DIBRIS research activities are carried out by faculty members, fellows, graduate students, contractors and technical staff. These activities are framed in the context of wide-ranging scientific areas that characterize the cultural background of the department and are recalled in its name: Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering.
DIBRIS is involved in research projects sponsored and funded primarily by the European Commission, Italian ministries, and private industries. In recent years, DIBRIS has participated in about 150 industrial projects, 35 international projects and 40 national projects. In the same period of time, DIBRIS researchers have published more than 1,500 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings.
The research activities of DIBRIS are held under several Research Programs and DIBRIS is also a member of inter-departmental and inter-university research centers.