DEI - Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB)
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano, Italy
Telephone: +39 02 23993567
Fax: +39 02 23993412
Email: edoardo.amaldi at polimi.it or edoardo.amaldi at gmail.com
Edoardo Amaldi received the "Diplôme" in Mathematical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL). After one year in the Computational and Neural Systems Program, California Institute of Technology (USA), he came back at EPFL as an "Assistant" in the Département de Mathématiques and earned the "Doctorat ès Sciences" (PhD) in October 1994. He then joined the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University (USA), where he was, among others, an Adjunct Assistant Professor and a Research Associate. Since 1999 he is with the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he is a Full Professor of Operations Research.
Mathematical optimization: design and analysis of algorithms (exact methods, approximation algorithms with performance guarantees, and heuristics), discrete/combinatorial optimization, computational complexity.
Optimization methods and models for tackling complex decision-making problems arising in telecommunications, data mining, energy, transportation and health care.
Linear and nonlinear (mixed) integer optimization problems related to:
- Graphs: minimum cycle bases, resource constrained shortest paths, graph optimization problems with reload costs, bilevel flow and routing problems (traffic engineering and hazardous material transportation).
- Networks: design and management of wireless/wired telecommunication networks (UMTS, WLAN, Mesh, IP), network design under traffic uncertainty (VPN), energy-aware network routing, fair multicommodity flows, virtual network embedding.
- Data mining and machine learning: classification problems, clustering problems (w.r.t. hyperplanes), piecewise affine model fitting.
- Energy: derivative-free methods for planning energy systems, optimization models for managing tri/cogeneration systems, residential energy load management.
- Health care emergencies: evacuation problems.
2011 IBM Faculty Award for work on energy-aware optimization of wireline networks
2005 IBM Faculty Award for the work on the Maximum Feasible Subsystem problem (MaxFS)
Since 2007 on the board of the European Network Optimization Group (ENOG), a working group within the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO).
Since 2005 on the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA previously known as WEA). SEA 2017 website and call for papers, June 5-8, 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia.