Computation for Design and Optimization: the design and analysis of optimization algorithms;
robustness, sensitivity analysis;
numerical and combinatorial optimization; evolutionary computing and multi-objective optimization.
Real-World Applications by Immunological Computing,
First KES Summer School on "Artificial Immune Systems",
Vietri sul Mare (SA) - Italy, 17th-19th September 2007.
``Multi-objective Optimization for Integrated-Circuit Design'',
University of Perugia, Int. Joint Meeting UMI -DMV,
June 18-22, 2007.
A multi-objective approach to the protein structure prediction problem,
Complex Systems in Molecular Biology and Medicine,
Interdisciplinary Research Center, University of Torino, December 2006.
Summer School on Computational Methods for Microelectronics, Capo D'Orlando (ME), Italy, September, 2005.
Protein Bioinformatics Problems by Multi-objective Optimization, ICICIS 2005,
Second ACM Int. Conf. on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems,
March, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.
Combinatorial Landscapes, Immune Algorithms and Protein Structure Prediction Problem,
Research School of Biosciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, March, 2004.
Recent Seminars and Visiting Scholar
``Optimization Algorithms in Electronic Design Automation'', University of York, Computer Science Dept. - York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, January, 2011.
``Electronic Design Automation: Past, Present and Future'', Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Sophia Antipolis - France, July 2009.
``Optimization, Tradeoffs, Topology and Robustness in Artificial and Natural Systems: Designing Circuits, Pathways, and Algorithms'', University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy, November 2009.
``Optimization using Population-Based Algorithms'',
University of Roma ``La Sapienza'', Italy, March 2008.
``A General-Purpose Methodology to Optimize Performance, Yield and Time-To-Market'',
University of Trento, Italy, February 2008.
``Population-based Optimization Algorithms for Real World Applications'',
Princeton University, USA, December 2007.
``From Electronic Design Automation to Biological Design Automation'',
Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA, December 2007.
``Population-based Algorithms for Robust Analog Circuit Design using Constrained
Multi-Objective Optimization: Optimizing Topology, Sizing, Yield and Time-to-Market'',
Cadence Design Systems Inc. - Pittsburgh, USA, November 2007.
``Modelling, Simulation and Optimization tools in Biomedical Information Technology'',
MIT, USA, November 2007.
``Multi-Objective Optimization for Circuit Design Problem and Protein Structure Prediction'',
Int. School of Mathematics "G. Stampacchia",
46th Workshop "New Problems and Innovative Methods in Nonlinear Optimization",
"E. Majorana" Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy,
July 31 - August 9, 2007.
Best Paper Award at Turing 100, The Alan Turing Centenary Conference, June 22-25, 2012, Manchester, UK.
Best Paper Award at the Int. Conf. on Biosciences - BIOINFO, 2010.