Prof. Dr. Marcello M. Bonsangue

Professor Systems Modelling and Analysis, Director of Education, Coordinator International Cooperation, The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University


About the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS)

The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is a centre of excellence for multidisciplinary research and education in computer science and artificial intelligence (AI).


It is our mission to improve current computer science methods, systems and techniques, whilst exploring new research areas that are relevant to society. We concentrate on the study of theoretical foundations and formal methods, and focus on applications in the field of artificial intelligence and data science.

With (big) data as a driving force in all fields of science, LIACS has a multidisciplinary perspective striving for research results that combine computer science and other disciplines at Leiden University.

With more than 100 academic staff and recruiting 15-20 PhD every year, we focus on eight research fields:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Data science
  • Media & interaction
  • Programming education
  • Science based business
  • Systems and security
  • Theory
  • Vision and imaging

CSC PhD projects LIACS 2021

  • Power and Limits of Adaptivity in Black Box Optimization
  • Characterization of Discrete and Mixed-Integer Optimization Problems for Supervised Learning Approaches
  • Adaptive Variation Operators for Iterative Optimization Heuristics
  • Machine Learning for Evolutionary Strategies: The Self-Improving Optimization Algorithm
  • Automated Machine Learning for Multivariate Time Series Prediction
  • Evolving pseudorandom generators with Genetic Programming
  • Analysis of evolving populations using network science
  • Parameter setting in Differential Evolution
  • Abstract models for mobile application security
  • AutoML for Mobility Data
  • RISC-V extensions for lightweight cryptography
  • Novel hardware security architectures for remote attestation and remote updates in IoT networks
  • Hardware Acceleration for (Big) Data Pipelines
  • Reproducible Performance Analysis in Large Scale Systems
  • AI Applications in Business
  • AI Applications in the System Development Process
  • From science to innovation: An analysis of patent in text references
  • Understanding funding allocation in science: The role of panel composition
  • New Programming Models for High Performance Computing

Read more projects details in the linked PDF file.

Come and meet the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS)

During the PhD Workshop China Dutch Virtual Event you can contact Prof. Dr. Bonsangue via Skype (username mbonsangue).

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