Francesco Setti

Francesco SettiI'm currently a Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Vision, Image Processing & Sound (VIPS) Lab of the University of Verona under the supervision of prof. Marco Cristani and Associate Researcher of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR).

I've been for three years (2012-2015) Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTC-CNR), working on the project VisCoSo, and earlier I was with the Measurement Instrumentation and Robotics Group of the University of Trento, with the PAT-EU Cofund Marie Curie Action project ABILE. In the last years I've spent 3 months at Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon working with dr. Alessio Del Bue, and 1 year at Queen Mary University of London under the supervision of prof. Lourdes Agapito.

I'm a Mechatronics Engineer graduated at the University of Trento and I took my PhD in "Science, Technology and Measurements for Space" at the CISAS at the University of Padua. My background is in Computer Vision and Robotics; in particular I work on Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation.

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Research Interests

My current research interest are divided into three main topics: Social Signal Processing (Group Detection), Ontologies (Ontology-driven Computer Vision) and Crowd Analysis (Spectators Crowd)

Group detection
Find groups of interacting people from still images by exploiting the sociological concept of F-formation. Have a look at the project page, where you can also download code and datasets.

Ontology-driven Computer Vision
Merge Knowledge Representation, Semantics and Ontologies with Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition techniques. The main focus is on automatically generating training sets for object recognition tasks.

Spectators Crowd
Perform crowd analysis on spectators crowds, i.e. the audience of an entertainment event like sport, talks, theater, etc.. Have a look at our CVPR paper and the project page.


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