Associate Professor in Mathematical Physics [mat07]

Highlights
 2018Highlights of PRE (Physical Review E) of APS, (Editor's Choice for 2018) on our work on Artificial Intelligence 79@Publications: link to appear at the end of 2018.
 2017Highlights of EPL (European Physics Letters) of IOP (Editor's Choice for 2017) on our work on immune networks 75@Publications: link here
 2015Highlights of J.Phys. A (Math. & Theor. Physics) of IOP (outstanding contributions/best papers of 2015) on our work on neural networks (Section: Statistical Physics). paper 64@Publications: brochure here (with Elena's picture:D)
 2014Highlights of J.Phys.A (Math. & Theor. Physics) of IOP (outstanding contributions/best papers of 2014) on our work on spin glasses (Section: Mathematical Physics). paper 51 @Publications: brochure here (with Adriano's picture!:D)
 2013Highlights of J.Phys.A (Math. & Theor. Physics) of IOP (outstanding contributions/best papers of 2013) on our work on immune networks (Section: Complex Systems) paper 49 @Publications: brochure here
 2012Highlights of J.Phys. A (Math. & Theor. Physics) of IOP (outstanding contributions/best papers of 2012) on our work on spin glasses (Section: Statistical Physics) paper 42 @Publications): brochure here
For four consecutive years my papers on "Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical" have been selected for "Highlights: best papers/outstanding contributions of the year" by the Institute of Physics Publishing [IOP]
LATEST NEWS
 Nov2019 The video of my talk on neural networks & machine learning in this China's conference is available at this link
 Oct2019 New conference on Statistical Physics & Machine Learning in Trieste, april 2020: link or poster
 Sep2019 Our group will join the Notte della Ricerca with a poster on AI and a talk (flyer here)
 Sep2019 The conference SPNC2019 is approaching. Here is the poster of the event: download poster
 Aug2019 we are organizing a special issue in Frontiers in Physics on Quantitative Approaches in Social Science: Submission Open!!!
 Aug2019 I will be vising fellow of the Isaac Netwon Institute (Cambridge) during the program "Random phenomena & Dispersive hydrodynamics" (16th Oct > 15 Nov 2020).
 Aug2019 I will be a speaker at the ITCP conference "Youth in High Dimensions" organized by Jean Barbier & Florent Kraktzala
 Jul2019 I become Senior Editor of Nature Scientific Reports
 Jun2019 A recent interview of mine on sleeping neural networks: link here
 May2019 I will be a speaker at the Conference "Statistical Physics & Neural Computation" (October 4,5,6, China)
 May2019 A recent oneday meeting on Big Data "and behind": see the happening here
 Apr2019 A couple of occasions of interactions with the students in UniSalento Locandina1 Locandina2
 Mar2019 I open the Piday (a day due to Mathematics) at Unisalento on (not surprisingly) March 14 (3.14), details here
 Mar2019 A recent interview of mine (in Italian) on our work on Artificial Intelligence is available at this link
 Mar2019 A summary of our recent research on neural nets is available at Science Trends at this link
 Feb2019 Our research on Artificial Intelligence has been reported on all the main Italian newspapes (see e.g. Repubblica, Ansa)
 Dec2018 Together with E. Agliari, P. Sollich & L. Zdeborova we handle a special issue on statistical physics and machine learning at J.Phys.A: Mathematical and Theoretica. Submission open!!!
