Prof. Mario F. Pavone
University of Catania
 

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My research is focused on the design and development of metaheuristics and nature inspired methodologies for combinatorial optimization problems and in the research area of computational & systems biology.

Research Interests: Metaheuristics; Optimization; Computational Biology; Complex Systems; Evolutionary Computation; Operations Research; Reverse Engineering.

Google Scholar Citations: 1078  —  h-index: 15  —  i10-index: 19
    (last updated: Nov. 30, 2018)

Scopus Citations: 664    —   h-index: 12     (last updated: Nov. 30, 2018)

  

   
       
     
       

  Research Positions    
       
 

Nov. 1, 2018 - Today: Associate Professor in Computer Science, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy

Oct. 1, 2007 - Oct 31, 2018: Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy

July, 2016: Visiting Professor with fellowship at the Faculty of Science, University of Angers, France

May 1 2018 - Today: Vice-Chair of IEEE Task Force on Artificial Immune Systems for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Aug. 2017 - Today: member of IEEE Task Force on Ethical and Social Implications of Computational Intelligence for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Feb. 2015 - Today: Vice-Chair of IEEE Task Force on Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies for Emergent Technologies Technical Committee for IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Oct. 27 - Oct. 30: Visiting Professor, School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK

May 1, 2014 - April 30, 2018: Chair of IEEE Task Force on Artificial Immune Systems for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Jan. 29, 2014: winner of the National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor

Nov. 2009: Visiting Professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK

March 2006 - Aug 2006: Visiting Researcher at IBM-KAIST Bio-Computing Research Center, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering Systems, KAIST, Republic of KOREA

   
       
     
       

  Editorial Board & Guest Editor    
       
 

Member of the Editorial Board of Memetic Computing, Springer

Member of the Editorial Board of CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology, Elsevier (link)

Member of the Editorial Board of IRAN journal of Computer Science, Springer (link)

Member of the Editorial Board of Immune Computation

Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, Inderscience Publishers

Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, Inderscience Publishers

Member of the Editorial Board of Computers, Materials, and Continua, Tech Science Press

Member of the Editorial Board of Advances Robotics & Automation, OMICS Publishing Group

Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Swarm Intelligence

Member of the Editorial Advisor Board of Handbook of Research on the IoT, Cloud Computing and Wireless Network Optimization, IGI Global USA

Reviewer for international PhD Dissertations

Remote Reviewer for Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

Reviewer for Scientific Independence of young Researchers national program

Reviewer for PRIN 2015 - Progetti di ricerca di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale national program

Editor for Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Elsevier (december 2017)

Guest Editor for Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, special issue on Immune Computation and Applications

Guest Editor for BMC Immunology, special issue on Immunology without Borders

Guest Editor for Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier, special issue on Recent Advances in Immune Computation

Guest Editor for Memetic Computing, special issue on Intelligent Cloud Computing

Guest Editor for Artificial Life, MIT Press, special issue on Advances in Artificial Life

Guest Editor for Natural Computing, Springer, special issue on Algorithms & Models for Complex Natural Systems

Guest Editor for Memetic Computing, Springer, special issue on Optimization on Complex Systems.

Guest Editor for Natural Computation, Springer, special issue on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization.

   
       
     
       

  International Events Chaired    
       
 

Director of the 1st International Metaheuristics Summer School (MESS 2018)

Chair of ACM 12th International Workshop on Data & Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics (DTMBIO 2018)”, in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2018)

Chair of IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation 2018, part of IEEE Symposium Series of Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2018)

Publicity Chair of the 1st International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security (ICDIS 2018)

Chair of Artificial Immune Systems: Algorithms, Simulation, Modelling & Theory, special session at IEEE CEC 2017/IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI)

Chair of IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation 2017, part of IEEE Symposium Series of Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017)

Chair of Artificial Immune Systems: Algorithms, Simulation, Modelling & Theory, special session at IEEE CEC 2017

Chair of Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches - Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies, special session at FUZZ-IEEE 2017

Chair of Rough Sets and Fuzzy Rough Hybridization with Bio-Inspired Optimization Techniques, special session at FUZZ-IEEE 2017

Program Chair of the 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM 2016)

Stream Organizer of Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization at the 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2016)

Chair of Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches - Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies, special session at IEEE-WCCI 2016, FUZZ-IEEE 2016

Director of the 2nd Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS 2015)

Chair of the 1st International Congress on Systems Immunology, Immunoinformatics & Immune-computation (ICSI3 2015)

Chair of the 1st International Workshop on Machine Learning, Optimization & big Data (MOD 2015)

Director of the 1st Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS 2014)

Chair of Recent Developments in Swarm Intelligence, special session at the 5th International Conference on Metaheuristics adn Nature Inspired Computing (META 2014)

