Delivered study plan academic year 2020/2021





The delivered study plan for the academic year 2019-2020 includes the following activities:

 



  1. Advanced courses (with final evaluation)


  2. Seminars and laboratory activities


  3. Research activity


  4. Additional independent formation and research activities


 



  1. Advanced courses



The Advanced courses (with final evaluation) are programmed for the first year of the PhD course.

In addition to the specialized master-level courses, a number of PhD Advanced courses are offered to the PhD in ICT students by professors of the PhD Board, other Sapienza professors, as well as external professors or researchers. The list of the PhD Advanced courses offered in the present academic year is reported in the following Table.  



A more detailed description, including the specific lecture dates is available in the section “Courses”.



Notice that the total specific offer of the PhD in ICT course sums up to a total of 42 CFU.

 

 






















































































 

List of Advanced courses offered in the academic year 2019-2020

 


 Topic

 Instructor

CFU

Dates

 Random Multiple Access

 

 

 

 prof. Andrea Baiocchi

 Sapienza

 4

 January 14 – February 13,   2020

 La scrittura tecnico-scientifica

 

 

 

 prof. Emilio Matricciani,   Politecnico di Milano

 4

 January 28 – February 5,

 2020

 Wideband and Robust Sensor Array Processing.

 Part I and Part II


 

 

 prof. Elio D. Di Claudio

 Sapienza

 3+2

 January 13 – February 3 

 2020

 Quantum Computing and 

 Quantum Machine Learning

 for ICT Applications


 

 prof. Massimo Panella

 Sapienza

 1

 late January,

 early February

 2020.

 Convex optimization: Theory and Applications 

 

 

 dr. Stefania Sardellitti

 Sapienza

 1-2

 February 2020

 Perturbative and qualitative methods: 

 tools to solve nonlinear problems


 

 prof. Sandra Carillo

 Sapienza

 4

 March 2020

 Numerical modelling and simulation of

 electromagneticproblems with open source

 finite-difference time-domain   software

 prof. Lara Pajewski

 Sapienza

 2

 April 2020

 Nonlinear Optics and Applications

 

 

 

 prof. Stefan Wabnitz

 Sapienza

 6

 April- June 2020

 Complex Systems Modelling by

 Granular Computing


 

 

 prof. Antonello Rizzi

 Sapienza

 2

 late May 2020 - early June 

 2020

 TensorFlow for ICT applications

 

 

 

 dr. Simone Scardapane

 Sapienza

 4

 May 20 – June 14

 2020

 Machine Learning for Networks

 

 

 

 prof. Paolo Di Lorenzo e

 prof. Sergio  Barbarossa

 Sapienza

 2

 late June 2020, early July

 2020

 Analytical Techniques for Wave Phenomena

 

 

 prof. Paolo Burghignoli

 Sapienza

 6

 October 1 – October 31

 2020

 




The first-year PhD students (as well as the second-year PhD students, in case they have not been able to fulfill completely the first-year Advanced courses duties) can choose, among the available Master-level courses and the Advanced courses in this Table, a set of courses that sums up to 12 CFU.

 

 





  1. Seminars and laboratory activities



Seminars and laboratory activities must be included by the PhD students for 6 CFU during each of the three years of the course.  The 6 CFU can be subdivided among the seminars and laboratory activities, as desired by the student and planned in his/her Doctoral Program Form.

 



  1. Seminars



The PhD in ICT course offers a wide set of seminars to the PhD students. The global offer takes advantage by all possible opportunities to have distinguished speakers, there including visiting professors and researchers, scientific collaborations of the PhD Board members, as well as selected ad hoc invited fellows.

 

For this reason, it is not possible to provide in advance a full list of available seminars. In contrast, the individual seminars are announced through the news web-site on a short term basis and their listing is made available in the “Seminar” section.

 



  1. Laboratory activities



The laboratory activities consists of hands-on experience on projects and experimental research setups that are available for specific projects or research efforts. The PhD student can be involved with the practical activity to support the ongoing activity, in order to increase his/her experience and acquire the capability to operate in an experimental environment.

 

The set of Laboratories that concur to the PhD in ICT offer is reported in the Table below.




























































































 

List of laboratories hosting PhD in ICT activities

 


 Topic

 Reference professors

 

 Laboratory of Advanced Communications Technologies and

 Services (ACTS)

 prof. Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto

 prof. Luca De Nardis

 Laboratory of amorphous Silicon Devices and Systems (aSiDaS)

 prof. Giampiero de Cesare

 prof. Domenico Caputo

 Laboratory of Antennas and remote sensing

 

 prof. Nazareno Pierdicca

 prof. Frank Silvio Marzano

 Laboratory of Computational Intelligence and Pervasive Systems

 (CIPS)

 prof. Massimo Panella 

 prof. Antonello Rizzi

 Laboratory of Digital Systems (LSD)

 prof. Mauro Olivieri

 prof. Marco Balsi

 prof. Francesco Menichelli 

 Laboratory of Electromagnetic fields (LEF)

 

 prof. Alessandro

 prof. Paolo Burghignoli

 Laboratory of Electronics for the Environment

 

 prof. Vincenzo Ferrara

 Laboratory of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)

 prof. Roberto Cusani,  prof. Gaetano

 Scarano, prof. Mauro Biagi, prof. Stefania

 Colonnese

 Laboratory of Intelligent Signal Processing and Multimedia

 (ISPAMM)

 prof. Aurelio Uncini

 prof. Raffaele Parisi

 prof. Michele Scarpiniti

 Laboratory of Micro-Nano Devices and RF circuits characterization

 (MiND)

 prof. Alessandro Trifiletti, prof. Giuseppe

 Scotti, prof. Pasquale Tommasino,

 prof. Francesco Centurelli

 Laboratory of Microwave and Electromagnetic Compatibility (MEC)

 prof. Renato Cicchetti, prof. Stefano Pisa,

 prof. Marta Cavagnaro,  prof. Emanuele

 Piuzzi

 Laboratory of Multimedia

 prof. Francesca Cuomo

 Laboratory of Multimedia Systems

 prof. Stefania Colonnese

 Laboratory of Networking (NetLab)

 

 prof. Marco Listanti, prof. Andrea Baiocchi,

 prof. Francesca Cuomo, prof. Vincenzo

 Eramo, prof. Antonio Cianfrani

 Laboratory of Optoelectronics

 

 prof. Antonio d’Alessandro

 prof. Rita Asquini

 Laboratory of Radar

 prof. Roberto Seu

 Laboratory of RadioMetereology

 prof. Frank S. Marzano

 Laboratory of Radiopositioning

 (Radar, Remote Sensing & Navigation - RRSN)

 prof. P. Lombardo, prof. Debora Pastina,

 prof. Fabiola Colone

 Laboratory of Signal Processing for Communications (SPCOM)

 prof.  Sergio Barbarossa, prof. Paolo Di

 Lorenzo

 

 

The PhD student can choose to spend his/her laboratory activity in one of these labs or in an external laboratory. 

 

 



  1. Research activity



The research activity carried out inside the PhD in ICT course is devoted to specific topics inside the ICT area, where the doctoral students, under the guidance of their PhD Advisors, can provide significant innovation with respect to the state of the art.



The specific research activity carried out by the students during the academic year 2019-2020 is reported in the table below, which also includes the Curriculum.

 



 










































































































































































































































































 

List of Research topic & Curriculum

 academic year 2019-2020

 


 

 Cycle XXXIII

 

 PhD Student

 Research Topic

 

 Curriculum


 

 Giulia Sacco

 

 Design and implementation of a radar system for remote

 monitoring of position and cardio-respiratory activity of

 human subjects in home environment

 Applied 

 Electromagnetics

 

 Luigi Blasi

 Multi-level design of resilient digital systems for safety

 critical applications

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Alessio Buzzin

 

 Lab-on-Chip technologies and solutions for biomolecular

 analysis

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Micol Colella

 

 Computational modeling of electromagnetic fields for

 therapeutics and diagnostics

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Antonino Capillo

 Computational intelligence methods for smart energy    

 applications

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Tiziana Cattai

 Leveraging brain connectivity networks to detect mental

 states in brain-computer interfaces

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Francesca Costanzo

 

 Proactive edge computing based on online Machine

 Learning for application centric 5G systems

 Information and

 Communication 

 Engineering

 Mattia Merluzzi

 

 Dynamic proactive resource allocation in 5G systems

 based on online learning

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Alireza Mohammadpol

 

 Non Orthogonal Multiple Access NOMA in 5G New Radio

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Eljona Zanaj

 

 Impulse radio and UWB communications in 5G

 Information and

 Communication 

 Engineering

 Giovanni Paolo Blasone

 

