Vice Rector for Research
Member (Board of Governors)
Member (Academic Senate)
Coordinatore di Corso di Dottorato (Collegio di Dottorato INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA E DEI SISTEMI)
Presidente Comitato di Ateneo per la ricerca - CARTT
UE-funded research - VPQ - IST (SOCIETA' DELL'INFORMAZIONE)
COREP-CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA E L'EDUCAZIONE PERMANENTE
RESCUE - Interdependent Challenges of Reliability, Security and Quality in Nanoelectronic Systems Design, (2017-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - Marie Curie
RESCUE ITN advances scientific competences and establishes an innovative training for Interdependent Challenges of Reliability, Security and Quality in Nanoelectronic Systems Design.Today, nanoelectronic systems are at the core of all industry sectors and deployed in life-critical application domains, such as healthcare, transportation, automotive and security, serving societal needs in Europe. They are beingcombined into Internet-of-Things and Cyber-Physical Systems and, ultimately, represent the physical backbone ofour increasingly digitised world. Here, the impact and consequences of in-field failures, security attacks or hardwaredefects can be catastrophic. At the same time, they are getting very hard to avoid due to the trends of extremecomplexity and miniaturisation at the doorstep of physical limits.The objective is, first, to address the demanding and mutually dependent aspects of nanoelectronic systems design,i.e. reliability, security and quality, as well as corresponding electronic design automation tools. This will rescue andenhance design of complex systems at the next generation nanoelectronics technologies. Second, it is to provide earlystageresearchers with innovative training in the involved disciplines and beyond, such that they will not only be ableto face today and future challenges in nanoelectronics design but also be innovative, creative, and more importantly- have an entrepreneurial mentality. The latter will help to compile ideas into products and services for EU economicand social benefits.
Twinning to Strengthen Tallinn University of Technology’s Research and Innovation Capacity in Nanoelectronics Based Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems, (2016-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico
UE-funded research - H2020 - Spreading excellence and widening participation
The overall aim of the TUTORIAL project is to boost the scientific excellence and technology-transfer capacity in nanoelectronics based dependable cyber-physical systems (NBDCPS) of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) bycreating a network with the high-quality Twinning partners: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR). To achieve this aim, the 3 year project willbuild upon the existing strong research and innovation base of TUT and its Twinning partners. To boost their scientificexcellence and technology transfer capacity in NBDCPS, the partners will implement a research and innovation strategy focused on three sub-topics: 1. Reliable nanoelectronics technologies – TUT with TU Delft,2. In-field testfor safety-critical systems – TUT with POLITO, and3. Dependable cyber-physical systems for space applications – TUT with DLRThe research and innovation strategy takes into account the recent SWOT analysis of TUT and hasthe following objectives: • Objective 1: Strengthen TUT’s research excellence in NBDCPS• Objective 2: Enhance the research and innovation capacity of TUT and the Twinning partners • Objective 3: Raise the research profile of TUTand the Twinning Partners • Objective 4: Contribute to the SMART Specialisation Strategy of Estonia• Objective 5: Support research and innovation on a European level In order to achieve these objectives, the consortium partners will implement a comprehensive set of measures via the project’s work packages: • Short term staff exchanges (WP1); • Training workshops, conferences and summer schools (WP2); • Dissemination and outreach (WP3).
