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I am associate professor at Department of Engineering and Architecture (DIA), University of Trieste.

I am the head of the Evolutionary Robotics and Artificial Life Lab and the co-head of the Machine Learning LabIf you are a student (here at University of Trieste, or from another institution) and want to work with me, look at the web sites of my labs for finding thesis opportunities and then contact me.

New! I am one of the recipients of the Google Faculty Research Awards 2019 (nominated in February 2020). The funded project is on  "representations and learning algorithms for highly reconfigurable modular soft robots": more info here.

My research interests include Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning and its application to computer- and engineering-related topics: web and mobile security (automatic detection of web site defacements and phishing, javascript malware analysis, mobile malware detection and analysis), document understanding. I am also interested in natural language processing and information retrieval, computer vision (face detection and recognition). In the last years, I focused on Grammatical Evolution, a form of Genetic Programming. More recently, I started working on Evolutionary Robotics and multi-agent systems, possibly in the context of Artificial Life.

See my publications page for more details.

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  • Programmazione Avanzata a.a. 19/20: comunicazione agli studenti Dal momento che si sta prolungando il periodo di emergenza, sto valutando se fare le lezioni in streaming, eventualmente a partire da oggi. Prima di tutto è però necessario che io possa comunicare con voi in maniera efficacie. Ho creato un canale Telegram proprio per comunicare, in maniera unidirezionale, gli aggiornamenti sull'insegnamento di Programmazione Avanzata.Potete iscrivervi a questo link: https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAEfcpsSRlfC2DV_LQwMonitorerò il numero degli iscritti durante la giornata per valutare come proseguireAggiornamento: visto che molti studenti si sono iscritti al canale e hanno favorevolmente risposto, iniziamo oggi le lezioni in streaming qui: https://www.twitch.tv/ericmedvetSperando ovviamente di poter tornare al più presto all'operatività normale.
    Posted Mar 2, 2020, 5:57 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Student project for Intro to ML course I just published the page with the details concerning the student project for this year's course of Introduction to Machine Learning (an alternative versions). The page also contains, besides the instructions and assigned projects, an example of delivered essay.
    Posted Dec 1, 2019, 7:50 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Last lectures of MLDA The last six lectures of Machine Learning and Data Analytics course will be held, with usual timetable and in the usual room, in the weeks starting on December 10th and December 17th,
    Posted Nov 28, 2018, 12:29 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Slides of the seminar "Machine Learning and Computer Vision" The slides of the seminar "Machine Learning and Computer Vision" given by prof. Felice Andrea Pellegrino on 13/12/2017 are available on the page of the course of Machine Learning and Data Analytics/Mining 2017/2018 (bottom of the page).
    Posted Dec 14, 2017, 4:49 AM by Eric Medvet
  • Valutazioni della didattica A.A. 2016/2017 Sono usciti i risultati, visibili in generale qui, ed in particolare, per il corso di Machine Learning and Data Mining, qui.
    Posted Sep 4, 2017, 10:00 AM by Eric Medvet
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