Lug 032024
 

Research in Blockchain and Quantum Technologies

Dr. Ernestas Filatovas
Vilnius University, Lithuania

Abstract

Blockchain and Quantum technologies are among the most groundbreaking advancements, attracting significant attention from industry, government, and academia. This talk highlights the research advances of our “Blockchain and Quantum Technologies Group” in both fields. In the first part of the talk, we introduce Blockchain technology, covering its main concepts such as decentralization, consensus protocols, transaction flow, etc. These key concepts later are summarized within a layered structure. We then present our recent research, including a systematic review and empirical analysis of blockchain simulators, a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) framework for selecting consensus protocols, a data-driven classification of consensus protocols using machine learning, and an empirical analysis of wealth decentralization in blockchain networks. This part concludes with an introduction to our novel blockchain-based platform designed to enhance research reproducibility in machine learning. The second part of the talk shifts to Quantum Computing, beginning with an overview of the current state of this technology and its potential applications across various industries. We then highlight our recent achievements, such as the development of more efficient quantum circuits for integer division and the implementation of a quantum blockchain based on hypergraphs. The talk finishes with a presentation of our ongoing research, where we propose an improved quantum annealing method to scale vehicle routing problems.

Schedule

June 20th, 10:00-12:00 (Palazzo delle Scienze, Aula Magna Matematica)

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Lug 032024
 

From Theory to Practice: Derivative-Free Optimization, Bilevel Problems, and Real-World Applications

Prof. Remigijus Paulavičius
Vilnius University, Lithuania

Abstract

This talk explores the journey from theory to practice in derivative-free optimization (DFO), primarily focusing on the impact of DIRECT-type algorithms and their application to practical problems. While focusing on this key aspect, the presentation also delves into several other pertinent areas of mathematical optimization, such as bilevel optimization, offering a broader perspective on the field’s advancements and challenges. The presentation begins with an overview of the DIRECT algorithm’s role in DFO, highlighting its strengths and limitations. The subsequent discussion delves into advancements in DIRECT-type algorithms and their integration into software tools, facilitating practical applications. The talk presents a comparative analysis of deterministic and stochastic DFO methods through benchmarking studies, evaluating their performance and suitability for various problem domains. Then, the author showcases his contributions to the bilevel optimization field, where he worked on a general bilevel algorithm and underscored the critical need for such algorithms and software tools in practical applications, including ML. Finally, the talk showcases successful collaborations between academia and industry, highlighting the practical implementation of DFO techniques in real-world scenarios with examples from GlobeTrott Travel and Girteka Logistics, demonstrating the impact of DFO in solving complex optimization problems in business settings.

Schedule

June 19th, 10:00-12:00 (Palazzo delle Scienze, Aula Magna Matematica)

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Giu 172024
 

Introduction to scientific Python programming

Dr. Tamás László Storcz
University of Pécs, Hungary

Outline

  1. Scientific data and data science, working with Python ecosystem
  2. Data collection, preparation and cleaning
  3. Data visualization
  4. Feature engineering
  5. Creating and validating AI models
  6. Searching model parameters
  7. Practical data management
  8. Examples of application

Schedule

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June 24th, 15.00-17.00 Aula F
June 25th, 15.00-17.00 Aula F
June 26th, 15.00-17.00 Aula F
June 27th, 9.30-11.30 Aula F
June 28th, 15.00-17.00 Aula F (final test)

Exam

The final exam consists in a test, which will be taken on the last day of the course.

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Giu 172024
 

Foundations of Digital Systems and Applications

Dr. Zsolt Ercsey
University of Pécs, Hungary

Outline

  1. Introduction to internet technology
  2. Comparison of the business model of mobile operating systems (Android and iOS)
  3. Introduction to a mobile tv recommendation system
  4. Introduction to a sport shooting scheduling system
  5. Solution of a human resource allocation problem

Schedule

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June 24th, 9.30-11.30 Aula F
June 25th, 9.30-12.30 Aula F
June 26th, 9.30-12.30 Aula F
June 28th, 9.30-11.30 Aula F (final test)

Exam

The final exam consists in a test, which will be taken on the last day of the course.

Mag 222024
 

Human-Centric Aspects of Software Architecture

Prof. Rick Kazman & Prof. Hong-Mei Chen
University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Abstract

In 1992 the political consultant James Carville coined the much-quoted phrase “It’s the economy, stupid”. I shamelessly borrow and adapt Carville’s line, in the context of software architecture to be: “It’s the people, stupid”. A software architecture is not merely a technical artifact; it is a socio-technical artifact. Architects who forget or neglect this critical aspect of their architecture are doomed to failure. An architect is the fulcrum between the world of technology on the one hand, and the world of individuals, groups, and business needs on the other hand. An architect therefore needs to be not just a technical leader, but also a community shepherd. In this talk I will outline some of the non-technical dimensions of a software architect’s job, and describe some of the ways in which these can cause a project to succeed or fail. In addition I will show how a socio-technical ecosystem – a network representation of the technical artifacts as well as the human artifacts – can be captured, modeled, and analyzed, and the ways in which a project can be made better through this analytic lens.

Schedule

June 27th, 11:00-13:00 (Palazzo delle Scienze, Aula Magna Matematica)

 

Dic 182013
 

The consortium of Italian Computer Science PhD granting institutions under the auspices of GRIN, organizes an annual school offering three graduate-level courses aimed at first-year PhD students in Computer Science. In addition to introducing students to timely research topics, the school is meant to promote acquaintance and collaboration among young European researchers. The 2014 edition of the School is the 20th in the series.

The school will offer 3 courses each consisting of 13 hours of lectures:

  • Big Data Analysis of Patterns in Media Content – Nello Cristianini, University of Bristol (UK)
  • An Introduction to Probabilistic and Quantum Programming – Ugo Dal Lago, University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Development of dynamically evolving and self-adaptive software – Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Full details about the school are available here.

 Scritto da in 18 Dicembre 2013  Senza categoria  Commenti disabilitati su BISS 2014 – Bertinoro International Spring School
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