Paolo Toccaceli

Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Royal Holloway, University of London

Paolo.Toccaceli@rhul.ac.uk

Summary

I am a Research Assistant at the Centre for Reliable Machine Learning at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL). I graduated in 1993 in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on a behavioral simulator for massively parallel computing architectures. After a career of about 20 years in the R & D of high-tech companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Alcatel-Lucent, in 2015 I got an MSc in Data Science and Analytics at RHUL and joined Prof. Gammerman's team. In 2021 I obtained my Ph.D. in Machine Learning at Royal Holloway (awaiting certificate), under the supervision of Prof. Alex Gammerman, with a thesis on "Conformal and Venn Predictors for large, imbalanced, and sparse chemoinformatics data".
My interests revolve around Applied Machine Learning, with a focus on non-parametric methods for probabilistic prediction.

Projects

Tutorials

Demos

The majority of the demos are hosted on mybinder.org and may take a couple of minutes to start. The source code is available on github.

Publications

2020:

Conformal calibration
Vovk, V., Petej, I., Toccaceli, P., Gammerman, A., Ahlberg, E., Carlsson, L.
COPA2020. In Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, Vol. 128, 2020.

2019:

Accurate Hit Estimation for Iterative Screening Using Venn-ABERS Predictors
Buendia, R., Kogej, T., Engkvist, O., Carlsson, L., Linusson, H., Johansson, U., Toccaceli, P., Ahlberg, E.
In Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Vol. 59, p.1230-1237, 2019.

Combination of inductive mondrian conformal predictors
Toccaceli, P., Gammerman, A.
In Machine Learning, Vol. 108, 2019.

Conformal Predictor Combination Using Neyman-Pearson Lemma
P. Toccaceli
Presented at COPA2019. In Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, Vol. 105, 2019.

2018:

Inductive Venn-Abers Predictive Distribution
Nouretdinov, I., Volkhonskiy, D., Lim, P., Toccaceli, P., Gammerman, A.
COPA2018. In Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, vol 91, 2018.

2017:

Conformal Prediction of Biological Activity of Chemical Compounds
P. Toccaceli, Ilia Nouretdinov, and Alexander Gammerman
In Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, vol 81.1. Springer, 2017.

Combination of Conformal Predictors for Classification
Toccaceli, P. & Gammerman, A.
In Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, vol 60, 2017.

Prediction of Metabolic Transformations using Cross Venn-ABERS Predictors
S Arvidsson, O Spjuth, L Carlsson, P Toccaceli
In Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, vol 60, 2017.

2016:

Conformal Predictors for Compound Activity Prediction
P. Toccaceli, Ilia Nouretdinov, and Alexander Gammerman
Presented at COPA2016. In Conformal and Probabilistic Prediction with Applications. COPA 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , vol 9653. Springer, 2016.


February 16, 2021.