7th Cycle

SSP: Switched Positive Dynamical Systems for Cloud Computing Load Balancing

The project focuses on a very important challenge currently arising in Cloud infrastructure design, namely the problem of optimal allocation of load among virtual machines. Efficient load balancing in a Cloud environment can indeed lead to important benefits for both end users and service providers. In particular, end users can experience a better quality of …

SSP: Switched Positive Dynamical Systems for Cloud Computing Load Balancing Read More »

PROPER: Future perspectives of joint prostheses

The project deals with the open issues and future perspectives of joint prostheses. The main topic of the project concerns wear of the bearing surfaces. Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloys are widely used in total hip and knee joint replacement. They are able to form efficient artificial joints by means of coupling metal-on-polymer or metal-on-metal contacts. However, a …

PROPER: Future perspectives of joint prostheses Read More »

Green Move: Design and testing of an innovative transport system for vehicle sharing

Green Move is a new project for an innovative electric vehicle sharing system in Milan founded by Regione Lombardia and developed by 8 departments and centers of the Politecnico di Milano. Vehicle sharing consists of the use of a shared car, taken from the user in a special parking area and left in the same …

Green Move: Design and testing of an innovative transport system for vehicle sharing Read More »

E-SCAPE: New tools and new opportunities for the localization of Expo 2015 general interest services along the Canale Cavour, a backbone of the Milan–Turin urban region

The recent completion of the high speed railway in the north west of Italy is producing significant changes in the entire territorial system, establishing a difference between the nodes of Milan and Turin, positively connected to the “long” (and fast) networks of mobility, and the intermediate places that suffer from disadvantages due to their location …

E-SCAPE: New tools and new opportunities for the localization of Expo 2015 general interest services along the Canale Cavour, a backbone of the Milan–Turin urban region Read More »

IMPARAR: Improving access to resources at reduced risk for urban areas with strong informal settlements: towards sustainable growth for the town of Guayaquil and major social inclusion of citizens

Resource protection management and increasing access to public services is today perceived as a precondition to human promotion and social development, especially in low income economies. The project focused on the municipality of Guayaquil (EC) which, with its 3 million inhabitants, 2 of which living in informal settlements, is the economic capital of the country. …

IMPARAR: Improving access to resources at reduced risk for urban areas with strong informal settlements: towards sustainable growth for the town of Guayaquil and major social inclusion of citizens Read More »

TSC4 MiTo: The Social Computer for Milano and Torino

How long does it take to locate 10 red weather balloons in 10 secret locations in the continental United States? 8 hours and 52 minutes, harnessing the Internet and social networks! This is the incredible result of the DARPA Network Challenge that was launched on December 2009. The MIT team that won the challenge designed …

TSC4 MiTo: The Social Computer for Milano and Torino Read More »

Spider Silk: Inspired super-tough nanoarmours

Over the last few decades, the search for bio-inspired solutions has been widely accepted in many engineering and technological fields as the best way for optimizing and taking advantage of available resources. Nature over the ages has found its optimal solution for survival and our teams therefore looked at Nature for the design of device …

Spider Silk: Inspired super-tough nanoarmours Read More »

ARAM-AOCS: Development of innovative attitude and orbit control for low-cost and low-mass spacecrafts

The aim of the ARAM-AOCS project was to design an Attitude and Orbit Control system for a new class of small, affordable and easy-to-use satellites. The idea was proposed and supported by the Politecnico di Torino Electronics Department, that developed AraMiS, aiming to provide a modular satellite architecture in a very short period of time. …

ARAM-AOCS: Development of innovative attitude and orbit control for low-cost and low-mass spacecrafts Read More »

SustHealth: Sustainable High Quality Healthcare

One of the most significant problems of today’s society is the unsustainable way of living. To guarantee a better future, people should change their habits and behavior in many fields, not neglecting the most difficult and complex issues. Healthcare structures are by definition very complex realities, since they include numerous services, various kinds of facilities …

SustHealth: Sustainable High Quality Healthcare Read More »

NEST: NEw Services for Teaching and learning

Nowadays the learning scenario can be defined as “fragmented”, due to the many different specific services or courses related to the specific needs of different learner targets, but also as “global”, in terms of the broad potential audience it can reach. Searching on the web, it is easy to find every kind of opportunity, “localized” …

NEST: NEw Services for Teaching and learning Read More »