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Born in Piacenza on January, 10th, 1968

STUDIES

Graduated in Computer Science by the University of Milano with the final mark 110/110 cum laude on July, 16th, 1992

Got the Ph.D. in ``Computational Mathematics and Operations Research'', by the University of Milano with final examination by the University of Napoli on September 1997.

POSITIONS

Post-doc grant by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Trier (Germany) in the period April 1997-March 1998.

Post-doc grant by the Department of Systems and Computer Science at the University of Firenze in the period September 1998-October 1999

Assistant professor of Operations Research by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Torino in the period 02/11/1999-01/03/2002

Associate professor of Operations Research by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Torino in the period 02/03/2002-30/09/2009

Associate professor of Operations Research by the Department of Computer Engineering by the University of Parma in the period 01/10/2009-31/10/2010.

Since 01/11/2010 full professor by the Department of Computer Engineering by the University of Parma

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

The research activity has been concentrated on the solution of Global Optimization problems, i.e., problems where the function to be optimized is characterised by the presence of (possibly many) local optimizers which are not global ones.
According to the different characteristics of the objective function and/or the feasible region of the problems to be solved, different solution techniques can be proposed, exploiting the particular structure of such problems. In what follows the different research subjects that have been considered are listed in chronological order.

1. Global optimization over one-dimensional intervals
2. Multistart-like algorithms
3. Concave optimization over polytopes
4. Packing problems
5. Simulated Annealing
6. Molecular conformation problems
7. D.C. (Difference-of-Convex) decompositions
8. Landscape analysis
9. Max-Clique problems
10. Convex underestimators and domain reduction

TEACHING

September 1996-December 1996: practical part of the Operations Research course for the degree in "Ingegneria Gestionale" at the Politecnico of Milano.

March 1998-June 1998: course of Statitics and Probability Calculus for the "Diploma Universitario in Ambiente e Risorse" by the University of Firenze

March 1999-June 1999: course of Statitics and Probability Calculus for the "Diploma Universitario in Ambiente e Risorse" by the University of Firenze

December 1998: gave some lessons on Global Optimization for the Ph.D. in "Ingegneria Informatica e dell'Automazione" by the University of Firenze

November 1999-June 2001: collaboration with Prof. Cantoni for the courses of Operations Research I and II by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Torino.

In the academic year 2001-2002 and since 2003-2004 helds the course of Operations Research I by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Torino.

Since the academic year 2002-2003 helds the course of Operations Research II by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Torino.

Since the academic year 2003-2004 helds the course of Operations Research by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Parma
for the degree in Computer Science.

Since 2001 helds the course of Operations Research for the Master Degree in Strategic Sciences by the "Scuola di Applicazione" of Torino.

In 2002 gave a course in Combinatorial Optimization for the Master Degree in Bioinformatics by the University of Torino.

Since the academic year 2009-2010 helds the course of Operations Research for the degree in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications by the University of Parma.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- MoSPRAS : "Modelli di Simulazione per la Pianificazione
delle Risorse nelle Aziende Ospedaliere"
- MOST : Metodi per l'Ottimizzazione di Sistemi e Tecnologie
- COSO (COmplex Systems Optimization)
- FIRB project “Ottimizzazione non lineare su larga scala”
- PRIN project "Ottimizzazione Nonlineare, Disequazioni Variazionali, e Problemi di Equilibrio"

INVITATIONS

Inviations to give a seminar by different institutions such as the University of Trier (Germany) in July 1999, University of Wien (November 1997, July 2002, July 2005), CNR-IASI (November 2000), European Space Agency (ESA) in the Netherlands (October 2002).

Invited as visiting professor for a month by INSA at the University of Rouen (France) in July 2004.

Invited to contribute with a chapter for the Handbook of Global Optimization- Volume 2

ORGANIZATION

Was involved in the organization of the Workshop on Global Optimization, Trier (Germany), August 1997.

Collaborated with Prof. Schoen in the organization of the international conference GO.99, Firenze (Italy), 28/09/1999-02/10/1999.

REFEREEING ACTIVITY

Wrote reports for many international journals including SIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Computational Optimization and Applications, Journal of Global Optimization, Naval Research Logistics, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY

Collaborated with Prof. Schoen as editor for three special issues of the Journal of Global Optimization in occasion of the interantional conference GO.99

Is in the Editorial Board of Computational Optimization and Applications since 2005 and of the Journal of Global Optimization since 2006.

AWARDS

Winner (together with B.Addis and F.Schoen) of the Al Zimmermann's Programming Contest on a Circle Packing problem.

One of his students, Daniele Depetrini, won the AIRO award for the best Master Degree thesis in 2007 with a thesis whose title is
"Algoritmi per la risoluzione di problemi di Linear Multiplicative Programming"

Chairman's Recognition of Outstanding Paper for the paper "A dynamical System Prospective on Evolutionary Heuristics Applied to
Space Trajectory Optimization Problems" with M. Vasile and E. Minisci, at "2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation"

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Completion accademic year: 2013/2014

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