Gianluca Brero

Gianluca Brero


Gianluca Brero
Ph.D. Student
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.05
Tel +41 44 635 45 63
Email brero at

Short Bio

Since September 2014, Gianluca is a Ph.D. student in the Computation and Economics Research Group at the Department of Informatics of the University of Zurich. In 2014, he received a M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering from Turin Polytechnic with a final thesis on games over networks. From 2012 to 2014, he has also been a student at Alta Scuola Politecnica, an educational joint venture of Milan Polytechnic and Turin Polytechnic which focuses on multidisciplinarity and innovation. During Summer 2016, he was a research intern at Microsoft Research Lab – New York City where he worked on Gaussian methods for market clearing under the supervision of Sébastien Lahaie.


Research Interests

Mechanism Design, Market Design, Auction Theory, Machine Learning, Statistical Learning Theory


  • A Bayesian Clearing Mechanism for Combinatorial Auctions. [pdf] [extended]
    Gianluca Brero and Sébastien Lahaie. 
    In Proceedings of the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18), New Orleans, USA, February 2018.
  • Probably Approximately Efficient Combinatorial Auctions via Machine Learning. [pdf]
    Gianluca Brero, Benjamin Lubin, and Sven Seuken. 
    In Proceedings of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17), San Francisco, USA, February 2017.
  • Dynamics in Network Games with Local Coordination and Global Congestion Effects. [pdf]
    Gianluca Brero, Giacomo Como, and Fabio Fagnani. 
    In Proceedings of the Fifty-Third IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC-2014), Los Angeles, USA, December 2014.


Advised Theses

  • Reducing Bidding Complexity in Machine Learning-Based Combinatorial Auctions
    Bachelor Thesis by Nicolas Kuechler. 2017.

  • Computational Bayes-Nash Equilibrium Analysis of Overbidding Strategies in Combinatorial Auctions  
    Bachelor Thesis by Andreas Perschak. 2015.