SSIE - PhD School

This is the DEI – IEEE Italy Section PhD Summer School. A double track summer school on “Machine Learning, Energy Efficient Electronics Science and ICT Applications”

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About SSIE

This is the Website of the Summer School of Information Engineering (SSIE) – “Silvano Pupolin”, held every summer in Bressanone (BZ), Italia. SSIE is co-organized by Michele Rossi, Matteo Meneghini and Gaudenzio Meneghesso (DEI – Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova), and by Pisana Placidi, Sergio Rapuano and Tiziana Tambosso (IEEE Italy section).

SSIE 2022 has been held in Brixen from July 11 to July 15, 2022. It has featured two tracks, tens of scientific talks and lectures, plenty of fine food, relaxation and hiking in the alps! SSIE has been a great success, involving about 150 participants (mainly PhD students). We thank all the attendees and the speakers for making it such an enriching and unique experience. We are looking forward to the 2023 edition 🙂

SSIE 2022 Group Picture

School Program

School dates: 11-15 July, 2022.

SSIE is jointly organized by the IEEE Italy and the Department of Information Engineering (DEI) at the University of Padova (UNIPD).

SSIE 2022 has presented timely and cutting edge research areas, covering theory and applications within the broad ICT domain.

The school featured two tracks, the first focused on machine learning, edge computing and mm-wave networking & sensing, the second on recent advancements on GaN technology and its applications. A student workshop has been organized, with 34 PhD students presenting their technical work. The best talks have received a Best Presentation Award, jointly presented by DEI and IEEE Italy. The winners will be acknowledged soon on the SSIE Website.

Technical Program

Machine learning

Latest developments and seminars about supervised and unsupervised learning, time series analysis and reservoir computing from renowned experts in the field.

Edge computing

Federated learning, energy efficient computing software and hardware.  

Wireless networking & sensing

mm-wave communications and sensing technology for future telecommunication networks.  

Advancements in GaN techonology and applications

Material, designs, hardware and architectures for highly energy efficient electronics.

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Organizing Committee

Prof. Gaudenzio Meneghesso

DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Matteo

DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Michele Rossi

DEI – University of Padova, Italy

Pisana Placidi

IEEE Italy Section / University of Perugia, Italy

Prof. Sergio

IEEE Italy Section Chair / Università del Sannio, Italy


IEEE Italy Section Past Chair

The honorary director

Prof. Silvano Pupolin

SSIE was first conceived & organized in 1991 by Prof. Silvano Pupolin, an esteemed colleague and mentor, who has been the SSIE Director until 2016. Silvano passed away on February 11, 2018.


We remember him as a passionate Professor and a good man. He always loved organizing this school and, above all, spending time with the students, nurturing a great research community, without asking anything in return.


We truly miss him. It is our duty and honor to take his legacy, and continue offering high-quality PhD training schools.

Technical endorsement