Maria Silvia Pini

msilvi1

PhD in Computational Mathematics

Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics

University of Padova (Italy)

Via Trieste 63, 35121 Padova, Italy

e-mail: mpiniĎATímath.unipd.it††

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Biographic Notes

 


Research Interests

 


Phd Thesis

††† Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics. University of Padova, Italy,March 2007.††

††† My supervisor: Prof. Francesca Rossi.

 


Teaching

 


 

Publications

 2011

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi,K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Incompleteness and Incomparability in Preference Aggregation: Complexity Results. In Artificial Intelligence Journal - Special Issue on Representing, Processing, and Learning Preferences: Theoretical and Practical Challenges, Elsevier, to appear. (Impact Factor: 3.036)

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, and K. B. Venable. Uncertainty in bipolar preference problems.In Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Taylor & Francis, to appear.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Manipulation complexity and gender neutrality in stable marriage procedures. In Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Springer, 22(1): 183-199, 2011.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Stability in matching problems with weighted preferences. In Proceedings the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2011), SciTePress, regular paper, 2011.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh.A local search approach to solve incomplete fuzzy CSPs. In Proceedings the 3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2011), SciTePress, poster, 2011.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Male optimal and unique stable marriages with partially ordered preferences. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Collaborative Agents - REsearch and development (CARE 2009/2010), Springer LNAI 6066, to appear.

 

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Possible and necessary winners in voting trees: majority graphs vs. profiles. In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2011), full paper, IFAAMAS Press, Taipei, Taiwan, to appear.

 

*     M. Gelain,M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Procedural fairness in stable marriage problems. In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2011), extended abstract, IFAAMAS Press, Taipei, Taiwan, to appear.

 

 


2010

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Elicitation Strategies for Soft Constraint Problems with Missing Preferences: Properties, Algorithms and Experimental Studies. InArtificial Intelligence Journal, 174(3-4), pp. 270-294, Elsevier,2010. (Impact Factor: 3.036)

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and N. Wilson. Interval-valued Soft Constraint Problems. In Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence - Special Issue for ISAIM 2008, Springer, 2010.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, and K. B. Venable. Soft Constraint Problems With Uncontrollable Variables. In Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/09528131003712962, 2010.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, and K. B. Venable. From soft constraints to bipolar preferences: modelling framework and solving issues. In Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 22(2), pp. 135-158, Taylor & Francis, 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, T. Walsh.Male optimality and uniqueness in stable marriage problems with partial orders,Technical Report, 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Male optimality and uniqueness in stable matching problems with partial orders (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2010), IFAAMAS Press, pp. 1387-1388, Toronto, Canada, 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Local search algorithms on the stable marriage problem: experimental studies. Accepted at the 19th European Conference of Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2010), short paper, IOS Press, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Local search for stable marriage problems with ties and incomplete lists. Accepted at the 11th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2010), regular paper, Springer LNCS, Daegu, Korea, 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Local search for stable marriage problems with ties and incomplete lists. In Proceedings of the ECAI'10 Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (MPREF 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Local search for stable marriage problems. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC 2010), Dusseldorf, Germany, September 2010.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Stable marriage problems with quantitative preferences. In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC 2010), Dusseldorf, Germany, September 2010.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. A local search approach to solve incomplete fuzzy and weighted CSPs. In Proceedings of the CP'10 Workshop on Preferences and Soft Constraints (SOFT 2010), St Andrews, Scotland, September 2010.

 


2009

 

*     U. Endriss, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable.Preference Aggregation over Restricted Ballot Languages: Sincerity and Strategy-Proofness. In Proceeding of the 21th International Joint Conference of Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2009), Pasadena (USA), AAAI Press, 2009.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, R. Dechter. Robust solutions in unstable optimization problems. In Recent Advances in Constraints, Springer LNAI, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelbergh, 2009.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Manipulation and gender neutrality in stable marriage procedures.In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2009), ACM Press, Budapest, Hungary, May 2009.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable, and T. Walsh. Male optimal and unique stable marriages with partially ordered preferences. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Collaborative Agents -- REsearch and Development (CARE 2009), Melbourne, Australia, December 2009.

 


2008

 

*     Mirco Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Elicitation strategies for fuzzy constraint problems with missing preferences: algorithms and experimental studies. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2008), Springer, Sydney, Australia, September 2008.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Dealing with incomplete agents' preferences and an uncertain agenda in group decision making via sequential majority voting. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, AAAI Press, Sydney, Australia, September 2008.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Aggregating partially ordered preferences. In Journal of Logic and Computation, Oxford University Press, April 2008.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. Brent Venable, N. Wilson. Imprecise Soft Constraint Problems. In Proc. AAAI-08 Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling, Chicago, Illinois, July 13-14, 2008.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. Brent Venable, T. Walsh. Elicitation Strategies for Fuzzy Constraint Problems with Missing Preferences: an Experimental Study. In Proc. AAAI-08 Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling, Chicago, Illinois, July 13-14, 2008.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. Brent Venable, R. Dechter. Robust solutions in unstable optimization problems. In Proc. CSCLP-08, Annual ERCIM Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming, Rome, Italy, June, 18 - 20, 2008.

 

*     M. Gavanelli, M. S. Pini. FCP-Nets: extending constrained CP-nets with objective functions. In Proc. CSCLP-08, Annual ERCIM Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming, Rome, Italy, June, 18 - 20, 2008.


