Filippo Guerranti

Ph.D. in Machine Learning for Graphs @ TUM


Hello everybody, I’m Filippo! Welcome to my personal page 👋

I’m a PhD student in Data Analytics and Machine Learning at the Technical University of Munich under the supervision of Prof. Stephan Günnemann. My interests lie in the fields of machine learning and deep learning for graph-structured data.

I received my master’s degree in Computer and Automation Engineering at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics with a thesis on relational reasoning learning. The thesis is titled Approximating Logical Reasoning using Neural Network and aims to enable machines to reason about related entities using a priori knowledge. I was also a member of the Siena Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAILab), University of Siena, lead by Prof. Marco Gori.

My goal as a PhD student is to study and deepen my knowledge to become an independent researcher and to create machine learning models that are reliable, robust under uncertainties, and fair. This will enable us to safely use them in sensitive and critical real-world situations without losing efficiency and performance.

In my spare time I enjoy CrossFit, running, hiking, mountain biking in the woods and hills of Tuscany (now in the woods and hills of Munich) and, occasionally, bouldering (I’m still a beginner). At certain times of the year I’m also an avid reader (books on psychology, sociology, popular science and novels), at other times I just can’t open a book.

Research interests: graph representation learning, graph structure learning, graph contrastive learning, relational reasoning.


Nov 21, 2023 Our latest paper “On the Adversarial Robustness of Graph Contrastive Learning Methods” has been accepted at the GLFrontiers workshop at NeurIPS 2023!
Jun 10, 2022 I start my Ph.D. journey at TUM 🎉

Selected publications


  1. GLFrontiers
    On the Adversarial Robustness of Graph Contrastive Learning Methods
    Filippo Guerranti, Zinuo Yi, Anna Starovoit, and 3 more authors
    NeurIPS 2023 Workshop: New Frontiers in Graph Learning, 2023


  1. MSc Thesis
    Approximation of Logical Reasoning using Neural Networks
    Filippo Guerranti
    Università degli Studi di Siena, 2022