Università Politecnica delle Marche - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell’Automazione Ancona (Italy)

Type : Higher Education - University
Size : The university had five Faculties, 29 different undergraduate degree studies (3 years -first level), 17 specialist degree course (second level), 3 specialist university degree at ruled access (1 in engineering-5years, 1 in medicine & surgery-6years and 1 in orthodontics and prosthetic-6years),, 11 special purpose schools, 29 fields of specialization, and 10 doctorate programs with their administrative offices in Ancona. The initial student enrolment of 290 for the 1969-70 academic year has progressively increased to 16,000 for 2005-2006. The teaching faculty currently numbers 450 professors, teaching assistants, and researchers, along with 262 temporary staff and 550 technical and administrative personnel (see www.univpm.it )

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell’Automazione (DIIGA)

The teaching department currently numbers 20 professors and researchers in the computer science, operations research, management, automation areas and 7 technical and administrative personal. The department had 3 doctorate programs in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Systems and Computer Assisted Education. The main subject areas taught are : Computer Science, Operations Research, Economic Engineering and Automation (see www.diiga.univpm.it ).

Prof. Ferdinando Pezzella received specialization in "Automatic Control and Computation Systems" from the Engineering Faculty of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1973. He is professor of Operations Research and head of the “Operations Research” Group in DIIGA since 1985. The major areas of the optimisation critical in solving manufacturing and logistics management problems as mathematical programming, combinatorial optimisation and integer programming, are the subject of active research by members the Operations Research Group.
He is founder and councillor of the Administrative Board of the MIT (Marche Innovation Training) Consortium since 1990. The MIT is an University – SMEs Consortium and was born at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Gestionale e dell’Automazione of the Università Politecnica delle Marche in 1990 in the Community Programme COMETT II (Community Programme for Education and Training in Technology). The MIT Consortium has participated in Community Programmes as COMETT, TEMPUS, EUROFORM, FORCE, FSE, MED URBS, MED CAMPUS, NOW, FSRS, LINGUA, RITTS, CRAFT in BRITE EURAM, LEONARDO DA VINCI, ADAPT.
He has headed Local Research Group :
- from 1982 to 1999, in the "Finalized Transportation Project" related to “Models and Algorithms for the Transportation Planning” promoted by National Research Council,
- from 1987 to 2001, in the National Research Project on “Production Management and Control in Flexible Manufacturing Systems” promoted by the Italian Ministry of Education,
- from 2000 to 2003 in the “Logistic Systems Management” National Project promoted by National Research Council,
and in the following Community Programmes :
- Leader of Pilot Project INNOVA "INNOVAtive training methodologies for production design and management in SMEs” ( LEONARDO DA VINCI - I/97/2/00276/PI/II 1.1.C), since 1997 to 1999
- Teacher of module “Logistics and Production Management” in the course “Training of expert trainers” TEMPUS - TACIS PCP 3/IT – KAZAKHSTAN Project named “GADET” (1999)
- Teacher and technical assistance for the pilot course “Fashion Designer and Technician for Clothing Industry”” addressed to researchers and trainers of the University of Kazan (TATARSTAN -Russian Federation) in the TEMPUS – TACIS PCP 47/IT-3-R Project named “STYLE” whose aim was the realization of a Services Centre in Tatarstan for textile and clothing fields (1999-2000).
His main research interests concern combinatorial optimisation models and algorithms for transportation planning problems, two-dimensional cutting stock problems, planning and scheduling problems in manufacturing systems. He has published on journals, bocks and selected conferences, including European Journal of Operational Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Journal. of Information & Optimization Science, Annals of Operations Research, Maintenance Management International, TOP - Sociedad Espanola de Estadìstica e Investigatiòn Operativa, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. He is member of the Italian Council of Operational Research (CIRO) and of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Operational Research (AIRO).

Research personnel of the organization: 4 professors and researchers in Operations Research and Computer Science, 1 professor in Manufacturing Processes and Systems, 1 professor in Economic Engineering ,1 researcher associate, 1 research follow, 3 technical and administrative personnel and 3 PhD students. Value of the resources in the project is approximately 120,000 euro corresponding to 40 person months


Web site: www.diiga.univpm.it
Contact person: Prof. Ferdinando Pezzella e-mail: pezzella@diiga.univpm.it