Industrial Doctorate meetup: What is going on in Digital Cities?

EIT Digital Doctoral School meetup.

EIT Digital Doctoral School meetup.

On February 8, the Doctoral School is hosting its first meetup with industrial doctorate students and the industry to showcase what is being done and how it is being done. The first meetup is about the topic Digital Cities and is held in Trento in Italy.

Six PhD candidates from all over Europe are presenting the status of their research on Digital Cities. In slots of 30 packed minutes they will present their research and answer questions from the audience. Also, the industry partner Engineering shares his vision on Digital Cities to the audience and EIT Digital will extract its Digital Cities strategy for the next years.

The meetup will be inspiring, educational and above all interesting.

The PhD programmes of the EIT Digital Doctoral School focus since 2016 primarily on industrial doctorates. Within an Industrial Doctorate, PhD students work under academic supervision on research assignments from industry and benefit from continuous tutoring from this industry.

The Trento meetup is the first in a series of industrial doctorates meetups in Europe. Here is an overview of upcoming meetups. Stay tuned for the exact dates and programmes.

  • February -Digital Infrastructures focus on Security - Rennes
  • March - Digital Infrastructures focus on network - Budapest
  • April - Digital Industry - Helsinki
  • May Digital Infrastructures focus on data layer - Madrid
  • June: Digital Industry - Milan

The meetups are meant for all PhD students in the EIT Digital Doctoral School, industry and partners of EIT Digital. The meetups are open to external participants as well. If you are interested to join the meetup in Trento and learn about what is going on in Digital Cities, please send an email to


EIT Digital | Trento Node
Via Sommarive 18 - Northern building, 1st floor
38123 Povo in Trento

Programme February 8, 2018 in Trento (Italy)

09:00 - 09:20 Welcome and  Introduction of the meetup on Digital Cities
Roberto Saracco  - Head of EIT Digital Doctoral School
09:20 - 09:40 An overview of the industry
Roberto di Bernardo, Head of Open Government Group at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.P.A. - EIT Digital industrial partner
09:45 - 10:10 From Constrained Hardware to User Interface: Covering the Distance in a Snap
Stefano Pio Zingaro - EIT Digital Ph.D. student - University of Bologna
10:10 - 10:35 Make Smart Decision to Ensure Vehicles Always Best Connected
Rodrigo Silva - Ph.D. student - IMT Atlantique
10:35 - 11:00 Investigating mobile phone data usage to exploit urban social phenomena
Didem Gundogdu - Ph.D. student - University of Trento/FBK
11:00 - 11:25 Groupme: a preference-based Group Activity Planner
Tong Liu - Ph.D. student - University of Bologna
11:25 - 11.50 Understanding human behavior in a user-centric personal data management paradigm: Privacy attitudes & inferences in human mobility
Christos Perentis - Ph.D. student - University of Trento/FBK
11:50 – 12:15 Real-time mitigation of heat waves by leveraging continuous machine learning
Cyril Cecchinel  - Ph.D. student - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
12:15 - 12:30 EIT Digital industrial doctorate programme - 2018-2019 outlook
Yvonnick David  and  Irene Preti  - EIT Digital Doctoral Training Centre leads in respectivley Rennes and Trento
12:30 - 12:40 Conclusions
Roberto Saracco - EIT Digital Doctoral Training Centres director
12:40 Network lunch

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