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Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal
Portugal
http://ltodi.est.ips.pt


Brief Bio
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Kadi Bouatouch
IRISA, University of Rennes 1
France
http://people.irisa.fr/Kadi.Bouatouch


Brief Bio
Professor Kadi Bouatouch is an electronics and automatic systems engineer (ENSEM 1974). He was awarded a PhD in 1977 (University of Nancy 1, France) and a higher doctorate on computer science in the field of computer graphics in 1989 (University of Rennes 1, France). He is/was working on global illumination, lighting simulation for complex environments, GPU based rendering, HDR imaging and computer vision. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the university of Rennes 1 (France) and researcher at IRISA Rennes (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires). He was the head of the FRVSense team with in IRISA. He was/is member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and reviewer for several Computer Graphics journals such as: The Visual Computer, ACM Trans. On Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Trans. On Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Trans. On image processing, etc. He also acted as a reviewer for many conferences and workshops. He has reported for several PhD theses or higher doctorates in France and abroad (USA, UK, Belgium, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Algeria, etc.). He was an associate editor for the Visual Computer Journal. ... More >>

 

GRAPP Program Co-Chairs


A. Augusto Sousa
FEUP/INESC TEC
Portugal


Brief Bio
Augusto Sousa (m) got his PhD in 1996 in FEUP (Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal), in the area of Computer Graphics/Image Synthesis and Parallel Computing. He has been teaching in the same Faculty since 1983, in areas related to Computer Architectures and Computer Graphics. Currently, he is member of the Executive Board of FEUP, being the Vice-President of the Academic Affairs Council. Between 2008 and 2014, he was the director of MIEIC - Master in Informatics Engineering and Computing (a 5 years master program). Since 1985, he has been a researcher in INESC/INESC Porto, where he was the Coo rdinator of the Information Systems and Computer Graphics Unit. He has been supervisor of several doctoral and masters' theses, in various areas of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Geographical Information Systems. A. Augusto de Sousa has been the main researcher of several R&D projects related to Advanced/Intuitive Interaction, Image Synthesis, Virtual Reality and Multisensory Virtual Environments. As a member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese EUROGRAPHICS Chapter, he was, in two different periods of time, President, Vice-President and Treasurer, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the EUROGRAPHICS Association itself. ... More >>


Vlastimil Havran
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Republic
http://www.cgg.cvut.cz/~havran/


Brief Bio
Vlastimil Havran (m) received his Ph.D. degree from the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2001. After his Ph.D., he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbruecken, Germany. After his return back to Prague, he worked as a professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague. He participated in several research and development projects of a different kind and headed virtual reality lab. His research interests in computer graphics include rendering such as spatial data structures, geometric range searching such as ray tracing, rendering algorithm with fo cus on global illumination, Monte Carlo methods and surface reflectance measurements and representations. ... More >>

 

HUCAPP Program Co-Chairs


Alexis Paljic
Mines Paristech
France
http://caor.mines-paristech.fr/users/alexispaljic


Brief Bio
Alexis Paljic is an associate professor in the Centre for Robotics, PSL-Research University, Mines ParisTech. His research field is immersion and interaction in virtual reality. He conducts research to explore the conditions of realistic response in virtual reality in the context of predictive use of VR, such as industrial design or therapy. He also seeks to adapt immersion and interaction in the context of wide public use of VR: emerging forms of cinema, games, or cultural mediation.


Tabitha Peck
Davidson College
United States


Brief Bio
Tabitha Peck is an assistant professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College. She completed her Ph.D. in computer science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010 and has worked in numerous virtual reality research labs including the Palo Alto Research Center and the Experimental Virtual Environments (EVENT) Lab for Neuroscience at the University of Barcelona. Her research focuses on system design and evaluation in virtual environments specifically focusing on self-avatars or locomotion interfaces. She is an associate editor for Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environment s, a review editor for Frontiers in Virtual Reality, has served on the ACM SIGGRAPH education committee, numerous international program committees, and is currently a journal papers chair for IEEE Virtual Reality. ... More >>

 

IVAPP Program Co-Chairs


Christophe Hurter
French Civil Aviation University (ENAC)
France
http://www.recherche.enac.fr/~hurter/


