Welcome to the FBK International PhD Program


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WHAT

"...an excellence PhD program, in collaboration with top universities world wide"
– Paolo Tonella, Director of the FBK International PhD Program



Three reasons to be a PhD student at FBK :)

Laboratories

FBK offers a unique stimulating and exciting environment to its PhD students. PhD students supervised by FBK researchers conduct their work in the lab of the research units, in strict collaboration with the units’ teams and under the supervision of top-ranked researchers, targeting the highest scientific and publication standards.

International network

The PhD program is carried out in collaboration with prestigious national and international affiliated universities. Over 90 PhD students are allocated to FBK's research units and are actively involved in international research projects and mobility programs.

Excellence

Most alumni of the PhD program have an exceptionally strong publication and citation record, and have been enrolled in prestigious institutions, as IBM T. J. Watson and University of Colorado at Boulder. During the FBK PhD Day, the best PhD student who graduated in the previous year is granted a monetary award.

OUR CENTERS

FBK's research includes information and communication technologies, materials and microsystems, religious studies.

ICT

Center for Communication and Information Technology


CREATE-NET

Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities

CMM

Center for Materials & Microsystems

ISR

Center for Religious studies


ISIG

Italienisch-Deutsches Historiches institut


IRVAPP

The research institute for the evaluation of public policies

Open Calls

Apply for a PhD at FBK through one of our affiliated universities

Call For Internship Students

Opportunities for paid research internships at FBK

Title: Deep machine learning for speaker diarization
Tutor: Alessio Brutti
Duration: Jan 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Url:https://hr.fbk.eu/en/jobs
Abstract: The problem of identifying who is speaking and when is a relevant task for many applications.
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Title: Scheduling and workload placement in a highly distributed and heterogeneous cloud environment (edge/fog)
Tutor: Silvio Cretti, Francesco De Pellegrini
Duration: Jan 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Url:https://hr.fbk.eu/en/jobs
Abstract: Optimize scheduling mechanisms in the context of edge/fog environments.
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Title: DNN adaptation for acoustic modeling in speech recognition
Tutor: Marco Matassoni, Daniele Falavigna
Duration: Jan 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Url:https://hr.fbk.eu/en/jobs
Abstract: Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) provides the ability of effectively process data related to 5G services at the very edge of the mobile network.
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Title: Predictive Process Monitoring – Investigating new application domains
Tutor: Chiara Di Francescomarino
Duration: Jan 1 - May 31, 2018
Url:https://hr.fbk.eu/en/jobs
Abstract: Predictive process monitoring aims at predicting how a current ongoing case will develop in the future by taking advantage of the history of past process executions.
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Title: Distributed Mobile Edge Computing in 5G Networks
Tutor: Domenico Siracusa, Roberto Riggio
Duration: Jan 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Url:https://hr.fbk.eu/en/jobs
Abstract: Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) provides the ability of effectively process data related to 5G services at the very edge of the mobile network.
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Title: Learning Semantic Constraints to Improve Automatic Test Input Generation for Grammar-based Systems
Tutor: Roberto Tiella
Duration: Jan 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Url:https://hr.fbk.eu/en/jobs
Abstract: A grammar-based system (GBS) is a software application which performs computations on a highly-structured textual input.
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Joint PhD call with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

PhD School: Skoltech Space Center
Number of positions: 2
Info: http://crei.skoltech.ru/space
Closing Date: September 15th, 2017

3D scene understanding and classification
URL: http://www.skoltech.ru/en/apply/phd-programs/programs/space-and-engineering-systems/

Advisor: Fabio Remondino (remondino@fbk.eu)

3D city modeling and 3D cadastre
URL: http://www.skoltech.ru/en/apply/phd-programs/programs/space-and-engineering-systems/

Advisor: Fabio Remondino (remondino@fbk.eu)


 

Joint PhD call with Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

PhD School: Skoltech Center for Energy Systems
Number of positions: 1
Info: http://crei.skoltech.ru/energysystems/
Closing Date: August 10th, 2017

Energy Solutions for Portable Devices
URL: http://crei.skoltech.ru/energysystems/phd-positions/

Advisor: Luigi Crema (crema@fbk.eu)


