• 2011, PhD at University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 2006, MSc at Technical University of Bari, Italy
Academic career and teaching activities
  • 2018-         Assistant Professor at University of Trento, Italy
  • 2017-2018 Postdoc at RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 2013-2016 Postdoc at EPFL and University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2012-2016 Postdoc at INCAS³, The Netherlands
  • 2006-2009 Software Engineer at Sintesi SCpA, Italy
Research interests

I'm interested in various aspects of AI and engineering, particularly in applications of evolutionary algorithms to robotics and (distributed) embedded systems.

My main research areas are:

  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
  • Multi-objective Optimization
  • Constrained Optimization
  • Memetic Computing
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Embedded Systems
  • Distributed Computing
  • Agent-based simulations
  • Network systems
  • Robotics
Memberships in societies and scientific committees
  • IEEE CIS Memetic Computing Emerging Technologies Task Force
  • COST Action ImAppNIO, Working Group “Practice-Driven Theory”
  • EURO Working Group on Stochastic Programming and Applications
  • EURO Working Group on Metaheuristics
  • EURO Working Group on Network Optimization
  • EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization
  • EURO Working Group Data Science Meets Optimization
Awards and honours
  • EvoApplications Best Paper Award 2017
  • UKCI AWARENESS Best Paper Award 2012
  • IEEE CIS Outstanding Student-Paper Award 2011
Conferences and lectures
  • Co-organizer of EvoGeneral, Evostar, Leipzig, Apr 2019
  • Co-organizer of the EIEHSCoEvo Workshop, GECCO, Kyoto, Jul 2018
  • Co-organizer of the EIEHSCoEvo Workshop, GECCO, Berlin, Jul 2017
  • Co-organizer of EvoComNet, Evostar, Parma, Apr 2018
  • Co-organizer of EvoKnow, Evostar, Parma, Apr 2018
  • Co-organizer of EvoComNet, Evostar, Amsterdam, Apr 2017
  • Co-organizer of EvoKnow, Evostar, Amsterdam, Apr 2017
  • Co-organizer of the Workshop on Memetic Computing, IEEE SSCI, Orlando, Dec 2014

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