Roberto Battiti

Full Professor of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Trento
Research group machine Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION)
DISI - Università di Trento / via Sommarive 14 / I-38123 Trento / ITALY

Email roberto.battiti ((AT)) unitn.it
@rbattiti
home page
LIONblog

Short bio

I was born in Trento and received the Laurea from the Università degli Studi di 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 am   full professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science. My main professional task is to organize with my colleagues  research initiatives in the area of reactive search optimization (RSO) and intelligent optimization heuristics, computer newtorks and services related to traffic and mobility, and new international curricula in Computer Science, ranging from Laurea Breve (B.Sc.), to Master and PhD program .
I am the director of the LION lab: machine Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN .
I am a Fellow of the IEEE (class of 2009).

Univ. of Trento first among Italian universities in recent research evaluation and funding allocation (in Italian, 2009). Trento is number one in Italy for research productivity and funding (in Italian, 2006). An article about the quality of students in Trentino (in Italian, "dieci e lode" is the highest mark).

Research topics and projects

An extended presentation of my favourite research topics is present in the following web sites:

LION lab (DISI laboratory for machine learning and intelligent optimization) .

The Reactive Search Website: http://www.reactive-search.org/ (integration of machine learning techniques into local search heuristics for solving complex optimization problems),
(a second way to reach the same reactive search site) .

Duties / Memberships

Publications, with digital versions

List of publications with digital versions, click here

New book (Feb 2014):

LIONbook
The LION way. Machine Learning plus Intelligent Optimization.
R. Battiti and M. Brunato
LIONlab, University of Trento, Italy, Feb 2014.

reactive business intelligence Book cover
Reactive Business Intelligence. From Data to Models to Insight.

R. Battiti and M. Brunato,
Reactive Search Srl, Italy, February 2011.
ISBN: 978-88-905795-0-9



Reactive Search and Intelligent Optimization, by R. Battiti, M. Brunato and F. Mascia

Reactive Search and Intelligent Optimization, local sample pages

Book Review by Quingfu Zhang appeared in IEEE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE MAGAZINE, Feb 2010 , local cache copy

Special issue AMAI (Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence) about "Learning and Intelligent Optimization" - Editors R. Battiti and C. Blum (deadline June 30, 2010)
AMAI special issue

Conferences

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).

LION 5, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Rome - Italy, Jan 17-21, 2011

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).

27th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) will be held in Haifa, Israel, June 21-24, 2010 (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).

LION 4, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Venice - Italy, Jan 18-22, 2010

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)

SLS09, Engineering Stochastic Local Search Algorithms, Brussels, September 3-5, 2009 (TPC member)

COM track (Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics) of GECCO 2009, the Genetic & Evolutionary Computation Conference , Montreal (Canada), July 8-12, 2009. (Program Committee member)

LION 3, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Trento - Italy, Jan 14-18 2009

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)

MIC 2007 - Metaheuristics International Conference, Montreal June 25-29 (TPC member)

SLS07, Engineering Stochastic Local Search Algorithms, Bruxelles, Sep 6-8, 2007 (TPC member)

LION 2007, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN, Andalo (Trento) - Italy, February 12-18 2007 (chair of the steering committee)

ScienzAzienda, 8 maggio 2006, Trento. "Scienza e tecnologia per l'innovazione e lo sviluppo". (locandina.pdf) , Proceedings (sa.pdf)

WONS 2007 , 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
(conference chair).
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)
.........(Ufficio Stampa Università di Trento su Ardent2001 ) Telecomunicazioni e futuro
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

Teaching

Orientamento Sistemi e reti , Orientamento Sistemi e reti (2)
Advanced Algorithms
Research projects in systems and networks
Scienza, Tecnologia ed impresa (Science, Technology and Business) ).

CAI

ESSE3

Past visitors

Bo LI from China .

Miscellaneous stuff

Submission to IEEE CIS Electronic Letter
The Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation
Software that learns from people and big data
LIONsolver wins first prize in Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Kaggle machine learning challenge
Reactive Search Optimization (RSO) Software
Grapheur 2.0, the flexible and powerful Business Intelligence and Interactive Visualization tool.
LIONsolver 2.0, Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN software to build, visualize and optimize business and engineering processes. A modeling and optimization tool with "on the job learning" for business and engineering.
Alpidia, the independent community for paths and events, tourism, fun and serendipity .
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
Google scholar, H-number (new citation index), see here , Citations in Computer Science, bibfinder,
IEEE Xplore , unitn biblio , periodici online ( ACM , ONM), ISI web of knowledge , researcherid C-2108-2009

JAIR (2.24) , Computer Networks , IPL (.55) , eprints Unitn, Information and computation (1.05) , Science (online) Nature
Machine Learning (3.10) , biomedcentral , Alg. Mol. Bio.

GRIN , GRIN riviste , CINI , CRA
skills for PhD (from T. Walsh) ,
TCCC mailing list , netbib(liography)
ERC - European Research Council View from the Faculty of Science
Caltech Alumni


Servizio Università e Ricerca Scientifica, Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Workshop Università e Impresa (5 feb 2001, Facoltà di Scienze, programma ). L' aula , il Rettore con il Presidente della Provincia , il dibattito .
Amici del Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta
ISSNAF - USA


Publications in local newspapers

Il libro di Paola Mastrocola (L'Adige, 12 Maggio, 2011) Picconata mortale alla nostra scuola (L'Adige, Dic 1, 2009) Algoritmi in prima pagina (Trentino, Ott 26, 2007)
Scuola trentina, gioco al ribasso. (L'Adige, Dic 18, 2007)
Io sto con Fioroni, il nostro Don Chisciotte.(Trentino, Dic 19, 2007)
Trento si coccola tre prof da Oscar.(Trentino, Nov 28, 2008)
Come arrivare dal problema alla soluzione (Trentino, Jan 16, 2009)

Roberto Battiti
University of Trento logo
LION logo
LIONlab (Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN)
Reactive Search logo
Reactive Search srl: From big data to big actions
LIONsolver logo
LIONsolver: Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN software
Grapheur Software logo: Grapheur 2.0, Business Intelligence and Interactive Visualization tool.
Grapheur: Business Intelligence and Interactive Visualization
Postame, the personal bulk email
Postame: the personal bulk email software.
CharmOffer, the right price, by machine learning
CharmOffer: big data and machine learning for pricing and offers
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Publications in local newspapers

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