De Fabritiis, Gianni
ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
Experimental Sciences & Mathematics
ICREA research professor, associate professor, and group leader of the Computational Science Laboratory at UPF, and CEO/CSO at Acellera Ltd. Bachelor's degree with honors in applied mathematics (1997) from the University of Bologna and a Ph.D. from the University of London (2002). I worked for the CINECA supercomputing center in Italy (1998-1999) and was a postdoctoral researcher at University College London (2003-2006). In 2006, I founded Acellera Ltd where I currently act as a CSO. In 2008 I won a tenure-track Ramon y Cajal research position and later the national I3-tenured program. In 2014 I became ICREA Research Professor. I performed research stays as visiting professor at Stanford University and at UCLA. He has published over a hundred articles in high-ranking international journals with an h-index of 45 and over 8000 citations with 1250 citations per year in 2021.
The group's research interests are rooted in the applications of computation to science, where we regard intelligence as a form of computation itself.
1) Molecular simulation and machine learning. We use computation such as physics-based simulations and modern machine learning to provide novel, innovative methodological approaches in biomedicine.
2) Computational intelligence. We investigate machine learning methods that would bring machine intelligence closer to human-level intelligence. We train intelligence agents using reinforcement learning in virtual environments, we built scalable software for reinforcement learning and low-sample learning.