 Advanced signal processing techniques and

 methodologies for airborne and spaceborne

 multi-channel radar systems

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 Davide Palmisano

 Time-series analysis of Earth Observation data for retrieval

 of geo-bio-physical land parameters

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 Mario Papa

 Precipitating cloud retrieval from space: modeling and

 applications for the next generation of microwave and

 millimeter-wave satellite radiometers

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 Iole Pisciottano

 Multispectral Multistatic Passive ISAR for Non-cooperative

 Maritime Target Imaging

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 

 Cycle XXXIV

 

 PhD Student

 Research Topic



 Curriculum

 

 Valentina Cicchetti  

 Broadband and UWB type radiant structures

 Applied

 Electromagnetics

 Menchu Wang

 Design and implementation of a radar system for remote

 monitoring of position and cardio-respiratory activity of

 human subjects in home environment

 Applied

 Electromagnetics

 Laura Caramazza

 Drug delivery mediated by electric and magnetic fields 

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Sandro Ghisotti

 Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers for Wireless Systems:

 Broadband and High Efficiency Advanced Architectures

 in GaN

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Loranzo Iannascoli

 Lab-on-Chip technologies and solutions for space

 applications

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Ivan Mazzetta

 Emerging non-volatile memories: new proposals and

 existing technologies engineering

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Daniele Paglialunga

 Exomedicine

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Luca Baldini

 Parallel and Distributed computing

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Candeloro Carlo Campanile

 Optimization and monitoring of TLC networks

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Tiziana Catena

 Scalable NFV Orchestration and Control Technology

 Information and

 Communication 

 Engineering

 Emanuele Ferrandino

 Innovative Propulsion Systems and Energy Infrastructures

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Paolo Giannitrapani

 Pattern recognition for image processing and evaluation

 and multidimensional signal processing for multichannel

 applications

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Federico Muciaccia

 Signal Processing and Machine Learning

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Khushboo Munir

 Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to clinical diagnosis

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Luca Nardi

 PFS/MEX and NOMAD/TGO joint analysis for the retrieval

 of atmospheric trace gases in Martian atmosphere

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 Edoardo Raparelli

 Investigation of desert dust impacts on snow

 metamorphism through numerical models coupled

 with high-resolution

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 

 Cycle XXXV

 

 PhD Student

 Research Topic

 

 Curriculum


 

 Francesco Rinaldo Talenti 

 Nonlinear optics, nonlinear wave guiding platforms,

 on-chip photonics for frequency comb

 Applied

 Electromagnetics

 Simona D'Agostino

 Bioelectromagnetism and biomedical devices

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Alessandro Manoni

 E-Health

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Francesca Menchini

 Photovoltaics

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Stefano Sordillo

 Neural Network on Risc-V microcontroller cores

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Francesco Vigli

 RISC-V Processors and microcontrollers design

 Electronics

 Engineering

 Davide Aureli

 Machine Learning in IP Traffic

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Francesco D'Alterio

 5G, SDN, UAV Hetnets

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Giuseppe Granato

 Machine Learning and Granular Computing

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Eleonora Grassucci

 Generative Deep Learning

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 David Lo Bascio

 Software Defined Networks - Network Function

 Virtualisation

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Jary Pomponi

 Continual learning and variational inference

 in Neural Networks

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Francesca Ponti

 Machine Learning for image diagnostics

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Indro Spinelli

 Robust Machine Learning on Graph Structured Data

 Information and

 Communication

 Engineering

 Marco Di Seglio

 Passive Radar for short-range applications

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 Javier Trujillo Rogriguez

 Passive Radar Signal Processing

 Radar and Remote

 Sensing

 Alejandro Testa

 SAR, Passive SAR, ISAR 

 Radar and Remote 

 Sensing

 

As from the Programmed Study Plan, each PhD student is assigned an Advisor (typically under his/her request, subject to the agreement of the whole PhD Board) for the PhD course to be a continuous reference for the student. The PhD Board assigns also a PhD Advisory committee to each PhD student to monitor the progresses and provide suggestions during the three-years of the course.



The PhD Advisory committee members assigned to the individual students, together with the PhD Advisor, are reported in the Table below.

