Dr. Loris Serafino

Dr. Loris Serafino

Assistant Professor

Mathematic
Email: l.serafino@ack.edu.kw
Qualification: PhD in Economics, Ecology and Preservation of Agricultural and Landscape Environmental Systems, University of Udine, Italy

My research interests focus on optimization techniques like metaheuristics and Bayesian methods both theoretically and with application in various fields of engineering and telecommunication devices design. More recently I have opened my research interests also to evolutionary thinking and theoretical biology. I am also interested in mathematics education and the role of quantitative skills in modern engineering.
  • Serafino L. "Abiogenesis as a theoretical challenge: Some reflections." Journal of Theoretical Biology. Volume 402, 7 August 2016, Pages 18–20.
  • Serafino L. "Optimizing without derivatives: what does the no free lunch theorem actually say?". Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 61 (2014), pp. 750-755.
  • Ghezzo F., Serafino L., Ji C., Liu R., “Surrogate-based techniques for the design of frequency selective surfaces and metamaterials”. PIERS in Electromagnetics Conference, Guangzhou, August 2014.
  • Ghezzo F., Serafino L., Ji C., Liu R., “Surrogate Modeling Techniques for Frequency-Selective Surfaces and Metamaterials Design” 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference of Antennas and Propagation, Harbin, China, 26-29 July 2014.
  • Serafino L., “No Free Lunch Theorem and Bayesian probability theory: two sides of the same coin. Some implications for black-box optimization and metaheuristics”. CoRR abs/1311.6041 (2013)
  • Serafino L., "Towards a New Conceptualization of the Optimization Process: Actor-Network Theory Approach," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 103-108, 2012.
  • Serafino L. (2011) Between theory and practice: guidelines for an optimization scheme with genetic algorithms - Part I: single-objective continuous global optimization preprint on arXiv:1112.4323 (December 2011).
  • Serafino L, Fabbro S. (2008) “Who doesn’t innovate will be lost” – A Critical Analysis of a Regional Economic Vision. Italian Archive of Urban and Regional Studies, N. 93. DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2008-093002.
  • Serafino L. (2008) The criminogenic landscape, Bulletin of the Italian Geographical Association, ROMA - Serie XIII, vol. I (2008), pp. 887-896.
  • Tubaro G., Piccinini L. C., Serafino L., Iseppi L., “Preservation of centrality in rural areas, Agribusinnes, Landscape and Environment, Vol. IX (2005), n. 1, March 2006. ISSN 1594-784X.