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Special Topics in Information Technology


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Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Part of the book sub series: PoliMI SpringerBriefs (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Systems and Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Deep Learning in Multi-step Forecasting of Chaotic Dynamics

      • Matteo Sangiorgio
      Pages 3-14Open Access
    3. Optimal Management and Control of Smart Thermal-Energy Grids

      • Stefano Spinelli
      Pages 15-27Open Access
  3. Computer Science and Engineering

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Configurable Environments in Reinforcement Learning: An Overview

      • Alberto Maria Metelli
      Pages 101-113Open Access
    3. Machine Learning for Scientific Data Analysis

      • Gabriele Scalia
      Pages 115-126Open Access
  4. Telecommunications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Design and Control Recipes for Complex Photonic Integrated Circuits

      • Maziyar Milanizadeh
      Pages 141-152Open Access

About this book

This open access book presents thirteen outstanding doctoral dissertations in Information Technology from the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Information Technology has always been highly interdisciplinary, as many aspects have to be considered in IT systems. The doctoral studies program in IT at Politecnico di Milano emphasizes this interdisciplinary nature, which is becoming more and more important in recent technological advances, in collaborative projects, and in the education of young researchers.

Accordingly, the focus of advanced research is on pursuing a rigorous approach to specific research topics starting from a broad background in various areas of Information Technology, especially Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics, Systems and Control, and Telecommunications.

Each year, more than 50 PhDs graduate from the program. This book gathers the outcomes of the thirteen best theses defended in 2020-21 and selected for the IT PhD Award. Each of the authors provides a chapter summarizing his/her findings, including an introduction, description of methods, main achievements and future work on the topic. Hence, the book provides a cutting-edge overview of the latest research trends in Information Technology at Politecnico di Milano, presented in an easy-to-read format that will also appeal to non-specialists.


  • Electronics
  • Bioengineering
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

    Luigi Piroddi

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