research Areas


Numerical Calculation, Parallel Calculation, Algorithms for Scientific Applications.


Automatic control of machines, processes and industrial plants, Intelligent Systems Control, Robots, Autonomous and Semiautonomic Vehicles, Modeling and Control of Complex Systems, Optimum Network and Infrastructure Management, Automation Technologies.

Themes of Interest

AMERICA - Automation Modeling Engineering Realization Intelligent Control Applications
CSC - Complex Systems Control
PRISMA - Projects of Industrial Robotics and of Mechatronics and Automation
SINCRO - Nonlinear Systems, Network and PrOces Control


Management and Healthcare Organization, Instrumentation, Devices and Technologies for Biology, Medicine and Functional and Social Recovery, Workflow and Health Information Systems, Signal Analysis and Biomedical Imaging, Clinical Engineering and Medical and Biological Risk Management.


Antennae, Biological Applications of Electromagnetic Fields, Microwave and Microwave Measures and Millimeter Waves, Radio Coverage, Remote Sensing and Electromagnetic Diagnosis.


Electrical Machines, Controlled Electrical Drives, Static Electric Power Converters, Electric Propulsion, Mechatronic Actuators.


Micro and nano electronic circuits and devices. Circuits, Systems and Optoelectronic Sensors. VLSI electronic circuits and systems. Devices and electronic power circuits. Devices and electronic systems for renewable energy.


Numerical Electromagnetism, Electrical and Magnetic Materials Technology; Electrodynamics of micro and nanostructures; Plasma and Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion.


Software Design, Verification and Validation, Information Methods and Algorithms for Information Security and Privacy, Statistical Methods for Automatic Learning, Computational Vision and Language Processing, Knowledge Reporting, Automatic Problem Solving and Smart Interfaces, Bioinformatics and Computational Models for Biological Systems.



General Metrology and Measurement Uncertainty, Measurement Techniques and Methods, Measuring Instruments, Measurement Algorithms, Sensors, Transducers and Monitoring Systems



Hardware and Software Architectures, Information Systems and Systems, Telematic Networks, Devices and Applications, Software Engineering, Data and Knowledge Engineering, Security, Performance and Reliability.

Themes of Interest

SIVA - Intelligent Systems and Artificial Vision
COMICS - Computers for Interaction and CommunicationS
MISLAB - Multimedia Information System LABoratory
SECLAB - Security and Reliability Technologies for IT Systems
MOBILAB - Mobile Computing Group


Telecommunication Networks and Sensor Networks, Communication Systems Technologies, Image and Signal Processing, Radar and Remote Sensing Systems, Wireless Technologies.

Themes of Interest

SPRINT - Signal PRocessing and INnovative Transmissions
GRIP - Image Processing Research Group



Concentrated and Distributed Production of Electric Energy, Electric Power Transmission, Electric Power Distribution, Large Electric Power Users, Intelligent Electrical Systems.

The research area "Electrical Systems for Energy" intends to incorporate into the new Department of DIETI its consolidated experience of industrial tradition, utilizing methodological contributions that have long been referred to themes developed in typical areas of the information Technology.
Electricity has an increasingly significant impact on the economy of modern society, by evolving the ways of life, work and leisure of individuals. The operation of energy infrastructure is an essential element for a safe and reliable supply of electricity. Scientific research reflects the continuous innovation in the production, transmission, distribution and use of the "electricity" carrier systems.

The "Electrical Systems for Energy" Group of the Naples Unit, active since the 1970s, has always developed traditional themes of national strategic importance, such as: production, transmission, distribution and use of electricity, and Electrified transport, combining them with "frontier" studies such as those of the "Power Quality", the reliability and the static and dynamic safety of electrical systems. In recent years, it has undertaken the study of highly innovative themes such as those relating to "Smart Grids", renewable sources, the impact of lightning phenomena on the system, the use of accumulation systems in the field of electrified transport .

The research covers the activities carried out in the laboratories as an integral part of the work, and aims to promote collaboration between academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations and the public in order to collectively address complex interrelations in the energy sector.


Themes of Interest

Disturbance disturbances on electric lines from atmospheric discharges
Identification and Estimation of Reliability Models
Hybrid spectral analysis methods of electrical quantities that characterize the quality of waveforms in microgrids
Planning and management of microgrids in alternating and continuous current
Renewable and innovative sources of electricity
Identification Techniques for Dynamic Electrical Security Analysis
Transmission of DC Electric Power and High Voltage



RESPONSIBLE: Sforza Antonio
PEOPLE: Sterle Claudio
Scientific Subject Sector: MAT / 09
Mathematical modeling; Continuous, full and network optimization; Intelligent Transport Systems and Infomobility, Network Logistics.
The Operations Research Group conducts didactic and research activities in the field of continuous and discrete mathematical optimization models and methods, with particular reference to combinatorial and network optimization problems (path, flow, coverage, location, project, routing issues ).
The most important areas of application concern the management and control of urban and regional spatial systems (mobility, logistics, security) and systems for the production of goods and services (optimization of industrial processes, location of installations, protection of infrastructures criticism).
Issues of interest in the management and control of territorial systems are:
Traffic control strategies and on-line management of the traffic control system, based on the use of math programming and logic programming.
Location of inflatable facilities (sensors and variable message panels).
Multi-level distribution systems in urban logistics.
Monitoring and control systems for the protection of urban areas
Evacuation of an area subjected to natural disasters.
Issues of interest in the production of goods and services are:
Excellent wiring of the electrical components of a motor vehicle
Cutting and Multidimensional Packing.
Scheduling the production.
Critical Infrastructure Protection.
The Operations Research Group is also engaged in the field of logical-mathematical learning through training activities directed at teachers and middle and high school students in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and Applications of Federico II University of Naples .
Finally, the Group is committed to conducting Operations Research, Optimization and Operational Search 2 courses, conducted by its members, through the use of commercial and / or prototype software for the solution of continuous and discrete optimization problems.
Themes of Interest:
Laboratory of Problem Solving and OPSLab Optimization