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Bruno Apolloni is full professor in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the Milan University, Italy.
His main research interests are in the frontier area between probability, mathematical statistics and computer science, with special regard to statistical bases of learning, subsymbolic and symbolic learning processes, granular computing, and modeling of dynamical processes in biology. He introduced the Algorithmic Inference approach in statistics as a conceptual and methodological tool to solve modern computational learning problems with the massive use of computers. In particular, it provides a unifying theoretical framework to the various data analysis and management disciplines converging under the granular computing heading. He also introduced some non-markovian processes to model intentionality in a wide range of biological systems ranging from bacteria colonies to social communities. Recently he focused on new paradigms of social networks based on advanced WEB services and computational intelligence tools.
He authored around 150 scientific papers and two monographs.
Apolloni is head of the Neural Networks Research Laboratory (LAREN, of the department of Computer Science of the University of Milan, past President of the Italian Society for Neural Networks (SIREN,, and member of the European Neural Network Society board. He is a member of the editorial board of the many journals, among which: Neural Networks, Neurocomputing, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies .
He is Scientific Leader in national and international research projeects.
Currently he's the coordinator of two European projects: Social&Smart in the FP7 framework, funded with 1.5 millions of Euros to setup and advanced web- serviced domotic ecosystem, and NETT, funded by the Enterprise and Industry division with 400 K Euros to setup a cloud platform supporting metaservices for entrepreneurship teachers. Moreover, he delivered many professional advices to big and medium companies such as ST Microelectronics and C.I.R.A. (Italian Aerospace Research Center). He co-founded the startup Social Things s.r.l. with a core business in the field of Social Intelligence WEB services.
Apolloni is full professor since 1999. He teaches two courses within the Computer Science curriculum: Probability ad Mathematical Statistics for the bachelor program and soft Computing for the MSc program. From 2001 to 2014 he has been member of the board of the PhD program in Mathematics for Computer Science.