 

2007

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable.  Dealing with incomplete preferences in soft constraint problems. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2007), pp. 286-300, Springer LNCS 4741, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelbergh, 2007.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Determining winners in weighted and unweighted sequential majority voting. In Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Issues in Social Choice, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2007.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Determining winners in weighted sequential majority voting: incomplete profiles vs. majority graphs. In Proceedings of the CLIMA-VIII 2007 Workshop on Computational Logic and Multi-agent Systems, Porto, Portugal, 2007.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Uncertainty in bipolar preference problems. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2007), pp. 782-789, Springer LNCS 4741, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelbergh, 2007.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Sequential majority voting with incomplete preferences. In Proceedings of the AAAI 2007 Workshop on Preference Handling for Artificial Intelligence (PREF 2007), held in conjunction of the 22nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI'07, Vancouver, Canada, July 2007.

 

*     M. Gelain, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Soft Constraint Problems with Incompleteness. CSCLP 2007: Annual ERCIM Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming (CSCLP 2007), Rocquencourt, Yvelines France, June 2007.

 

*     M. S. Pini. Problemi con preferenze ed incertezza. Note del SEMINARIO DOTTORATO della Scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca in Scienze Matematiche dell'Universita' di Padova. University of Padova, June 2007.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Bipolar preference problems: framework, properties and solving techniques. Recent Advances in Constraints. Selected papers from 2006 CSCLP Workshop, Springer LNAI 4651, pp. 78-92, Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelbergh, 2007.

 

*     J. Lang, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Winner determination in sequential majority voting. In Proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007), AAAI Press, pp. 1372-1377, Hyderabad, India, January 2007.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Incompleteness and incomparability in preference aggregation. In Proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007), AAAI Press, pp. 1464-1469, Hyderabad, India, January 2007.


 

2006

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Strategic voting when aggregating partially ordered preferences. In Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2006)}, ACM Press, ISBN 1-59593-303-4, pp. 685-687, Hakodate, Japan, May 2006.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Bipolar preference problems. In Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006), IOS Press, vol. 141, ISBN 1-58603-642-4, pp. 705-706, Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Computing possible and necessary winners from incomplete partially-ordered preferences. In Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006), Best poster Award, IOS Press, vol. 141, ISBN 1-58603-642-4, pp. 767-768, Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Modelling and solving bipolar preference problems. In Proceedings of 11th Annual ERCIM Workshop on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming (CSCLP 2006), Lisbon, Portugal, June 2006.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Incompleteness and incomparability in preference aggregation. In Proceedings of the Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (PREF 2006), held in conjunction of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI'06, Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.

 

*     J. Lang, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Winner determination in sequential majority voting with incomplete preferences. In Proceedings of the Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (PREF 2006), held in conjunction of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI'06, Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.

 

*     M. S. Pini and F. Rossi. Reasoning on bipolar preference problems. In Proceedings of the CP 2006 Doctoral Programme (DOCTCP 2006), Nantes, France, September 2006.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Uncertainty in bipolar preference problems. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Preferences and Soft Constraints (SOFT 2006), held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP'06, Nantes, France, September 2006.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Incompleteness and incomparability in preference aggregation: complexity results.  In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Preferences and Soft Constraints (SOFT 2006), held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP'06, Nantes, France, September 2006.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Preference aggregation and elicitation: tractability in the presence of incompleteness and incomparability. In Proceedings of DIMACS/LAMSADE Workshop on Voting Theory and Preference Modelling, Paris, France, October 2006.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Modelling and solving bipolar preference problems. Preprint n.05-2006, Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of Padova, Italy, 2006.


 

2005

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi, K. B. Venable and T. Walsh. Aggregating partially ordered preferences: possibility and impossibility results. In Proceedings of 10th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK X), ACM Digital Library, National University of Singapore, ISBN 981-05-3412-4, pp. 193-206, Singapore, June 2005.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Possibility theory for reasoning about uncertain soft constraints. In Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU 2005)}, Springer-Verlag LNAI 3571, ISBN 3-540-27326-3, pp. 800-811, Barcelona, Spain, July 2005.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Uncertainty in soft constraints problems. Doctoral Paper in Proceedings of 11th International Conference of Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2005), Springer-Verlag LNCS 3709, ISBN 3-540-29238-1, p. 865, Sitges, Spain, October 2005.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Uncertainty in soft constraints problems. In Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technology and Internet Commerce (IAWTIC 2005), IEEE Computer Society, ISBN 0-7695-2504-0-01, pp. 583-589, Wien, Austria, November 2005.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Uncertainty in soft constraints problems. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual Workshop of ERCIM/CoLogNet on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming (CSCLP 2005), Uppsala, Sweden, June 2005.

 

*     A. Lodi, M. S. Pini and F. Rossi. Gomory cuts in a hybrid constraint programming approach. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual Workshop of ERCIM/CoLogNet on Constraint Solving and Constraint Logic Programming (CSCLP 2005), Uppsala, Sweden, June 2005.

 

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Possibilistic and probabilistic uncertainty in soft constraints problems. In Proceedings of the Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling (PREF 2005) held in conjunction of the 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI'05, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2005.

 

*     S. Bistarelli, M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Positive and negative preferences. In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Preferences and Soft Constraints (SOFT 2005), held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP'05, Sitges, Spain, October 2005.


2004

*     M. S. Pini, F. Rossi and K. B. Venable. Reasoning about fuzzy preferences and uncertainty. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Soft Constraints and Preferences (SOFT 2004), held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP'04, Toronto, Canada, October 2004.

 

 


 

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