 Nov2018 Together with E. Agliari and G. Androulakis we will cover an Artificial Intelligence school in Grece on July 2019 (flyer: here)
 Oct2018 A summary of our recent research on neural nets is available at ScienceTrends at this link
 Sep2018 I am in the Evaluation Board of the Ph.D. in Mathematics and in Physics&Nanoscience of Salento University (34ciclo)
 May2018 I've joined the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Physics
 Apr2018 I've been elected "Elsevier Outstanding Referee" for the year 2017 for the Journal "Applied Soft Computing"
 Apr2018 Abilitato Professore Associato (II Fascia) in Fisica Teorica delle Interazioni Fondamentali
 Apr2018 Abilitato Professore Associato (II Fascia) in Fisica Teorica della Struttura della Materia
 Apr2018 I am one of the speakers at the AIday at Northubria University (NewCastle, United Kingdom)
 Apr2018 Settimana della Cultura Scientifica in Salento 1621 Aprile: scarica il programma degli interventi
 Mar2018 I am one of the MIUR evaluation experts in the Reprise Evaluation Panel (for fundamental research, Rita Levi Montalcini fellowships).
 Mar2018 I've been elected "Elsevier Outstanding Referee" for the year 2017 for the Journal "Neurocomputing"
 Mar2018 I am in the evaluation board in the Forschungszentrum Jülich for the award "Jülich Excellence Prize 2018"
 Mar2018 Our Friends from King's College are organizing this great conference on Math&Immunology.
 Jan2018 Our divulgative paper on Biological Cybernetics has been published on Scienze&Ricerche (n.50)
 Nov2017 Abilitato Professore Associato (II Fascia) in Fisica Applicata (Applied Physics).
 Sep2017 Notte Italiana della Ricerca: portale INFN per i contributi del polo salentino
 Jul2017 SuperQuark dedicated a reportage on our work on Theoretical Immunology
 Jul2017: I am in the evaluation board for Prof. Dr. Moritz Helias (other board members: Prof. John Hertz, Prof. Andrea Crisanti)
 Jul2017: I speak at the Julich Symposium "Stochastic dynamics in biophysical systems, neuronal networks and field theoretical approaches"
 Jul2017: for the next four years I will join the Editorial Board of the UniSalento divulgative journal Ithaca
 Jul2017: I speak at the INdAM conference MOBI2017 about our Theoretical Immunology research
 May2017: I am a member of the Board (Collegio Dottorale) for the new Ph.D. in UniSalento: "Nanotechnology"
 Apr2017: I speak at the Spring Doctoral School "Critics2017: Criticality in complex systems" (see flyer)
 Feb2017: PloS recognized me as officiale Referee for its journals: list here
 Jan2017: I moved to the Department of Mathematics & Physics "Ennio De Giorgi" of Università del Salento
 Oct2016: I moved to the Computer Science Department of Sapienza Università di Roma (INF/01) to deepen AI research
 Jun2016: In the new number of Scienze&Ricerche, n. 32 index here (Italian only: inizia la lettura qui) there is a divulgative paper by E. Agliari and myself on emergent properties of nets in the Immune System analyzed via Disordered Statistical Mechanics: paper
 Apr2016: I have been elected fellow of Institut d'ètudes avanceès IMèRA (Marseille) [final list: here there is one fellow per discipline] where I'll have the privilege to share work with Alain Barrat and Viktor Jirsa on Cibernetic Immunology.
 Apr2016: I will be Editor (2016/2017) for the Scientific Pages of Artificial Intelligence and Journal of Immune Research
 Feb/Mar 2016: I will held seminars on Biocomplexity in Bologna, Nice SophiaAntipolis, Warwick and London (Randall)
 Feb2016: Elsevier recognized me as a key Referee for its journals: title here
 Feb2016: PLoS recognized me as official Referee for its journals: title here
 January 2016: "Almanacco delle Scienze" by C.N.R. has dedicated a page to our divulgative journal Scienze&Ricerche: link here.
 January 2016: also this year I will be in the Editorial Board of the Italian divulgative scientific journal Scienze&Ricerche: certificate
 December 2015: I am visiting Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and present some results at the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory directed by Prof. W. Gerstner
 October2015: our book Theory and Applications in Mathematical Physics is finally out at World Scientific: link here.
 August2015: 1500 researchers in AI (me included) signed against "autonomous weapons". Here the Scientific American article, and here the original letter (and here the list of signers) > no more AI techniques in weapons of mass destruction!!!