Brief Bio
Christophe Hurter is professor at the Interactive Data Visualization group (part of the DEVI team) of the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) in Toulouse, France. He is also an associate researcher at the research center for the French Military Air Force Test Center (CReA). His research cover information visualization (InfoVis) and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially the visualization of multivariate data in space and time. He also investigates the design of scalable visual interfaces and the development of pixel based rendering techniques. Throughout His career, he has been involved with several pr ojects including: Interactive Big Data exploration tools, graph simplifications (edge bundling), paper based interactions, augmented and virtual reality, 3D visualization... ... More >>


Helen Purchase
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Helen C. Purchase is Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. While her main interest is the evaluation of the visual presentation of graphs, she also takes part in several empirical research projects investigating a variety of different visual stimuli. She has published several papers in the area of computer science education and educational technology.

 

VISAPP Program Co-Chairs


Giovanni Maria Farinella
Università di Catania
Italy
www.dmi.unict.it/farinella


Brief Bio
Giovanni Maria Farinella received the M.S. degree in Computer Science (egregia cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2008. He joined the Image Processing Laboratory (IPLAB) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, in 2008. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. He has edited five volumes and coauthored more than 100 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of five international patents. He serves as a reviewer and on the programme committee for major international journals and international conferences. He founded (in 2006) and currently directs the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS). ... More >>


Petia Radeva
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain


Brief Bio
Prof. Petia Radeva completed her undergraduate study on Applied Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1989. In 1996, she received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision at UAB. In 2007, she moved as Tenured Associate professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Department of Mathematics and Informatics, where from 2009 to 2013 she was Director of Computer Science Undergraduate Studies. In 2018, Petia Radeva became Full professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. Petia Radeva is Head of the Consolidated Group Computer Vision at the University of Barcelona (CVUB) at UB (www.ub.edu/cvub) and Head of the Medical Imaging Laboratory of Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es). Petia Radeva’s research interests are on Development of learning-based approaches (especially, deep learning) for computer vision, and their application to health. Currently, she is involved on projects that study the application of wearable cameras and life-logging, to extract visual diary of individuals to be used for memory reinforcement of patients with mental diseases (e.g. Mild cognitive impairment). Moreover, she is exploring how to extract semantically meaningful events that characterize lifestyle and healthy habits of people from egocentric data. Petia Radeva is Principal Investigator of the Universitat de Barcelona in two European projects devoted to food intake monitoring for patients with kidney transplants and for older people. There her team applies most recent and advanced methods for food image analysis using Deep learning models. Petia Radeva is REA-FET-OPEN vice-chair from 2015 and has actively participated from 2018 as a mentor in the Wild Cards EIT program. Petia Radeva is associate editor of Pattern Recognition journal and International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. She obtained the ICREA award from the Catalonian Government for her scientific merits in 2014, the international award “Aurora Pons Porrata” from CIARP in 2016 and the Prize “Antonio Caparrós” for the best technology transfer project of 2013. ... More >>

 

GRAPP Area Chairs


Area: Interactive Environments
Daniel Gonçalves
INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal


Brief Bio
Daniel Gonçalves is a researcher at the Visualization and Multimodal Interfaces Group of INESC-ID and Professor of Computer Science at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UL), the School of Engineering of the University of Lisboa, Portugal. His research encompasses the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Personal Information Management and Gamification, and has published over 170 peer-reviewed publications in those areas, as well as being the co-author of a textbook on Human-Computer Interaction. He was one of the organizers and Technical Program Chair of IFIP INTERACT and ACM Internationa l Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, is member of the Editorial Board of the Universal Access to the Information Society journal, ACM Senior Member, and member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Computer Graphics Group (the national Eurographics chapter). ... More >>


Area: Rendering
Daniel Meneveaux
University of Poitiers
France


Brief Bio
Daniel Meneveaux is a Professor at the University of Poitiers (France) and XLIM institute (CNRS UMR 7252). He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the university of Rennes (France), hired as Associate Professor in 1999. His fields of interest are lighting simulation, image-based rendering, complex indoor scenes management, with some extensions to topology-based geometric modeling and hierarchical representations.


