Alessio Ragno

I'm

About

I am a very curious person. I am interested in science and all its shades. I have studied Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and I want to focus on their application to various research fields.

Artificial Intelligence PhD Student

I am a Ph.D. student in Artificial Intelligence under the supervision of prof. Roberto Capobianco. I am interested in the application of AI to different scientific fields and I think that Explainable AI could play an essential role for this purpose.
My Ph.D. project consists in developing model-specific XAI methods, using a topology-based approach, in order to identify and learn data representations able to provide human-interpretable explanations of the neural network predictions.I have an M.Sc. degree in AI & Robotics and a B.Sc. degree in Computer and Control Engineering.
I have also some background in the application of AI to chemistry and drug discovery gained through abroad experience at the University of North Carolina and collaborations with the Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology Department at the Sapienza University of Rome.

  • Birthday: 24 July 1997
  • Website: alessio.ragno.info
  • City: Rome, Italy
  • Degree: Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
  • Email: ragno@diag.uniroma1.it
  • Email: alessio.ragno@uniroma1.it
  • Institution: Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti”, Sapienza University of Rome

Skills

Python 100%
PyTorch 100%
Tensorflow 100%
Scikit-learn 100%
Django 100%
MATLAB & Octave 75%
HTML, JS & CSS 80%
WordPress/CMS 90%
C/C++ 70%
Docker 85%

Resume

I am interested with all the application of Artificial Intelligence. In particular, my research is focused on the role of Explainable AI, which I see as a promising research field that could bring huge improvements in different applications.
I am also interested in Reinforcement Learnign and in the application of AI to Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Design.

Education

PhD in Artificial Intelligence

2021 - Present

Sapienza University of Rome, IT

Research Project: Topology-based Explanations for Neural Networks

Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

2019 - 2021

Sapienza University of Rome, IT

Final Mark: 110/110 cum Laude.
Selected Student for the Excellence Programme.
Best Student according to Sapienza “Exam Bonus” Award.
Thesis on Explainable AI: “Explainable AI in Drug Design: Perturbation based molecular attributions using Graph Convolutional Networks”.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Control Engineering

2016 - 2019

Sapienza University of Rome, IT

Final Mark: 110/110 cum Laude.
Selected Student for the Excellence Programme.
Best Student of the third year according to Sapienza “Exam Bonus” Award.
Thesis on Reinforcement Learning: ”Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient for Regularity Rally in TORCS Simulator”.

Professional Experience

Machine Learning Engineer

2016 - Present

Rome Center for Molecular Design, Sapienza University of Rome, IT

Participation with the research group developing web apps and developing Machine Learning models for Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

High School Teacher

2021

“Enrico Fermi“ High School

Math high school substitute teacher.

Visiting Scholar

2019

Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Application of Machine Learning to the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry for Drug Discovery.

Junior Scholarship

2019

Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering “Antonio Ruberti“, Sapienza University of Rome, IT

Analysis of Scientific Production through Google Scholar and Scopus.

Scientific Production

Machine Learning Data Augmentation as a Tool to Enhance Quantitative Composition–Activity Relationships of Complex Mixtures. A New Application to Dissect the Role of Main Chemical Components in Bioactive Essential Oils

2021 - Molecules

Ragno, A.; Baldisserotto, A.; Antonini, L.; Sabatino, M.; Sapienza, F.; Baldini, E.; Buzzi, R.; Vertuani, S.; Manfredini, S.
10.3390/molecules26206279

Projects

During my carreer, I have worked at different projects in several domains. Here are reported a selection of them.

  • All
  • App
  • University
  • Web

Services

AI Engineer and Developer Consultant

I provide counseling in different applications of Computer Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Web Developer

I am able to develop all kinds of web sites and applications.

University Tutor

Computer Science and AI tutor for University Students