ISI Directory

Valentino Crespi, Ph.D.

Senior Computer Scientist


Ph.D. Computer Science, State University of Milan, 1997
Laurea Degree in Computer Science (summa cum Laude), State University of Milan, 1992


Dr. Valentino Crespi is a Senior Computer Scientist at the Information Sciences Institute at USC/ISI with 15+ years of experience in Machine Learning. His research interests include Hidden Markov Models, distributed computing, tracking systems, reinforcement learning, deep learning, information theory, combinatorial optimization, and computer security. Formerly a Senior Principal Research Scientist at BAE Systems Inc., Dr. Crespi was also a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dartmouth College and later gained a tenured faculty position at the Computer Science Department of the California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Crespi has made several contributions to both academic and industrial research projects and has published a number of papers in prestigious scientific journals and conferences of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Moreover, he has been a key contributor to several DARPA projects including DARPA CHASE (still active) and BLADE Phase II (2012–2014)


2019– Present Senior Computer Scientist, USC-ISI
2012–2019 Senior Principal Research Scientist (II since 2017), BAE Systems
2003–2012 Associate Professor (tenured since 2009), California State University, Los Angeles
2000–2003 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dartmouth College
1998–2000 Assistant Professor, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus