• At the International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), being held April 14-18, 2013 in Monterey, CA, research carried out in our Department is highlighted: "New data from the University of Ferrara presented in the paper titled Erratic Bits Classification for Efficient Repair Strategies in Automotive Embedded Flash Memories, C. Zambelli, P. Olivo, G. Koebernik, R. Ullmann, M. Bauer, G. Tempel, shows that common techniques used for optimizing yield in memories (such as error correction code and redundant addresses) may be overused. By classifying erratic bits more carefully, it’s possible to use less ECC and up to 35 percent less redundancy."
  • "Rakeness in the Design of Analog-to-Information Conversion of Sparse and Localized Signals" Mauro Mangia, Riccardo Rovatti e Gianluca Setti, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - I, Guillemin-Cauer Award - Given for the best article published in 2010-2012.


  • "Network Localization and Navigation Via Cooperation" Moe Z. Win, Andrea Conti, Santiago Mazuelas, Yuan Shen, Wesley M. Gifford, Davide Dardari, Marco Chiani, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 49, No.5, May 2011, pp. 56-62, Fred W. Ellersick Prize - Given annually to the best article published in a magazine of IEEE Communications Society in the previous 3 calendar years.
  • "Cooperative Built-In Self-Testing and Self-Diagnosis of NoC Bisynchronous Channels" - N.Caselli, A.Strano, D.Ludovici, D.Bertozzi. Best Paper Award - IEEE Int. Symposium on Embedded Multicore SoCs, Japan, September 20-22, 2012.
  • “Competition on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control for Wind Turbines” – Silvio Simani and Paolo Castaldi - Award sponsored by kk-electronic a/s (Denmark) and MathWorks (USA) – 8th SAFEPROCESS, IFAC International Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes. Mexico City, Mexico, 29 - 31 August 2012.
  • "OSR-Lite: Fast and Deadlock-Free NoC Reconfiguration Framework" - A.Strano, D.Bertozzi, F.Trivino, J.L.Sanchez, F.J.Alfaro, J.Flich. Best Paper Award - International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and SImulation, Greece, July 15-18, 2012.
  • "Sino-Italian Green Energy Laboratory" - A PhD Candidate and a graduate student at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University for an ENDIF-SJTU joint research on the “Integration of CHP and Renewable Energy Systems for Building Cooling, Heating and Power” - Research is supervised by Michele Pinelli and Mirko Morini.


  • "Optimal Placement of Valves in a Water Distribution Network with CLP(FD)" - Massimiliano Cattafi, Marco Gavanelli, Maddalena Nonato, Stefano Alvisi and Marco Franchini. Best Paper Award - International Conference on Logic Programming ICLP2011, Lexington (USA).
  • "Open-source Technologies for Embedded Control Systems: from Robotics to Home/Building Automation" - Marcello Bonfè, Alice Boldrin, Elena Mainardi - B&R European Industrial Ethernet Award 2011.
  • "Competition on Fault Detection and Fault Tolerant Control for Wind Turbines" -  Marcello Bonfé and Silvio Simani - Award sponsored by kk-electonic and MathWorks - 18th IFAC World Congress, August 29 to September 2, 2011, Milano, Italy.
  • “Centrifugal Compressor Dynamics Tutorial Session” - Mauro Venturini, Jeff Moore, Klaus Brun, Rainer Kurz - “Oil & Gas Applications Committee” Best Applications Tutorial Award -  ASME Turbo Expo 2011.


  • "PhD Scholarship on Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Design" - Agreement signed by Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf and ENDIF. Huawei will fund a three year PhD scholarship (2011-2013) in the context of a cooperation with the Milan Center working on  Microwave Technologies. Supervisor Giorgio Vannini.
  • "Addressing Manufacturing Challenges with Cost-Efficient Fault Tolerant Routing" - Samuel Rodrigo, Jose Flich, Antonio Roca, Simone Medardoni, Davide Bertozzi, Jesus Camacho, Federico Silla and Jose Duato. Best Paper Award -  International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip 2010 ACM/IEEE.
  • " CFD S imulation of F ouling on A xial Compressor Stages" - Mirko Morini, Michele Pinelli, Mauro Venturini, Pier Ruggero Spina - Best Paper Award - ASME Turbo Expo 2010, 14-18 June 2010, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • “Calibration and sensitivity analysis of the C-town pipe network model” - Stefano Alvisi and Marco Franchini - Certificate of Excellence granted to recognize the excellence and outstanding achievement as the best paper nominee in the Battle of Water Calibration Network (BWCN) - WDSA2010 conference.