1st SmartData@PoliTO Workshop on Big Data and Data Science

The First Workshop for the new Interdepartmental Center SmartData@PoliTO will be help on September 22, 2017 in Belgirate.

A full day workshop, collecting colleagues and students for sharing ideas, interests and competences, with the aim to setup research collaborations and bootstrap activities of the new center.


Getting there:

Meeting: 8:15 from Politecnico di Torino main entrance in Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24

Departure with bus 8:30

Arrival at Belgirate 10:15

Getting back:

Departure with bus at 21:30 from Belgirate

Arrival in front of Politecnico di Torino at 23:30


Hotel Villa Carlotta,

Via Mazzini, 121/125, 28832 Belgirate VB



8:30 - 10:30 Departure and travel to Belgirate

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24


10:30 - 11:45   Session 1: Big Data & Data Science at large (Chair: Marco Mellia)

1SmartData@PoliTO: Big Data and Data Science Marco Mellia

2. Data Science @DBDMG Elena Baralis

3. HPC@POLITO initiative Elio Piccolo

4. TDA vs Big Data Francesco Vaccarino


11:45 - 13:00   Session 2: Algorithms and visualization (Chair: Elena Baralis) 

5. Statistical mechanics methods for BigData: from biology to information technology Andrea Pagnani, Luca Dall'Asta

6. Analytics in the Big Data frameworks Paolo Garza

7. Data visualization Gianluca Paravati, Fabrizio Lamberti

8. Data summarization Luca Cagliero


13:00 - 14:00   Buffet Lunch


14:30 - 16:30   Session 3: Data Science applications (Chair: Andrea Pagnani) 

9. Human mobility analytics Danilo Giordano

10. Mining urban data Silvia Chiusano

11. Data and information extraction: a user-centric approach for transport Innovation and Sustainability Gaborieau Jean-Baptiste

12. Data science for urban safety Luca Venturini

13. Web traffic mining and applications Luca Vassio, Martino Trevisan

14. Big data from software engineering Maurizio Morisio

15. Recommender systems and big data Diego Monti


16:30 - 17:00   Coffee break


17:00 - 18:30   Session 4: big data in society and deep learning (Chair: Francesco Vaccarino)

16. How management of technology can unleash the value of big data: a research agenda Elisabetta Raguseo

17. Big data and data protection regulation Alessandro Mantelero

18. Deep neural networks for visual analysis Enrico Magli

19. Deep learning on-chip Andrea Calimera

20. Brain-like computing with chaotic memristor circuits Fernanco Corinto


19:30   Dinner


21:30 - 23:30   Return trip - arrival at Politecnico di Torino

Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24



Lastname Firstname Research Group/Referee
Apiletti Daniele DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Attanasio Antonio DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Baralis Elena DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Bordone Molini Andrea TNG
Cagliero Luca DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Calimera Andrea EDA
Chiusano Silvia DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Corinto Fernando Campi e Circuiti
De Gregorio Alessandro DISMA
Della Santa Francesco DISMA
Di Corso Evelina DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Drago Idilio TNG
Fracastoro Giulia Image and video processing
Futia Giuseppe Centro Nexa
Garza Paolo DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Giannantoni Leonardo TNG
Giordano Danilo TNG
Jean-Baptiste Gaborieau DIST-TRIS
Khosro Anjom Farbod DIATI-Geophysics
Lamberti Fabrizio GRAINS - DAUIN
Magli Enrico Image and video processing
Mantelero Alessandro DIGEP
Mellia Marco TNG
Monti Diego Softeng
Morichetta Andrea TNG
Morisio Maurizio Softeng
Munafò Maurizio Matteo TNG
Paravati Gianluca GRAINS
Pasini Andrea DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Pastor Eliana DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Piccolo Elio HPC@POLITO
Raguseo Elisabetta DIGEP
Smiraglia Paolo TORSEC
Trevisan Martino TNG
Vaccarino Francesco Topologica Data Analysis
Vassio Luca TNG
Ventura Francesco DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group
Venturini Luca DBDMG - DataBase Data Mining Group

BigData@Polito sponsors BIGDIVE5


Monday, June 6th the fifth edition of the training course organized by TOP-IX in the fields of BIG DATA and DATA SCIENCE has officially kicked off

22 "Divers", coming from 5 different countries, are participating in the fifth edition of the training program designed to enhance the technical skills required to dive into the world of BIG DATA, to extract value and to generate social and economic impact.

On Monday, June 6th, in the venue of Social Renaissance, the fifth edition of BIG DIVE has started. The course organized by TOP-IX Consortium in collaboration with ISI Foundation, ToDo and, with its inter-disciplinary program (data visualization, software development and data science), even this year aims at training professionals able to manage the complexity of the Living Web through the evidence of the data.

The participants were 22, coming from five different countries: Italy, Germany, USA, Switzerland and Poland. Until July 8 they will be immersed in a tour de force of lectures and practical exercises, which will bring the Divers to develop effective projects based on the data made available by the Data Providers (CSI Piemonte with Smart Data Net and Politecnico di Torino through the BigData@Polito Lab) and by some of the main sponsors (BasicNet and Dimar). The course also boasts of the participation by Reale Mutua (as Date-free sponsor), the valuable contribution of some technical partners (Agilelab, Amazon Web Services, Celi, Innovation Design Lab, ISMB, Nexa Center and Synapta) the patronage by the Politecnico di Torino - Department of Architecture and Design, and the media partnership by I-COM, SpazioDati and Yeeply.

As usual the resident teachers will be supported by a number of great guest speakers: in the first week Enrico Ferro, head of the Innovation Development Area at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, and Jan Willem Tulp, who in his studio - TULP Interactive - develops incredible data visualization and date experience design projects.

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TOP-IX - TOrino Piemonte Internet eXchange is a non-profit consortium set up in 2002 with the aim of creating and managing a NAP (Neutral Access Point, otherwise known as Internet Exchange - IX) for the exchange of Internet traffic in North West Italy. TOP-IX main objective is the diffusion of broadband and Internet culture. All Consortium lines of action (Internet Exchange, Development Program and involvement in public policy programs) act in synergy to promote growth throughout the territory. The Development Program (DP) was set up in 2006 to diffuse the use of broadband Internet and to foster innovation by providing support to early stage Internet ventures.

TOP-IX MAIN PARTNERS - Founded in early 2007 by talented and smart researchers of Turin's Polytechnic and other professionals with deep experience in innovation and hi-tech fields, Axant mitigates founder's experiences from free software and academic environment into business reality, with truly innovation. Axant is a neologism to express our special way to develop software. That is doing simple things efficiently. Axant follows agile methodologies refined over years to accomplish tasks as accurate as possible within defined timeframes, hence our Just In Time's motto. Axant is also proud of "always deliver".

ISI Foundation - The ISI Foundation (Institute for Scientific Interchange) was established in 1983 by the Regione Piemonte. Its core mission is the promotion of scientific research within the international cooperation, fostering the creation of research groups and of innovative and interdisciplinary labs, with a special focus on the science of complex systems.

ToDo - ToDo is a next-gen design studio based in Italy and founded in 2007. While designing near-future projects today, ToDo focuses on dialogue, exchange and community through the integration of ideas, interactivity and technology. The outcome is a steady stream of new experiences that question and redefine the relationship between technology, products, services and smart environments for the twenty-first century.