Heidelberg (DE), Alice Frigerio, Harvard University (US), Matteo Comin, Università di Padova (IT), and Rosalba Giugno, Università di Verona (IT). The discussion will be open to anyone interested and will take place in Sala Ciminiera (5th floor) starting at 3.00 p.m.


    Best paper award at HUCAPP 2017 [06/03/2017]

    The student Federica Bazzano received the best paper award at the International Conference on Human Computer Interaction - Theory and Applications (HUCAPP 2017) for the paper titled “Comparing Usability of User Interfaces for Robotic Telepresence” by F. Bazzano, F. Lamberti, A. Sanna, G. Paravati and M. Gaspardone.


    Best PhD dissertation award 2016 [18/01/2017]

    The PhD Program in Computer and Control Engineering awards annually the best dissertation among those of the students who take their degree in the year.

    For 2016, the winner of the award is Boyang DU for his dissertation titled "Fault Tolerant Electronic System Design". Mr. DU carried out his research activities at the Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering within the CAD Group.
    "My research in three minutes" award [22/11/2106]

    The student Daniel JAHIER PAGLIARI has been awarded the third prize of the doctoral challenge named “My research in three minutes”. The Academic Board congratulates with him for the achievement.


    DAUIN Ph.D. Poster Day 2016 [16/11/2106]

    On Wednesday December 14 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the second floor of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) Ph.D. students at the end of their studies (XXIX cycle) will present and discuss their research activities. The event is an opportunity to discover the Ph.D. program in Computer and Control Engineering and to better understand the research activities carried on at DAUIN. The event is open to everyone interested.



    All the information related to the event has been collected at this link.


    Quality Awards - Year 2015 [11/11/2016]

    On 30 May 2014 the Board of Governors has established a Ph.D. support plan which aims to value and recognize the University’s research excellence in order to increase the visibility of the Politecnico di Torino on a national as well as international scale. It also aims to increase the attractiveness of the Ph.D. as a study course, to increase the incoming students’ quality and to stimulate their valuable activity. As part of this plan, is foreseen to grant Ph.D. students with quality awards, in order to recognize and encourage excellence in research. The beneficiaries of the awards are the Ph.D. students in their second or third year, i.e., for 2015, students of XXVIII and XXIX cycle.

    For the Ph.D. in Computer and Control Engineering, recipients of the awards are:

    XXIX cycle
  • Riccardo Cantoro
  • Luigi Colangelo
  • Ludovico Orlando Russo
  • Rosario Scatamacchia
  • Alessandro Vasciaveo

  • XXVIII cycle
  • Boyang Du

  • The Academic Board congratulates with all of them!


    IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter 2016 PhD Thesis Award [06/11/2016]

    The IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter recognizes distinguished work by young researchers in the field of Computer Science and Engineering through presentation of an Award for the best PhD Thesis defended in an Italian University in 2016. The Award consists in an honorarium of 500 Euro and a Certificate. For the year 2016 one award will be presented.

    Only candidates with the following requisites are eligible for the award:
  • be a Member of IEEE Computer Society
  • have completed the Doctoral Program in an Italian Univ., and defended the Thesis in 2016

  • Candidates must send their application by January 20, 2017 together with:
  • Name and email address of the candidate
  • Self-certification of IEEE Computer Society membership with member number
  • Title of the PhD Thesis
  • Name of the PhD. Thesis Advisor and his/her contact email address
  • Name of the University and of the PhD program where the PhD has been acquired
  • Date of final defence
  • El. copy in pdf format of the PhD Thesis
  • El. copy in pdf format of a 1-page Summary of the contribution of the PhD Thesis
  • List of the publications co-authored by the candidate resulting from the thesis, if any
  • El. copy of the publications co-authored by the candidate concerning the PhD topic, if any
  • Curriculum Vitae listing educational background, positions held, awards of the candidate
  • A presentation letter by the PhD Thesis Advisor

  • All documents must be sent in electronic format by e-mail to sara.foresti@unimi.it with subject "Application for 2016 PhD Thesis "

    The thesis will be evaluated by a Board of three Experts in Computer Science and Engineering designated by the IEEE Computer Society Italy Section Chapter. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by March 31, 2017. The award will be presented at the 3rd International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI 2017). All the decisions of the Board are final.

    More information at the following link.


    Best paper award at VLSI-SOC 2016 [28/09/2016]

    The student Valerio Tenace received the best paper award at the VLSI-SOC 2016 conference for the paper titled “Multi-Function Logic Synthesis of Silicon and Beyond-Silicon Ultra-Low Power Pass-Gate Circuits” by V. Tenace, A. Calimera, E. Macii and M Poncino.


    Best oral presentation at Automatica.it 2016 [08/09/2016]

    The student Carlo Tommolillo received the SIDRA prize for the best oral presentation made at Automatica.it 2016 of the work titled “Towards robust 2D pose graph optimization via convex relaxation” by C. Tommolillo, L. Carlone, G.C. Calafiore and F. Dallaert.


    Presentation of the PhD program in Computer and Control Engineering [08/01/2015]

    A meeting open to all interested students has been organized to present the PhD program in Computer and Control Engineering. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 12 from 1 to 2.30 pm in the meeting room L. Ciminiera, at the 5th floor of the same building of LABINF.

    During the meeting, representatives from the Academic Board will provide an overview of the PhD program, by focusing on the procedure to enroll in the program (the call for applications is expected to be published later in January) and on the open research topics. Researchers from the Joint Open Lab established by Telecom Italia within Politecnico di Torino will also present their activities and the research proposals for future PhD students.