Area: Animation and Simulation
Verónica Orvalho
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Portugal


Brief Bio
Verónica Orvalho is an optimist engineer. Veronica has a PhD in Computer Graphic, is a Professor at Porto University and the founder and CEO of Didimo. Fascinated by the many ways in which people communicate, learn and share knowledge, she set out to discover a new way to interact and install trust and empathy in the digital era – at scale. She recently gave a TEDx talk, received the Women Who Tech Award in New York and the IBM scientific award. Veronica is an international speaker and an active member of the SIGGRAPH community. Her inventions have been used by Universal Studios, Sony, Microsoft and Amazon.


Area: Geometry and Modeling
Gustavo Patow
Universitat de Girona
Spain


Brief Bio
Gustavo Patow is an Associate Professor at the Universitat de Girona, Spain. He received his PhD from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, and currently is head of the Geometry and Graphics Group (GGG). He has led several international and national projects, including urbanEvolution that studies the temporal evolution of different aspects of the urban structure; and the GEN3DLIVE project for 3D models from large data sets for human environments and life quality.

 

HUCAPP Area Chairs

 

IVAPP Area Chairs


Area: General Data Visualization
Romain Vuillemot
LIRIS
France
http://romain.vuillemot.net/


Brief Bio
Romain Vuillemot is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Université de Lyon, France. His research interests include information visualization, visual analytics, and human-computer interactions, with a focus on advanced interaction techniques to include humans in the loop of complex predictive analytics processes. Vuillemot has a PhD in computer science from INSA de Lyon.


Area: Spatial Data Visualization
Jan-Henrik Haunert
University of Bonn
Germany
https://www.geoinfo.uni-bonn.de/en?set_language=en


Brief Bio
Jan-Henrik Haunert chairs the Geoinformation Group at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation at the University of Bonn, Germany. He holds a diploma and doctoral degree from the University of Hannover, Germany, where in 2008 he defended his dissertation on map generalization by combinatorial optimization. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the algorithms group at the University of Würzburg, Germany. From 2013 to 2016 he was a professor for geoinformatics at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, before in 2016 he took up his professorship in Bonn. His research is dealing with the development of algorithms for the analysis and visualization of spatial information. A current research focus is on developing algorithms for map labeling and map generalization for interactive maps on small screens. ... More >>


Area: Abstract Data Visualization
Stefan Jänicke
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Denmark
https://imada.sdu.dk/~stjaenicke/


Brief Bio
Stefan Jänicke is an assistant professor at University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Image and Signal Processing Group at Leipzig University, Germany, where he lead a text visualization group focusing on applications in the digital humanities. In recent years, he has gained experience in developing information visualization and visual analytics techniques within a number of interdisciplinary projects. His PhD thesis investigates the utility of visualization techniques to support the comparative analysis of digital humanities data, and his current research rel ates to information visualization with a focus on text- and geovisualization. ... More >>

 

VISAPP Area Chairs


Area: Image and Video Understanding
Fabio Galasso
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy
https://fgalasso.bitbucket.io/


Brief Bio
Prof. Fabio Galasso heads the Perception and Intelligence Lab at the Computer Science Department of Sapienza University in Rome (Italy), with the goal of fundamental research and innovation transfer in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to Sapienza, he also conducted research at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). Research achievements include several national (German) and 2 international (European) funded research projects, the 1st place at the UA-DETRAC'17 international competition for vehicle detection and the 3rd place for vehicle tracking at UA -DETRAC'18. He has been area and industrial chair at top international conferences and co-organizer of international workshops.
Besides academics, Prof. Galasso founded and directed the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), world-wide leader in photonics. He cared about the entire life cycle of ideas, from the creation of new value propositions to the implementation of prototypes and pilots. Innovation transfer achievements include pilot installations at large industrial partners such as Edeka and Vodafone and the creation of a new product, named VISN, which was awarded the 2019 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup, the 2019 Digital Champions Award, and the 2018 Deutscher Digital Award. He is inventor of 23 granted patents.
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Area: Image and Video Understanding
Mariella Dimiccoli
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC)
Spain
https://www.iri.upc.edu/people/mdimiccoli/


