Dr. Jianyi Lin
Dr. Jianyi Lin Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics

Dr. Lin graduated in Computer Science at University of Milan and obtained his MSc in Computing Systems Engineering from Politecnico di Milano with recognition in its list of Best Graduates 2007-2008. After completing his PhD in Mathematics and Statistics for Computational Sciences at the University of Milan in 2012, he has worked for five years as a postdoctoral fellow and he has been a member of the AnacletoLab and the PHuSeLab at the Department of Computer Science. During these years his main research interests focused on the computational complexity of geometric clustering, sparse signal modeling, computational methods for bioinformatics, and applied dynamical models.

He has been a temporary research fellow with the Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, in 2007, where he developed a cell-based model of spatially extended forest fire regimes, for which he earned the CIRITA Award 2008. Dr. Lin has been visiting scholar at the Bioinformatics Group in the Institute of Molecular Life Science, University of Zurich in 2013, working on prediction methods for large-scale PPI networks.

In 2017, Dr. Lin has been visiting researcher at the Center for Applied Statistics in Business and Economics within the Department of Statistical Sciences, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. He is Visiting Associate of the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics, Birkbeck University of London, collaborating on centrality measures in complex networks.

He published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences and 2 monographs. Dr. Lin serves as a referee for several journals (Springer, Elsevier, ACM, IEEE) and as a program committee member of international conferences. He is a member of IAPR and EATCS professional associations and earned the qualification of Senior Information Engineer after the Italian national examination He has participated in 3 basic research projects and 1 industrial research project. Dr. Lin has teaching experience as a temporary lecturer in geometry at Politecnico di Milano and as adjunct faculty in computer science at the University of Milan. He has been thesis supervisor of 11 students and has taken part in thesis examination committees.

  • PhD, Mathematics and Statistics for Computational Science, University of Milan (2012)
  • MSc, Computing Systems Engineering, Politecnico di Milan (2007)
  • BSc, Computer Science, University of Milan (2004)
Teaching Areas
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Optimization
  • Geometry
Research Interests
  • Computational complexity of geometric clustering
  • Sparse representation techniques
  • Limit laws for pattern statistics in stochastic models
  • Computational methods on graphs
  • Formal languages and automata
  • Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity
  • Classification and discrimination cluster analysis (statistical aspects)
  • Learning and adaptive systems in artificial intelligence
  • Operations research and management science
  • Iterative numerical methods for linear systems
  • Computational methods for sparse matrices
  • Combinatorial optimization