The Department engages in applied research and technology transfer activities through its active involvement in networks, initiatives, and projects.

DTI has over 150 ongoing research and development projects, many run jointly with local companies.

Thanks to its research volume and quality, the Department is a reference point in the regional and national economic fabric.

The following five research institutes operate within the Department:

Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA)

Machine learning (artificial neural networks, reinforcement learning), optimal universal artificial intelligence and optimal rational agents, operations research, complexity theory, and robotics.

Institute for Systems and Applied Electronics (ISEA)

Digital microelectronics; algorithmics for microelectronic architectures and cryptology, mechatronic systems and control, communication systems in industrial automation, wired or wireless telecom, and high frequency system design and security.

Institute for Information Systems and Networking (ISIN)

IT systems, software engineering, internet technologies, operating systems and security, communication network software technologies, sensor and networks and security, Semantic Web (Web 3.0), Web 2.0, XML, web applications, and multimedia systems.

Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable Production (ISTePS)

Innovation of products, manufacturing processes and business models in order to accompany companies in facing the challenges of globalization under the economic, environmental and social aspects.

Institute for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology (MEMTi)

Materials, mechanics and models, multi-scale physical models, industrial automation, rapid prototyping software, industrial-level vision, innovative business models, sustainable utilization of resources, and 3D simulations in the materials field and in industry.

Key Projects