Massimiliano Pontil

Professor of Computational Statistics and Machine Learning
Department of Computer Science
Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning
University College London
Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0129
Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 1397
Email: m.pontil at

Research interests: I am mainly interested in machine learning theory and pattern recognition. I have also some interest in function representation and approximation, numerical optimization and statistics. I have worked on different machine learning approaches, particularly on regularization methods, such as support vector machines and other kernel-based methods, multi-task and transfer learning, online learning and learning over graphs. I have also worked on machine learning applications arising in computer vision, natural language processing, bioinformatics and user modeling.