Welcome to the web site of the
PhD program in Information Engineering
Dottorato di Ricerca in Ingegneria dell’Informazione (DRII)


This site offers an updated view on the research activities of our PhD Students and provides information on the scientific and teaching initiatives related to the academic life of the DRII.

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“Best Oral Contribution” award

Davide Rocco has been awarded at the “Riunione congiunta GTTI-SIEm” for the best oral contribution given by a PhD student by presenting the work “Efficient harmonic generation in AlGaAs nanoantennas on epsilon-near-zero materials”.

The event was held on 26th – 28th June at the University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy) organized by “Società Italina di Elettromagnetismo” SIEm, “Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni” CNIT and by “Associazione Gruppo Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell’Informazione” GTTI.



Admissions are now open!

The admission procedures for XXXV cycle of the PhD program in Information Engineering are now open.

– Deadline for online applications:

July 25, 2019, h 14:00 (Italian Time, GMT+2).

– The cycle will start on November 1, 2019.

Instructions on admission procedures: !! HERE !!



DRII Open Seminar Day – XXXI Cycle

Each PhD student of cycle XXXI of DRII will give a short presentation about the research activity that she/he carried out for her/his PhD thesis.

Detailed schedule: here.


COURSE: Introduction to Deep Learning and Constrained-based Reasoning

04-08 February 2019

In this brief course, we give an introduction to deep learning and then we introduce a theory for modeling the agent interactions with the environments by means of the unified notion of constraint, that is shown to embrace machine learning and logic inferential processes within the same mathematical framework. Then, we present LYRICS (Learning Yourself Reasoning and Inference with ConstraintS), which can be regarded as a tool to assist the design of intelligent agents in a rich variety of application domains.

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“Innovation Design Contest 2018” Award

Alessandro Nastro has been awarded at the “Innovation Design Contest 2018” by presenting the project “SANSONE: MEMS microsensor for measurements of force and mechanical properties in biological samples”.

The event was held on 18th October at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”, Milan (Italy), organized by the journal “Selezione di Elettronica”, in collaboration with ON Semiconductors.

Detailed Information: here.



European representation for the project “European Seeds for the Future” HUAWEI

A group of 74 technology students from across the EU have presented their ‘Manifesto for the Digital Europe of Tomorrow’.
The manifesto was handed over during an event in Brussels with the participation of MEPs Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Vice-President of the European Parliament, MEPs Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Ramona Mănescu, President of the Public Affairs and Communications Dept (Huawei) Chen Lifang and Vice-President of the European Public Affairs and Communications Office (Huawei) Tony Graziano.
The Italian representation was carried out by 4 ICT talents, selected from the participants of “Talent Lab Seeds for the Future” among which Alessandro Nastro, student of the PhD program in Information Engineering (Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia).

Detailed Information: here.


PhD promotion event – Reportage on TELETUTTO (local broadcast)

Poster presentations in PhD promotion event:

“Il Dottorato di Ricerca – Esperienze di Perseveranza”

University of Brescia, Engineering Campus (March 14-18, 2016)