Laura Sanità

Associate Professor

Department of Computing Sciences
Bocconi University
Via Roentgen, 1 (2nd floor, Room 2-C1-16)
20136 Milano, Italy

Research Interests:

Network Design, Approximation Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Operations Research


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Short Bio

July 2003: Bachelor's degree in Management Engineering, from "Università di Roma Tor Vergata", Italy.
October 2005: Master's degree in Management Engineering, from "Università di Roma Tor Vergata", Italy.
January 2009: Doctoral degree in Operations Research, from "Università Sapienza di Roma", Rome, Italy.
February 2009 — August 2011: PostDoc at Discrete Optimization Group, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
September 2011 — December 2011: World Trip (here is my route!)
January 2012 — June 2017: Assistant Professor at C&O, University of Waterloo, Canada.
July 2017 — January 2020: Associate Professor at C&O, University of Waterloo, Canada.
February 2020 — August 2022: Associate Professor at TU Eindhoven, Netherlands.
...since September 2022: Associate Professor at Bocconi University, Italy.


News: I moved back to Italy, precisely to Bocconi University of Milan. A new department of Computing Sciences is being built -- Check it out!
We are organizing an ICERM semester Research Program in “Discrete Optimization: Mathematics, Algorithms, and Computation” in Winter 2023 -- check for events!
I was the local chair of IPCO 2022 organized in Eindhoven.
We organized a Hausdorff Trimester Research Program in “Discrete Optimization” in Fall 2021.
Since February 2021, I am also affiliated with the University of Waterloo as an adjunct professor.
Program Committees: STOC 2023, SOSA 2023, IPCO 2022, APPROX 2021 (Chair), MFCS 2021, WADS 2021, CanaDAM 2021, CSR 2021, ESA 2020, APPROX 2020, WAOA 2020, SODA 2020, SODA 2019, FUN 2018, ISAAC 2017, APPROX 2017, SPAA 2017, IPCO 2017, WAOA 2015 (Co-chair), WAOA 2014, ESA 2014.
Editorship: Associate Editor of the journals "Mathematical Programming", "Discrete Optimization" and "Operations Research Letters".
Some awards: Recipient of a NWO-VIDI award, from the Dutch Research Council, Netherlands.
Recipient of a 2019 Discovery Accelerator Supplements Award, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Recipient of a UWaterloo Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award.
Recipient of 2015 Early Researcher Award administered by the Province of Ontario.
Co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at the conference STOC 2010.

Selected Publications

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Current students

PhD students