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RICCARDO ZECCHINA

RICCARDO ZECCHINA
Full Professor
Department of Decision Sciences
 

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Courses a.y. 2018/2019

20591 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND DATABASE SYSTEMS
20602 COMPUTER SCIENCE (ALGORITHMS)
30398 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
30412 MACHINE LEARNING
40391 TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND OPTIMIZATION

Courses previous a.y.


Biographical note

Italian Doctor Degree in Electronic Engineering (Torino, Politecnico, 1988) - PhD in Theoretical Physics (Turin University, 1993).

 


Academic CV

Full Professor in Theoretical Physics at Bocconi University, previously full Professor at Politecnico di Torino. He has been research scientist and head of the Statistical Physics Group at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste (‘97-‘07).

Since 2018 he holds the Vodafone Chair in Machine Learning and Data Science.

International Awards: 

-      In 2016 Riccardo Zecchina received the Lars Onsager prize in Theoretical Statistical Physics by the American Physical Society (https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/onsager.cfm)  with the citation: "For groundbreaking work applying spin glass ideas to ensembles of computational problems, yielding both new classes of efficient algorithms and new perspectives on phase transitions in their structure and complexity."

-     Riccardo Zecchina is an Advanced grantee of the European Research Council (ERC) for the project “Optimization and inference algorithms from the theory of disordered systems”  2010-2015.


Research areas

His research interests lie at the interface between statistical physics, computer science and information theory. His current research interests are focused on machine learning and out-of-equilibrium phenomena.
His past studies include combinatorial optimization, probabilistic and message-passing algorithms, statistical physics of complex systems (disordered systems), out-of-equilibrium dynamics, analysis of algorithms and interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics (learning algorithms, inverse problems in systems biology, source coding, game theoretical models). 

Selected publications

Available on Google Scholar and ArXiv

More details and information available on my Google Page