 

Joint PhD call with University of Genova, Italy

PhD School: Computer Science and Systems Engineering - Secure and Reliable Systems
Number of positions: 2
Info: http://www.dibris.unige.it
Closing Date: September 19th, 2017

Security testing procedures for mobile applications
URL: https://www.studenti.unige.it/postlaurea/dottorati/

Advisor: Roberto Carbone

Formal Methods for Requirements Validation of Resilient Systems
URL: https://www.studenti.unige.it/postlaurea/dottorati/

Advisor: Marco Bozzano, Alessandro Cimatti, Stefano Tonetta


 

If you are interested in the following research topics, send your expression of interest to the contact persons:

Topic: Machine Learning for Neuroscience
Upcoming call:PhD call at the University of Trento
Contact: avesani@fbk.eu

Students

Get to know the students currently carrying out their PhD at FBK

Mahmoud Fakhry Mahmoud Abdelraheem

Acoustic Scene Analysis and Distant-talking Speech Recognition

Greta Adamo

Formal ontologies

Dhaval Adjodah

Understanding Human Dynamics

Tahir Ahmad

Security and Trust

Muhammad Ali

CMOS Image Sensors for Advanced Applications

Salek Ali Muhammad

Application of blockchain technologies to the Internet of Things


Manuel Aravecchia

Vision based scene understanding

Duygu Ataman

Flexible machine translation

Martina Azzolini

Monte Carlo simulations of electron transport and mechanical phenomena in graphene and related 2d materials and composites

Danilo Benozzo

Neuroinformatics - Machine Learning for Neuroscience

Andrea Beretta

Interacting with big data

Martino Bernard

Development of light-wave-circuits for quantum-optics


Giulia Bertò

Machine Learning for Neuroscience

Matteo Biagiola

Software Engineering

Marinko Bobic

Strategic studies and international security

Maddalena Boselli

Many-body Physics of Hadrons and Nuclei

Paolo Bosetti

Biologia Matematica e Computazionale

Hana Bredikovà

International Politics and Conflict Resolution


Andrea Capuano

Microfluidic devices for microanalysis

Rocco Carcione

Diamond-based architectures for nanosystems and devices

Ilaria Cataldo

The relationships between genes, psychological traits, and behaviors

Simone Centellegher

Designing incentive models for citizen cooperation in smart communities

Rajen Chatterjee

Automatic Post-Editing for Machine Translation

Alessio Coletta

Security Monitoring for Cyber Physical Systems


Jacek Dabrowski

Investigation of techniques to improve requirements and architectural decisions during the development and evolution of complex software systems

Wenting Dang

Stretchable electrical interconnections for flexible electronics

Alessandro Daniele

Deep Learning for complex data trajectories

Stanislav Dashevskyi

Certification of Third-Parties Applications

Marco De Nadai

Investigating the relationships between spatial structures and urban characteristics

Martina De Sanctis

Design for Adaptation of Distributed Service-Based Systems


Biniam Fisseha Demissie

Automatic Generation of Security Test Cases for Inter-Component Communication Vulnerabilities

Mattia Antonino Di Gangi

Deep learning for human-in-the-loop advanced machine translation

Ivan Donadello

Integrating logical and statistical reasoning

Roberto Doriguzzi Corin

Methods and Techniques for Dynamic deployability of SDN/NFV systems

Raphael Durante

Arguing Religion in Europe

Mattia Duranti

Modelling and engineering of energy storage systems to balance variable and intermittent energy sources


Mojtaba Eskandari

Security Policy enforcement and monitoring

Ahmed Salih Fadhil

Socio-Technical and Gamified Systems for managing Health and Wellbeing

Mohammad Amin Farajian

Machine translation for CAT

Ambra Fastelli

Anna Feltracco

Linguistica Computazionale

Andrea Filippi

Sviluppo di fotorivelatori di singolo fotone al silicio con integrazione di nanostrutture plasmoniche


Silvio Fugattini

Tecniche avanzate per la realizzazione o la caratterizzazione di dispositivi a semiconduttore

