Research Areas and Topics

The matrix structure of the PhD Program in Industrial Innovation envisions the application of enabling technologies to various industrial domains. Such match generates innovation, which is fostered by the fourth Industrial Revolution, also referred to as Industry 4.0.

Enabling Technologies

  • Advanced materials (Nanotechnology, Graphene)
  • Advanced process technologies (Robotics, Mechatronics, Additive Manufacturing)
  • Digital technologies (5G, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing)

Industrial domains

  • Smart Cities and Communities
  • Smart Factory
  • Health, Wellbeing, and Active Aging
  • Smart Energy Systems
  • Automotive
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Finance

 


Main research areas:

  • Accessibility and assistance systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Asset Allocation
  • Autonomous vehicles and robots
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials and biomedical technologies
  • CMOS image sensors and radiation detectors
  • Coatings and surface treatments
  • Computer Vision
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science and Management
  • Deep and Structured Machine Learning
  • Distributed measuring systems
  • Distributed Sensing
  • Electronics
  • Embedded Electronics and Computing Systems
  • Experimental characterization of the mechanical behaviour and numerical modeling
  • Finance
  • High-strength glasses and ceramics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent machine tools and machining processes
  • Intelligent systems and instrumentation for the quality of life
  • Language, Speech and Interaction
  • Machine Learning and Intelligent Optimization
  • Materials chemistry
  • Materials for energy
  • Measurement systems and sensor data fusion
  • Mechanisms for space applications
  • Microelectronics
  • Microsensors
  • Modeling and simulation of mechatronics system
  • Modeling of the human movements
  • Modeling, simulation and control of process
  • Multimedia Signal Processing and Understanding
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Polymeric and composite materials
  • Product innovation
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Risk Management
  • Signal Processing and Recognition
  • Smart energy systems
  • Social Informatics
  • Software Engineering and Formal Methods
  • Systems and Networks
  • Systems on chip (SoC), energy harvesting and ultra-low power methodologies
  • Wearable computing
  • Wireless Networking
  • Wireless sensor networks and cyber physical systems