I'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.
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)