26 October 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai

The SESAR Lab and the Computer Science Department will represent the University of Milan at the Expo 2020 Dubai. The session organized in the Italian Pavillion, will present our view on Securing Artificial Intelligence, and will see the participation of Italian and local Authorities. During the event, the project PALM will be presented and discussed […]

06 March 2024

Proposte di tesi su Generative AI per modelli 3D

3D Generative Wizard si propone di utilizzare l’AI generativa per facilitare il percorso dalla ideazione di oggetti semplici alla loro realizzazione attraverso una stampante 3D di uso domestico. Lo scenario è quello di un utente mediamente acculturato, ma non nello specifico, che voglia stampare in 3D un oggetto di media complessità che abbia ideato o […]

06 June 2023

Ernesto Damiani Officer of Star of Italy

We are proud to announce that our Coordinator, Prof. Ernesto Damiani, has been awarded the rank of Officer of Star of Italy, a high decoration that honors those who contributed to Italy’s collaboration with strategic partner countries like the UAE. In the past ten years, he has strongly contributed to many initiatives at Khalifa University, […]

22 July 2021

IEEE TCHS Research and Innovation Award

Ernesto Damiani, on behalf of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Technical Committee on Homeland Security (TCHS), has been awarded of the IEEE TCHS Research and Innovation Award! This award recognizes an individual’s or research group’s outstanding technical innovations in the field of homeland security that led to theoretical or practical advancements. The contributions […]

19 July 2021


The THREAT-ARREST project, where the SESAR Lab participate as research partner and Ernesto Damiani contributes as Principal Investigator, is going to reach its research objectives. The innovative training platform, based on emulated/simulated cyber ranges, serious gaming, data fabrication, training adaptation, target assurance analysis, together with its new immersive graphical interface, is now in the evaluation […]

07 July 2021


Ernesto Damiani presented PLACES, an innovative framework for COVID19 tracking, developed by the Khalifa University in collaboration with the SESAR Lab.

02 July 2021

Italian Healthcare World

Ernesto Damiani has been interview by the Italian Healthcare World online magazine, depicting his point of view on the role of AI in the Healthcare context, in particular during the COVID 19 pandemic. Check the videos below and the follow the Italian Healthcare World website for more details.

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 […]