Marco Potenziani

Phone: +39 050 315 2927

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Via Moruzzi, 1
56124 Pisa

Research Fellow at CNR-ISTI

ISTI (in English: Institute for Computer Science and Technologies) is an Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) located in Pisa, Italy.

Research Activities

His research interests include the following fields of Computer Graphics:

He has been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU and national agencies) concerned with: multiresolution data rendering, interactive graphics and virtual reality, scientific visualization. Cultural Heritage and Museums are the main fields of application for the methodologies and technologies developed.




Conferences and Lectures

Speaker at the following events:


He has been engaged in several research projects (funded by EU, national and regional agencies).

Active projects

  • IPERION CH (Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Culture Heritage), 2015-2019
  • ARIADNE (Advanced Research Infrastructure for Archaeological Dataset Networking in Europe), 2013-2017
  • HARVEST 4D (Harvesting Dynamic 3D Worlds from Commodity Sensor Clouds), 2013-2016
  • ACTIVITI (Attrattori Culturali e Tecnologie Informatiche per la Valorizzazione Interattiva e il Turismo Innovativo), 2013-2016

Terminated projects

  • V-Must.Net (Virtual Museum Transnational Network), 2011-2015



PhD in Computer Science from "Università degli Studi di Pisa" (in progress)

Master's Degree

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from "Università degli Studi di Siena"

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from "Università degli Studi di Siena"



3DHOP (3D Heritage Online Presenter) is a collection of tools and templates for the creation of multimedia interactive Web presentations of digital cultural artifacts. This open source, portable, and easy-to-use system allows interactive visualization of 3D models directly inside HTML pages and the streaming of multiresolution 3D meshes over HTTP, so supporting the exploration of very large models.


SpiderGL is a JavaScript Computer Graphics library aimed at developing Computer Graphics applications for the web platform. It uses WebGL for real-time rendering and provides typical structures and algorithms to developers of 3D graphics web application, without forcing them to comply with some specific paradigm nor preventing low level access to the underlying WebGL graphics layer.


  • 2015 Best Use of DH For Public Engagement at the "Digital Humanities 2015 Awards" for the project "Alchimia di Jackson Pollock / Jackson Pollock: Alchemy in 3D"
  • 2015 Best Paper Award at the "Digital Heritage 2015 International Conference" for the paper "Alchemy in 3D – A Digitization for a Journey Through Matter" published on Vol. 1 (Proc. of), Volume 1, page 223-231