PhD day 2024 (June 19th)


T024 room (ground floor)
Talk 1: “Mini lessons from being a researcher

prof. Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano)

10:45-11:15coffee break (Zero Pensieri Bistrot)
Sala Seminari (first floor)
Poster Session 1
12:30-14:00light lunch (Zero Pensieri Bistrot)
T024 room (ground floor)
Talk 2: “Joys and Sorrows of the PhD. Experiences and Strategies for a Healthy Career

prof. Giuseppina Dell’Aversana (Univ. Milano-Bicocca)

Sala Seminari (first floor)
Poster Session 2
16:15-16:45coffee break (Zero Pensieri Bistrot)
Sala Seminari (first floor)
Poster Session 3
Poster Session 1
(morning 11:15-12:30)
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Poster Session 2
(afternoon 15:00-16:15 )
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Poster Session 3
(afternoon 16:45-18:00)
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Abubakari Alidu
Effrosyni Sokli
Morano Francesco
Riccardi Brian
Rigamonti Giorgia
Balducci Gianmaria
Coelho Vasco
Minora Alberto
Avila Cartes Jorge
Lazzarinetti Giorgio
Rota Claudio
Talpini Jacopo
Barbera Thomas
D’Antona Salvatore
Di Lauro Federica
Marino Mario
Piazza Marco
Viganò Giulio
Fariha Maqbool
Garavaglia Matteo
Shah Sahar
Bernasconi Alice
Famiglini Lorenzo
Moiraghi Motta Federico
Cogo Luca
Di Marco Federico
Fregosi Caterina
Gallo Giovanni Donato
Maccarone Francesca
Sweilam Mohamed N.Hassan
Carbonera Michele
Cozzi Davide
Pozzi Riccardo
Alva Principe Renzo Arturo
Deola Simone
Gabardi Matteo
Rizzi Giulia

Invited Talks

Talk 1 (morning 9:45-10:45)

SPEAKER Carlo Ghezzi

TITLE Mini lessons from being a researcher


“Being a researcher—an Informatics perspective” is the title of a book I wrote during the sad times of Covid lockdown ( I wrote the book to express my personal tribute to world of scientific research (in Informatics), which made my professional life intense and interesting. I also wanted the book to condensate for the young generations what I had learned what I wish someone had told me when I started my life as a researcher. In this talk, I will distill from the book a series of mini lessons (pills of wisdom), which —I hope— may help you in your future as a researcher. My pills may help you when it comes to: deciding which research avenues are worth publishing, making your work public, relating with your peers, progressing in your career, surviving through evaluations. The mini lessons are founded on the principle of research ethics and research interity, the pole star that will guide you through your professional journey.


Carlo Ghezzi is an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he is currently Chair of the Ethical Committee. He holds a Honorary Doctor Degree from the Technical University of Vienna.

He is ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, member of Academia Europaea, member of Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere. He has been awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award,  the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE TCSE Distinguished Education Award, the  Leloir Prize to International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation, awarded from the Government of Argentina. He has been on the board of several international research programs and institutions in Europe, China, Japan, and the USA. He has been President of Informatics Europe, the association of computer science departments and research laboratories in Europe and neighboring areas.

Carlo Ghezzi has been Program Co-Chair and General chair of several prestigious conferences (including the two flagship conferences on Software Engineering, ICSE and ESEC) and member of the program committee of many international conferences.  He has been Editor in Chief of the ACM Trans. on Software Engineering and Methodology, Associate Editor of Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Science of Computer Programming.

His research has been focusing on software engineering and programming languages.  He co-authored over 200 papers and 11 books, and coordinated several national and international research projects. He was a recipient of a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He is currently a Steering Committee member of the Digital Humanism Initiative ( and has recently co-edited two widely circulating open-access books on digital humanism ( and

Talk 2 (afternoon 14:00-15:00 )

SPEAKER Giuseppina Dell’Aversana

TITLE Joys and Sorrows of the PhD. Experiences and Strategies for a Healthy Career


A PhD is marked by significant personal rewards and satisfaction, but it also presents experiences that can challenge the well-being of doctoral students. The literature has long demonstrated that the journey of PhD students can be a critical phase, influenced by individual, contextual, and organizational factors. This contribution examines some key factors to understand the delicate experience of pursuing a PhD and focuses on effective strategies from the perspective of occupational health psychology to support doctoral students in navigating their academic journey successfully.


Giuseppina Dell’Aversana is researcher in work and organizational psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca.
Her research interests mainly focus on work stress and intervention to promote wellbeing, quality of life in academia, diversity sensitivity in organizations.

PhD day 2024 (June 19th)