Education Profile

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Milano, 2010-2011
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, IDIAP Research Institute, 2007-2009
  • Ph.D., University of Genoa, 2007
  • B.Sc. and M.Sc. ("Laurea"), University of Napoli "Federico II", 2003

Research Interests

Professor Orabona's research lies at the intersection of practical and theoretical machine learning. His research interests encompass online learning, optimization, and statistical learning theory. His current research focus is on designing "parameter-free" machine learning algorithms, which are algorithms that operate effectively without requiring costly parameter tuning.

Selected Publications

  • A. Cutkosky, H. Mehta, F. Orabona. “Optimal Stochastic Non-smooth Non-convex Optimization through Online-to-Non-convex Conversion”. in: Proc. of the International Conference on Machine Learning. 2023
  • N. Cesa-Bianchi and F. Orabona. “Online Learning Algorithms”. In: Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application 8 (2021)
  • A. Cutkosky and F. Orabona. “Momentum-Based Variance Reduction in Non-Convex SGD”. in: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 32. 2019
  • X. Li and F. Orabona. “On the Convergence of Stochastic Gradient Descent with Adaptive Stepsizes”. In: Proc. of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). 2019
  • F. Orabona and D. Pál. “Coin Betting and Parameter-Free Online Learning”. In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29. 2016