 Jun2015: the highlights (best papers) for the year 2014 of JPAIOP (Math & Theor Phys) are out! details here.
 Jun2015: for the next two years I'll play in the Editorial Board of Nature Scientific Reports (section Chemical Physics & Artificial Intelligence).
 May2015: I speak at Biophysics@Rome2015. Program and details here.
 May2015: the special issue of Journal of Theoretical Biology on Autoimmune Phenomena is finally out: link here.
Remarkably our contribution (paper n.71 in my pubblication list, namely "Anergy in selfdirected B cells from a statistical mechanics perspective" has been judged as "all the more interesting paper" in the preface of the book (available here), wrote by Prof. Root Berenstein.  Mar2015: My (very partial) profile is avaiable on Academia.edu now.
 Mar2015: I accepted to be in the Editorial Board (panel di Fisica) of the divulgative journal Scienze&Ricerche.
 Mar2015: Elena Agliari (one of my most frequent collaborator) has her new website here.
 Feb2015: Biological Cybernetics has now two major contributions on Nature Scientific Reports, see publications 68 and 52.
 Feb2015: the next number of Europhysics News, issue 46/2 (link here, pag.7 or 9, depends on browsers), dedicates an "highlights article" to progresses made in Neural Networks thanks to our approaches (see the letters PRL2013 and PRL2015 or the long paper where the whole theory is exposed here).
 Jan2015: Our paper "Metastable states in the hierarchical Dyson model drive parallel processing in the Hierarchical Hopfield network" will appear also in the 2014IOPSelect.
 Jan2015: I will be in France (Marseille & Paris) within the trimester at Institute Henrì Poincarè "Disordered systems, random spatial processes and some applications" and present our novel results on Quantitative Sociology and Economical Complexity.
 Our work on hierarchical neural networks has been selected for the cover of JPhysA (Vol.48 Iss. 1): here.
 In the month of December 2014 I am Invited Professor at IMERA to held the course "Modeling the Response of the Adaptive Immune System" for PhDs and researchers.
 In the month of November 2014 I am visiting Sao Paulo University (Brazil) at the Stochastic Modeling Center (from the November Conference, where I will present our novel results on multitasking neural networks, see PRL2012).
 Our book "Mathematical Physics: from Theory to Applications" (editors: A. Barra, E. Agliari, G. Montani, B. Tirozzi) will be available (published by European Physics Press) on April2015
 Details regarding the Conference: "Mathematical Physics: Theory & Application" September 1820 (Sapienza, Rome): download the Program or Abstracts of the event, (organizers: E. Agliari, A. Barra)
 May2014: I have been invited to play as opener at the conference "Biophysics@Rome2014": details here.
 Cover page from JPhysA on our Theoretical Immunology work: details available here & here
 Details regarding our Workshop: "Modelling the Complexity of the Immune System" held @ European Conference on Complex Systems 2013, (organizers: E. Agliari, A. Annibale, A. Barra, Ton Coolen) Barcelona (Spain)
 Details on "Complenet2014": Fifth workshop on complex networks (program: here)
 SapienzaElsevier webpage (far from uptodate) of my works: link here
 IOP dedicated an Insight report on our work regarding Immune Networks to better trigger physicist's and mathematician's curiosity.
 Details on the Conference: "Five decades of Theoretical Physics" 2124 September 2013 held @Sapienza (Dipartimento di Fisica), Rome. (organizers: Adriano Barra, Enzo Marinari, Giorgio Parisi, Giancarlo Ruocco). Download "Locandina" (note: it is a poster size), or the Program or the Abstracts of the event
 Il numero 07 di Accastampato (4/11/12) in ricorrenza della scomparsa di Daniel Amit (Contributi di: Giorgio Parisi, Paolo Del Giudice, Alberto Bernacchia, Adriano Barra): here
 A talk by Peter Sollich summarizing our work on glassy rheology