CRS4 Biosciences research and development is focused on finding ways to make effective use of the big amount of data that flows from biomedical labs and high-throughput experiments. We work with connecting data to knowledge, improving NGS technology, integrating and standardizing vast amounts of data coming from heterogeneous sources, developing new data analysis approaches and building enabling technologies to bring all of this to biomedical and life science researchers.
Sector Head: Giorgio Fotia
Computational Infrastructure and Smart Projects
The task of this sector is to design, implement, manage and develop the service delivery platforms for high performance computing (HPC) and ICT with the aim of responding to the different needs of users of the center and the community it serves inside or outside the Technology Park Polaris.
Sector Head: Lidia Leoni
Digital Technologies for Aerospace
Digital Technologies for Aerospace
Aerospace today is definitely one of the most technologically intensive sectors, deeply connected with leading sectors such as: materials technologies, telecommunications, autonomous navigation systems, robotics and human-machine interfaces in extreme conditions.
Developments in these sectors, coupled with enormous advances in digital technologies, are causing a radical transformation even in many of the traditional sectors, seemingly far from the domain of aerospace.
CRS4, now a member of the DASS, joins this development process, with its spatial data modeling and management capabilities, and with the COSMIC project, funded by the Italian Space Agency, which since 2009 has started a development chain of new technologies for human space exploration.
Sector Head: Carlino Casari
RESEARCH PROGRAMSSmart Environments and Technologies Geographic Information Systems
HPC for Energy and Environment
The challenges set by energy efficiency, renewable energy, exploration geophysics, sustainable land use and natural resources management are gravely important for industrial innovation, regional economy and social development. These challenges can best be met by incorporating the contributions of science and technology into interdisciplinary solutions that can benefit greatly from mathematical modelling, high performance computing (HPC) and information and communication technology (ICT). The resulting software spans a wide range of answers and gives rise to leading applications and optimised services deployed on state-of-the-art infrastructures.
Sector Head: Ernesto Bonomi
RESEARCH PROGRAMSEnvironmental Sciences Imaging and Numerical Geophysics Smart Energy Systems Digital Agriculture
ICT - Information Society
We belong to the "Information Society". Advanced mobile devices and pervasive high-speed Internet, at work, at home, anywhere, are continuously transfoming our society. Our main expertise is in digital content technologies, interaction design, geoweb and internet of things, search and mobile, for designing and developing some of the "next" applications in the fields of tourism, tv, home, etc.
Sector Head: Pietro Zanarini
RESEARCH PROGRAMSCollaborative and Social Environments Content Technologies & Information Management Educational Technology Game-based Interaction and Technologies Internet of Things and Energy Efficiency Technologies Natural Interaction and Knowledge Management Technologies
Visual and Data-Intensive Computing
The Visual and Data-Intensive Computing team is dedicated to the research and development of innovative solutions for the acquisition, creation, processing, distribution and exploration of complex and/or massive datasets and 3D environments. We are particularly interested in the creation of: widely applicable enabling technologies for scalable processing and analysis of data (big data, data analytics, automation, machine learning, distributed computing); visual computing systems and methods (computer graphics, scientific visualization, computer vision, image processing, innovative display solutions and human-computer interfaces); specialized solutions for the acquisition, integration, distribution and analysis of data in the context of industrial processes, health and biomedical research (data modelling and management, clinical interoperability, traceability, reproducibility, data provenance). Although our work is generally cross-cutting to many application domains, we are particularly active in the fields of urban computing, bioinformatics, health informatics and cultural heritage.
RESEARCH PROGRAMSVisual Computing Acquisition, Processing and Visualization Lab Scalable Computing and Analytics Digital Health