Andrea Gaiardo

Tecnologie abilitanti di microlavorazione del silicio per la sensoristica di gas

Lorenzo Gatti

Natural language processing and production of persuasive messages

Simone Ghio

Design and microfabrication of multifunctional bio-inspires surfaces

Davide Giovanelli

Energy Efficient Embedded Digital Architectures

Pawel Gomoluch

Decentralized Adataption with Partial and Distributed Knowledge


Eleonora Grilli

Segmentazione e semantica in nuvole di punti architettoniche

Didem Gundogdu

Modeling Human Social Dynamics

Shoubhik Gupta

Bendable FET-Based Tactile sensors

Aravind Harikumar

Remote sensing for environmental monitoring

Davit Harutyunyan

Functional split in 5g networks

Kerry Ellen Hellmuth

Nudging toward Better Health: Application of Behavioral Economics to Health Decisions


Ahmed Irfan

Efficient SMT-based Model Checking of Reactive Systems w

Gunel Jahangirova

The Oracle Problem in Software Testing

Shahab Jalalvand

Speech transcription and translation for multimedia content

Elena Kalinina

Machine Learning for Neuroscience

Abdullah Khan

Understanding multimedia contents

Moustafa Ahmed Soliman Khatib

Terahertz Image Sensors in CMOS technologies


Reza Khoshkangini

Brain, mind and computer science

Surafel Melaku Lakew

Deep learning for human-in-the-loop advanced machine translation

Isotta Landi

Predictive Models for developmental trajectories

Lorenzo Lucchini

Modeling opinion, culture and knowledge dynamics using big data.

Babak Mafakheri

Centralized vs distributed Self-Organizing Network features in 5G Small Cell networks

Simone Magnolini

Automatic reasoning for semantic analysis of texts


Md Shahriar Mahbub

Distributed energy generation: analysis and optimization tools

Massimiliano Mancini

Local Deep Learning techniques for Scene Understanding

Marco Marcante

Development of cryogenic Silicon Photomultipliers for Dark Matter search

Francesca Marchetti

Application of graphene to nanofluids synthesis for solar thermal applications

Antonio Marsico

Intent-based networking and service negotiation

Damiano Martorelli

Development of multi-techniques systems and methodologies for material characterization in the fields of material science, cultural heritage and environmental control


Valentina Marziano

Computational epidemiology

Antonio Massaro

A study in game theory on resources allocation in distributed information and computing systems

Prashant Mathur

Domain adaptation in statistical machine translation

Eleonora Mencarini

Haptic Feedback for Learning Sports

Stefano Menini

Diachronic and Synchronic Comparisons of Points of View

Stefano Merzi

Application of novel position-sensitive Silicon PhotoMultipliers to medical imaging


Nadia Metoui

Risk-based access control

Tommaso Morresi

Numerical simulations on the mechanics of nanocomposites based on graphene or other 2D materials

Yaroslav Nechaev

Joint Attribute Extraction and Profile Alignment

David Novel

Tensile tests and traction of graphene and related 2d materials and composites

Olufemi Akindele Olumodeji

Memristor-based computing architectures with advanced signal processing capabilities

Lorenzo Papa

Communicating smart city: big data visualization and communication models for citizen, citizen manager and others stakeholders.


Federico Pederzolli

Control and management of next generation transport networks

Andrea Pedrielli

Numerical simulations on energy storage and deformation of "3D" graphene and related materials

Giulio Petrucci

Information Extraction for Learning Expressive Ontologies

Davide Pirrone

Change detection methodologies for multi-temporal SAR images

Rajeev Kumar Piyare

Exploiting Ultra-low Power Wake-up Radios to enable Low Energy Internet of Things (LE-IoT)

Md Masoom Rabbani


Veronica Regazzoni

Development, optimization and utilization of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) devices as radiation detector in fields of proton for radiotherapy

Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

International Politics and Conflict Resolution

Alessandro Rossi

Attività di ricerca nell'area della Visione Artificiale

Nicholas Ruiz

Statistical Machine Translation

Manuele Rusci

Energy Efficient Heterogeneous Computing for smart wearable

Sudipan Saha

Remote Sensing image processing


Gaia Cecilia Santini

Nanostructured Materials for Sample Preparation in Deep Sequencing Systems

Giada Sciarretta

Security and Privacy of Mobile Applications: Authentication and Authorization

Francesco Segatta

Computational Based Design of Bio-Inspired Electrochromic Molecules for Colour Tuneable Electronic Ink

Mirko Sessa

Model-based design and planning in Plant Automation

Nusrat Sharmin

Machine learning in diffusion MRI data

Federico Sinigaglia

Security Analysis and Testing of Strong Authentication Protocols based on Mobile Devices


Hari Siswantoro

Automated regulatory compliance checking of ABAC policies

Yady Tatiana Solano Correa

Advanced Methods for the Analysis of Very High Resolution Multi-Sensor Optical Images Time-Series

Rachele Sprugnoli

Temporal Processing of Historical Texts

Swathikiran Sudhakaran

Vision for Multimedia Understanding

Serra Sinem Tekiroglu

Sensorial Association of the words and its effects on Figurative Language

Matteo Terzi


Sajina Tinku

Functional contact lens for human health monitoring

Georgia Tryfou

Audio signal processing for music information retrieval

Alessio Xompero

A Distributed Approach for Localization, Mapping and Object Tracking in Mobile Smart Camera Networks

Nivasan Yogeswaran

Graphene-based FET for larage area flexible sensors

Alessandro Zandonà

Predictive networks for functional metagenomics

Marco Zanoli

CMOS low-noise readout circuits for arrays of THz sensors


Gaetano Zappalà

Caratterizzazione di fotomoltiplicatori al silicio sensibili alla luce ultravioletta estrema

Calogero Zarbo

Cloud computing solutions for big omics analytics in Bioinformatics

Majid Zarghami

CMOS readout ASIC for single-photon and radiation detectors

Affiliated Universities

Our PhD students get their degree from top ranked national and international universities

Università degli Studi di Trento

joint phd school and agreement with phd schools

Università degli studi Di Padova

joint phd school

Università degli Studi di Bologna

joint phd school

Consorzio delle Università degli Studi di Firenze, Pisa e Siena

joint phd school

Università degli Studi di Genova

joint phd school

University College London, UK

agreement with phd school


Imperial College London, UK

agreement with phd school

Queen Mary University, London, UK

agreement with phd school

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

agreement with phd school

Università degli Studi di Pavia

agreement with phd school

Università degli Studi di Brescia

agreement with phd school

University of Luxembourg

agreement with phd school


Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"

agreement with phd school

Politecnico di Torino

agreement with phd school

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

agreement with phd school

University of Liverpool

agreement with phd school

Università degli Studi di Udine

joint phd school

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

agreement with phd school


Alumni

Meet our testimonials


Students who graduated in 2017

Matteo Testi
Novel method and models to validate H2 storage in solid state material

Advisor: Crema Luigi
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2016

Hesong Xu
Solid-state single-photon detectors and CMOS readout circuits for positron emission tomography applications

Advisor: Stoppa David
University of Trento


Matthieu Dominique Patrick Vergne
Expert Finding for Requirements Engineering

Advisor: Susi Angelo
University of Trento


Guido Sordo
Novel multi-modal wideband vibrations MEMS energy harvesting concepts for self-powered Internet of Things (IoT) applications, with focus on converterâ??s size and power scalability

Advisor: Iannacci Jacopo
University of Trento


Maria Secchi
Nanostructure formation on Germanium by ion irradiation

Advisor: Giubertoni Damiano
University of Trento


Gaia Cecilia Santini
Purification and detection of cancer-related miRNA in microdevices

Advisor: Potrich Cristina
University of Trento


Alina Samusenko
Silicon-based photonic integrated circuit for label-free biosensing

Advisor: Pucker Georg
University of Trento


Paramita Paramita Mirza
Extracting Temporal and Causal Relations between Events

Advisor: Tonelli Sara
University of Trento


Thien Bao Nguyen
Machine Learning for Tract Segmentation in dMRI data

Advisor: Avesani Paolo
University of Trento


Vo Ngoc Phuoc An
Contributions to Semantic Textual Similarity Algorithms

Advisor: Popescu Octavian
University of Trento


Katsiaryna Labunets
Empirical Comparison of Security Risk Assessment Methods

Advisor: Armando Alessandro/Fabio Massacci
University of Trento


Francesco Frizzera
I profughi trentini nella Grande Guerra. Identità multiple, fedeltà percepita, welfare statale

