Senior Research Scientist at the National Research Council of Italy, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking.
What I do
I have been working as Senior Research Scientist (previously Research Assistant and Research Scientist) at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), since 2006, leading the Augmented Human-Computer Interaction research group.
I achieved the National Scientific qualification as full professor in the Italian higher education system for the disciplinary field of 09/H1 – Information processing systems (Computer engineering). I am also a Faculty Board Member of the PhD course on “Humanities and Technologies” of the University of Macerata and the PhD course on “TEchnology applied to Cultural Heritage” of the University of Calabria. Between 2012 and 2018, I was an Adjunct Professor of Informatics at the University of Naples “Federico II”.
I received a Laurea degree in Computer Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Naples “Federico II” and a PhD degree in Information Technology Engineering at the University of Naples “Parthenope”.
I serve, with leadership roles, funded research projects (EU H2020, ESA, Italian) in the fields of ICT for health and cultural heritage applications. Currently, I am the co-principal investigator of the EU H2020 project SMART BEAR.
My research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, natural user interfaces and human interface aspects of virtual and augmented reality. I am the author of more than 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings and books.
I serve as Associate Editor the Pattern Recognition Letters journal (Elsevier) and the Heritage journal (MDPI), and I am a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE SITIS conference. I also serve on program committees of several international conferences and workshops. I am a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction), KES (Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems), CVPL (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca in Computer Vision, Pattern recognition e machine Learning) and IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) international associations.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
possibly Albert Einstein