Michele Conforti

I am a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Padova.

My research interests are in Combinatorial Optimization, (Mixed) Integer Programming, Graph Theory and Discrete Geometry.

Here you can find my CV.

Contact information

  • Email: conforti(at)math(dot)unipd(dot)it
  • Address: Via Trieste 63, 35121 Padova, Italy
  • Office: 421 Torre Archimede
  • Telephone: +39 (0)49 827 1480

About me

I obtained my Ph.D. in Operations Research from Carnegie Mellon University and my advisor was Gérard Cornuéjols. My interests are in Discrete Mathematics and Discrete Optimization. I worked in polyhedral combinatorics and structural graph and matrix theory. I was a co-recipient of the 2000 Fulkerson Prize (together with G. Cornuéjols and M. R. Rao) for our work on balanced matrices. More recently I became interested in integer programming, that I learned while writing a book on the subject, together with Gérard and Giacomo Zambelli. So I currently work mostly on (integer points in) polyhedra or more general sets, extended formulations, lattices. Our IP book was awarded the 2015 Lanchester Prize.

On the personal side, my wife is a dancer and choreographer, I have a son who is a mathematician and a son who is a food consultant (webpage to come). I like reading books and listening to music, mostly jazz, I ski and ride a bicycle. My real name is Michelangelo (like the painter). So if you see some mathematical piece under the name Michelangelo Conforti, most likely it's me.