Advisor: Pombeni Paolo
University of Trento


Francesco Corcoglioniti
Frame-based Ontology Population from Text: Models, Systems and Applications

Advisor: Serafini Luciano, Marco Rospocher
University of Trento


Josè Guilherme Camargo De Souza
Adaptive Quality Estimation for Machine Translation and Automatic Speech Recognition

Advisor: Negri Matteo, Turchi Marco, Federico Marcello
University of Trento


Benjamin Bittner
Formal Failure Analyses for Effective Fault Management: An Aerospace Perspective

Advisor: Alessandro Cimatti, Marco Bozzano
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2015

Tuan Anh Truong
Efficient Automated Security Analysis of Complex Authorization Policies

Advisor: Armando Alessandro
University of Trento


Gianluca Schiavo
Socially-Aware Interfaces for Supporting Co-located Interactions

Advisor: Zancanaro Massimo
University of Trento


Usman Raza
From Energy Efficient to Energy Neutral Wireless Sensor Networks

Advisor: Murphy Amy Lynn
University of Trento


Erica Raimondi
Increased qualifications and fewer dropouts? From compulsory schooling to vocational education in Italy.

Advisor: Schizzerotto Antonio
University of Trento


Sinan Mutlu
Multi-target tracking in unevenly illuminated scenes

Advisor: Messelodi Stefano
University of Trento


Itzel Morales Ramirez
Exploiting Online User Feedback in Requirements Engineering

Advisor: Perini Anna
University of Trento


Rad Nastaran Mohammadian
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Advisor: Furlanello Cesare
University of Trento


Andrea Micheli
Planning and Scheduling in Temporally Uncertain Domains

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


Cristian Mattarei
Scalable Safety and Reliability Analysis via Symbolic Model Checking Theory and Applications

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


Svetlana Kovaleva
Entrepreneurial Behavior is Still a Black Box. Three Essays on How Entrepreneurial Learning and Perceptions Can Influence Entrepreneurial Behavior and Firm Performance

Advisor: Rettore Enrico
University of Trento


Fitsum Meshesha Kifetew
Evolutionary Test Case Generation via Many Objective Optimization and Stochastic Grammars

Advisor: Tonella Paolo
University of Trento


Mathew Joseph
Query Answering over Contextualized RDF/OWL Knowledge with Expressive Bridge Rules Decidable classes

Advisor: Serafini Luciano
University of Trento


Anna Grillini
La mente dei civili. Storia e storie da un manicomio di confine (Pergine Valsugana 1909-1924)

Advisor: Bellabarba Marco/Mondini Marco
University of Trento


Marco Elio Gustavo Gario
A Formal Foundation of FDI Design via Temporal Epistemic Logic

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


Ailbhe Noelle Finnerty
Understanding Human Social Behaviour with Computational Social Science

Advisor: Pianesi Fabio
University of Trento


Simona Cicognani
Three essays in experimental and labor economics

Advisor: Schizzerotto Antonio
University of Trento


Attaullah Buriro
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Advisor: Armando Alessandro
University of Trento


Fabio Brigidi
Modelling of Grazing Incidence X-Ray Fluorescence (GIXRF) for surface layer characterisation

Advisor: Bersani Massimo
University of Trento


Alessander Botti Benevides
From states to objects and events through stratification: A formal account and an application to data analytics

Advisor: Ghidini Chiara
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2014

Sergio Mover
Verification of Hybrid Systems using Satisfiability Modulo Theories

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


Elisabetta Mazzuca
A novel high-efficency SiPM-based system for Ps-TOF

Advisor: Piemonte Claudio
University of Trento


Lorenza Marocchi
Surface Functionalizations towards Nucleic Acid Purification: a nanoscale study

Advisor: Pederzolli Cecilia/Lunelli Lorenzo
University of Trento


Muhammad Tahir Khan
Involving Domain Experts in the construction of OWL ontologies experience oriented and tool base support for template-based modelling and knowledge reuse