    Slides presented during the meeting are available at these links: [pres_polito] [pres_jol].


    Winners 28th cycle Quality Awards announced [19/10/2015]

    The Academic Board of the PhD program in Computer and Control Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the awards: Boyang Du, Michele Garraffa, Valerio Tenace, Pascal Trotta, and Gianvito Urgese. Awards have been assigned based on scientific production, prizes and recognitions, education activities and collaborations with the industry. Congratulations to the winners!


    Quality Awards for PhD students of the 28th cycle [22/09/2015]

    Based on the rules defined by Doctorate School, the Academic Board of the PhD program in Computer and Control Engineering launched an evaluation procedure to select the 5 winners of a Quality Award, to be selected among the PhD students enrolled to the 28th cycle. Each award consists of a 1,200 € prize and a certificate. More details can be found at this link. For any doubt please refer to prof. Matteo Sonza Reorda or to prof. Alfredo Benso.


    Mobile app for seafood frauds detection advertised on national media [21/07/2015]

    Francesco Rossi, a PhD student enrolled in the PhD programme in Computer and Control Engineering at Politecnico di Torino working in the SysBIO research group of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering developed a mobile app for tablets and smartphones named “Ok il pesce è giusto” aimed to protect citizens from food frauds.

    The app, created in collaboration with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta and with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, is specifically targeted to the seafood market, and is designed to match the picture of a product being purchased with a pictorial database of known references in order to inform the user about the actual product type and possible mismatches.

    “Ok il pesce è giusto” has been presented at the Expo 2015 Agorà space in Turin, and advertised in a number of national newspapers and magazines, both printed and online [Link 1][Link 2]. On July 14 and 15, 2015, the app has appeared on regional and national TV channels of RAI, the public Italian broadcaster [Link 3][Link 4].


    Cooperation activities with Telecom Italia [13/04/2015]

    We inform all interested students that we organized a meeting to present the PhD program in Computer and Control Engineering. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 16 from 10.30am to 11.30am in room 4D.

    During the meeting we will focus on the procedure to enroll in the program (the deadline will be on May 4) and on the research topics covered by the PhD program. Since a number of grants for PhD students will be funded by Telecom Italia, researchers from the Joint Open Lab established by Telecom Italia within Politecnico di Torino will also present their activities and the research proposals for future PhD students.


    Best PhD dissertation award 2015 [08/04/2015]

    The PhD Program in Computer and Control Engineering awards annually the best dissertation among those of the students who take their degree in the year.

    For 2015 the award winner is HU TINGTING for her dissertation titled "Deterministic and Flexible Communication for Real-Time Embedded Systems".

    Mrs. Hu performed her PhD in cooperation between the Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering and the Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (IEIIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). She is now a Research Fellow at IEIIT.
    PhD degree awarded to students of the XXVII cycle [05/03/2015]

    On March 5, 2015 the evaluation commission composed of prof. Renato De Mori (McGill University, Canada), Prof. Mario GERLA (UCLA, US) and prof. Cecilia Metra (University of Bologna Italy) awarded the PhD Degree to the students of the 7th cycle of the Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato (SIPD), including the following two, who followed the PhD program in Computer and Control Engineering:

    1. Luca GOBBATO
    2. Daniele ROLFO

    Congratulations to the new doctors!


    PhD degree awarded to students of the XXVII cycle [27/02/2015]

    On February 27, 2015 the evaluation commission composed of prof. Michele Portolan (University of Grenoble, France), prof. Stefano Cagnoni (University of Parma, Italy) and prof. Fulvio Corno (Politecnico di Torino) awarded the PhD Degree to the following students:

    1. Siamak ARAM
    2. Mauricio DE CARVALHO
    3. Giulio GAMBARDELLA
    4. Marco GAUDESI
    5. Tingtin HU
    6. Bilal JAN
    7. Massimo NATALE
    8. Davide SABENA
    9. Alessandro SASSONE
    10. Intesham UL-ISLAM
    11. Anees ULLAH

    Congratulations to the new doctors!


    Best PhD Dissertation Award [20/02/2015]

    The Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering launched an award for the best PhD dissertation. The Call is available at https://didattica.polito.it/tasse_borse_e_premi/bandi_borse_e_premi.html.

    All the PhD students of the 27th cycle of the PhD program in Control and Computer Engineering who are going to discuss their activities next week are strongly invited to submit the application and compete for the award.


    ESA's S2UN challenge [11/02/2015]

    Five students from the Doctoral School of the Politecnico di Torino (among which 3 from the PhD programme in Computer and Control Engineering, i.e., Giuseppe Airò Farulla, Francesco Brundu, Luigi Colangelo) participated to the international European "ESA's S2UN challenge" contest promoted by ESA and arrived to the final stage, ranking at the second place at the end of the competition.

    The contest is designed to force interdisciplinary groups of young people to further put into practice their knowledge by working on a case study that will lead to the proposal of possible entrepreneurial exploitations from ESA patents in terrestrial applications.

    Students from several different European universities participated to this contest. Politecnico’s students were accompanied by a specific training course held by Prof. Paolucci and Scellato. Managers from industry have also played the role of mentors to facilitate the assimilation of an approach similar to the one real companies have in terms of product and process innovation.

    The student group has proposed PIER – Petroleum Innovative Environmental Remediation, a project aimed at the containment and recovery of polluting oil as a result of accidental spills at sea; this project leverages on ESA patent "A deployable tensegrity structure, especially for space application".