The School will offer scientific activities from 9am to 6pm, and from Monday to Friday. The school hosts lectures from ELLIS Fellows and researchers from academia and industry, with a focus on the topics of large-scale AI, self-supervised and multi-modal learning, computer vision, and challenges in applications.

👉 All students are invited to attend to all lectures. Attending at least 80% of the lectures is mandatory for students who need to fulfill credit requirements for their PhD program.

Keynote lectures are indicated in green, tutorials and project sessions are indicated in blue.

Monday 18th Tuesday 19th Wesneday 20th Thursday 21st Friday 22nd
9:00 Opening Federico Tombari
(Google Zurich)
Inauguration Ceremony of the new AI Center Pietro Perona
(California Institute of Technology, Amazon)
Marc'Aurelio Ranzato
Giuseppe Fiameni
Nicu Sebe
(University of Trento)

Cees Snoek
(Qualcomm QUVA Lab and University of Amsterdam)
10:45 Coffee break Coffee break
11:00 Bernt Schiele
(Max Planck Institute for Informatics)
Laura Leal-Taixé
(NVIDIA and TU Munich)
Mario Fritz
(CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security)
Tal Hassner
(Meta AI)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Alberto Del Bimbo
(University of Florence)
Fabian Manhardt
(Google Zurich)
Björn Schuller
(Imperial College London)
Victor Sanh
(Hugging Face)
Project presentations
Giuseppe Fiameni and Sergio Orlandini
Ferrari museum
Best project cerimony and conclusion
16.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:15 Project tutoring
"Enzo Ferrari" library
Project tutoring
"Enzo Ferrari" library
Project tutoring
"Enzo Ferrari" library
After 18:00 Gala Dinner at Florim Gallery
h24 Access to Leonardo Supercomputer*

* Access will be granted for the whole duration of the Summer School. From Tue to Thu, a reservation with 500 GPUs will be active. During the other days, jobs can be submitted in low priority.

Detailed schedule

Monday 18th

  • From 8:30 - Registration and badge pick-up
  • 9:00 - Opening and official greetings
    Official greetings from the Rector of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, prof. Carlo Adolfo and the Director of the Engineering “Enzo Ferrari” Department, prof. Massimo Borghi
    Welcome and introduction to the School, Prof. Rita Cucchiara
    Practical info and Large-Scale projects, Lorenzo Baraldi
  • 9:30 - Larger-scale model training on multi-GPU systems, Giuseppe Fiameni
  • 10:45 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Interpretability for Deep Learning in Computer Vision, Bernt Schiele
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Science Writing - from lived life experiences, Alberto Del Bimbo
  • 14:30 - Larger-scale model training on multi-GPU systems, Giuseppe Fiameni and Sergio Orlandini
  • 16:00 - Coffee break
  • 16:15-20:00 - Project tutoring

Tuesday 19th

  • From 8:45 - Registration and badge pick-up
  • 9:00 - 3D scene understanding for real applications, Federico Tombari
  • 10:45 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - From hand-crafted to end-to-end learning and back: a journey for MOT, Laura Leal-Taixé
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Tutorial on 3D Scene Understanding, Fabian Manhardt
  • 15:00 - Transfer to Museo Ferrari (Maranello)
  • 18:00 - Social Event at Florim Gallery (see more)

Wednesday 20th

  • 9:00 - Inauguration Ceremony of the new AI Center (see more)
  • 9:45 - Coffee break
  • 10:00 - Cross-modal Video Generation, Nicu Sebe
  • 11:30 - Learning to Generalize in Video Space and Time, Cees Snoek
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Think Big: Entering Large Scale Affective Computing, Björn Schuller
  • 16:00 - Coffee break
  • 16:15-18:00 - Project tutoring

Thursday 21st

  • From 8:45 - Registration and badge pick-up
  • 9:00 - Responsible AI: Measuring accuracy and bias in Computer Vision Systems, Pietro Perona
  • 10:45 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - Trustworthy AI - A Cybersecurity Perspective, Mario Fritz
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Training an open-access 80 billion parameters vision and language model, lessons learned, Victor Sanh
  • 16:00 - Coffee break
  • 16:15-18:00 - Project tutoring

Friday 22nd

  • From 8:45 - Registration and badge pick-up
  • 9:00 - Modular Large-Scale Continual Learning, Marc’Aurelio Ranzato
  • 10:45 - Coffee break
  • 11:00 - AI Robustness: What, Why, and How, Tal Hassner
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Project presentations
  • 15:00 - Best projects award ceremony and closing
  • 16:00 - Coffee break

Large-Scale student projects

During the School, students will develop and train large-scale Deep Learning projects. In particular, students will be given access to the Booster partition of the Leonardo Supercomputer which contains 3456 computing nodes each equipped with four NVIDIA Ampere GPUs with 64GB, with a 89,4 TFLOPs peak per node. For the School, CINECA has reserved 500 Ampere GPUs for three days. A portion of the program will be devoted to project presentations from PhD students. The best projects will also be awarded. See more

Social Event and Gala Dinner

A social event with a Gala Dinner will take place on Tuesday at the Florim Gallery in Fiorano Modenese, after a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. See more. Other social gatherings will be organised in Modena and its surrounding, as well as interactive moments for networking.