Computational Intelligence & Machine Learning Group
    Department of Computer Science - University of Pisa


Research & Projects



Since the 90's the research of the Group addresses the development of new Machine Learning methodologies and the analysis of their computational properties. The research is aimed at defining frameworks for the development of intelligent systems and intelligent data analysis tools for learning in structured domains (sequences, trees, graphs) and for the application to innovative interdisciplinary fields.

The design of new learning algorithms includes Neural Networks, Probabilistic models, Reservoir Computing models, Deep Learning approaches, Kernel-based methods, Support Vector Machines, and other Pattern Recognition techniques, with a scientific international leadership in topics for adaptive processing of structured data.

The application fields include Medicine/Health care, BioInformatics, ChemInformatics, Robotics, Intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks, and Signal/Image Processing. This is particularly important because of the fast growth of information sources due to the explosion in the use of Internet and Sensor Networks and of the new IT capabilities that results from the exploitation and integration of different intelligent approaches.

The Group has participated in many EU and Italian funded projects.


Methodologies   Application Fields
  • Intelligent Data Analysis
  • ChemInformatics (QSPR/QSAR, Toxicology)
  • BioInformatics
  • Health/biomedical Informatics
  • Robotics and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Signal and Image Analysis
  • Intelligent/Adaptive Sensor Networks
  • Ambient Assisted Living and Human Activity Recognition
  • Parallel Computing

Recent/Current EU Projects
  • Robotics UBIquitous COgnitive Network\224, EU FP7, RUBICON [2011-2014]
  • Decrease of cOgnitive decline, malnutRition and sedEntariness by elderly
    empowerment in lifestyle Management and social Inclusion, EU FP7, DOREMI [2013-2016]
  • A computing toolkit for building efficient autonomous applications leveraging
    humanistic intelligence, EU H2020, TEACHING [2020-2022]

Recent/Current National Projects
  • SIR-MIUR, LIST-IT: Learning non-Isomorph Structured Transductions for Image and Text fragments (D. Bacciu) [2015-2018]
  • Allerta sismica precoce per infrastrutture sensibili, ASPIS - POR FSE 2014-2020 (A. Micheli) [2018-2019]
  • Metodologie computazionali per la medicina personalizzata, PRA UniPi 2015 [2015-2016]
  • Metodologie informatiche avanzate per l'analisi di dati biomedici, PRA UniPi 2017 [2017-2018]

Recent/Current Industrial Collaborations
  • ST Microelectronics, Machine Learning models for industrial process Big Data [2015-2016]
  • Biobeats, Machine Learning analysis of biological signals [2016]
  • TAGES, Artificial Intelligence for mobility monitoring and management [2019]

Links at University of Pisa

- University of Pisa 

- Dept. of Computer Science 


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56127 Pisa

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