Mirko Degli Esposti
University of Bologna, Italy
Professor Degli Esposti received the degree in Physics from the University of Bologna Bologna in 1988. He moved to Pennsylvania State University (USA) where he got the Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1992.
From 1992 to 2002 had been Assistant Professor of Mathematical Physics, and then, from 2002 to 2007, Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics, Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna.
Since 2007 Mirko Degli Esposti is a Full Professor of Mathematical Physics, Department of Mathematics, University of Bologna and is the coordinator of the Strategic Project “Entropy Methods and Similarity Distances”.
Prof. Degli Esposti is the author (or co-author) of 43 scientific publications (36 refereed articles, 4 invited and review talks, 2 books, 1 books edited). His research has always been carried out in collaboration with several national and international collaborators. Initially, it was addressed to mathematical questions in: quantum chaos, semiclassical analysis, statistical mechanics, ergodic theory for strongly or weakly chaotic systems. Recently Degli Esposti had turn his attention to some applications of the theory of dynamical systems and information theory, such as: development of novel entropic methods and similarity distances for the analysis of symbolic sequences and for the development of new methods for hierarchial clustering, mathematical analysis of compression algorithms, applications to the automatic classification of physiological signals (e.g. ECG signals) and authorship attribution in literary texts.