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CILab is a research laboratory at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bari that engages in fundamental as well as applied research in the field of Computational Intelligence.
The CILab laboratory was founded by Prof. Anna Maria Fanelli and it is currently coordinated by Prof. Giovanna Castellano.

The CILab is member of the Lab CINI AIIS - Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems, and of CVPL - Associazione Italiana per la ricerca in Computer Vision, Pattern recognition e machine Learning.

Computational Intelligence

Computational Intelligence (CI) concerns the design, the application, and the development of biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms. The guiding principle of CI is to exploit the key features of such paradigms that are their tolerance to imprecision, approximation, partial truth in order to obtain tractability, robustness and low cost solutions to real-world problems characterized by different degrees of uncertainty. CI takes advantage of different methodologies that are combined in a synergistic and complementary, rather than competitive, way:
  • Neural Computation supplies system identification, learning and adaptation;
  • Fuzzy Logic provides a methodology for dealing with imprecision, approximate reasoning, rule based systems and computing with words;
  • Genetic Algorithms allow a systematized random research and optimization techniques.
This is the way leading to the so-called "hybrid intelligent systems" which may have great potential in improving the interaction between man and machine in the very next future.


The central objectives of the CILab evolve around four axes:
  • investigation and mathematical foundation of CI methods
  • development of innovative methods in the CI field
  • application of the acquired expertise to address challenging real-life problems in different branches of science
  • dissemination of this knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students


Current research activity at the CILab grows around the following core topics:
  • Granular Computing
  • Interpretable Fuzzy Systems
  • Fuzzy Image Processing and Retrieval
  • Fuzzy Clustering for Data Streams
  • Numerical Methods for Intelligent Data Analysis

Recent events


  • CILAB @ CVPL2018 Our contract researcher Gabriella Casalino will present the research activity of CILAB at the CVPL congress (CVPL2018).
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 1:03 AM by Gabriella Casalino
  • Memories of SFLA2018 Some memories of the fourth European Summer School on Fuzzy Logic and Applications - SFLA2018, that has been held in Bari (25-29 June 2018).
    Posted Jul 6, 2018, 11:43 AM by Gabriella Casalino
  • Cilab was at the IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS 2018) Our Post-Doc Gabriella Casalino has presented our work "Incremental adaptive semi-supervised fuzzy clustering for data stream classification"  at the IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2018, 1:07 AM by Gabriella Casalino
  • Special session @ WILF2018 Evolving and adaptive fuzzy models for data streams12th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications September 6-8, 2018 - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy (https://sites.google.com/site/wilf2018fuzzy ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2018, 2:03 AM by Gabriella Casalino
  • Dal CILAB al BALAB: selezionati due nostri laureati Premiato il progetto di tesi MIRACLE sviluppato presso il CILABhttps://www.italpress.com/universita-bari/lo-specchio-della-salute-si-fa-intelligente
    Posted Apr 6, 2018, 4:57 AM by Giovanna Castellano
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