• December 2023

    Starting this week, the Complex Systems Lab at Politecnico di Torino is contributing to INFLUCAST, the collective forecasting effort for seasonal flu led by ISI Fondazione. Several institutions are contributing to form an improved forecast, reported at – Our effort is based on a province-based metapopulation model, originally developed for SARS-CoV2, adapted to specific characteristics of influenza. Modeling details can be found here

  • June 2023

    Francesco Parino, PhD student in Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, successfully defended his thesis on “Mathematical modeling and control of epidemics as decision support systems to steer effective public health  policies.” Graduated with honors! Congratulations and best of luck!

  • October 2022

    The Center for Urban Studies and Progress of New York University is hosting Dr. Rizzo for a seminar entitled “Epidemic modeling and forecasting: a journey from the cocktail assumption (shaken, not stirred) to the advent of agent-based computations”. Free registration and details here.
    Flowers in Chania

  • July 2022

    Dr. Rizzo has been awarded for the second time with an Amazon Research Award in Robotics. The research topic is “Physics-Informed Machine Learning for Trustworthy Control of Autonomous Robots”

  • January 2022

    Prof. Rizzo has joined the Editorial Board of Communications Engineering, the first publication of the Nature Group entirely focusing on Engineering through a multidisciplinary lens. Communications Engineering is a selective open access journal from Nature Portfolio publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of engineering. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances for a specialized area of research and development. We also aim to provide a community forum for issues of importance to all engineers, regardless of sub-discipline. Meet the whole editorial board here!

  • January 2022

    Prof. Rizzo was invited to talk about robotics at the dissemination radio show Eulero broadcasted by Radio Banda Larga – Audio here! (in Italian)

  • November 2021

    The team “AutomaTO”, composed by Alessandro Dell’Atti, Lucrezia Lovaglio, Alessio Zaino, MSc students in Mechatronic Engineering, has been admitted to the Bosch Future Mobility Challenge! They will challenge 50 teams from 10 different nations worldwide to advance the knowledge on autonomous vehicle systems, using a scale 1/10 prototype provided by Bosch. Supervised by Prof. Rizzo, they will work hard in these months toward the Final on May 15! Good luck!

  • April 2021

    Our work on masks and social distancing during COVID-19 covered by the National press and TV (La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, La stampa, TV TG3 Piemonte, TV La7 “di martedì”)

  • March 2021

    Our NYU – PoliTO collaboration made the cover of Advanced Theory and Simulations with our research on COVID-19 transmission!

  • November 2020

    November 2020 – Dr. Rizzo invited as a panelist to an outreach event (talk show) about the scientific method and the dystopic present of COVID-19 during the European Night of Researchers (online)