The fusion between the physical and digital worlds is radically changing our living environment where individuals and organizations experience an increasing need for shared knowledge and communication. In such a context, different and interdisciplinary professionalisms are required. The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) provides a dynamic and qualified response to the ever-increasing, leading-edge competency demands in the field of ICT, drawing from a productive fabric at the local, national and international level.
Our Department covers all the main topics of information technology and engineering and has a strong focus on maintaining the optimal balance between individual disciplines and broad interdisciplinary areas. A wide educational offer, linked to industry, research centres and top universities all over the world makes DISI an international environment, where researchers and lecturers share their knowledge and transfer cutting-edge skills to students and next generation professionals.
The Department covers two primary areas of the information and communication technology:
- Computer Science
- Information Engineering
These disciplines are taught individually, but with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity. This gives DISI the ability to integrate the entire spectrum of competences needed to develop advanced technologies that underpin innovative applications and services.
Faculty members are highly productive researchers and international leaders in their respective fields. They are authors of widely used software, patents and textbooks, winners of national and international awards, organizers of international conferences, and successful entrepreneurs. In short, professors, researchers and Ph.D. students at DISI are open-minded people that are able to produce new ideas and services, thus fuelling the future of ICT.
Research conducted at DISI frequently receives coverage on national and international popular media and it has impact both in the research community and at the industrial, economic and societal level. It relies on the complementary skills of different academic areas in order to develop innovative methods, technologies, applications and advanced services.
Our highly integrated internationally collaborative research has three main targets: frontier research, knowledge transfer, and technology transfer. To achieve this goal, the scientific activity of the Department is organized in Research Programs. They represent the synthesis of three different dimensions that define the strategic research organization of DISI: methodological research - where theory is produced and disseminated within the scientific community - technological areas - where complementary methodologies meet to create application-oriented technologies - and application labs - where researchers cooperate with industry, research centres, and end-users to demonstrate the feasibility of advanced solutions and practice new models for technology transfer.