Michela Milano is full professor on computer science at DISI – University of Bologna since April 2016. She is Deputy President of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) and past Executive Councilor of the Association for the Advancements of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), past member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Constraint Programming and of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence.
Her research activity concerns Artificial Intelligence with particular focus on decision support and optimization systems covering both theoretical and practical aspects in application fields as energy, mobility, computing, policy making and sustainability. In this field Michela Milano has achieved international visibility and has collaborations with many research groups and companies. She is Editor in Chief of the Constraints Journal, Area Editor of Constraint Programming Letters in the area of Search and past Area Editor of INFORMS Journal on Computing in the area Logic, Constraint and Optimization, member of the Editorial Board of ACM Computing Surveys for the area of Artificial Intelligence. She has edited two collections on hybrid optimization and she is author of more than 140 papers on peer reviewed international conferences and journals. On these topics Michela Milano has given many tutorials and keynote speech in in the major international conferences on Artificial Intelligence.
She coordinated many European, Italian and regional projects and she is responsible of collaborations with industries. In 2016 she has been the recipient of the Google Faculty Research Award on the use of deep network in combinatorial optimization.