Research Areas

The activity of the PhD school is organised into three curricula which are mainly supported by the expertise available at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering (Research Areas).


Photonics research activities address the design and development of integrated photonic technologies and devices for telecommunications and sensors, the development of laser sources for industrial and space applications. Space Systems and Communication research activities are aimed at research topics concerning both hardware and software development of modern telecommunication systems, with particular attention to space applications.


The Computer Science and Automation curriculum addresses the most innovative issues of these two sectors. Main field of research are Data Science, Multimedia and Embedded Systems as far as information technologies and Control Theory and Robotics as regards the aspects related to automation. This path involves also researchers of the Economics Departments for the topic "FINancial data TECHnology", which concerns the methods of data science, machine learning and blockchain networks, applied to financial "big data".


The Industrial Engineering curriculum aims to train young researchers with specialized skills in the areas of industrial electrical engineering, electrical drives, electrical power plants and robotics, with particular attention to the ability to develop innovative models for the analysis and design of complex systems.


IEIE course offers several Phd fellowships financially supported by national and international companies. The PhD activities are developed in strict collaboration with industrial research and development industrial sectors includes a training stage in the company.