I'm currently an Assistant Professor (RTDb) at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Verona and Associate Researcher of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC-CNR). Previously I was Post-Doc Research Fellow at the University of Verona, at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISTC-CNR) in Trento, and earlier at the Measurement Instrumentation and Robotics Group of the University of Trento running the individual PAT-EU Cofund Marie Curie Action project ABILE.
I'm a Mechatronics Engineer graduated at the University of Trento and I took my PhD from the University of Padua. My background is in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Robotics. I co-authored more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. I'm member of the Editorial Board of Cognitive Processing journal, and I serve as reviewer for top ranked journals and conferences like Computer Vision and Image Understanding, CVPR, ICCV, ICPR, ICRA, IROS, IJCAI, and ACM Multimedia. I co-founded two start-up companies: one working on robotics and mechatronics (Robosense S.r.l.) and one on high-tech instrumentations for sports and fitness (Libon S.r.l.).
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)