PhD Positions

Giovanni Bruccola

Contact: giovanni.bruc[at]

Host Institution: SRI PAS

Duration: 36 Months

Contact person: Ewa Bednarczuk with Daniel Węsierski

Workpackages to which it is related: WP1, WP2, WP4

Objectives: Enlarging spectrum of opportunities for the application of convex optimization through convex relaxation and going beyond convexity, e.g., incorporating global optimization tools, generalized convexity, hyper-parameter analysis.


My name is Giovanni Bruccola and I am a recent college graduate with a Master’s Degree in management engineering at “La Sapienza, University of Rome” and I choose a curriculum focused on mathematical optimization. The title of my thesis, which was done in collaboration with ACT OR, is “Study of a warehouse optimization model with the support of the statistical analysis”.

I chose to apply for the ESR11 PhD position within the TraDE-OPT European network because during my University career I have learned the ever-growing importance of Big Data problems and the effectiveness of global optimization tools in real world issues.

At sixteen years old, I spent an interesting quarter in Auckland, New Zealand, studying in a local high school. I am also a Shotokan Karate black belt. I have been in the Italian traditional karate team and I participated in many international competitions like the SKIF world cup in Jakarta 2016.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. -Marie SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE”