Summer School on Optimization, Big Data and Applications

OBA 2022

Third edition

Veroli (Italy) July 3-9, 2022

From 3rd to 9th July 2022 the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering (DIAG) of "Sapienza" University of Rome and the Department of Information Engineering (DINFO) of University of Florenze will organize a Summer School on Optimization, Big Data and Applications (OBA).

The official email address for the OBA 2022 is

OBA2022 is organized under the sponsorship of Comune di Veroli (FR)

OBA 2022 is sponsored by: Actor, DEIX and INTUENDI

What is the OBA Summer School

The OBA Summer School is intended to be an advanced course for Master, PhD students, Postdocs. Participants should have a sound background in optimization and machine learning. The main objective of the School is to provide machine learning models and novel optimization algorithms for big data problems and applications. Lectures will be given by world leading researchers in optimization and machine learning.

The School will be held in Veroli (a beautiful town in central Italy) and the number of participants is limited to 40.

The fee of the School is 150€. The accommodations expenses for six nights in single room are 250€.

Main topics of OBA 2022

Probabilistic Model Construction; Bayesian Optimization; Grey-Box Bayesian Optimization; Bayesian Model Selection and Generalization; Gaussian Processes; Bayesian Deep Learning; Statistical learning; Learning models and tools; Active learning; Training subset selection; The virtue of shallowness; Transparency by design

Important dates

  • April 30 2022 - OBA2022 application request deadline

  • May 15 2022 - Request acceptance notification

  • June 15 2022 - Payment deadline

  • June 10 2022 - Award application deadline


Prof. Peter I. Frazier

Eleanor and Howard Morgan Professor

Operations Research and Information Engineering

Cornell University

Prof. Claudio Gentile

Google Research

Prof. Alessandro Verri

Professor of Computer Science

University of Genova (DIBRIS)

Prof. Andrew G. Wilson

Assistant Professor

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Data Science

New York University


Veroli, Italy

The Summer School will be held in Veroli, a town of central Italy located about 80 km far from Rome. Accommodation for all participants has been reserved at Hotel Relais Filonardi. The price for six nights (arrival July 3, departure July 9) in single room is 250€ (booking is not necessary).

Veroli is served by the airports of Fiumicino and Ciampino of Rome. The best way to reach Veroli is to arrive to Roma Termini railway station. A shuttle bus (every 2-3 hours) will be organized from Roma Termini railway station to the Hotel Relais Filonardi on the arrival day (Sunday July 3rd) and from Hotel Relais Filonardi to Roma Termini railway station on the departure day (Saturday July 9th). The Shuttle Bus from Roma Termini Station to Hotel Relais Filonardi and back to Roma Termini Station is free of charge. Participants must communicate their arrival/departure times to the airport or to the Roma Termini railway station by sending an e-mail to

If you need any help simply contact us at and we can aid you in the best way to arrive to Veroli.

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About the last edition

OBA 2019

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