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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 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".