Giuseppe Becchi was born in Florence, Italy, in 26th of September 1977. He received her master laurea in computer engineering at University of Florence in September 2003. His thesis was on “Natural interaction with zoomable interface”. Now he’s working at MICC for Mediateca di Palazzo Medici Riccardi project and as web-developer in his company. His main interests are in the field of cms, information architecture, web usability and accessibility and multimedia databases.
Daniele Pezzatini was born in Florence, Italy, in 21st of June 1985. He gradueted in computer engineering at University of Florence in April 2010. His thesis was on “Multi-touch environment for semantic search of multimedia contents”.
Currently he’s working at the Visual Information and Media Lab at Media Integration and Communication Center. His main research interests focus on natural interfaces and environments, web languages and usability.
Lorenzo Seidenari was born on 31 March 1980 in Fiesole (Florence), he received a laurea degree in computer engineering from the University of Florence, with a thesis on “Human action recognition using spatio-temporal interest points” in 2008. He’s currently a PhD student at Visual Information and Media Lab at Media Integration and Communication Centre, University of Florence. His main research interests are focused on application of pattern recognition and machine learning to computer vision and specifically in the field of human activity recognition.
Giuseppe Lisanti was born in Venosa in 1982 and has been living in Florence since 2001. He received the PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florence in 2012 with a thesis on “Wide area surveillance with rotating and zooming cameras”, under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo. He is currently a postdoc at the Media Integration and Communication Center of the University of Florence and his research interests focus on computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning for person detection and tracking, person re-identification and face recognition. He works in tight collaboration with industrial partners, and with particular emphasis on technology and knowledge transfer.
Lea Landucci was born in Florence, Italy, in 5th of November 1977. She received her master laurea in computer engineering at University of Florence in July 2004. Her thesis was on “Multiuser Natural Interaction environments”. She received her phd degree in 2008. Now she’s a postdoc researcher working at Media Integration and Communication Centre. Her main interests are on computer vision, interaction design and cognitive psycology and their influence on natural HCI systems, especially in the field of Cultural Heritage.
Andrea Ferracani postgraduated from the Master in Multimedia Content Design of the University of Florence in 2004. He’s currently working as PhD Student in the Visual Information and Media Lab at the Media Integration and Communication Center, University of Florence. His research interests focus on multimedia, urban computing, social network analysis, machine learning and collective intelligence, intelligent web applications, human computer interaction, natural interfaces.
Federico Pernici received the MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Florence, Italy, in 2002, and received the PhD degree on informatics and telecommunications at the University of Florence in 2006. His research interests are computer vision, pattern recognition, and computer graphics. He is currently a postdoc working at the Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica at the University of Florence and is affiliated with the Media Integration and Communication Center.
Pietro Pala received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Florence, where he teaches Image and Video Analysis and Database Management Systems at the School of Information Engineering. His research activity has focused on the use of pattern recognition models for multimedia information retrieval and biometrics. Currently, the research activity focuses on 3D action recognition and on the study of biometric models for person recognition based on 3D facial scans.
Stefano Berretti is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Firenze. He has been also visiting professor at Institute TELECOM Lille 1, Lille, France, and at Khalifa University, Sharjah, UAE. His research interests have been mainly focussed on content modeling, retrieval, and indexing in image databases. Recent works have addressed 3D object retrieval and partitioning, 3D face recognition, 3D/4D facial expression recognition and action recognition.
I’m working as assistant professor at the Dipartimento Sistemi e Informatica of the University of Florence, and I teach at the Master in Multimedia and at the School of Engineering. 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. You can find more about my research browsing the list of my papers. I received the Laurea Degree in electronics engineering (Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica) from the University of Florence in 1999, and Ph.D. in 2004.
I’m working in the Visual Information Processing lab of the University of Florence. From 1999 to 2002 I’ve worked in the EU IST ASSAVID Project, that dealt with the automatic annotation of sports videos. The other project partners where the University of Surrey, Sony BPU UK, BBC, ACS and IDIAP. From 2004 to 2007 I’ve worked within the DELOS Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, funded by the EU Sixth Framework Programme. At present I’m working on a new EU research project: VIDI-Video. The goal is to allow semantic access to video content by means of detection of a large number of concepts. The prototypes that will be developed within the project will particpate to NIST TRECVID. My teaching experience includes Unix Fundamentals, Video Editing, CISCO CCNA and XML in the Master in Multimedia of the University of Florence – years 2000 through 2007. I’m currently teaching assistant for Progettazione e Produzione Multimediale (in particular MPEG 1, 2 and 4, XML) and Database Multimediali (in particular MPEG 7) at the School of Engineering.