PhD Thesis dissertation


Rocco Pietrini defended his PhD dissertation work entitled 'deep understanding of shopper behaviors and interactions in intelligent retail environment'.

The main goal was to develop computer vision applications to understand human behavior in retail context with specific tasks such as people counting, shopper analytics and re-identification improving the accuracy of the existing solutions.

Below the link to the video from VRAI youtube channel:


Congratulations Rocco!



Chief-Editor @ Experimental Results Journal


Experimental Results is an open access Journal and publishes research papers from experimental disciplines across Science, Technology and Medicine, providing authors with an outlet for rapid publication of small chunks of research findings with maximum visibility.

Prof. Emanuele Frontoni is the Chief-Editor of Experimental Results Computer Sciences area.

More info about Experimental Results below:


Silver medal at the Milan Critical Care Datathon 2020

Sara Moccia (PostDoc), Lucia Migliorelli (PhD student) and Daniele Berardini (Research fellow), as part of the DiOxigen team, won the second prize at the Milan Critical Care Datathon 2020 (

Sara, Lucia and Daniele were responsible of developing advanced machine-learning solutions for predicting 7-day mortality and organ failure from one of the largest medical datasets acquired in intensive care units (


Workshop Atlas @ Grenoble

Luca Romeo and Michele Bernardini attended at the Workshop entitled 'Machine Learning Applied to Medical Data', organized by Atlas of GdR MADICS on November 22 in Grenoble. The objective of the workshop is to bring together fellow statisticians, computer scientists, signal and image processors, neuroscientists as well as doctors, biologists and people from the industry.

Luca Romeo gave a talk entitled 'Designing and development of machine learning approaches for the early-stage prediction of different diseases using Electronic Health Record data'.

More info: 

Maker Faire 2019


Lab AIIS organized Artificial Intelligence systems show as part of the next "Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition", held in Rome from 18th to 20th October 2019. The purpose of the exhibition is to show the potential of AI applications to general public in which AIIS initiative is going to take a significant part. VRAI attended to the stand AI FOR AGRI & FOOD of (A19, pav. 9) dedicated to precision agriculture presenting its current AI project and activities focused on smart farming and precision agriculture.

IROS 2019 @ Macau

VRAI team is back from IROS 2019 in Macau!

Alessandro Galdelli presented our paper “Empowered Optical Inspection by Using Robotic Manipulator in Industrial Applications” in Computer Vision for Automation session at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2019) -

B-Pioneers @ Milan

La dottoranda Lucia Migliorelli del VRAI insieme ad un gruppo di studenti dell' Università Politecnica delle Marche (Francesco, Lorenzo, Lorenzo, Kevin) e del Politecnico di Milano (Philip) si è aggiudicata B-Pioneers, un Hackathon organizzato l' 8 e 9 Novembre da Wired Italia e Biogen per trovare una soluzione volta a migliorare la vita di chi convive con l'atrofia muscolare spinale.
La soluzione vincente proposta è stata un 'phisiogame', un gioco interattivo modulare pensato per rendere la fisioterapia dei pazienti malati di SMA un momento di svago.

Congratulazioni  a tutti !

ITASEC @ Ancona

ITASEC, the Italian Conference on Cybersecurity, is an annual event supported and organized by the CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory.
The 2020 edition will take place in Ancona, from February 4th to February 7th; it will gather Italian researchers and professionals working in the field of cybersecurity, from both private and public sectors and include academia, industries, research institutions, and government.

Please save the dates:
- Workshop & Tutorial Day: February 4 2020
- Conference: February 5-7 2020

The submission procedure is now open and you can find all the details and the related calls at the event website:

BigDat 2020 @ Ancona

BigDat 2020, the 6th International Winter Summer School on Big Data will be held in Ancona from January 13th to January 17th at Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.

BigDat 2020 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Follow the link below for more details of the event: 

Early registration is still available!