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IMT is an Institute for Advanced Studies that aims to push the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the formation of international professional elites for business and institutions. PhD programs are taught exclusively in English.
Research and PhD programs focus on institutional and technological change, the role of organizations and markets in economic systems, the analysis of complex systems in social sciences, computer science and engineering.
IMT attracts bright students, young researchers and professors through competitive, transparent procedures at an international level.
The campus system and residential services provided by the Lucca Foundation for Higher Education and Research (FLAFR) create a vibrant, close-knit intellectual community.
IMT LUCCA RANKED AS THE LEADING ITALIAN UNIVERSITY IN ECONOMICS,
MANAGEMENT AND STATISTICS, WITH A SCORE NEARLY THREE TIMES THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.
IMT obtained a score of 2.83: such results were not achieved by any other university in any of the 14 assessed areas.
IMT's percentage of excellent research products (articles, monographs, proceedings, etc.) is also 4 times higher than the national average.
Sotirios Tsaftaris, Director of PRIAn and IMT faculty wins competitive grant from NIH (USA)
Sotirios Tsaftaris, (Assistant Professor and Director of the PRIAn Unit at IMT Lucca), has been awarded an R01 grant (the largest investigator driven grant) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the USA. The grant was developed by Prof. Tsaftaris (co-Investigator, IMT / PRIAn) and Prof. Dharmakumar (the Principal Investigator from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA).
The work is entitled “Reliable Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease using Myocardial BOLD MRI with CO2,” and proposes imaging techniques, acquisition protocols, and image analysis and pattern recognition algorithms that enable the assessment of cardiovascular disease without a single discomfort to the patient (no needles, no stress). PRIAn will be involved with developing all the registration, segmentation, and pattern recognition methods that enable the visualization and characterization of any underlying disease.
The project is expected to run for 4 years and is a collaboration between Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA in Los Angeles, Siemens Medical Solutions, Thornhill Research, and University of Toronto. It is the first US grant from NIH to IMT faculty and is competitive and peer-reviewed with only the top 7% ranked proposals being funded.
The prestigious IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) "High Impact Paper Award" acknowledges the impact of a paper published in official IFAC journals.
The winning paper, "Control of systems integrating logic, dynamics and constraints" by A. Bemporad and M. Morari, published in the IFAC Journal Automatica, Vol. 35, pp. 407-427, 1999, has received nearly 1700 citations.
On November 1st Marco Paggi joined IMT as Associate Professor in Structural Mechanics
IMT is very happy to welcome Marco Paggi as Associate Professor in Structural Mechanics. He has joined IMT from the Politecnico di Torino where he was an Assistant Professor, after receiving his Master's Degree in Civil Engineering in 2001 and PhD in Structural Engineering in 2005 from the same university. He spent the year 2010 as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in the Institute of Continuum Mechanics of the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. He was an Elected Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Group of Fracture, 2009-2011 & 2011-2013 and he is Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design since 2011. He was recipient of the Young Scientist Award by the European Structural Integrity Society in 2010. He is the Principal investigator of a FIRB Futuro in Ricerca 2010 project granted by the MIUR and of a 2012 Starting Grant from the European Research Council.
December 18, 2013, 14:00 - 15:30, Ex Boccherini − Conference Room