 













































































































































































































































































 

List of PhD Advisors and Advisory Committee

academic year 2019-2020

 


 

 Cycle XXXIII

 

 PhD Student

 PhD Advisor

 PhD Advisory committee

 Giulia Sacco

 prof. Stefano Pisa

 prof. Nazzareno Pierdicca, prof. Alessandro Galli,

 prof. Micaela Liberti

 Luigi Blasi

 prof.  Mauro Olivieri

 prof. Guglielmo D’Inzeo, prof. Giampiero De Cesare,

 prof. Vincenzo Ferrara

 Alessio Buzzin

 

 prof. Giampiero

 De Cesare

 prof. Fernanda Irrera, prof. Mauro Olivieri,

 prof. Francesco Menichelli

 Micol Colella

 

 prof.   Micaela Liberti

 prof. Gaetano Scarano, prof. Domenico Caputo,

 prof. Francesca Apollonio

 Antonino Capillo

 prof.    Fabio Massimo

 Frattale Mascioli

 prof. Sergio Barbarossa, prof. Rita Asquini,

 prof. Pietro Monsurrò

 Tiziana Cattai

 prof.    Stefania Colonnese

 prof. Gaetano Scarano, prof. Michele Scarpiniti,

 prof. Micaela Liberti

 Francesca Costanzo

 prof. Sergio Barbarossa

 prof. Elio Di Claudio, prof. Alessandro Falaschi,

 prof. Emanuele Piuzzi

 Mattia Merluzzi

 

 prof. Sergio Barbarossa

 prof. Francesca Cuomo, prof. Giovanni Iacovitti,

 prof. Marco Balsi

 Alireza Mohammadpol

 prof. Maria Gabriella

 Di Benedetto

 prof. Vincenzo Eramo, prof. Antonio Cianfrani,

 prof. Giuseppe Scotti

 Eljona Zanaj

 

 prof. Maria Gabriella

 Di Benedetto

 prof. Roberto Cusani, prof. Stefania Colonnese,

 prof. Sandra Carillo

 Giovanni Paolo Blasone

 prof. Pierfrancesco

 Lombardo

 prof. Fabiola Colone, prof. Debora Pastina,

 prof. Paolo Burghignoli

 Davide Palmisano

 prof. Nazzareno

 Pierdicca

 prof. Renato Cicchetti, prof. Antonio D’Alessandro,

 prof. Francesco Centurelli

 Mario Papa   

 prof. Frank Marzano

 prof. Aurelio Uncini, prof. Marta Cavagnaro,

 prof. Lara Pajewski

 Iole Pisciottano 

 prof. Debora Pastina

 prof. Fabio Frattale Mascioli, prof. Mauro Biagi,

 prof. Roberto Seu

 

 Cycle XXXIV

 

 PhD Student

 PhD Advisor

 PhD Advisory committee

 Valentina Cicchetti

 prof. Renato Cicchetti

 prof. Rita Asquini, prof. Emanuele Piuzzi,

 prof. Vincenzo Ferrara

 Menchu Wang

 prof. Marta Cavagnaro

 prof. Domenico Caputo, prof. Lara Pajewski,

 prof. Emanuele Piuzzi

 Laura Caramazza

 

