Research laboratories

Artificial Intelligence

The Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence is focused on the the development and experimentation of models, methods, instruments, and technologies of Artificial Intelligence, including discrete dynamical systems (Cellular Automata and Multi-Agent Systems), and knowledge representation and engineering

Head: Stefania Bandini

Rooms: 1035

Bicocca Security Lab

Bicocca Security Lab is an interdepartmental laboratory that combines the experience in the field of cybersecurity of the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication and the Department of Law at the University of Milano – Bicocca.

Head: Claudio Ferretti

Rooms: T006, T007

Experimental Algorithmics

AlgoLab focuses on the study, design, theoretical and experimental analysis of algorithms and data structures for several applications that require paying special attention to computational efficiency.

Head: Paola Bonizzoni

Rooms: 1001

The Computational Systems Biology Lab deals with the development and application of novel mathematical frameworks and computational methods for the analysis of biological systems, with the purpose of identifying and controlling the intracellular and intercellular mechanisms that cause the onset of complex diseases.

Head: Daniela Besozzi

Rooms: 1046

The research activities of the Data and Computational Biology Laboratory (DCB) focus of genomic and molecular data analysis, especially in conjunction with “Cancer Research”, and on modeling and simulation of biological phenomena tied to therapy control.  In these contexts, the DCB Lab activities concentrated on the reconstruction of tumor progression models, on the more general study of cancer evolution, on optimal therapy design (e.g., for chronic myeloid leukemia – CML) by means of Control Theory methods and on the study of different metabolic regimes and “metabolic rewiring” in various organisms and in cancer.
The DCB Lab developed tools and algorithms for the data analysis of patient’s populations and of individual patients’ Bulk-sequencing and Single-cells data (cfr., TRONCO).  These tools were also integrated in the metabolic regimes’ applications and analysis methods always developed by the DCB Lab (cfr., MAREA).

Head: Marco Antoniotti

Rooms: 1047

Imaging and Vision

The main research areas of the Imaging and Vision Laboratory (IVL) include Color Imaging, Image, Video and Audio Processing, Analysis and Classification; Visual Information Systems; Machine Learning; Image quality; HCI and Biometrics.

Head: Raimondo Schettini

Rooms: 1038, 1048

Informatics and Robotics for Automation

IRALab was founded in 1999, when Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca began its activity. The main research topic in IRALab is Machine Perception and Mobile Robotics.

We are a small and committed group, consisting of an associate professor, a research associate, 2 PhD students, and 2 research assistants. A few master (laurea magistrale) and undergraduate (laurea) students use to participate to our research activities.

Head: Domenico Giorgio Sorrenti

Rooms: 1020, U9-1i117

information Discovery and Application Laboratory

Research topics: study of algorithms for data management; analysis and presentation of data from elearning platforms; collaborative learning methodologies in educational thematic platforms.

Head: Matteo Dominoni

Rooms: T036


The laboratory deals with the definition of models and techniques to information and knowledge representation, retrieval and reasoning. In particular, the research activities of the lab focus on the realization of systems for information access, on the analysis of data and information from social media, and on the representation and management of knowledge.

Head: Gabriella Pasi

Rooms: T037


Le ricerche riguardano il trattamento formale di Sistemi Complessi e Incerti, loro modellazione e applicazioni e la rappresentazione e gestione di conoscenza incerta, tramite logiche non-classiche

Head: Alberto Dennunzio

Rooms: T032


The INSID&S laboratory develops models based on semantic and human-machine interaction techniques to support the management of large data and value-added services.

Head: Flavio De Paoli

Rooms: 1021, 1022, 1033, T035


The lab hosts training activities (bachelor and master degree theses, internships) and research activities in the field of the representation and management of different forms of uncertainty, with application to machine learning and the development of predictive and discriminatory models and decision support systems, of which the socio-technical component is also studied, as well as the dimensions related to the human-machine interaction and the computer-supported collaboration, particularly in the medical field.

Head: Federico Cabitza

Room: T032

MAB lab 2024

Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Data and Text Mining are the keywords to adequately describe the research activities of the MAD laboratory. The main research topics are; Bayesian networks, causal networks, continuous time Bayesian networks and topic models. In particular, we study and develop algorithms for structural learning from observational data. The main application domains are biology, medicine, finance and recommendation systems.

Head: Fabio Stella

Rooms: T004, T005


The laboratory is focused on design, analysis and implementation of algorithms for data analysis, machine learning, modeling and optimization under uncertainty.

Head: Enza Messina

Rooms: 1041, 1042


Research subjects include formal models of concurrent and distributed systems, and related techniques for analysis and synthesis.

Head: Pomello Lucia

Rooms: 1034


The research activity of the laboratory is focused on the definition of algorithms and methods for signal processing, from multimedia signals (audios, images and videos) to physiological and electrophysiological ones (galvanic skin response, heart rate, electromyography, electroencephalogram).

The analysis of heterogeneous and multimodal signals can be useful in several interdisciplinary fields of research and for this reason the laboratory collaborates with several other departments, including psychology, educational sciences, statistics and with the NeuroMI center (Milan Center for Neuroscience).

The main research activities are related to Affective Computing and Brain Computer Interface, in particular through the use of wearable devices.


Head: Francesca Gasparini

Rooms: 1013


The research activity of the Natural Computing Lab focuses on the study of innovative computing models, inspired from different natural phenomena or using natural materials (such as, for instance, biomolecules) to store information and compute.

Head: Claudio Zandron

Rooms: 1046


The “Real time Events analysis and Decision Support” (REDS) Laboratory is dedicated to the research in the field of software systems, aimed at understanding and controlling the behavior of complex environments evolving in real time.

Head: Claudio Zandron

Rooms: 1046

Software Architecture Laboratory

The main objective of SAL is to define, develop and experiment architectural models, methodologies, and tools facing the challenges of emerging application domains.

Head: Daniela Micucci

Rooms: 1039, 1040

Software Evolution and Reverse Engineering

ESSeRE Lab research interests focus on the area of reverse engineering, software maintenance, software quality assessment, managing technical debt, software architecture reconstruction, by exploiting traditional approaches and soft computing software quality assessment

Head: Francesca Arcelli

Room: 1040


The laboratory of software testing and analysis actively works on the definition of novel methods, techniques, and approaches for the verification and validation of software systems, for the automation of the testing process, for the static and dynamic analysis of software programs, for the design of self-healing mechanisms, and for implementation of automatic program repair solutions.

Head: Leonardo Mariani

Rooms: T033, T034