Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria DEIB
Giuseppina Gini
Associate professor - DEIB . Politecnico di Milano . piazza L. da Vinci 32, I-20133 MILANO

fax: (+39) 02-2399.3411
phone: (+39) 02-2399.3626
e-mail: giuseppina.gini@polimi.it

Biographical sketch in .pdf here

Giuseppina GINI received a 'Laurea' degree in Physics from the Milan State University in 1972. Between 1972 and 1976 she specialized in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at Politecnico di Milano, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. From 1976 to 1978 she was Visiting Scholar and Research Assistant at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Stanford University, California, USA. From 1978 to 1987 she held an Assistant Professor position at Politecnico di Milano together with various appointments as Research Fellow at Stanford University, Computer Science Department and NMR Laboratory, and SRI International. Since 1987 she is an Associate Professor of Robotics at the Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Among other professional services, she served as the Program Co-chair for the Video-Conference on Robotics (March 2000) between Microsystems Technology Laboratories of MIT (Boston), Politecnico di Milano, and Padova University; for the AI&Math special session on Knowledge Exploration in Predictive Toxicology, January 2000; for the AAAI Spring Symposium on Predictive Toxicology (Stanford 1999), and for the IFIP Symposium on Robotics, Como, 1986. She was a Program committee member for various Conferences. She is in the Editorial board of KES Journal. She is a reviewer for ACM Computing Reviews, IEEE Trans on Robotics, Int. Journal of Production Research, J of approximate reasonong, Int. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, as well as various AI and Robotics Journals and Conferences.

Since 1985, she is and has been director of more than 30 International and National Research Projects (from NATO and EU), and coordinator of one of them devoted to the development of new methods in predictive toxicology. She was a National Delegate in the Management Committee of the EU COST Action 282 on Knowledge Exploration in Science and Technology.

Prominent teachers and masters
Giulio Antonio Maccacaro, founder Biometric and Medical Statistics Institute, University of Milano
Tom Binford, Stanford AI laboratory, Stanford University
Oleg Jardetzky, founder Stanford Magnetic Resonance Centre, Stanford
Alan Katritzky, Director Centre for heterocycles compounds, University of Florida, Gainesville

Research interests
My research themes are in the broad area of intelligent machines and AI. I started my research in knowledge representation, planning, expert systems, languages, and constraint satisfaction systems. More recently I investigated hybrid systems architectures and ensembles of classifiers; the main application case for them is in life sciences. Biologically inspired robots, autonomous robots, robot programming, and error recovery are the main themes in Robotics..
I am author and editor of 2 International books, as well as author of about 270 refereed papers in scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings.


Professor of Robotics classes, in both graduate and undergraduate programs in Informatics Engineering curricula of Politecnico di Milano.

Former and current Doctorate Students and Post-doc Fellows
  • Paolo Belluco, b10nix, Milano
  • Davide Brugali, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Dario Cattaneo
  • Marian Craciun, University of Galati, Romania
  • Thomas Ferrari
  • Michele Folgheraiter, University of Kazakstan
  • Alessio Mauro Franchi
  • Tushar Garg, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Fabrizio Iozzi, UniversitÓ Bocconi, Milano
  • Cristoph Koenig, Mercedes, Munich, Germany
  • Fabio Marchese, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Flavio Mutti, b10nix, Milano
  • Dan Neagu, Bradford University, UK
  • Stefano Pomati
  • Graziano Renaldi
  • Colas Schretter
  • Svetoslav Slavov, USA
  • Domenico Sorrenti, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Tamas Sziranys, Budapest University, Hungary
  • Nicola Vitucci
  • Marjan Vracko, NIC, Ljubljana, Slovenia