 prof. Francesca

 Apollonio

 prof. Vincenzo Ferrara, prof. Augusto Nascetti,

 prof. Micaela Liberti

 Sandro Ghisotti

 prof. Stefano Pisa

 prof. Renato Cicchetti, prof. Pasquale Tommasino,

 prof. Roberto Cusani

 Loranzo Iannascoli

 prof. Augusto Nascetti

 prof. Fernanda Irrera, prof. Giampiero De Cesare,

 prof. Francesco Menichelli

 Ivan Mazzetta

 prof. Fernanda Irrera

 prof. Marco Balucani, prof. Alessandro Trifiletti,

 prof. Domenico Caputo

 Daniele Paglialunga 

 prof. Augusto Nascetti

 prof. Stefano Pisa, prof. Francesca Apollonio,

 prof. Pasquale Tommasino

 Luca Baldini 

 prof. Antonello Rizzi

 prof. Francesca Cuomo, prof. Alessandro Falaschi,

 prof. Vincenzo Eramo

 Candeloro Carlo Campanile

 dr. Marco Polverini

 prof. Enzo Baccarelli, prof. Antonio Cianfrani,

 prof. Lorenzo Piazzo

 Tiziana Catena

 prof. Vincenzo Eramo

 prof. Andrea Baiocchi, prof. Mauro Biagi,

 prof. Luca De Nardis

 Emanuele Ferrandino

 prof. Fabio Massimo

 Frattale Mascioli

 prof. Aurelio Uncini, prof. Antonello Rizzi,

 prof. Danilo Comminiello

 Paolo Giannitrapani

 prof. Elio Di Claudio

 prof. Gaetano Scarano, prof. Michele Scarpiniti,

 prof. Renato Cicchetti

 Federico Muciaccia

 prof. Aurelio Uncini

 prof. Fabio Massimo Frattale-Mascioli,

 prof. Massimo Panella, prof. Marco Polverini

 Khushboo Munir

 prof. Antonello Rizzi

 prof. Elio Di Claudio, prof. Stefania Colonnese,

 prof. Roberto Seu

 Luca Nardi

 prof. Roberto Seu

 prof. Pierfrancesco Lombardo, prof. Fabiola Colone,

 prof. Antonio D’Alessandro

 Edoardo Raparelli

 prof. Frank Marzano

 prof. Guglielmo D’Inzeo, prof. Debora Pastina,

 prof. Marta Cavagnaro

 

 Cycle XXXV

                 

 PhD Student

 PhD Advisor

 PhD Advisory committee

 Francesco Rinaldo Talenti

 prof. Stefan Wabnitz

 prof. Antonio D'Alessandro, prof. Rita Asquini,

 prof. Mauro Biagi

 Simona D'Agostino

 prof. Francesca

 Apollonio

 prof. Micaela Liberti, prof. Marta Cavagnaro,

 prof. Rita Asquini

 Alessandro Manoni

 prof. Fernanda Irrera

 prof. Domenico Caputo, prof. Francesca Apollonio,

 prof. Francesca Cuomo

 Francesca Menchini

 prof. Giampiero

 De Cesare

 prof. Domenico Caputo, prof. Marco Balucani,

 prof. Massimo Frattale Mascioli

 Stefano Sordillo

 prof.  Mauro Olivieri

 prof. Giuseppe Scotti, prof. Marco Balsi,

 prof. Aurelio Uncini

 Francesco Vigli

 prof.  Mauro Olivieri

 prof. Francesco Menichelli, prof. Domenico Caputo,

 prof. Danilo Comminiello

 Davide Aureli

 prof. Antonio Cianfrani

 prof. Francesca Cuomo, prof. Michele Scarpiniti,

 prof. Andrea Baiocchi

 Francesco D'Alterio

 prof. Francesca Cuomo

 prof. Antonello Rizzi, prof. Paolo Di Lorenzo,

 prof. Marco Balsi

 Giuseppe Granato

 prof. Antonello Rizzi

 prof. Andrea Baiocchi, prof. Danilo Comminiello,

 prof. Mauro Olivieri

 Eleonora Grassucci

 prof. Aurelio Uncini

 prof. Massimo Panella, prof. Elio Di Claudio,

 prof. Enzo Baccarelli

 David Lo Bascio

 prof. Antonio Cianfrani

 prof. Vincenzo Eramo, prof. Luca De Nardis,

 prof. Nazzareno Pierdicca

 Jary Pomponi

 prof. Aurelio Uncini

 prof. Antonello Rizzi, prof. Gaetano Scarano,

 prof. Alessandro Falaschi

 Francesca Ponti

 Co-Advisor:

 prof. Fabrizio Frezza

 prof. Gaetano Scarano, prof. Fabio Massimo Frattale

 Mascioli, prof. Micaela Liberti

 Indro Spinelli

 prof. Aurelio Uncini

 prof. Sergio Barbarossa, prof. Michele Scarpiniti,

 prof. Frank Marzano

 Marco Di Seglio

 prof. Fabiola Colone

 prof. Luca De Nardis, prof. Antonio Cianfrani,

 prof. Emanuele Piuzzi

 Javier Trujillo Rogriguez

 prof. Pierfrancesco

 Lombardo

 prof. Lorenzo Piazzo, prof. Debora Pastina,

 prof. Stefano Pisa

 Alejandro Testa

 prof. Debora Pastina

 prof. Fabio Frattale Mascioli, prof. Mauro Biagi,

 prof. Roberto Seu

 

 



  1.  Additional independent research and formation activities


 

The additional independent research and formation activities can be freely selected by the PhD student, in agreement with his/her Advisor. Since the purpose is to avoid an extreme focusing of all the student’s energies on the very specific topic of the PhD Thesis, every student can exploit these CFUs on the offered Courses or Seminars, or increase the Laboratory experience, or attend external Tutorial lectures or Summer/winter schools. Also research activities, that are not in the same line of the main stream of research of the PhD Thesis can find place among these type of activities.



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