Director of the LION lab (machine Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN).
Email: battiti ((AT)) alumni.caltech.edu
I was born
(a small Italian-German town with an intriguing history, barycenter of Europe in the Alps) and received the Laurea in
Theoretical Physics from
the University of
Trento in 1985.
Then I moved to the USA, where I received the Ph. D. degree from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1990.
I organize research initiatives in the area of learning and intelligent optimization (LION) and reactive search optimization (RSO) heuristics. My passion is to use data to build flexible models and extract actionable knowledge (machine learning), to exploit knowledge to automate the discovery of improving solutions (intelligent optimization), to connect insight to decisions and actions.
I am the director of the LION lab: machine Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, recent co-author of THE LION WAY, Machine Learning plus Intelligent Optimization , with a rich experience in startup activities.
I am a Fellow of the IEEE (class of 2009). A recent focus of our research is on the application of learning and intelligent optimization techniques to tourism and hospitality, dealing with issues related to revenue and profit management (optimization of pricing schemes), optimized property management, robonomics, intelligent customer-relationship management, recommendation systems, machine learning and clustering in marketing research.
Courses relevant to our research topics:
Suggested book for the above courses:
The LION way. Machine Learning plus Intelligent Optimization.
R. Battiti and M. Brunato
LIONlab, University of Trento, Italy, Version 3.0, Apr 2017.
Reactive Search and Intelligent Optimization, by R. Battiti, M. Brunato and F. Mascia
Preprint of book (PDF) Reactive-Search-and-Intelligent-Optimization-Battiti-Brunato-Mascia-preprint.pdf
Reactive Search and Intelligent Optimization, local sample pages
Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference LION 12, June 10-15, 2018, Kalamata, Greece (head of steering committee).
Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference LION 11, June 19-20-21, 2017, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (head of steering committee).
Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference LION 10, Ischia Island (Napoli), Italy, 29 May - 1 June, 2016. (head of steering committee).
International Symposium on Big Data Management and Analytics (BIDMA 2016) , Calgary, Canada 25-26 April 2016 (member of the PC)Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms The 2nd International Conference and Summer School,19 � 25 June 2016, Pizzo Calabro, Calabria, Italy (member of scientific committee). PPSN2016 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, 17-21 September 2016 Edinburgh, Scotland (member of the program committee)
Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2015) Agadir, Morocco, June 7-10, 2015 (member of steering committee).
Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference LION 9 , Lille, FRANCE, Jan. 12-16, 2015. (head of steering committee).
LION 8, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Gainesville, Florida - USA Feb 16-21, 2014 (head of steering committee).
BAFI 2014, Business Analytics in Finance and Industry, Jan 6-9, 2014 Santiago, Chile (member of the Program Committee).
8th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics , May 23-25, Ischia, (invited speaker).
LION 7, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Catania, Jan 7-11, 2013 (head of steering committee).
CoCoMile 2012 , First workshop on COmbining COnstraint solving with MIning and LEarning, Workshop at ECAI 2012, August 27/28, Montpellier, France.
LION 6, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Jan 16-20, 2012 (head of steering committee).
PPSN 2012 12th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature - September 1-5, 2012 Taormina, Italy. (program committee). Submission deadline: Mar 15, 2012.
ICARIS 2011 - University of Cambridge, UK , July 18-21, 2011 (PC member).
GECCO 2011 New Frontiers Track: Self-* Search , 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011) July 12-16, Dublin, Ireland (PC member).
MIC 2011 , July 25-28, 2011, Udine, Italy. (program committee).
7th workshop on Local Search for Constraint Satisfaction . during the CP conference to be held in St Andrews, Scotland from 6-10th September 2010 (invited talk).
WCCI 2010 , July 18-23, Barcelona, Spain. (tutorialist)
6th International Workshop on Local Search Techniques in Constraint Satisfaction, LSCS'09 At the 15th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP2009 20 September 2009 Lisbon, Portugal (TPC member).
MIC - Metaheuristics International Conference , Hamburg - July 13 - 16, 2009 (invited speaker).
LSCS'09, 6th International Workshop on Local Search Techniques in Constraint Satisfaction , at the 15th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP2009 20 September 2009 Lisbon, Portugal (TPC member). CROCS-09 Workshop, First International Workshop on Constraint Reasoning and Optimization for Computational Sustainability September 20, 2009 Lisbon, Portugal (TPC member).
