Ten weeks into my move to Italy I am feeling more and more settled. I even eventually got a Milan bus card, which proves that if you really believe in yourself you can achieve anything. I held a midterm for my theoretical computer science undergraduate class, and there were zero students asking for special accommodations and zero students complaining to me about their grade.
According to our national tradition, I like to complain, but Bocconi is really not giving me much to work with.
But enough about me, let’s talk about you. I am going to assume that you want to come to Milan, because, really, why not? Here are some ways in which this can happen:
- You are a high school senior and you would like to study computer science in college, but you like math as well: next academic year, Bocconi is starting a new undergraduate program on math and CS
- You are an undergraduate or masters student applying to PhD programs and you would like to work with me: next academic year, Bocconi is starting a new PhD program on statistics and computer science
- You are a theory PhD student and you are looking for what to do next summer: I would be interested in hosting graduate students for part of next summer, especially during the month of July. Ask your advisor to contact me if this is something that you would be interested in
- You are a graduating theory PhD student and you are looking for a postdoc next year: I will have one or two openings for postdocs next year. The call for applications will be up soon. The tax-free salary will be very competitive and Bocconi has exceptionally well-functioning processes to get non-Italian-speakers settled in, help them do the immigration paperwork, look for housing, finding English-speaking primary care physicians, etc.
- You are (or might be tempted to be) on the job market for a faculty position: in light of all the new initiatives on computing, and the current staff of one computer science professor, Bocconi would like to hire at all levels, preferably at the levels of Associate Professor or Full Professor, in computer science, especially in theory and in AI. Salaries are very competitive, they are essentially tax-free for six years for people who have not lived in Italy in the past two years, all teaching is in English, and the university makes it very easy for foreigners to settle in.
- You are a professor and your sabbatical is coming up, or you arranged your teaching to have a semester without teaching to do some traveling: contact me if you are interested in visiting for any length of time.
I am in Baltimore for FOCS through Tuesday morning if you want to talk to me in person.