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ARES - AI for fluoREscence Spectroscopy in oil

At a glance

  • Project leader : Prof. Dr. Francesca Venturini
  • Project team : Silvan Fluri
  • Project status : completed
  • Funding partner : Foundation (Hasler Stiftung)
  • Project partner : Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana SUPSI / Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence IDSIA
  • Contact person : Francesca Venturini


Extra virgin olive oil is very beneficial to our health due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Only a fifth of the extra virgin olive oils sold in Switzerland met the quality's requirements. This project aims to investigate a new method for the analysis of extra virgin olive oils through optical non-invasive and contactless measuring techniques combined with artificial intelligence. The measuring principle is fluorescence spectroscopy fingerprinting, which offers a detailed insight into substance's chemical composition. However, olive oil's fluorescent fingerprint contains a large amount of "encoded" chemical information that is very hard to extract. Artificial intelligence algorithms can be the solution to "decode" this information.