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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 Metaheuristics applied in Combinatorial Optimization; Computational Biology; Network Sciences and Social Networks.
I'm member of several Editorial Boards for international journals, as well as member of many Program Committees in international conferences and workshops. I have also an extensive experience of organizing successful workshops, symposium, conferences and summer schools. Indeed, I'm currently the Chief of the Scientific Directors of the Metaheuristics Summer School (MESS).
In my scientific activities, I was also Tutorial and Invited Speakers for several international conferences, and Editor of many special issues in: Artificial Life, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI), Applied Soft Computing (ASOC), International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR), BMC Immunology, Natural Computing, and Memetic Computing.Read More
27th September 2022:
La prossima prova di scritta di Sistemi Operativi (M-Z) si svolgerà Lunedì 13 c.m. alle ore 11:00 in aula 1.
31th January 2023:
The paper "Discovering Entities Similarities in Biological Networks Using a Hybrid Immune Algorithm" has been accepted in Informatics, 10(1), 18, 2023 (Link).
3rd February 2023:
I have been elected as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Swarm Intelligence inderscience publishers.
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. In particular, in these years my research works have been mainly focused on community detection in social and biological networks; integration between metaheuristics and machine learning; combinatorial optimization problems; dynamic interactions detection in social behaviours; parameters extraction in biological networks (Gene Regulatory Network in the S-system model); protein structure prediction in the HP model; and functions optimization.
Have a look also in our research group activities.
Google Scholar Citations: 1313 —
h-index: 17 — i10-index: 20
(last updated: Jan. 7, 2023)
Scopus Citations: 848 —
(last updated: Jan. 7, 2023)
C. Cavallaro, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "A fast methodology to find Decisively Strong Association Rules (DSR) by mining datasets of security records", International Conference on Optimzation and Learning (OLA), CCIS Springer, 2023.
A.G. Spampinato, R.S. Scollo, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "Random Search Immune Algorithm for Community Detection", Soft Computing, Springer, 2023.
R.S. Scollo, A.G. Spampinato, G. Fargetta, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "Discovering Entities Similarities in Biological Networks Using a Hybrid Immune Algorithm", Informatics, 2023.
M. R. H. Maia, M. Reula, C. Parreño-Torres, P. P. Vuppuluri, A. Plastino, U. S. Souza, S. Ceschia, M. Pavone, and A. Schaerf, "Metaheuristic Techniques for the Capacitated Facility Location Problem with Customer Incompatibilities", Soft Computing, Springer, 2022.
C. Crespi, G. Fargetta, M. Pavone, and R.A. Scollo, "An agent-based model for crowd simulation", The 16th International Conference on on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE), Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), 2023.
F. Zito, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "A Novel Reverse Engineering Approach for Gene Regulatory Networks", The 11th International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications (ComplexNetworks), Studies in Computational Intelligence, 2022.
C. Crespi, G. Fargetta, R.A. Scollo, and M. Pavone, "An Agent-Based Model to Investigate Different Behaviours in a Crowd Simulation", The 10th International Conference on Bioinspired Optimization Methods and Their Applications (BIOMA), LNCS, 2022.
F. Zito, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "A Machine Learning Model for Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks", The 1st Italian Conference on Big Data and Data Science (itaDATA), 2022.
F. Zito, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "Optimizing Multi-Variable Time Series Forecasting using Metaheuristics", The 14th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC), LNCS, 2022.
G. Bordonaro, R.A. Scollo, V. Cutello, and M. Pavone, "A Comparative Analysis of Different Multilevel Approaches for Community Detection", The 14th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC), LNCS, 2022.
C. Crespi, R.A. Scollo, G. Fargetta, and M. Pavone, "How a Different Ant Behavior Affects on the Performance of the Whole Colony", The 14th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC), LNCS, 2022.Read More
Events in Progress
International Conference on Optimization and Learning, OLA 2023, 3-5 May 2023, Malaga, Spain
"Metaheuristics: Recent Advances and Applications", special issue in International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) - Editors: Luca Di Gaspero, Paola Festa, Amir Nakib, Mario Pavone, & Mauricio Resende
"New Research Challenges in Optimization and Learning", special issue in Soft Computing (SOCO) - Editors: Lionel Amodeo, Bernabè Dorronsoro & Mario Pavone
Heuristics & Metaheuristics for Optimization & Learning, MSc degree in Computer Science, University of Catania
Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence, MSc degree in Computer Science, University of Catania
Operating Systems, BASc degree in Computer Science, University of Catania
My Research's Impact
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