Advisor: Serafini Luciano
University of Trento


Leo Huf Campos Braga
Modeling, Design and Characterization of a Multi-Pixel Digital SiPM for PET Applications

Advisor: Stoppa David
University of Trento


Tao Hu
Adaptation in Non-Parametric State Estimation with Application to People Tracking

Advisor: Messelodi Stefano
University of Trento


Suzana Domingues
CMOS Terahertz Sensors and Circuits for Imaging Applications

Advisor: Stoppa David
University of Trento


Ali Fawzi Najm Al-Shammari
OVVM Open Vote Verification Technique for DRE Systems

Advisor: Villafiorita Monteleone Adolfo
University of Bolzano


Michele Filosi
A network medicine approach on microarray and Next generation Sequencing data

Advisor: Furlanello Cesare
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2013

Gözde Özbal
Computational Approaches to Linguistic Creativity for Real World Applications

Advisor: Strapparava Carlo
University of Trento


Mohammed Abdul Whaeed
Acoustic Model Adaptation For Reverberation Robust Automatic Speech Recognition

Advisor: Matassoni Marco
University of Trento


Roberto Visintainer
Distances and Stability in Biological Network Theory

Advisor: Jurman Giuseppe
University of Trento


Olga Shcherbakova
3D Camera based on gain-modulated CMOS avalanche photodiodes

Advisor: Stoppa David
University of Trento


Abdul Qader Ahsan Qureshi
Multilayer micromachined RF MEMS filters at Ka and L/S band for on-board satellite communication systems

Advisor: Margesin Benno
University of Trento


Luca Pelliccia
Tunable and Miniaturized Waveguide Filters for Advanced Communication Systems

Advisor: Margesin Benno
University of Trento


Giovanni Paternoster
Silicon concentrator solar cells: fabrication, characterization and development of innovative designs

Advisor: Ferrario Lorenza
University of Trento


Rajesh Pandiyan
Growth by radio frequency sputtering and characterisation of rare earth doped wide bandgap oxides

Advisor: Bensaada Laidani Nadhira
University of Trento


Kyriaki Kalimeri
Traits States And Situations Automatic Prediction Of Personality And Situations From Actual Behavior

Advisor: Pianesi Fabio
University of Trento


Ebrahimi Saameh Golzadeh
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Advisor: Omologo Maurizio
University of Trento


Andrea Gobbi
Theoretical and algorithmic solutions for null models in network theory

Advisor: Jurman Giuseppe
University of Trento


Mekuria Eshete Birhanu
Effective Analysis Characterization and Detection of Malicious Activities on the Web

Advisor: Villafiorita Monteleone Adolfo
University of Trento


Evgeny Demenev
Evolution of Arsenic nanometric distribution in Silicon under advanced ion implanation and annealing processes

Advisor: Giubertoni Damiano
University of Trento


Aaron Ciaghi
Standardizing ICT for Development Towards the Definition of a Standard Process and Maturity Model for ICTD Projects

Advisor: Villafiorita Monteleone Adolfo
University of Trento


Md Faisal Mahbub Chowdhury
Improving the Effectiveness of Information Extraction from Biomedical Text

Advisor: Lavelli Alberto
University of Trento


Antonino Calà Lesina
Parallel FDTD Electromagentic Simulation of Dispersive Plamonic Nanostructures and Opal Phothonic Crystals in the Optical Frequency Range

Advisor: Vaccari Alessandro
University of Trento


Arianna Bisazza
Linguistical motivated recordering modlling for phrase-based stastical machine translation

Advisor: Federico Marcello
University of Trento


Ligia Maria Batrinca
Multimodal Personality Recognition from Audiovisual Data

Advisor: Pianesi Fabio
University of Trento


Giorgio Baratti
Tecniche digitali di Modellazione 3D applicate alla ricerca e documentazione archelogica

Advisor: Stoppa David
University of Trento


Andrea Avancini
Security testing of Web en smart phone applicarions

Advisor: Ceccato Mariano/Tonella Paolo
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2012

Kateryna Tymoshenko
A General Framework for Exploiting Background Knowledge in Natural Language Processing

