Riccardo Zecchina, Staff Associate of the Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group at ICTP. In 2007 I moved to the Politecnico di Torino. my web page at the Politecnico Torino Professor in Theoretical Physics Email: myfirstname.mylastname_ at _polito.it 

My general interest is in topics at the interface between Statistical Physics, Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics and Information Theory. On the applied side I'm involved in research projects in computational biology, coding and game theoretical models.
My research activity is focused on the statistical physics aspects of stochastic optimization and inference, probabilistic and messagepassing algorithms, statistical physics of complex systems (disordered systems and sphere packings), inverse dynamical problems and interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics (computational biology, neural computation, resources allocation problems, source coding, game theoretical models of intereacting agents).
Our "Inference and Optimization" research group at the Politecnico di Torino
Publications
Preprints and Selected publications by subject
Papers form the arXiv:
Codes & Papers for download on our messagepassing algorithms for constraint satisfaction and optimization problems.
Courses: Statistical Mechanics, Algorithms for Optimization and Inference, Stochastic Processes (for the PhD)
 Coordinator of the International Master's Course on Physics of Complex Systems
 Head of Unit at the Human Genetics Foundation
 Fellow of the research foundation Collegio Carlo Alberto ,
ERC advanced investigator grant: OPTINF (201015);
Marie Curie training network: NETADIS (201215);