Iacopo Masi was born on September 6, 1983 in Florence. He received a Master’s Degree cum laude in computer engineering from the University of Florence in 2009 with his thesis “Feature-based Localization and Mapping of Wide Areas with a PTZ Camera”.
He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Visual Information and Media Lab under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, working with Federico Pernici, PhD and Andrew D. Bagdanov, PhD in the Media Integration and Communication Center, University of Florence. He was a visiting scholar at USC Iris Computer Vision Lab. in Los Angeles, CA under the supervision of Prof. G. Medioni.
His main research interests are focused on the application of pattern recognition and computer vision specifically in the field of video-surveillance with PTZ cameras, local pose estimation and 2D/3D face modeling.