The objective of the research unit is the development of theory, techniques and systems for extracting and delivering useful knowledge out of large masses of data.
Today, knowledge discovery and data mining is both a technology that blends data analysis methods with sophisticated algorithms for processing large data sets, and an active research field that aims at developing new data analysis methods for novel forms of data. On one side, classification, clustering and pattern discovery tools are now part of mature data analysis and Business Intelligence systems and have been successfully applied to problems in various commercial and scientific domains. On the other side, the increasing heterogeneity and complexity of the new forms of data – such as those arriving from medicine, biology, the Web, the Earth observation systems, the mobility data arriving from wireless networks – call for new forms of patterns and models, together with new algorithms to discover such patterns and models efficiently.
In this context, the mission of the KDD laboratory is to pursue fundamental research, strategic applications and higher education.
It was 1999 when we approached data mining research field. Our exploration of the world of Data is still continuing...
Team work is a fundamental part of our activity: we are the first Lab in Italy for EU projects proposals accepted. Here you'll find the current projects of the KDD Lab. You can also browse our Projects Wall.
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Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione
Area della Ricerca CNR
via G. Moruzzi 1
56124 Pisa, Italy
Dipartimento di Informatica
Università di Pisa
Largo B. Pontecorvo 3
56127 Pisa, Italy
Phone: +39 050 621 3013
Fax: +39 050 315 2040