META 10 International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, Tunisia, October 28-30, 2010 (TPC member)
The 22nd Conference of the European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization (ECCO XXII) , May 17-19, 2009, Jerusalem, Israel
9th Haifa Workshop on Interdisciplinary Applications of GraphTheory, Combinatorics and Algorithms , 20-21 May 2009, Haifa (Israel)
COM track (Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics) of GECCO 2009, the Genetic & Evolutionary Computation Conference , Montreal (Canada), July 8-12, 2009. (Program Committee member)
Machine learning and intelligent optimization in bioinformatics Special session at CIBB2008 Computational intelligence methods for bioinformatics and biostatistics, Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, 4 October 2008
Hyper-heuristics - Automating the Heuristic Design Process, held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN X), Dortmund, Sep 13, 2008 (invited talk).
ECAI 2008 (Patras) , Jul 21-25, (TPC member)
HIS 2008 (Barcelona) , Sep 10-12, (TPC member).
Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-08), Auckland, December 1-5, 2008. (TPC member).
LION 2 2007, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference, Trento - Italy, Dec 8-12, 2007 (chair of the steering committee)
META 08 International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing, Tunisia, October 30-31, 2008 (TPC member)
First Workshop on Autonomous Search , in conjunction with CP 2007. Sep 23, 2007, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (TPC member)
NICSO 2008, the third "International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization", which will be held in Puerto de La Cruz (Tenerife, Spain) form 12th to 14th November 2008. (TPC member)
NICSO 2007 Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization, Acireale, Sicily (Italy), November 8-10 2007. (invited speaker)
MoVeNet 2007 , International Workshop on Mobile Vehicular Networks, October 12, 2007, Pisa, Italy Co-Located with IEEE MASS 2007. (TPC member)
MASCOTS2007 October 24-26, 2007, Instanbul (TPC member)
LION 2007, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Andalo (Trento) - Italy, February 12-18 2007 (chair of the steering committee)
, Fourth Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems, January 24t-26, 2007, Obergurgl, Austria.
WONS 2006 Third Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems, Les Menuires, France, January 18 - 20, 2006.
WONS 2005 Second Working Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems, St. Moritz, Switzerland, January 19 - 21, 2005
(chair of steering committee).
WONS 2004 First Working Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, January 21 - 23, 2004
Tridentcom 2005 First International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the DEvelopment of NeTworks and COMmunities, Trento Italy, February 23-25, 2005 (general co-chair)
International Workshop on Trust, Security and Privacy for Ubiquitous Computing (TSPUC2005) ,Taormina, Sicily, Italy, Jun 13, 2005 (program committee).
QoS-IP 2005 - The 3rd International Workshop on QoS in Multiservice IP Networks , February 2-4, 2005, Catania, Italy (program committee).
Med-Hoc-Net 2004 , The Third Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop Bodrum,Turkey, June 27-30, 2004 (member of TPC).
QofIS'04 , Fifth International Workshop on Quality of future Internet Services, "Quality of Service in the Emerging Networking Panorama", September 29 - October 1, 2004, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain (member of TPC).
WAOR 2004 , 3rd Workshop on All-Optical Routing, July 4 - 8, 2004, Wroclaw, Poland (member of TPC).
AINS - The Second Annual Symposium on Autonomous Intelligent Networks and Systems June 30 to July 1 2003, Santa lucia Complex, Bologna, Italy (program committee).
PWC 2003 , The Eigth International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications , September 23-25, 2003 Telecom Italia Future Centre - Venice, Italy (program committee).
submission deadline: February 10, 2003
QoS-IP 2003 - The 2nd International Workshop on QoS in Multiservice IP Networks ,February 24 - 26, 2003, Milan, Italy (program committee).
Med-hoc-net 2002 , Sep 4-6 2002, Sardegna, Italy (program committee).
NETWORKING 2002 ,May 19-24 2002, Pisa, Italy (program committee).
MOBICOM2002, The Eight ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking , Sep 23-26, 2002, Georgia, USA (program committee).
Ardent Winter Workshop (Ardent 2001) , Jan 15--19, 2001, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy (co-organizer)
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MOBICOM2001, The Seventh Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking , July 15-20, 2001, Rome, Italy (program committee).
Algorithms and Experiments (ALEX98) , Feb 9-11, 1998, Trento, Italy
Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation (ALENEX99), Jan 15-16, 1999, Baltimore, USA
Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation (ALENEX00) January 6-8, 2000, San Francisco
Algorithm Engineering and Experimentation (ALENEX 01), January 5-6, 2001, Washington, DC
Tecnologie dell' informazione per la didattica , 23-24 febbraio 1998, Trento, Italy
3rd Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 99), July 19-23, 1999, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Submission to IEEE CIS Electronic Letter
The Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation
LIONoso 2.0, the flexible and powerful Business Intelligence and Interactive Visualization tool.
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
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ERC - European Research Council View from the Faculty of Science
Ciaobnb, hospitality with a smile
Ciaobnb, property magagement system, channel manager and booking engine