The physical and digital worlds are merging and radically changing our living environment, where individuals and organizations experience an increasing need for shared knowledge and communication: in this context, cross sector professionals and disciplines are more and more in demand.
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) provides a dynamic and qualified response to the ever-increasing demands for cutting-edge skills in the field of ICT, drawing from a productive environment at the local, national and international level.
Our Department explores all the main topics of information technology and engineering while ensuring balance between the individual disciplines and broad interdisciplinary areas. A wide educational offer, with ties to industry, research centers and top universities all over the world, makes DISI an international environment where researchers and lecturers share knowledge and transfer advanced skills to students and next generation professionals.
The Department focuses on two main areas of information and communication technology:
- Computer Science
- Information Engineering
These disciplines are taught in dedicated courses, but lecturers emphasize the interdisciplinarity of certain topics or approaches. This gives DISI the opportunity to integrate the full spectrum of competencies to develop advanced technologies that are crucial for innovative applications and services.
Our faculty members are highly productive researchers and international leaders in their respective fields. They have authored widely used software, patents and textbooks, have received national and international awards, have organized international conferences, and some of them are successful business professionals. In short, professors, researchers and PhD students at DISI are open-minded people who generate new ideas and services, fuelling the future of ICT.
Research conducted at DISI frequently receives coverage on national and international media and has a positive impact on the research community in industrial, economic and social terms. It takes advantage of the complementarity of different academic areas to develop innovative methods and advanced technologies, applications and services.
Our research work, which counts on a network of connection at international level, has three main objectives: frontier research, knowledge transfer, and technology transfer. To achieve these goals, the research activity of the Department is organized in different research programs, which sum up the three organizational dimensions of strategic research at DISI: methodological research – that generates and disseminates theory within the scientific community; technological areas - where complementary methodologies combine to create application-oriented technologies; and application labs - where researchers collaborate with industrial partners, research centers, and end-users to demonstrate the feasibility of advanced solutions and create new technology transfer solutions.