IEEE Italy Section Summer School

Double track summer school on “Machine Learning, Energy Efficient Electronics Science and ICT Applications”

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 (Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova), and by Tiziana Tambosso and Bernardo Tellini (of the IEEE Italy section).
SSIE 2021 edition is alive and will be held in online mode due to the covid pandemic. But do not worry, we are putting together a very exciting program, you won’t be dissatisfied

A sneak peek into SSIE 2021

School dates: 12-16 July, 2021. Online Event.

SSIE 2021 is jointly organized by the IEEE Italy, by the Department of Information Engineering (DEI) of UNIPD and by the EU projects ITN Windmill, UltimateGaN and Irel40.


This will be a special edition (30th anniversary), featuring 26 top-level speakers who will give lectures and seminars.


The school features two tracks (machine learning and applications and electronics), two plenary speeches and a half-day student workshop, where PhD students will have an opportunity of presenting their technical work (the best talk will receive an award, jointly presented by DEI@UNIPD and IEEE Italy).


SSIE 2021explores timely and cutting edge research areas, including, machine learning techniques, energy efficient electronics and ICT applications. The program includes:

Machine learning theory

Lectures on cutting edge machine learning theory, including, including, “a short course on Reinforcement Learning”, “Convolutional Networks on graphs”, “explainable artificial intelligence”, “learning for non-stationary environments”, etc.

Telecommunication networks

ML for software networking and 5G network automation, and cyber-security (e.g., authentication);

Biomedical applications and robotics

Explainable machine learning for health applications and ML algorithms for robots;

Energy efficient electronics and energy harvesting

Materials, designs and architectures for highly energy efficient electronics.

What are you waiting for?

The SSIE organizing committee

Prof. Michele Rossi

University of
Padova, Italy

Prof. Matteo

University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Bernardo

Chair of IEEE Italy Section

Prof. Tiziana

Chair of IEEE Italy Section

Prof. Gaudenzio Meneghesso

Chair of IEEE Italy Section

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.

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