Alessandro de Palma
I'm from Apulia, southern Italy, but in the last few years I spent time closer to the Alps than the Mediterranean. I got my Bachelor in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and a Master's in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. There, I first focused on distributed computing and later converged to machine learning. Willing to combine these two interests, I spent 6 months at MIT for my Master's thesis on distributed approximate Similarity Search and, after graduation, I worked on parallel Bayesian Optimization at IBM Research Zurich. My current interests lie at the intersection between optimization and machine learning and I am therefore very excited to join the AIMS CDT, where I will strengthen and extend my theoretical background in these areas. During my free time, I'll be printing analog photography, shooting many more photographs than I can print, and pretending I can play guitar.