Message from the Chairman

"Gianantonio Magnani Automatic Control and Robotics Professor and Department Chair"

Welcome to the DEIB (Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria), one of the largest ICT Departments in Europe.
The DEIB was born officially at the Politecnico di Milano in 2013, from the merger of three previous departments: Bioingegneria, Elettronica e Informazione, and Elettrotecnica.
Although the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI) was officially established in 1992, its history dates back to the year 1928, when the Institute of Electrical Engineering was founded at the Politecnico di Milano. The Italian tradition in computer engineering started in 1954 right here, when Prof. Luigi Dadda brought from the U.S. one of the first CRC computers. The pioneering work in numerical computing and in the design of programming languages and hardware originated from these events. Since then the Department has been recognized as a world-class scientific institution that contributes to key achievements in computer engineering, telecommunications, industrial automation, electronics and microelectronics. Research in the field of bioengineering was started by Prof. Biondi, and led in 1991 to the creation of the Dipartimento di Bioingegneria, now again connected with DEI. The historic Dipartimento di Elettrotecnica, founded in 1886, has common roots with the DEI in the principles and theories of electromagnetism, at the base of electrical engineering, electronics, computer science and telecommunications.
In the past few decades the exponential growth of ICT has boosted an impressive expansion of DEIBís researchers and activities. Despite the variety of its interests, however, the Department has been able to preserve a unique scientific identity. Here cross-fertilization is a working reality and our ICT researchers and specialists are eager to tackle extremely complex and diverse problems in many technical, economic, and social fields.
Today our Department counts 231 faculty members and about 450 short-term researchers and PhD students. It is organized in six distinct scientific areas: Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Systems and Control, and Telecommunications. DEIB is also a key node of many research networks, and is a widely recognized gateway to a highly qualified know-how and expertise.
DEIBís research environment is not bounded within its own walls, as it also includes the industrial consortium CEFRIEL and several spin-offs. With such initiatives, DEIBís activities end up involving over 1000 ICT professionals, which makes our Department able to deal with an ever-growing variety of intellectual challenges.

DEIBís mission is to:



Courses offered by our faculty cover the full spectrum of ICT within a rich variety of curricula. Undergraduate and graduate degree in Automation Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering, and doctoral programs in Information Technology and Bioengineering are open to national and international students.

You are most welcome to visit our premises and explore our web pages. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more of what we do.

Gianantonio Magnani
Automatic Control and Robotics Professor
and Department Chair
chairman-deib@polimi.it