Organizing Committee member of the International Summit on Industrial Engineering 2014

Chair of the 12th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2013)

General Chair of the 12th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN 2012)

Chair of the 11th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2012)

Publicity chair of the 10th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2011)

Chair of Natural Computation in BioInformatics (NCB 2010), special session at the 24th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXIV)

Publicity chair of the International Summer School on Modelling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano- Electronics (MOMiNE 2009)

Publicity chair of the Bertinoro International Summer School of Natural Computation (BNC 2008)

Publicity chair of the International School of Functional Genomics (2008)

Publicity chair of the International Summer School on Modelling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano- Electronics (MOMiNE 2008)

Chair of the 2nd International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2007)

Chair of the 1st Italian Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE 2007)

Local organizer of the 1st Italian Summer School on Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life (SECEVitA 2007)

Local organizer of the 3rd International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2004)

   
       
     
       

  Invited Speaker    
       
 

June 9, 2017: "Evolution and Nature for Developing Computational Models", at Changing the World, with Cognition. The Role of Cognitive Science in Social Change, AISC MidTerm Conference 2017, 8-9 June 2017, Messina

September, 2009: "Problem Solving with Artificial Immune System", 2nd International Summer School on Modeling and Optimization in Micro- and Nano- Electronics (MOMiNE 2009), Cetraro, Cosenza, Italy

   
       
     
       

  Tutorial Speaker    
       
 

November 2, 2017: "An Analysis on the Influence of Age Assignments for Maximizing the Evolutionary Learning in an Immune Algorithm", 9th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI 2017), Funchal, Madeira-Portugal, 1-3 November 2017.

October 31, 2014: "The Clonal Selection Paradigm for Optimization in Continuous and Discrete Search Spaces", 5th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META 2014), Marrakech, Morocco, 27-31 October 2014.

   
       
     
       

  Talks & Seminars    
       
 

"How Old should be the Lifespan for Having a Proper Exploration?", Department of Computer Science - Metaheuristics, Optimization and Applications research laboratory - University of Angers, France, July 2016

"BioInspired Search Algorithms", Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy, December 2015

"Analysis and Develop of Bio-Inspired Metaheuristics for Optimization", Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy, November 2015

"An Hybrid Immunological Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization", University of Naples "Federico II", Italy, November 2009

"Robust Immunological Algorithms for High-Dimensional Global Optimization", University of Naples "Federico II", Italy, November 2009

"Artificial Immune Systems: Metaphors and Aplications", University of Catania, May 2007

"Optimization Immune Algorithm to the Protein Structure Prediction on Lattice Models", IBM-KAIST Bio-Computing Research Center, Department of BioSystems, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), July 2006

"Basis Biological Concepts for Artificial Immune Systems", IBM-KAIST Bio-Computing Research Center, Department of BioSystems, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), April 2006

"Clonal Selection Principle is a good Metaphor for Optimization Problems", course for PhD. student in Computer Science, University of Catania, February 2006

   
       
     
       

  Referee for the following international journals    
       
  IEEE Transaction on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Press
Evolutionary Computation, MIT Press
European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, ACM
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - part B, IEEE Press
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Press
IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, IEEE Press
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Press
4OR - A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, Springer
Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier
Journal of Global Optimization, Springer
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier
The Journal of Supercomputing, Springer
Operational Research: An International Journal, Springer
Information Sciences, Elsevier
Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Elsevier
Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, Springer
Computers in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier
Computer & Industrial Engineering, Elsevier
Natural Computing, Springer
Applied Mathematics and Computation, Elsevier
Memetic Computing, Springer
Swarm Intelligence, Springer
Evolutionary Intelligence, Springer
Journal of The Franklin Institute, Elsevier
Soft Computing, Springer
Applied Intelligence, Springer
Machine Learning, Springer
Computational Optimization and Applications, Springer
NeuroComputing, Elsevier
International Journal of Intelligent Systems, John Wiley & Sons
International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Springer
Neural Computing and Applications, Springer
   
       
     
       

  Program Committee member    
       
 

International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN)
ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation COnference (GECCO)
European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL)
IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)
European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation (EVOCOP)
International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE)
ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (BCB)
International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM)
International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS)
Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC)
International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO)
International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing Science and Automatic Control (CCE)
International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO)
International Conference on Consumer Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNet)
Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI)
International Conference on Bioinspired Optimization Methods and their Applications (BIOMA)
International Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC)
World Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI)
International Symposium on Bio- and Medical Informatics and Cybernetics (BMIC)
International Symposium on Optical Engineering and Photonic Technology (OEPT)
13th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2006)

   
       
     
       

     
       
   
       
       

  My Research's Impact    
       
 

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

   
       
       

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