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, Data Science, Statistical Learning and Optimization.
MaLGa 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.
Computational & statistical learning
Our aim is to advance the frontiers of learning theory and machine learning, while building algorithmic tools for the analysis of complex systems and high dimensional data.
Computational Harmonic Analysis & Machine Learning
Our scientific interests focus on harmonic analysis, inverse problems, PDE and machine learning.
Machine Learning & Vision
We investigate different nuances of visual perception in artificial intelligence systems, where computer vision and machine learning are combined to obtain robust data-driven methods addressing a variety of problems.
Physics informed Machine Learning for biological Behavior
We blend physics with machine learning and biological behavior to ask how organisms strive in a fluid environment dominated by uncertainty.
MaLGa regularly organises seminar series focused on the units research interests and part of the Ellis Genoa unit activities (watch previous seminars here). For this year’s series, MaLGa Colloquia, we will host 8 speakers starting on the 20th of February. Come and join us: everybody is welcome to attend!
Lamberto BallanUniversity of Padova
Context-aware motion prediction and embodied social navigation20/03/2023
Rodrigue LelotteUniversité Paris-Dauphine
A numerical scheme to solve the multimarginal optimal transport with Coulomb cost09/03/2023
Peter DayanMPI Tübingen
Risk, Replay and Rehearsal (Remote)06/03/2023
Minh Ha QuangRIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)
Regularized information geometric and optimal transport distances for Gaussian processes03/03/2023
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.
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.