Automatic Control. Discrete event systems: supervisory control, Petri nets, fault diagnosis. Hybrid systems: analysis and optimal control. Control of mechanical systems. Automation and flexible manufacturing systems. Variable structure control. State estimation and control in uncertain systems. Simulation and control of constrained dynamical systems.
Communications. Signal processing and transmission. Systems for multimedia data processing and transmission and telecommunication networks.
Computer Engineering. Pattern recognition and computer vision: personal identity verification systems based on biometrics, advanced intrusion detection systems in computer networks, document categorization and spam filtering, content-based retrieval from image databases. Studies and applications of Extreme Programming and agile methodologies to software development. Models and simulation of financial markets and economics systems through heterogeneous agents. Applicative-cooperation architectures for e-government. Advanced methodologies for Blended Learning. Interactive digital television. Multiagent systems and hybrid genetic-neural architectures and systems with applications to bioinformatics, information retrieval, and text categorization.
Electrical and Electronic Measurements. Study, implementation and metrological characterization of advanced measurement instrumentation based on digital signal processing. Hardware: architectures of large scale distributed measurement systems, along with the necessary synchronization techniques. Software: virtual instrumentation. Metrological characterization: Monte Carlo numerical procedures.
Electromagnetic Engineering. Modelling, full-wave analysis, design and diagnostics of antennas and high-frequency passive components for microwaves and millimeter-waves applications.
Electronics. Diagnostic methods for failure analysis and reliability estimation in Microelectronics. Solid-state sensors and integrated circuits for signal processing and transduction. Organic Semiconductor Electronics; CMOS and organic based bioelectronic devices.
Power Electronics and Electrical Drivers. Power converters design with reference to civil and industrial applications (especially for electrical drives, active filters, renewable energy sources applications). Electromagnetic compatibility of power converters.