Marco Macchia

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Marco Macchia is currently a PhD student in the Algebra and Combinatorics group at Université Libre de Bruxelles, working with Samuel Fiorini. His research interests are Information Theory, Combinatorial Optimization and Discrete Geometry; in particular he is interested in the study of lower bound techniques for the non-negative rank of matrices, and their application to the Boolean Quadratic Optimization problem. Moreover, he is studying the extension complexity of 2-level polytopes and has developed an algorithm for the enumeration of their combinatorial types. In 2013-2014, he received his Master's Degree at Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy). His Master's thesis concerned algorithmic aspects of discrete Morse Theory.

Program Visits

Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization, Fall 2017, Visiting Graduate Student