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Contact InformationVisual Computing Lab
Istituto Scienza e Tecnologia dell'Informazione "A. Faedo"
Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa
Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124, Pisa (PI) - Italy
Phone: +39 050 315 2925
Fax: +39 050 315 2604
I was born near Florence, on January 10, 1974. My research interests are in the field of Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Image Processing. During my Ph.D. studies, at the Deparment of Information Engineering of Florence University, I have accumulated a varied background in data processing (signal and image processing, geometry processing, statistics) working on watermarking of geometric data. From May to December 2004 I was a visiting Ph.D. student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) where I worked on visual quality assessment developing a perceptual metric for the objective evaluation of geometric artifacts. My research activity at the Visual Computing Laboratory (ISTI-CNR), has concerned a broad range of topics: 3D scanning, appearance acquisition and modeling (image-geometry registration, image-based lighting environment estimation, image-based relighting), bilateral filtering, surface sampling and visualization solutions for Cultural Heritage applications. In these fields, I developed new algorithms and software tools documented in more than 60 publications in peer-review international conferences and journals.