Current Position

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow(June 2017 - Present)

Department of Multi-Agent Systems, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Current project: Collectiveware: Highly-Parallel Algorithms for Collective Intelligence (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 HPA4CF)

Area of study: My research focuses on multi-agent systems, a theoretic model used to describe and solve problems in many real-world scenarios, including collective energy purchasing and ridesharing. The complex dynamics among the large number of entities in these systems usually result in very hard optimisation problems. My research aims at dealing with this complexity, both from a theoretical perspective (proposing novel algorithms and models) and from a practical one, using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to speed-up the execution of algorithms used to compute the solutions.

Previous Position

Research Associate(January 2016 - June 2017)

Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Project: Development of AI techniques for sustainable commuting

Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Farinelli

Selected Publications

Heterogeneous Teams for Homogeneous Performance(2018)

International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA)

Authors: Ewa Andrejczuk, Filippo Bistaffa, Christian Blum, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, and Carles Sierra.

A COP Model for Graph-Constrained Coalition Formation(2018)

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa and Alessandro Farinelli

A Cooperative Game-Theoretic Approach to the Social Ridesharing Problem(2017)

Artificial Intelligence (AIJ)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa, Georgios Chalkiadakis, Alessandro Farinelli, and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn

Algorithms for Graph-Constrained Coalition Formation in the Real World(2017)

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa, Alessandro Farinelli, Jesús Cerquides, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn

An Efficient Approach for Accelerating Bucket Elimination on GPUs(2016)

IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (CYB)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa, Nicola Bombieri, and Alessandro Farinelli

CUBE: A CUDA approach for Bucket Elimination on GPUs(2016)

European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa, Nicola Bombieri, and Alessandro Farinelli

Sharing Rides with Friends: A Coalition Formation Algorithm for Ridesharing(2015)

AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa, Alessandro Farinelli, and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn

Anytime Coalition Structure Generation on Synergy Graphs(2014)

International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)

Authors: Filippo Bistaffa, Alessandro Farinelli, Jesús Cerquides, Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, and Sarvapali D. Ramchurn

Coalitional Energy Purchasing in the Smart Grid(2012)

IEEE International Energy Conference & Exhibition (ENERGYCON)

Authors: Meritxell Vinyals, Filippo Bistaffa, Alessandro Farinelli, and Alex Rogers

Education

Ph.D. (Doctor Europæus) Computer Science(April 2016)

University of Verona

Thesis: Constraint Optimisation Techniques for Real-World Applications
Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Farinelli
Special mention: AI*IA Premio NeoDottori di Ricerca "Marco Cadoli" 2017

M.Sc. Engineering and Computer Science(March 2012)

University of Verona

Thesis: Stable Coalition Formation in the Energy Market Using Graphical Model Based Approach
Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Farinelli
Grade: 110/110 cum laude

B.Sc. Computer Engineering(September 2009)

University of Pavia

Thesis: Implementazione di Lossy Link su Kernel Linux 2.6
Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Rossi
Grade: 110/110 cum laude