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29 November 2019

Nasce ad Abu Dhabi il Joint Lab for Embodied AI

Elio Franzini, rettore dell’Università degli Studi di Milano, e Arif Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President della Khalifa University of Science and Technology di Abu Dhabi, Emirati Arabi Uniti, hanno siglato a Milano, nel rettorato dell’Università Statale, un accordo per la creazione del Joint Lab for Embodied Artificial Intelligence, con sede alla Khalifa University presso il nuovo Artificial Intelligence and […]

25 November 2019

Presentation of PGS video at Center for Cyber Physical Systems (C2PS) annual workshop

The Pay with a Group Selfie has been presented at the annual workshop of the Center for Cyber Physical Systems (C2PS), part of Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi, UAE) that was the main partner of the project together with the SESAR Lab. During the workshop a video of the experimentation we did in real open-air markets […]

22 November 2019

UAE Permanent Residence Awarded to Ernesto Damiani

Ernesto Damiani has been awarded of a permanent residence in the UAE as a recognition of his research and academic effort for the state. The ceremony was held at the presence of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who awarded the top scientists, researchers, innovators and investors in the UAE.

11 November 2019

Winning the Digital War

Ernesto Damiani delivered the keynote speech at the “Winning the Digital War” conference, sponsored by the UAE Ministry of Defense. The conference convened policy makers and experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities that digital warfare brings. It was held at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research and the Armed Forces Officers Club […]

21 October 2019

Process Mining Paper Nominated for Best Student Paper Award at BPM2019

A paper written by a team of researchers from Khalifa University and SESAR Lab, that offers a new process mining solution that helps companies develop more accurate and insightful business process models, was nominated for the Best Student Paper Award at the 17th International Conference on Business Processing Management 2019, which took place earlier this month […]

18 July 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Institute

Khalifa University announced three initiatives – the Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Institute which is the first AI Institute in UAE, a Program in Artificial Intelligence for undergraduate, graduate and PhD, and the second round of Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020 to further advance innovation in robotics and artificial intelligence. Ernesto Damiani has […]

09 May 2019

Ernesto Damiani è il nuovo Presidente CINI

Il Consiglio Direttivo del Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica (CINI) ha eletto nella riunione del 3 maggio 2019 Ernesto Damiani quale Presidente del Consorzio, con il compito di rappresentare il CINI in tutte le sedi e di sovraintenderne l’attività. Il Consorzio CINI, che è da oltre vent’anni la “think tank” della comunità scientifica sulla ricerca, […]

08 February 2019

Ernesto Damiani interviewed by Fintastico.com

Interview with Ernesto Damiani, blockchain expert for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development on Fintastico.com, one of the major hub in the Fintech community. https://www.fintastico.com/blog/interview-ernesto-damiani-blockchain-expert

10 January 2019

KES2018 Best Research Paper Award

The paper “Analysing Neural Network Topologies: a Game Theoretic Approach”, co-authored by Michael Granitzer, Gabriele Gianini, Konstantin Ziegler, won the Best Research Paper Award at the 22nd International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia, 3-5 September 2018. Congratulations to the authors!

January 2019

MISE Expert Group on Blockchain

Ernesto Damiani has been nominated by the Minister of Economic Development (MISE) as part of the expert group on Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers, appointed to drive the upcoming national policies on blockchain. The local newspaper Libertà interviewed him on that subject. The article is available here.

02 June 2018

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktum, UAE Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai meets top scientists and innovators.

Mohammed bin Rashid receives the Emirates Scholars Council and members of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy for Scholars. Ernesto Damiani participated as Leader of the Information Security Center, Khalifa University of Science Technology & Research, as well as the Enterprise Area at Etisalat British telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC).

10 May 2018

Artificial Intelligence Empowering The Digital Transformation

  Ernesto Damiani and Antonio Manzalini published an article titled “Artificial Intelligence Empowering The Digital Transformation” on  the Notiziario Tecnico TIM, the official review of TelecomItalia.   In the article, they explore the role of Artificial Intelligence in the evolution of Telecommunications infrastructures towards Future Networks and 5G.   You can find the full article on the […]

May 2018

TOREADOR methodology at the base of a new RDPETRO project

Our project “A Decision Support System for Deploying AI Models in the Oil and Gas Industry” (Pi: Ernesto Damiani, co-pi: Gabriele Gianini) was selected by the international RDPETRO jury. The TOREADOR methodology provides good foundations for attacking crucial vertical domains! https://rdpetro.org/

28 September 2017

Cyber Security event, Nova24 – Il Sole 24 Ore

Ernesto Damiani has been invited to give a speech at the Cyber Security event organized by Nova24, part of the Sole 24 Ore Group. The talk will focus on Assurance, Monitoring, and Security Certification of Production Systems. More information can be found on the Nova24 website.

04 September 2017

Ernesto Damiani @ CLADAG2017

Ernesto Damiani has been invited to give a talk at the Statistical Challenges in Big Data & Complex Systems meeting, satellite event of the annual conference of the The CLAssification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS). In this talk Ernesto described the TOREADOR approach to Model-based Big Data Analytics and […]

16 June 2017

Ernesto Damiani @ Banche e Sicurezza 2017

Ernesto Damiani has been invited to give a talk at the “Banche e Sicurezza 2017” forum organized by the Italian Bankers Association (ABI). His talk was focused on the relation between Big Data Analytics and security in the Credit and Finance system, and the possibility to exploit BDA as a countermeasure and a new way […]

04 June 2017

BT scientist appointed visiting professor at Computer Science Department

Prof. Rasool Asal is Chief Researcher at British Telecommunications Research and Innovation, UK and heads up BT cloud security research team at the EBTIC innovation centre in the United Arab Emirates. And now, he’s been appointed as an industrial visiting professor for the university. It follows a five-year collaboration with the SESAR Lab on research […]

03 May 2017

Ernesto Damiani @ National Arab University of Security Science (NAUSS), Riyadh

Ernesto Damiani has been invited at the National Arab University of Security Science (NAUSS) in Riyadh, discussing security strategies in the GCC area and in the Arab world.

02 May 2017

Ernesto Damiani interview on the future of Quantum Computing – Sky News Arabia

Ernesto Damiani has been interviewed by Sky News Arabia, speaking on the future of Quantum Computing technologies and their impact on computer science.

11 January 2017

Ernesto Damiani @ 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC)

Ernesto Damiani held a keynote on “Controlling Leakage and Disclosure Risk in Semantic Big Data pipelines” at the Ernesto Damiani @ 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion. In many Big Data environments, information is made available as huge data streams, collected and analyzed at different locations, asynchronously and under the responsibility of different authorities. It […]