Advisor: Giuliano Claudio
University of Trento


Iulia Sirbu Adina
Corrective Evolution of adaptable process models

Advisor: Pistore Marco
University of Trento


Yashar Mehdad
Cross-lingual Textual Entailment and Applications

Advisor: Federico Marcello
University of Trento


Ioana Luciu
RF plasma synthesis and characterization of thin films for transparent conductors

Advisor: Bensaada Laidani Nadhira
University of Trento


Gianluca Lebani
STaRS.sys designing and building a commonsense-knowledge enriched wordnet for therapeutic purposes

Advisor: Pianta Emanuele
University of Trento


Susanne Greiner
Bayesian Inference for Brain Decoding

Advisor: Avesani Paolo
University of Trento


Michela Ferron
Collective memories in Wikipedia

Advisor: Massa Paolo
University of Trento


Nicola Cottini
Ultra-Low-Power Vision Systems for Wireless Applications

Advisor: Gottardi Massimo
University of Trento


Anna Battisti
Computer simulations of biomolecular systems

Advisor: Dapor Maurizio
University of Trento


Surafel Lemma Abebe
Supporting Concept Extraction and Identifier Quality Improvement through Programmers' Lexicon Analysis

Advisor: Tonella Paolo
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2011

Ahmed Qureshi Nauman
Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive Software Bridging the Gap Between Design-Time and Run-Time

Advisor: Perini Anna
University of Trento


Maksim Khadkevich
Music signal processing for automatic extraction of harmonic and rhythmic information

Advisor: Omologo Maurizio
University of Trento


Giorgio Guzzetta
A new computational approach to the integrated modeling of infectious diseases

Advisor: Furlanello Cesare
University of Trento


Matteo Ceriotti
Guaranteeing Communication Quality in Real World WSN Deployments

Advisor: Murphy Amy Lynn
University of Trento


Elena Cardillo
A lexi-ontological resource for consumer healthcare

Advisor: Serafini Luciano
University of Trento


Elena Cabrio
Component-Based Textual Entailment a Modular and Linguistically-Motivated Framework for Semantic Inferences

Advisor: Magnini Bernardo
University of Trento


Paolo Armani
Progress of Monte Carlo methods in nuclear physics using EFT–based NN interaction and in hypernuclear systems.

Advisor: Pederiva Francesco
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2010

Komminist Sisai Weldemariam
Using Formal Methods for Building more Reliable and Secure e-voting Systems

Advisor: Villafiorita Monteleone Adolfo
University of Trento


Parisa Ture Savadkoohi
Study of the electromechanic aspects of RF MEM devices with particular emphasis on the dynamic behavior for the case of RF MEM switches and tuneable capacitors

Advisor: Margesin Benno
University of Trento


Sara Tonelli
Semi-automatic techniques for extending the FrameNet lexical database to new languages

Advisor: Pianta Emanuele
University of Venezia Ca' Foscari


Francesco Solazzi
Novel Design Solutions for High Reliability RF MEMS Switches

Advisor: Margesin Benno
University of Trento


Cristina Ress
MICRO ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS AND PCR SYSTEMS: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR TOOLS FOR WINE YEAST ANALYSIS

Advisor: Lorenzelli Leandro
University of Trento


Marina Repich
Development of a simulation environment for the analysis and the optimal design of fluorescence detectors based on single photon avalanche diodes

Advisor: Stoppa David
University of Trento


Daniele Pighin
Greedy Feature Selection in Tree Kernel Spaces

Advisor: Federico Marcello, Moschitti Alessandro
University of Trento


Lara Odorizzi
Lab-on-cell and cantilever-based sensors for gene analysis

Advisor: Lorenzelli Leandro
University of Trento


Nicole Novielli
Lexical Semantics of Dialogue Acts

Advisor: Strapparava Carlo
University of Bari


Francesco Nesta
Techniques for robust source separation and localization in adverse environments

Advisor: Omologo Maurizio
University of Trento


Mirko Morandini
Goal-Oriented Development of Self-Adaptive Systems

Advisor: Penserini Loris/Perini Anna
University of Trento


Chiara Di Francescomarino
Semantic Annotation of Business Process Models

Advisor: Tonella Paolo
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2009

Alessandro Valitutti
Computational Production of Affect-Based Verbal Humorous Expressions

