25 March 2021

Platinum – Sole 24 Ore

The collaboration of the SESAR Lab and the Khalifa university has been highlighted in the March issue of the Platinum journal of the Il sole 24 Ore. You can check the full issue for free on the journal website

03 March 2021

ASSINTEL Webinar Series

Ernesto Damiani participated to the first webinar on Artificail Intelligence and Computer Vision organized by ASSINTEL, the Italian Association of ICT Companies.

15 February 2021

Italy Expo 2020

SESAR Lab will be present at Italy Expo 2020 with its Director Ernesto Damiani, presenting the work of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute of the Khalifa University he is leading. The video has been streamed live on February 16. You can follow the Italy Expo 2020 activities on its Facebook page

21 October 2020

TMForum Catalyst project “Ghost in the shell”

Have a look at our recent TMForum Catalyst project “Ghost in the shell” with Orange, NTT, TIM, Sparkle, Hong Kong Telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, Ericsson, Amartus, EXFO, Sybica and Università degli Studi di Milano, Meiji University in Tokyo and Medicine University of Paris Ilumens. We analyzed how international intercarrier collaboration can really support the evolution of […]

02 October 2020

Cybersecurity: Towards a new Paradigm

Ernesto Damiani, participated at the online webinar “Cybersecurity: Towards a new Paradigm” organized by the Italian Embassy in Dubai, in collaboration with the University of Khalifa and the Dubai Future Foundation.

01 September 2020

Data Analytics and Decision Making in the Digital Transformation Era

in the context of the Summer Webinar Series of the Khalifa University, Ernesto Damiani held a webinar titled “Data Analytics and Decision Making in the Digital Transformation Era”.

26 May 2020

Ernesto Damiani is ranked 1 in United Arab Emirates among Top Scientists for 2020

Guide2Research has just released the 6th Edition of our 2020 Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in the field of Computer Science and Electronics. Ernesto Damiani have ranked #1 in United Arab Emirates and 1919 in the world. The ranking is based on the H-Index metric provided by Google Scholar and includes only leading scientists with […]

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

Interview with Ernesto Damiani, blockchain expert for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development on, one of the major hub in the Fintech community.

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!