Thesis topics

  • Scientific models: big data validation, visualization, and cooperative processes. Several  theses are available in the area  of investigating how, given a large set of experimental data and a set of existing models which should approximate them, it is possible to automatically evaluate the performance of the computational model models. The thesis deals with combustion data, but no preliminary knowledge in chemistry is required. The thesis is in the fields of information systems, data science, collaborative work and machine learning. The following topics are currently proposed:
    • clustering of experiments, with point series analysis
    • visualization of groups of experiments in a big data context
    • collaboration processes in data sciences

The research is in the domain of combustion kinetic modelling (chemical engineering field), where models are continuously developed and must be tested and improved on real data. However, the same techniques investigated in this thesis could also be applied to many other fields. Contact: gabriele.scalia@polimi.it and barbara.pernici@polimi.it link to reference paper

  • Quality analysis of social network information in emergency situations.  The thesis will focus on quality aspects of the information gathered from geolocated tweets, and in particular images, in particular analyzing the precision of the image geolocation. Paper to read if you are interested in this topic: link

If you are interested write me for an appointment.


  • Information Systems (in Italian)
  • Digital Technology (in English)
  • Progetto di Ingegneria Informatica – see web site (in AY 2018-19 the course is held by Prof. Zanero)

all course information and material is made available  on the Beep platform

Other courses

For Polimi IT Master students: new Honours programme “Scientific Research in Information Technology” https://www.polimi.it/in-evidenza/dettaglio-news/article/10/un-honours-programme-per-leccellenza-nella-ricerca-it-5352/ – (Comp. Sci. and Eng. topics here)

IdeaLeague Doctoral School “Engineering Complex Systems with Big data and information Technology ECS-BIT’18” (link)

For Polimi Master students: Honours programme “Engineering for Sustainable Development” at Politecnico di Milano (link)

Office hours

please send a message to barbara.pernici at polimi.it for an appointment