Brief Bio
Mariella Dimiccoli is a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRII), a joint Research Center of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She holds a MSc degree in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, and a PhD in Signal Theory and Communications from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain. Prior to joining the IRII, she conducted research in several academic institutions within and outside Europe, including the Ecole Normale Supèrieure de Cachan (France), the Collège de France (France), the Computer Vision Center (Spain) and the University of Texas at Austin (US). Throughout these experiences, her research interests have revolved around image and video understanding, using various methodological frameworks and exploring different application domains. Her current research interests lie in the areas of Machine Learning and Computer Vision with focus on representation learning, both in structural and non-structural scenarios. Her research output consists of more than fifty peer reviewed international publications, 2 best paper awards (IbPRIA 2017, ICIP 2019 top 10%, a funded open source software (FluoBacTracker). In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Ramón y Cajal grant and in 2020 she has been nominated by the CSIC to join AcademiaNet - the expert database for outstanding female academics. ... More >>


Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Sophia Bano
University College London
United Kingdom
https://sophiabano.github.io/


Brief Bio
Sophia Bano is a Research Associate at the University College London (UK) where she is associated with the Surgical Robot Vision Group in the Centre for Medical Imaging Computing (CMIC) and Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). She received a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and Master in Electrical Engineering degrees from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. Following this, she secured the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the highly competitive MSc in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) programme run jointly by the Heriot-Watt University (UK), Unive rsity of Girona (Spain) and University of Burgundy (France) in which she achieved a distinction in 2011. This was followed, after an internship at the Imperial College London (UK), by a successful joint PhD in Interactive and Cognitive Environments in 2015, under the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, from the Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). After completing her PhD in 2016, she joined the Computer Vision and Image Processing group at the University of Dundee (UoD) as a Post- doctoral Research Assistant, before joining University College London in June 2018. Her fields of research include Computer Vision, Surgical Vision, Medical Imaging and Machine Learning, with a focus on semantic understanding and registration in videos. ... More >>


Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Jun Sato
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Japan


Brief Bio
Jun Sato received Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and he is currently a professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He received the Best Scientific Paper Award at the British Machine Vision Conference in 1994 and 1997. He published more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings about 3D reconstruction, visualization and imaging. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV).


Area: Mobile and Egocentric Vision for Humans and Robots
Antonino Furnari
University of Catania
Italy
http://www.antoninofurnari.it/


Brief Bio
Antonino Furnari is a research fellow at the University of Catania. He received his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2017 from the University of Catania. He is member of the IPLAB (University of Catania) research group since 2012 and authored one patent and more than 40 papers in international book chapters, international journals, and international conference proceedings. Antonino Furnari has been involved in the organization of international events, such as the Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) workshop series (since 2016), the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS) (since 2017), and the Egocentric Perception Interaction and Computing (EPIC) workshop series (since 2018). In 2020 he has been guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Image Intelligence (TPAMI) with a special issue on "Egocentric Perception''. His research interests concern Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, with focus on First Person Vision. ... More >>


Area: Applications and Services
Keiji Yanai
The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
Japan


Brief Bio
Dr. Keiji Yanai is a professor at Department of Informatics, the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. His recent research interests include object recognition, Web multimedia processing, social media mining, and food-related multimedia processing. Especially, he has been working on food image recognition since 2008 and created one of the major food image datasets, UEC-FOOD 100/256. He served as conference/workshop organizing members including a general co-chair of IEEE MIPR2021, a technical program co-chair of ACM ICMR 2018 and a co-organizer of MADiMa, and as TPC members/reviewers in major conferences and journals in the multimedia and computer vision field. ... More >>


Area: Applications and Services
George Azzopardi
University of Groningen, Netherlands and University of Malta
Malta
http://www.cs.rug.nl/~george


Brief Bio
George Azzopardi is assistant professor of computer science at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2013, he received PhD cum laude in computer science from the same University, and before that he received BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in computer science from the Goldsmiths, and Queen Mary Universities of London, respectively. He is (co)-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, co-edited two volumes of conference proceedings and two special issues, and is associate editor of the journals Pattern Recognition and Pattern Recognition Letters. He co-promoted three Ph.D. candidates and is also a participant in the EU H2020 project 4NSEEK. His research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning, signal processing, medical image analysis, and information. ... More >>


