Politecnico di Torino

POLITECNICO DI TORINO represents a leading public university, in Italy and in Europe, in technical- scientific teaching and research. Founded almost 150 years ago, Politecnico di Torino has three Schools of Engineering, two Schools of Architecture, a School of Economics and Management, plus a Post-Graduate School. Politecnico offers excellence in technology and promotes the ability to carry out theoretical and applied research and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities. The range of studies is broad and ever-widening: it spans space, environment and land, telecommunications, information, energy, mechanics, electronics, chemistry, automation, industrial design, architecture and building, etc.

With more than 150 bilateral international agreements and 40 double degree agreements, POLITO has links with the most prestigious Universities in Europe and is part of the major European interuniversity networks, such as CESAER, CLUSTER, E.C.I.U, EUA, and CMU. As regards FP7, POLITO is involved in 130 projects, of which 22 coordinated, with an EU contribution of around 35 million Euro. POLITO is also actively involved in the EERA-Energy European Research Alliance and, at national level, in the AIREN-Alleanza Italiana per la Ricerca sull’Energia, which is the Italian mirror of the EU platform.

The Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) is the result of a joint venture between Politecnico and the other main Turin public university (the University of Turin). The core mission of DIST focuses on educational and research activities in the field of urban studies, spatial planning and the built environment, including the management of historical, cultural, economic, technological, environmental, natural and built heritages. Thanks to its unique inter-university structure, the DIST joins the scientific and cultural approaches of the Polytechnic (architecture, engineering and management) and the University (political, economic and social sciences).

The Department of Control and Computer Engineering (DAUIN) is the point of reference in Politecnico di Torino for the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), which studies the methodologies and technologies used for the management, processing and transmission of information. The involved team inside DAUIN is EDA group, focusing on embedded smart systems design, from HW to SW. The involved researchers at EDA group are expert in design of distributed monitoring and control systems using IoT paradigms and in data management platform design using a microservices-based approach. EDA group has strong experience in participation and coordination of European Projects about Smart City and Smart Energy, where the main focus is the development of IoT platforms for data collection, processing and visualization (e.g. FP7-DIMMER, H2020 FLEXMETER).

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POLITO experts in ICT and Internet-of-Things (IoT) domains will contribute to the integration of heterogeneous IoT devices in the platform and sensor data analysis.

Also, POLITO experts in Cultural Heritage and digital humanities will contribute to the co-creating and collecting a common knowledge on historic areas for increasing awareness and resilience.
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