Adversarial Attack Injection in Carla PDF Print E-mail

The tool is a custom version of the LearningByCheating autonomous driving agent and related suite, which has been integrated with the IBM Adversarial Robustness Toolbox (ART) for the injection of 4 attacks on the RGB camera:

  • Spatial Transformation (STA),
  • HopSkipJump (HSJ),
  • Basic Iterative Method (BIM),
  • NewtonFool (NF).
The software is available at

The software is included in the "awesome carla" repo:

Niccolò Piazzesi, "Attacchi verso sistemi di apprendimento in ambito autonomous driving: studio e implementazione in ambienti simulati (in Italian)", Bachelor Thesis at the University of Florence. Supervisor: Andrea Ceccarelli. Link to the Thesis:

Brain Drain... Again! PDF Print E-mail

After more than one month of Secondment, Leonardo is ready to come back to Brasil. It is alway a pleasure for us to have our Monteci here in Florence, and happy to see how well is he doing in Campinas - Sao Paulo!

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Very nice achievements for the ADVANCE project!

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Farewell to "Brazilian" Researchers PDF Print E-mail

To celebrate the two visiting "Brazilians", RCL organized a social lunch with some delicious middle-east food thanks to the chef of the group!

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This was the perfect time to celebrate the farewell of Leandro Dias da Silva (Universidade Federal do Alagoas - UFAL - Brazil) and Leonardo Montecchi, a former RCL member which now has a position at UNICAMP, the Universidade Estadual do Campinas, in Brazil.

We hope to see you again in Florence, it was a pleasure working with you!

RCL receives brazilian researchers PDF Print E-mail

Starting from the middle of November, the Resilient Computing Lab is hosting three brazilian students as part of the DEVASSES project. All of them are coming from Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL), in Maceió, Alagoas, and are supervised by professor Baldoino Neto.

Anderson Santos is a graduate student working on Anomaly Detection Benchmarks, and he will stay in Firenze for six months. Caio Barbosa and Felipe Falcão are both undergraduate students visiting Firenze for three months: Caio is studying an Anomaly Detector Framework and Felipe is addressing the Classification of Anomaly Detection Algorithms.


RCL hosted the 5th IRENE F2F meeting PDF Print E-mail

RCL hosted the 5th face-to-face meeting of the project IRENE (now at month 19/30), which involved attendees from all the partners of the consortium. In particular, the meeting was directed to discuss the novel architectures and the modeling tool that are being developed within WP3 and WP4 of the project.

During the meeting, RCL promoted the discussion about the integration of the tools that are being developed in the context of the project (modeling, threat analysis, load prediction), aiming to find the best way to connect them. In addition, a presentation about model-based evaluation of the IRENE methods and framework was shown, to support and complement the analysis including evaluations related to dependability and security assessment. These evaluations will be conducted using techniques such as extensions of SAN (Stochastic Activity Networks).

For some of the participants this was the first time in Firenze. Consequently the session of the 26th April ended in a dinner in one of the most famous restaurants of the city centre. Moreover, a brief Firenze-by-night tour was performed before coming back to the hotels.

Meeting Attendees

DEVASSES/CECRIS Joint Seminars and Prof. Henrique Madeira visit PDF Print E-mail

Very enjoyable international collaboration is happening in these days at RCL!

Today we had a seminar joining together people with both the DEVASSES and the CECRIS projects. Beáta Hergovics and Máté Tóth are testing engineers from Prolan in Budapest, Hungary, and are currently visiting RCL for a short period to work on the CECRIS project.

Lucas Leal is a Master's student at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, in Brazil, and he will stay in Florence for a three-months secondment to work in the DEVASSES project. During his secondment he will work on "Model-Based Online Testing for Dynamic SOA"; this seminar was the opportunity to present the initial idea and discuss the topic with the other researchers.

Prof. Henrique Madeira, from the University of Coimbra in Portugal was also attending the workshop. In this period Prof. Madeira is visiting University of Florence, where he is also holding a set of seminars on "Design of experiments for resilience assessment and benchmarking". The goal is to use real data from concrete resilience/dependability assessment experiments, particularly raw data from fault injection experiments, to provide a comprehensive set of examples on how to design and perform correct experiments. The course is covering basic concepts on fault injection for dependability and resilience assessment, steps of designing an experiment, how to perform correct measurements, and hypothesis testing.

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