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About Me

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), BMC Immunology, Natural Computing, and Memetic Computing.

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Latest News

Teaching News

27th September 2022:
La prova di scritta di Sistemi Operativi (M-Z) si svolgerà Giovedì 29 c.m. alle ore 11:00 nelle aule 22 e/o 23.


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Research News

10th July 2022:
The paper "A Novel Reverse Engineering Approach for Gene Regulatory Networks" has been accepted at Complex Networks 2022 (Link).


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Announcements

8th July 2022:
I'm adjunct faculty member at SAU Center for Research and Innovative Learning (SCRIL), South Asian University New Delhi, India.


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Research

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; 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: 1301  —  h-index: 17  —  i10-index: 20
    (last updated: Sept. 14, 2022)

Scopus Citations: 844    —    h-index: 13
    (last updated: Sept. 14, 2022)

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Recent Publications

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. (to appear)

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.

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Current teaching

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




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My Research's Impact

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

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Useful Links

      ° University of Catania
      ° Dept. of Maths & Comp. Science
      ° CdL Informatica L31
      ° CdL Informatica LM18
      ° ANTs Research Laboratory