Advisor: Strapparava Carlo
University of Trento


Alberto Siena
Engineering Law-Compliant Requirements the Nomos Framework

Advisor: Susi Angelo
University of Trento


Samantha Riccadonna
Predictive Data Mining for Integrative Functional Genomics

Advisor: Furlanello Cesare
University of Trento


Silvano Paoli
A high performance computational environment for UHTS studies

Advisor: Furlanello Cesare
University of Trento


Bruno Lepri
Multimodal Recognition of Social Behaviors and Personality Traits in small group interaction

Advisor: Pianesi Fabio
University of Trento


Krishnamani Kalyanasundaram
An efficient effective and scalable methodology for formal verification

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


Syed Arsalan Jawed
CMOS readout interfaces for MEMS capacitive microphones

Advisor: Gottardi Massimo
University of Trento


Mikael Franzén Per Anders
Efficient Solving of the Satisfiability Modulo Bit-Vectors Problem and Some Extensions to SMT

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


Marco Ajelli
New–generation individual based models for infectious diseases transmission

Advisor: Merler Stefano
University of Trento



Students who graduated in 2008

Octavian Popescu
Ontological Constraints in a Statistical Framework for Person Cross Document Coreference

Advisor: Magnini Bernardo
University of Trento


Cu Nguyen Duy
Testing Techniques for Software Agents

Advisor: Perini Anna/Tonella Paolo
University of Trento


Bonaventura Coppola
Practical Frame Semantics for Natural Language Systems

Advisor: Magnini Bernardo
University of Trento


Roberto Bruttomesso
RTL verification: from SAT to SMT(BV) application of lazy satisfiability modulo theories techniques to the validation of combinational RTL designs

Advisor: Cimatti Alessandro
University of Trento


  • 2002-2005

    Alfio Gliozzo: Research Manager, Knowledge Induction @ IBM Research

    Alfio Gliozzo has 16 years of research and development experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence, with strong focus on Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web. He is currently managing the Knowledge Induction department at IBM T.J. Watson Research and teaching Cognitive Computing at Columbia University. He was part of the Deep QA team that developed Jeopardy! system.

  • 2007-2011

    Elena Cabrio: Assistant Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

    Elena is an assistant Professor at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Her research is on Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, Question Answering, Textual Entailment and Linguistics

  • 2010-2014

    Leo Braga: EFFECT Photonics

    Dr. Leo Huf Campos Braga worked on his PhD at FBK within IRIS team from October 2010 to April 2014. He got his PhD from University of Trento in April 2014 and joined NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) as principal Scientist in August 2014. In January 2016 he moved to EFFECT Photonics where is now Module Engineering Manager of the team in charge of designing the optical communications module, including mechanics, electronics, firmware and optical sub-assembly.

  • 2006-2010

    Daniele Pighin: Research Scientist at Google

    Specialties: Supervised learning, kernel methods, statistical machine translation, natural language processing, software architectures for text processing, summarization, information extraction, relation extraction, event learning.

  • 2009-2014

    Sergio Mover: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Colorado Boulder

    Research Interests: Formal methods, verification of hybrid systems, verification of infinite-state systems, abstraction refinement techniques, parameter synthesis, satisfiability modulo theories.

  • 2008-2011

    Yashar Mehdad: Research Manager at Yahoo

    Research scientist, data scientist, research project manager and software engineer with more than 10 years experience in a variety of machine learning, ranking, personalization, text mining and natural language processing applications, including information extraction, summarization, topic labeling, text understanding, machine translation and semantics, in monolingual and cross-lingual environments. Interested primarily in bringing various creative ideas to real world applications.

  • 2008-2012

    Heorhi Raik: Sofware Engineer at Facebook (London)

    Research scientist in the areas of service-oriented computing and artificial intelligence. His research interests include service composition, dynamic process adaptation, user-centric services, collective adaptive systems, AI planning. Heorhi obtained his Ph.D. in computer science in 2012, with the thesis: Service Composition in Dynamic Environments: From Theory to Practice.

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