Activity

This is a summary of my academic activity, including teaching and participating as a member of the faculty at USI, supervising and mentoring students, giving talks, and serving as reviewer at top AI venues.

Teaching

Graph Deep Learning
Guest lecturer, MSc @ USI (spring 2022).

Matrix Analysis
Teaching assistant, BSc @ EPFL (spring 2022).

Graph Deep Learning
Guest lecturer and teaching assistant, MSc @ USI (spring 2021).

Cyber-Physical Software Engineering
Teaching assistant, MSc @ USI (fall 2020).

Machine Learning
Teaching assistant, BSc @ USI (spring 2019).

Software Peformance
Teaching assistant, MSc @ USI (fall 2018).

Faculty

I have been the Ph.D. representative for USI's Faculty of Informatics in the A.Y. 2018/2019.
During that time, I was the official point of contact between USI’s Faculty of Informatics and its Ph.D. students, participating in faculty meetings and contributing to the strategical decisions of the faculty.

Community

This is a list of my past and current roles as an active member of the machine learning community:
  • Member of the ELLIS Society, one of the leading non-profit organizations for promoting European AI 🇪🇺
  • Co-organizer of the special session on Deep Learning for Graphs (DL4G) at WCCI 2022.
  • Publicity Chair for the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (2023).

Supervision & Mentoring

Coarsening Disassortative Graphs
A. Bar, G. Gonzalez, A. Jamadandi, V. Polianskii, M. Thiessen, Z. Zhong | Student project at the LOGML summer school (2021)

Molecule Generation with Graph-based Generative Adversarial Networks
M. Nobile | Master's thesis (2021)

Prediction of Epileptic Seizures with Graph-based Deep Learning
A. Ruggeri | Master's thesis (2020)

Talks

Introduction to Graph Neural Networks and Graph Pooling
Graph Deep Learning course @ USI (Feb 28, 2022)  |  Slides 

Learning Graph Cellular Automata
Learning on Graphs and Geometry Reading Group (Jan 11, 2022)  |  Slides  Video 

Graph Neural Networks: Operators and Architectures
Dissertation defense @ USI (Dec 10, 2021)  |  Slides 

Pooling in Graph Neural Networks
Advanced Machine Learning course @ U. Manitoba (Dec 1, 2021)  |  Slides 

Learning Graph Cellular Automata
Italian Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining @ AIXIA (2021)  |  Slides 

Learning Graph Cellular Automata
Neural Information Processing Systems (Dec 7, 2021)  |  Slides 

Pooling in Graph Neural Networks
Graph Deep Learning course @ USI (Mar 15, 2021)  |  Slides 

Introduction to Graph Neural Networks
Graph Deep Learning course @ USI (Mar 1, 2021)  |  Slides 

Spectral Clustering with Graph Neural Networks for Graph Pooling
International Conference on Machine Learning (2020)  |  Slides 

Graph Neural Networks in Tensorflow and Keras with Spektral
Graph Representation Learning and Beyond @ ICML (2020)  |  Slides 

Graph Neural Networks e MinCut Pooling (in Italian)
Italian Association for Machine Learning (ML/DS Meetup) (2020)  |  Slides  Video 

Generative Adversarial Networks
Advanced Topics in Machine Learning course @ USI (Sep 17, 2020)  |  Slides 

Autoregressive Models for Sequences of Graphs
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (2019)  |  Slides 

Reviewing

I also serve as reviewer for the following artificial intelligence conferences, journals and workshops.

Conferences

  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)
  • International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)
  • International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
  • The Web Conference (WWW)
  • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)
  • European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN)
  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, & Signal Processing (ICASSP)

Journals

  • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
  • Transactions on Machine Learning Research (TMLR)
  • Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
  • Applied Soft Computing (ASOC)
  • Neurocomputing
  • Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (TETCI)
  • Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS)

Workshops

  • Graph Neural Networks and Systems (MLSys 2021)
  • Graphs and more Complex structures for Learning and Reasoning (AAAI 2021, 2022)
  • ML Retrospectives (NeurIPS 2020)
  • Graph Representation Learning and Beyond (ICML 2020)
  • Graph Representation Learning (NeurIPS 2019)