Claudio Baecchi was born on December 14th, 1984 in Florence. He received his Master’s Degree in computer engineering from University of Florence, with a thesis on Fisher Feature Fusion Forests for visual object recognition.
Currently he’s working at the Visual Information and Media Lab at Media Integration and Communication Centre, University of Florence.
His current research focuses around Web-scale tagging of social media where he have addressed sentiment classification of tweets and images. Since the beginning of his PhD he took part as a teaching assistant in the Visual and Multimedia Recognition course (Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16) and in the Parallel Computing course (Prof. Marco Bertini, academic year 2015/16), both at the University of Florence.
His current works are addressing sentiment and polarity classification in web videos, focusing on the user side, that is considering the reaction of the users who watch the videos more than the intent of the authors who posted them.