Area: Mobile and Egocentric Vision for Humans and Robots
Dimitri Ognibene
University of Essex
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Dimitri Ognibene, PhD, has joined University of Essex as Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in October 2017. His research interests span from Robotics and Machine Learning to Computational Neuroscience. He aims to endow adaptive artificial systems with the exploratory skills and active perception capabilities necessary to tackle complex social environments. He was Marie Curie Fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, focusing on the development of algorithms for intelligent social agents with bounded computational and sensory resources. Before he has been developing algorithms for active vision i n industrial robotic tasks as a Research Associate (RA) at Centre for Robotics Research, Kings College London; devising Bayesian methods and robotic models for attention in social and dynamic environments as a RA at the Personal Robotics Laboratory in Imperial College London. During his PhD he studied the interaction between active vision and autonomous learning in neuro-robotic models at the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies of the Italian Research Council (ISTC CNR). He also collaborated with Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (UCL) to address the exploration issue in Predictive Coding, the currently dominant neurocomputational modelling paradigm. Dr Ognibene has also been Visiting Researcher at Bounded Resource Reasoning Laboratory in UMass and at University of Reykjavik (Iceland) exploring the symmetries between active sensor control and active computation or metareasoning. Dr Ognibene presented his work in several international conferences on artificial intelligence (IJCAI), adaptation (SAB), and development (ICDL) and published on international peer-reviewed journals. Dr Ognibene was invited to speak at the International Symposium for Attention in Cognitive Systems (2013 and 2014) as well as in other various neuroscience, robotics and machine-learning international venues. In 2017, he organised a workshop on Active Vision in Human Robot Collaboration at ICIAP2017. Dr Ognibene is Associate Editor of Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Review Editor for Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics, as well as in Computational Intelligence. He has been part of the chair or program committee member of several international conferences and symposiums. ... More >>


Area: Image and Video Formation, Preprocessing and Analysis
Filippo Stanco
Università di Catania
Italy
www.dmi.unict.it/fstanco


Brief Bio
Filippo Stanco received the degree in Computer Science from the University of Catania in 1999 with a thesis titled “Automatic Learning of Graphic Pattern” and he received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Catania in 2003 with a thesis titled "Image Enhancement Techniques: Zooming and Super Resolution". From 2003 to 2005 he was research assistant at the University of Trieste on the project “Develop of an automatic system to restore antique photographic prints (SIRAD)” and from 2005 to 2006 he was Research Assistant at the University of Catania on “Image processing and computer graphics”. From 2006 to 2014 he is Assistant Professor (INF/01) with University of Catania. Since 2014 he is Associate Professor (INF/01) with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania. He is the coordinator of the “Archeomatica project” (www.archeomatica.unict.it) to develop new digital tools for the archaeological research and the preservation of Cultural Heritage. His research interests include digital restoration, zooming, super-resolution, artifacts removal, interpolation, texture and GIS. He is President of the Bachelor Degree program at University of Catania.

Filippo Stanco has prepared the Italian version of the book “Digital Image Processing”. He is editor of the book “Digital Imaging for Cultural Heritage Preservation. Analysis, Restoration and Reconstruction of Ancient Artworks”, CRC Press. He is member of technical committee of the joint-lab between the STMicroelectronics and the University of Catania to research on “Image processing on Digital Devices”. He is member of the center of territorial Governance of the University of Catania and of the “Centro di Archeologia Cretese” (Cretan archaeological center).

He has published more than 100 papers in International journals and conferences. He is reviewer for several international journals, and he is a senior member of IEEE.

More info are available on www.dmi.unict.it/fstanco
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Area: Image and Video Formation, Preprocessing and Analysis
Gianluigi Ciocca
University of Milano-Bicocca
Italy
http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/people/gianluigi-ciocca/


Brief Bio
Gianluigi Ciocca is currently an associate professor at University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). From 1998 to 2003 he has been a fellow at the Institute of Multimedia Information Technologies of the Italian National Research Council where his research has focused on the development of systems for the management of image and video databases and the development of new methodologies and algorithms for automatic indexing. In 2003 he joined the Imaging and Vision Laboratory of University of Milano-Bicocca. Since 2014 he is also a member of NeuroMi, the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Italy). He obtained the MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Milano (Italy) in 1998. In 2006 he received a Doctor in Philosophy degree (PhD) in Computer Science from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). His current research interests focus on image and video analysis and understandings, pattern recognition, and machine learning algorithms. ... More >>

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