EUROPEAN COMMISSION - Research Executive Agency (REA)
Today, the amount of telemetry data from the sensors in the upper stages of a launch vehicle is very restricted, due to limited on-board-computing capacities combined with limited data bandwidth to ground. As a result, no detailed information about the various phases of the flight is available.Massively extended Modular Monitoring for Upper Stages (MaMMoTH-Up) will improve the amount of monitored data by a factor of more than 2500 by integrating four key objectives, which are 1. a self-configuring monitoring framework that will selectively observe, pre-process, and compress sensor data,2. Components off the Shelf (COTS) that provide improved computing performance on a launcher,3. design solutions guaranteeing the required levels of dependability, even when using relatively unreliable COTS components, and4. a tight coupling with advanced dependability analysis.Achieving these 4 goals is scientifically and practically highly relevant. A demonstrator at TRL 6 will show the advantages of the new monitoring infrastructure and a virtual prototype proves the advanced dependability enhancements. Thus, MaMMoTH-Up will provide a framework and a proof-of-concept for next-generation avionics solutions for a launcher based on COTS. Moreover, the work plan provides the path to realization, potentially including a demo-flight at the end of the project. The proposed technology is complementary with on-going launcher developments. The usage of COTS will represent a direct advantage over competitors; this will decrease time-to-market and decrease the European dependence on external suppliers.MaMMoTH-Up directly addresses the call COMPET-2-2014 by providing an innovative avionics solution for safer and more reliable launch operations for conventional launching systems. The solution developed within MaMMoTH-Up strengthens competitiveness and cost-efficiency having an immediate commercial potential.
BASTION- Board and SoC Test Instrumentation for Ageing and No Failure Found , (2014-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico
Today, an average family spends annually over 50 Euros on No-Failure-Found (NFF) investigations - a known problem of an unknown origin. Tomorrow, the electronic engine control system in a car will be dying after two-three years of operation due to CMOS ageing. Actions are urgently needed!A group of European experts will unite their forces in BASTION to fight against ageing and NFF issues. The project will investigate currently unknown defects, uncertain fault coverage and unclassified field returns. A new defect universe will be assembled and faults will be classified into comprehensive classes. BASTION will study the mechanisms of ageing and improve the longevity of electronic products. Embedded instrumentation and the IEEE P1687 standard will be applied to develop an ultra-low-latency, scalable error detection and localization infrastructure as well as to integrate all heterogeneous technologies into a homogeneous system.The project will complete in three years, at only a negligible fraction of costs wasted by society on NFF annually.
This proposal deals with electronic embedded systems, i.e., with electronic systems which have been designed to perform a dedicated task.These systems must match specific constraints demanded by the targeted application, and may include cost, performance, real-time capabilities, volume, weight, and power. The last parameter emerged as a crucial one in the last decade, not only because of the increasing popularity of portable devices, but also because of the growing concerns about energy. At the same time, the reliability issue is becoming increasingly important, due to the widespread adoption of embedded systems in applications where failures may cause relevant damages, either to persons, or to the environment, or even from an economical point of view, where low cost devices must still ensure quality of service. Finally, new semiconductor technologies will be increasingly less reliable, which means that the chance of manufacturing fault-free components will be very low, thus reducing significantly the yield of the electronic products production process: this is raising the issue of producing reliable systems with unreliable components, possibly resorting to redundancy and using components where faults have been located and can be managed. This proposal aims at creating a network of research groups with international excellence in this area, and plans to combine their complementary knowledge with three main goals:• Developing new techniques able to provide effective solutions when embedded systems are required for which the traditional constraints have to be complemented with specific constraints in terms of power/energy consumption and reliability• Training new researchers in this area, while educating them to cooperate at the international level• Supporting the exchange of ideas and techniques inside and outside the project consortium, involving not only the academia, but also the interested companies.
SVILUPPO DI SOLUZIONI DI TEST 'LOW-COST' PER IL TEST AFFIDABILISTICO E COLLAUDO FINALE DI CIRCUITI DOTATI DI STRUTTURE DFT, (2007-2007) - Responsabile Scientifico
ELES Semiconductor Equipment S.p.A.
Dipartimento di Automatica Informatica
Rinnovo della Convenzione Dipartimentale tra il Politecnico di Torino - Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica (DAUIN), il Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) e l’Université de Montpellier (UM), riguardante il laboratorio franco-italiano per la ricerca in sistemi integrati hardware-software “LIA LAFISI”, (unknown date-2020) - Responsabile contrattuale
CNRS - CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE -