Research activities

As a common ICE framework, according to each student inclinations, some different teaching modules will be offered concerning topics as: Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Optimization; Business Management and Innovation Development; Pervasive Computing; Multimedia systems and Simulation Environments; Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems; Digital Signal Processing. Distributed and Mobile Systems; Human-Computer Interaction; Multimedia Networks; Machine Learning and Data Mining; Applied Multidimensional Signal Processing; Cognitive Data Fusion; Professional Industrial Design. More in detail, knowledge, capabilities and skills which students will be able to develop will be based on heterogeneous but inter-dependent activities as:

  • Attend modules concerning their research interests and activities delivered by one of the partner universities (according to students preferences it is allowed to spend a short period in one institution in order to attend a specific course);
  • Study in direct touch with senior researchers and active research groups that contribute in a measurable and proactive way to defining the “vision” and the research directions/solutions on the basis of consolidated state-of-the-art frameworks;
  • Prepare research report (in the form of a conference or journal paper) describing his research activities from a technical/scientific point of view. This activity will train students in reporting which represent a relevant aspects in both academic and industrial environments;
  • Show and describe activities in oral presentations. This activity will train and improve the communication capabilities of the students;
  • Spend stage periods working in a partner industry on the development of innovative solutions and technologies and/or be actively involved in tasks concerning R&D projects (e.g. FP7 projects).

The aim of these activities is to prepare students at an excellent scientific and technical level following Dublin Descriptors in terms of: [1] have demonstrated a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field; [2] have demonstrated the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity; [3] have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication; [4] be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas; [6] be able to communicate with their peers, the larger scholarly community and with society in general about their areas of expertise; [7] be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.