Alberto Del Pia

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonI am also a core member of the optimization group and of the Data Science Hub at the Wisconsin Institute for DiscoveryBy courtesy, I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and in the Department of of Computer Sciences

Research. My research areas are mixed-integer optimization, combinatorial optimization, and machine learning. Currently, the main goals of my research are: (1) Advancing the design and the analysis of algorithms for mixed-integer quadratic optimization; (2) Building sharp polyhedral relaxations for a variety of nonconvex sets that appear frequently as building blocks of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization problems; (3) Identifying large classes of polynomially solvable feature selection problems in data science and machine learning.

Bio. In 2009 I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics of the University of Padova, under the supervision of Giacomo Zambelli. Then, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Robert Weismantel, first in the Institute for Mathematical Optimization of the Otto-von-Guericke University, and then in the Institute for Operations Research of ETH Zürich. In 2013 I joined the Mathematical Programming group of IBM Research as a Goldstine fellow. I moved to UW-Madison in 2014.

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