Mathematical engineer, particularly interested in graph theory, Markov chains, stochastic processes and randomised optmisation algorithms.

Currently working on privacy issues in recommender systems.

Also interested in high performance parallel computing and big data analysis.

Design, convergence rate and complexity analysis of decentralised algorithms on graphs.

Convex optimisation, with application to discrete problems. Numerical methods for approximate solution of optimisation problems.

Monte Carlo Markov chains techniques for data mining and feature selection, applied to medical diagnostic and artificial olfaction.

Probabilistic matrix factorisation applied to recommender systems, with focus on privacy issues.

Simulation

Event-based simulators design for wireless network analysis.

Statistical inference, Bayesian modelling and exploratory data analysis, with focus on big data.

- Python
- Matlab
- Ruby

- C++
- NS2
- R

- Linux
- LaTeX
- Git

Trinity College Dublin

My research is currently focused on recommender systems and probabilistic matrix factorisation.

National University of Ireland Maynooth

Design of decentralised algorithms applied to channel/code selection in wireless network or local topology discovery in cellular networks and convex optimisation applied to throughput fairness of 802.11 mesh networks.

Research on small cell networks (femtocells) with particular interest in scrambling code selection.

I graduated with great distinction (110/110 summa cum laude). Thesis title: Monte Carlo Markov Chain methods for the approximate solutions of feature selection problems.

I graduated with great distinction (110/110 summa cum laude). Thesis title: Wavelet analysis for recognition of form document images with complicated background.

Under way

Organisation of Hamilton Institute seminars, available here.

I currently work with the following groups:

- Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
- Department of Mathematics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
- I am a member of AIRO (Italian Operational Research Society)
- I am in the program committee of the International Workshop on Cyber Crime (IWCC 2015)

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Alessandro Checco — checcoa@tcd.ie — +353 85 1648160