luca
              maria gambardella


Neuralrope#1


Prof. Dr. Luca Maria Gambardella

Vice Rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
Full Professor, Facoltà di scienze informatiche, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
Artificial Intelligence Master director, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
IDSIA, Istituto Dalle Molle di studi sull'intelligenza artificiale USI-SUPSI

Skype: lucagambardella
email: luca.gambardella@idsia.ch

Articialy sa, Lugano
Co-Founder, CTO & Head of Applied AI


NEW Master
in Artificial Intelligence@USI

Swarm Robotics Lab@IDSIA

AI Artistic Installations: "Neuralrope#1", "Illusafingosognifasulli", "AmIHuman"

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Biography:
since 2020 Vice Rector for Innovation and Corporate Relations, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
since 2020 Full Professor, FFacoltà di scienze informatiche, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
since 2016 Member of the BRIDGE Discovery Evaluation Panel
since 2016 Director of the Artificial Intelligence Master, Facoltà di scienze informatiche, USI, Università della Svizzera italiana
2015 President of the EURO Excellence in Practice Award EEPA 2015
since 2015 Phd in Engineering Sciences and Technology, ULB, École Polytechnique de Bruxelles, BE
2012-2013 Jury member of the EURO Excellence in Practice Award EEPA 2012-2013
since 2012 Responsible of the SUPSI Master MSE Research Unit in Intelligent Systems, Manno
2012 2020 Director of IDSIA, Manno
since 2011 President of the Swiss Operations Research Society (SVOR/ASRO)
2007-2011 Director of the Intelligent System Master, USI, University of Lugano
2006-2020 Adjunct Professor, Informatics Faculty, USI, University of Lugano
since 2006 Lecture of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics, USI, University of Lugano
since 2006 Technology consultant for TicinoTransfer and Fondazione Agire, Lugano. Interface between academic institutions and industrial partners to introduce and promote innovation
2003-2020 Professor SUPSI, University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland, Manno
since 2001 Chief Scientific Officer of AntOptima sa, a spin-off of IDSIA, Lugano
since 1998 Lecture of Advanced Algorithms, SUPSI Dep. of Technology and Innovation, Manno
1995-2012 co-Director of IDSIA, Lugano-Manno
1992 Visiting Senior Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA
1988-1995 Research Director at IDSIA, Lugano
1986-1988 CEO of Archimede sas. Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Lisp, Italy
1985 Master in Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy

Current Research Topics:
Artificial Intelligence with focus on meta-heuristics algorithms, machine learning and swarm intelligence.
Operational Research and IT with focus on scheduling, vehicle routing and robust optimization.
Autonomous Devices/Robotics with focus on Robotics Swarms, mobile robots and drones.

Management Experiences:
He has been awarded more than 16.0 millions CHF in research funding for his research lab, (including other labs and partners the total amounts to more than 61 millions CHF).
He has been awarded 26 Swiss National Science Foundation projects (20 as principal investigator), 7 European Projects, 15 CTI Projects (13 as principal investigator), 1 Hasler Foundation Project, 8 Industrial projects (6 as principal investigator).
Supervisor of 14 PhD theses (four in progress).
Responsible SUPSI Master MSE Research Unit in Intelligent System.
Responsible USI Master in Artificial Intelligence.

Citations:

He has proposed and published several state of the art bio-inspired optimization algorithms for the travelling salesman problem, the vehicle routing problem with time windows, the quadratic assignment problem, the sequential ordering problems, and the flexible job shop problem.

He has published 300 papers .
The total number of citations to his papers is more than 58’000 (source: Google scholar). His h-number is 72.
His paper on Ant Colony Optimization (IEEE 1997) received more than 10'000 citations and it is the second most cited paper ever published by the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation.
His paper on Ant Colony Optimization (Artificial Life 1999) received more than 3,200 citations and it is the most cited paper ever published by the Artificial Life journal.

Patents:

European Patent Office. Designation as inventor. Patent n.: 13181909.6 – 1806. Date: 13.11.2013. Title: Method for recharging an accumulator of an electric vehicle.

Swiss Patent. Sistema di guida di un drone. Patent PAR006BCH, 0082/15.
Pending International Patent Application on Boiler application.
Pending European Patent Application on "Surface Interpreter”.

Recent Awards:
Special Swiss ICT Award 2016: "Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale" it represents one of the best research institutes at the international level in the field of bio-inspired artificial intelligence. (with Juergen Schmidhuber).
"Watt d'Or", Swiss award for best energy projects 2015, category "Energy technologies", Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana & Alpiq InTec Gruppe with project GridSense.
 
Artistic Production:
"Illusa fingo sogni fasulli", 2020, Bellinzona. A black monolith where, through dreams and a digital dance accompanied by a female voice, the boundary between human and artificial intelligence is investigated.
"Neuralrope#1, Inside an Artifical Brain", 2019,  Lugano-Besso pedestrian tunnel. A permanent interactive urban installation of 100 meters reproducing an artificial neural networks.
"Sei Vite", Novel, Zerounoundici Edizioni, 2013.
"Il suono dell'alba", Novel, La Feluca Edizioni, 2019.



International Publications

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