Prof. Mario F. Pavone
University of Catania

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I'm Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy. My research is focused on the design and develops of nature-inspired algorithms for optimization tasks, which have been applied on several research areas, as combinatorial; numerical; and systems biology problems.

In July 2016 I was visiting professor with fellowship at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Angers, France, where I worked with Prof. Jin-Kao Hao.

From August 2017 I'm member of the IEEE Task Force on the Ethical and Social Implications of Computational Intelligence, for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS).

Since February 2015 I am Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (Emergent Technologies Technical Committee - ETTC), whose main aim is to promote the interdisciplinary study of emergent computation in bio-informatics, bio-physics, interdisciplinary domains of economy, medicine, industry and so on.

From May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2018 I was Chair of the Task Force on Artificial Immune Systems for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS). Since 1st May 2018, I'm Vice Chair of the same Task Force.

I'm member of the Editorial Board for several international journals, as well as member of Program Committees for many international conferences and workshops. I'm editor of several special issues, such as Artificial Life, EAAI, BMC Immunology, Natural Computing, and Memetic Computing - and co-chair of many international conferences. I'm also Scientific Director of some international summer schools, such as MESS 2018, SSBSS 2014 & SSBSS 2015.

I was co-founder of TaoScience Research center, and from May 2018 I'm Scientific Director of ANTs Lab - Advanced New Technologies research laboratory.

In November 2009 I was visiting professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK, where I worked with Prof. Natalio Krasnogor.

In 2006 I was a visiting researcher at the IBM-KAIST Bio-Computing Research Center, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea, where I worked with Prof. Doheon Lee.


  Recent Publications    

V. Cutello, M. Oliva, M. Pavone and A.R. Scollo, "A Hybrid Immunological Search for the Weighted Feedback Vertex Set Problem", 13th Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION 2019), LNCS, Springer (to appear).

A. Plebe, V. Cutello and M. Pavone, "Multi-Objective Genetic Strategy for Interior Illumination Design", selected paper from IJCCI 2017 for publication in Studies in Computational Intelligence book series, Springer (to appear).

T. Calenda, A. Vitale, A. Di Stefano, V. Cutello, E.G. Talbi, and M. Pavone, "Maturation of Individuals in Evolutionary Learning", 7th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META 2018), Recent Developments in Metaheuristics, Springer, 2018 (to appear).

A. Vitale, A. Di Stefano, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "The Influence of Age Assignments on the Performance of Immune Algorithms", 18th Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2018), Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing series, vol 840, pp. 16-28, Springer-Verlag, 2018.

A. Plebe, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone. "Genetic Strategy for Interior Lighting Design", 9th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - IJCCI 2017.

A. Plebe, and M. Pavone. "Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm for Interior Lighting Design", 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization and Big Data - MOD 2017.

S. Fouladvand, A. Osareh, B. Shadgar, M. Pavone, and S. Sharafi. "DENSA: An effective negative selection algorithm with flexible boundaries for selfspace and dynamic number of detectors", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), vol. 62, pp. 359-372, 2017.


  Current Events    

Metaheuristics Summer School, MESS 2018 - 21-25 July 2018, Acireale-Catania, Italy
Directors: S. Greco, P. Pardalos, M. Pavone, E.G. Talbi, & D. Vigo

IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation, part of IEEE SSCI 2018 - 18-21 Nov. 2018, Bengaluru, India
Chairs: S. Banerjee, L. Jiao, W. Luo, P. Parrend & M. Pavone

ACM 12th International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics, DTMBio 2018, in conjunction with ACM 27th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) - 22-26 October 2018, Turin, Italy
Organizers: S. Kim, & M. Pavone

Artificial Immune Systems: Algorithms, Simulation, Modelling & Theory, IEEE CEC 2018/IEEE WCCI 2018 special session - 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organizers: G.P. Coelho, Z. Chelly, G. Figueredo & M. Pavone


  Current Special Issues    

Immune Computation & Applications, s.i. in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.
Edts: Wenjian Luo, & Mario Pavone


  Current Teaching    

Bio-Inspired & Natural Computing, Computer Science, University of Catania (graduate)

Laboratory of Algorithms, Computer Science, University of Catania (undergraduate)

Introduction to Computer Science, Dentistry, University of Catania (undergraduate)


  News and Announcements

Nov 20, 2018: The Metaheuristics summer school next edition will be held in 2020! Stay tuned!!



  Latest News    

19th Feb 2019:
Le lezioni del corso di Computazione Naturale & Bioispirata avranno inizio Venerdì 8 marzo c.a. ore 11.

20th Nov 2018:
The Metaheuristics summer school next edition will be held in 2020... then, stay tuned!!.


  My Research's Impact    

-   Google Scholar Citations
-   Scopus
-   Web of Science
-   DBLP
-   Microsoft Academic


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