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Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence: successful student team of the Sant’Anna TeCIP Institute Retis Lab. Awarded Second place in the “2020 Huawei Italy University Challenge”

Publication date: 03.02.2021
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Highly talented Sant’Anna School students of the Institute for Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP) Retis Lab. have achieved significant success in the international competition 2020 Huawei Italy University Challenge. The Second place winning team HyperPendulum, composed of Giorgiomaria CiceroFederico Nesti and Gabriele Serra,  has developed a project with embedded hardware and automotive software showing a demo on the enhancement of safety, security and predictability levels of AI-based safety-critical systems (such as the Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) for the  Experienced Track challenge.   

The “2020 Huawei Italy University Challenge , jointly organized with the University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School, is dedicated to master degree and PhD university students interested in Real time intelligent and Automotive Applications with advanced safety features increasing overall traffic mobility, reducing congestion and greenhouse gases emissions. 

The demo video for the project designed and developed by Giorgiomaria Cicero, Federico Nesti and Gabriele Serra, 2nd place winners, is available at