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About us

Machine Learning Genoa Center

MaLGa is a joint research center between computer science and mathematics. Its activities span a wide range of diverse but connected topics, including Computer Vision, Computational Harmonic Analysis, Reinforcement Learning for Biology, Statistical Learning and Optimization.

MaLGa’s approach to research is highly interdisciplinary. We strive to develop mathematically sound yet practical solutions to be deployed in real life problems. Indeed, beyond pure research, knowledge transfer towards technological and industrial applications is a main objective of the center. Part of our mission are educational activities in machine learning and related topics, including scholarly-oriented teaching and professional training.


From theory to practice: a multidisciplinary effort

MaLGa is primarily a center for fundamental research. A main feature of the research activity at MaLGa is the idea that a fruitful interplay between theoretical and applied questions is the key for long-lasting and impactful contributions. More broadly, this has always been the founding feature of ML studies at the University of Genoa. Our present and past research has always been equally split between foundational work in ML theory, and applied projects, working closely with partners such as hospitals or industries to develop vertical solutions.


The spectrum of competences, which range from very abstract to concretely applied, is the feature that identifies MaLGa as a bridge between Academia and Industry, and thus shapes its many educational activities as a combination of scholarly-oriented teaching and professional training.
MaLGa offers schools and courses on several machine learning-related topics, both at postgraduate level and for professional training. Also, MaLGa members teach graduate and undergraduate courses for the Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Design degrees, among others.


Meet the group

The center counts 14 faculties and over 40 between Postdocs, PhD students and research associates, and provides a lively and dynamic work environment.

Open positions

Why join us

We are always looking for talented, motivated researchers. If you are interested in working with us, check our open positions to apply to a specific opening, or send a spontaneous application by filling in this form.

All the research activities will be carried out at the University of Genova within a Machine Learning center across the Mathematics and Computer Science departments.


MaLGa is an interdepartmental research center of the University of Genoa, sponsored by the DIBRIS and DIMA Departments, and supported by a number of public and private entities, from European institutions to companies. Here are some of them.