- Simple ideas feed research on multimedia and computer vision
I'm an interaction designer and an intelligent web applications developer. My research interests focus on machine learning, collective intelligence, rich internet applications, social networks and the semantic web.
I'm a PhD student at University of Florence. My main research interests are focused on application of pattern recognition and computer vision specifically in the field of video-surveillance with PTZ cameras, local pose estimation and 2D/3D face pose estimation.
I’m currently a PhD student at University of Florence. My research interests are focused on application of pattern recognition and machine learning, computer vision specifically in the field of human activity recognition.
I'm working as assistant professor at the Dipartimento Sistemi e Informatica of the University of Florence. My research work is in the field of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, and I mostly work on automatic video analysis, annotation and semantic transcoding.
I'm a developer and an interaction designer. My work focus on natural interaction and multitouch surfaces, rich internet applications and the semantic web.
- Andrea Ferracani
Loki is a framework for the creation of web-based interfaces for search, annotation and presentation of multimedia data.
The framework provides tools to ingest, transcode, present, annotate and index different types of media such as images, videos, audio files and textual documents.
The fronted is compliant with the latest HTML5 standards, while the backend allows users to create processing pipelines that can be adapted for different tasks and purposes.
The system is a prototype of a serious game developed in the contest of the RIMSI project, funded by Regione Toscana, about the study, experimentation and development of training systems and validation protocols of procedures in medicine through the use of interactive simulation techniques.
The system provides an Immersive Virtual Environment which users can control in order to train and practice users in the accomplishment of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Checklist, proposed in 2009, in order to reduce the risks of surgical crisis during a medical operation. It adopts natural interaction via gestures and voice. The system de facto acts as the ‘checklist coordinator’ of the surgical team, and allows the three actors responsible for the operation (Surgeon, Nurse and the Anesthesiologist) to train and carry out all the procedure as virtual avatars.
LiveCities is a web application for urban computing developed by the students Federico D’Amato and Martina Sereni as final work for the Bachelor of Art at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Florence under the supervision of prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, and his assistants Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini.
LiveCities is a web application with the purpose to reveal the hidden character of several italian cities through check-ins and venues’ clustering and information visualisations paradigms. The main novelty in the system is constituted by the way feature selection is performed. Venues are analysed on the basis not only of check-in categorisation but also considering the semantics of Facebook profiles of people who checked-in.
Furthermore LiveCities provides personal recommendation of areas and venues matching user interests and allows the free exploration of urban social dynamics in terms of people lifestyle, business, demographics, transport etc. with the objective to uncover the real ‘pulse’ of the city.