Pier Giuseppe Sessa

Postdoctoral researcher @ ETH Zürich.
  piergiuseppe.sessa [at] inf.ethz.ch

I am a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich, working with Andreas Krause and Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi. My research focuses on sequential decision-making in different settings and application areas, with a particular focus on active learning and sample-efficiency. I am also very interested in the interplay between game theory and machine learning.

In September 2022, I defended my Ph.D. at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Maryam Kamgarpour and Andreas Krause. My Ph.D. has focused on the learning and efficiency in multi-agent systems, touching upon online learning, Bayesian and submodular optimization.
I have also recently interned with Google Brain in 2022 and Google Research in 2021 working with large language models.

Prior, I was an intern at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems of ETH Zürich in 2018, and the United Technologies Research Center (Cork, Ireland) in 2016. I obtained a MSc. in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zürich (2017) and a BSc. in Automation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (2015), both with honors. At ETH, I have been Teaching Assistant of the Master's level courses Control Systems II (Head TA) and System Identification during 2018-2021.

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