Workshop Mathematics for Big Data: presentations are online

The kickoff workshop of the ECMI SIG “Mathematics for Big Data” took place at University of Novi Sad on May 31 – June 1, 2017. The workshop was attended by more than 80 participants, coming from all Europe and also Australia. We had 14 speakers presenting talks ranging from optimization, learning and statistics for Big […]

Clustering of multivariate Big Data

Clustering is the division of a collection of data into groups, or clusters, such that points in the same cluster have a small distance from one another, while points in different clusters are at a large distance from one another. When the data are not very high dimensional, but are too many to fit in […]

Workshop Mathematics for Big Data

Dates: May 31- June 1, 2017 Place: University of Novi Sad, Serbia The availability of huge amounts of data is often considered as the fourth industrial revolution we are living right now. The increase in data accumulation allows us to tackle a wide range of social, economic, industrial and scientific challenges. But extracting meaningful knowledge […]

Inferential and Clustering Methods for Functional Data

Author: Andrea Ghiglietti Position: Postdoctoral Researcher Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Milano. E-mail address: In the last two decades, there has been an increasing interest in the statistical research concerning the study of high dimensional data. The main reason of this recent popularity is the wide range of applications in biology, […]

Mathematical and numerical modeling of the cardiac electro-mechanical coupling

Aim. Our goal is to develop effective computational tools to push forward the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying the origin of life-threatening arrhythmias and contractile disorders in the human heart and to provide theoretical support to cardiologists in developing more successful pharmacological and surgical treatments for these pathologies. State of the heart. The spread […]

Mathematical models of microcirculation: fluid-dynamics and nutrient delivery

Paola Causin, Department of Mathematics, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano Transport and exchange of nutrients from peripheral blood circulation provide fundamental support to body organs activity. Investigation of these circulatory districts, which include thousands of microvessels with diameter less than 200mm, is often difficult even with up-to-date imaging facilities.   Microcirculatory network with deformed vessel […]

ECMI SIG Shape and size in Medicine, Biotechnology and Materials Science

Shape analysis deals with the geometrical information on objects that is left after location, scale and rotation effects are removed. If scale effects are not removed, then we are led to form (size and shape). In applications, bodies rarely have exactly the same shape within measurement error; hence randomness of shapes needs to be taken […]

Numerical methods for DEP modelling for lab-on-chips devices

The physical manipulation of biological cells is of vital importance in the development of laboratory operations on a small scale using miniaturized (lab-on-a-chip) devices. Microsystems devices is very appealing.because small volumes reduce the time taken to synthesize and analyse a product. Moreover these compact devices create new opportunities for the spatial and temporal control of […]

Mathematical morphology and uncertainty quantification for the modeling of dual phase steel

This project is part of a collaboration between the ADAMSS Centre at Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Tokio (Japan), and originates from a previous collaboration between Nippon Steel and WIAS – Berlin, another ECMI Centre, involving other areas of mathematical expertise. Thus it could be considered a virtuous […]

Department of Mathematics and ADAMSS Centre, Università degli Studi di Milano

Università degli Studi di Milano ( is a public teaching and research university, which, with 10 Faculties, 31 Departments and a teaching staff of 2000 professors, is distinguished by its wide variety of disciplinary fields. A leading institution in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, Università degli Studi di Milano is the largest university in […]