Lamberto Ballan received the Laurea degree in computer engineering in 2006 and the PhD degree in computer science in 2011, both from the University of Florence. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Media Integration and Communication Center. He was a visiting scholar at the Signal and Image Processing department at Telecom Paristech/ENST, Paris, in 2010. His research interests lie at the intersection of Multimedia, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He has published over thirty scientific articles in peer-reviewed, international journals and conference proceedings.