9th SmartData@PoliTO Workshop – SmartData@PoliTO meets AI-H@PoliTO

Loano 2 Village - Hotel & Residence 4 stelle, Loano

The Ninth Workshop of the Interdepartmental Center SmartData@PoliTO will be held on September 25 and 26, 2023 in Loano (Savona), at the wonderful Loano 2 Village, Via degli Alpini, 6 – Loano (SV).

This workshop will be a great opportunity to discuss the union of SmartData@PoliTO and AI-H@PoliTO and shape the future of the newborn centre.

We will meet to present and discuss activities carried over in the centre, inviting PhD students to discuss their ongoing work and members to present research activities.


Program Chairs: Danilo Giordano, Giuseppe Bruno Averta

Local Chairs: Laura Vaudano, Alessandra Calosso

Detailed Program

Sunday, September 24th

18:30 – 19:30 Welcome & Aperitivo

19:30 – 21:30 Dinner

Monday, September 25th

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 Session 1

9:00 – 9:30:

  • Marcos Andre Goncalves: When Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing get together Research at UFMG (Brazil) on the interconnections among these areas

09:30 – 10:30 (15 minute talks):

  • Marco Mellia & Barbara Caputo: Presentazione dei centri SmartData@PoliTO & AI-H@PoliTO
  • Tatiana Tommasi: Trustworthy AI
  • Elena Baralis: Exploring performance disparities in speech models by means of subgroup analysis

10:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session 1st Year PhD

Riccardo ZacconeAI-H@PoliTOCommunication-Efficient Heterogeneous Federated Learning with Generalized Heavy-Ball Momentum
Tailai SongSmartData@PoliTOTowards the Prediction of Critical Throughput in Real-Time Communications
Claudia CuttanoAI-H@PoliTOSource-Free Black-Box Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Semantic Segmentation
Gabriele RosiAI-H@PoliTOTowards universal lightweight models for image segmentation
Paolo RabinoAI-H@PoliTOFine Tuning Free 3D Out of distribution Detection
Andrea ProtopapaAI-H@PoliTODomain Randomization for Robust, Affordable and Effective Closed-loop Control of Soft Robots
Andrea AvignoneSmartData@PoliTODiscovering SpatioTemporal Warning Contexts from Non-Emergency Call Reports
Alessandro RussoSmartData@PoliTOL-TReiD: Logic Tensor Transformer for Re-Identification
Simone Alberto PeironeAI-H@PoliTOConceptual Activity-Centric Zones for Egocentric Action Recognition
Francesco De SantisSmartData@PoliTOInterpretable Feature Encoding & Selection in Neural Networks for Heterogeneous
Riccardo PignariSmartData@PoliTOConstraint satisfaction problems solution through spiking neural networks with improved reliability: the case of Sudoku puzzles
Leonardo IuradaAI-H@PoliTOAdvancing Fairness with Cross-Domain Learning
Giordano PaolettiSmartData@PoliTOBenchmarking Modularity-based Community Detection Algorithms in Time-Evolving Networks

12:00 – 13:00 Session 2

12:00 – 13:00 (10 minute talks):

  • Chiara Plizzari AI-H@PoliTO: Cross-Domain Egocentric Action Recognition
  • Luca Colomba SmartData@PoliTO: Magnifier: a Multi-grained framework for semantic segmentation in Earth Observation
  • Antonio Montanaro AI-H@PoliTO: Non-Euclidean Geometries in Computer Vision
  • Bartolomeo Vacchetti SmartData@PoliTO: Lemms: Label Estimation of multi feature movie segments

13:00 – 14:30 Lunchtime

14:30 – 16:00 Session 3

14:30 – 15:00

  • Jussara Almeida: Uncovering Individual and Collective (Mis-)Behavior Patterns Online

15:00 – 15:40 (15 minute talks):

  • Luca Cagliero: Large Language Models: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Gianluca Perna SmartData@PoliTO: How I met your cluster

15:40 – 16:20 (10 minute talks):

  • Nikhil Jha SmartData@PoliTO: On The Robustness of Topics API to a Re-Identification Attack
  • Salvatore Greco SmartData@PoliTO: Towards AI-Assisted Inclusive Language Writing in Italian Formal Communications
  • Francesco Manigrasso SmartData@PoliTO: Knowledge Representation: Neurosymbolic Integration of Reasoning and Learning

16:30 – 19:30 Coffee break Beach Volley & Social Activities

20:00 – 22:00 Dinner

Tuesday, September 26th

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30 Session 4

09:00 – 10:30 (15 minute talks):

  • Marco Mellia: Data, AI and Cybersecurity – a possible cocktail?
  • Lia Morra: What’s in an image? Enhancing semantic image interpretation and synthesis
  • Carlo Masone: What are you looking at and where is it in the world?
  • Daniela Renga: Enabling a sustainable transition towards the 6G era
  • Paola Mazzoglio: Data-driven analysis of hydrological extremes

10:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session 2nd Year PhD

Gabriele GolettoAI-H@PoliTOBringing Online Egocentric Action Recognition into the wild
Gabriele BertonAI-H@PoliTORethinking Visual Geo-localization for Large-Scale Applications
Elena SabbioniSmartData@PoliTOBayesian Approach for Modelling RNA Velocity
Eros FanìAI-H@PoliTOLearning Across Domains and Devices: Style-Driven Source-Free Domain Adaptation in Clustered Federated Learning
Simone MonacoSmartData@PoliTOScience and AI: Enhancing machine learning algorithms through theory-based knowledge
Shyam Nandan RaiAI-H@PoliTOUnmasking Anomalies in Road-Scene Segmentation
Lorenzo VaianiSmartData@PoliTOImproving FND-CLIP for Multimodal Italian Fake News Detection
Luca PianoSmartData@PoliTOControllable anonymization through diffusion-based image collection generation – CAMOUFLAGE
Niccolò CavagneroAI-H@PoliTOTransient-Fault-Aware Design and Training to Enhance DNNs Reliability with Zero-Overhead
Luca RobbianoAI-H@PoliTOEntropic Score metric: Decoupling Topology and Size in Training-free NAS
Philippe BichSmartData@PoliTOMAM Neurons: Accelerating the Lottery Ticket Hypothesis

12:00 – 13:00 Session 5

12:00 – 13:00 (15 minute talks):

  • Andrea Pagnani: Protein fitness landscapes from screening experiments
  • Enrico Bibbona: Mathematical modelling and statistics @SmartData
  • Raffaello Camoriano: Efficient Learning from Structured Data and Interaction

13:00 – 14:30 Lunchtime

14:30 – 16:00 Session 6 – What’s next? Discussion

Open discussion about the future directions of the centre.