28 January 2019

Ola has delivered a series of groundbreaking new algorithms for the traveling salesman problem, one of the most heavily studied and important questions in theoretical computer science. The Michael and Sheila Held Prize is presented annually and carries with it a $100,000 prize. The prize honors outstanding, innovative, creative, and influential research in the areas of combinatorial and discrete optimization, or related parts of computer science, such as the design and analysis of algorithms and complexity theory. Congratulations to Ola for his elegant work on algorithms for discrete optimization problems!

24 July 2019

The pedestrian tunnel of Lugano-Besso changes its appearance. From September 2, 2019, it will host "NeuralRope#1. Inside an Artificial Brain" - an installation that combines artistic and scientific research, between contemporary art and artificial intelligence.

6 August 2019

The SUPSI Council has bestowed the title of Professor of Approximated Algorithms to Fabrizio Grandoni. Fabrizio received his PhD in 2004 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has been a visiting researcher at Berkeley, EPFL, and Bergen. in 2011 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Commission and he joined IDSIA here in Manno. His research focuses on the design and (mostly theoretical) analysis of algorithms and data structures to address a variety of problems.