Daniela Giorgi

Institute of Information Science and Technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

National Research Council (CNR)

Via G. Moruzzi, 1

56124 Pisa, ITALY

Email: daniela.giorgi@isti.cnr.it

Phone: +39 050 6213126

About me

Since June 2018, I am a researcher at the Visual Computing Lab at ISTI-CNR, in Pisa. My research interests include 3D shape analysis, computational geometry and topology, computer graphics, computer vision, healthcare applications.

Employment history

Formerly, I was a researcher at the Signal and Images Lab at ISTI-CNR (Mar 2012 - May 2018), and a researcher at the Shape and Semantics Modeling Group at IMATI-CNR, in Genoa (Mar 2006 - Feb 2012) .


I got a PhD in Computational Mathematics from the University of Padua in 2006, and a Laurea Degree in Mathematics from the University of Bologna in 2002.



  1. Our digital fabrication paper Metamolds: Computational design of silicone molds was presented at SIGGRAPH, Aug 2018
  2. Invited lecture: Geometry and Topology for 3D Data Analysis, Workshop on Computational Topology in Imaging, SIAM Summer School on Mathematics in Imaging Science, University of Bologna, May 2018
  3. PhD course on Shape Analysis and Geometry Processing, Dept. of Mathematics and Dept. of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Mar - Jun 2018

Publications (selected)

  1. T. Alderighi, L. Malomo, D. Giorgi, N. Pietroni, B. Bickel, P. Cignoni: Metamolds: Computational design of silicone molds, ACM Transactions on Graphics 37(4), SIGGRAPH 2018
  2. S. Colantonio, G. Coppini, D. Giorgi, M.A. Morales, M.A. Pascali: Computer Vision for Ambient Assisted Living, in: Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare, Elsevier Book, edited by M. Leo and G.M. Farinella, ISBN: 9780128134450, 2018
  3. A. Danielis, D. Giorgi, M. Larsson, T. Stromberg, S. Colantonio, O. Salvetti: Lip segmentation based on Lambertian shadings and morphological operators for hyper-spectral images, Pattern Recognition 63, pp. 355-370, 2017
  4. D. Giorgi, M. A. Pascali, P. Henriquez, B. J. Matuszewski, S. Colantonio, O. Salvetti: Persistent homology to analyse 3D faces and assess body weight gain, The Visual Computer 33(5), pp 549-563, 2017
  5. P. Henriquez, B. J. Matuszewski, Y. Andreu-Cabedo, L. Bastiani, S. Colantonio, G. Coppini, M. D’Acunto, R. Favilla, D. Germanese, D. Giorgi, et al.: Mirror mirror on the wall... an unobtrusive intelligent multisensory mirror for well-being status selfassessment and visualization, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 19(7), pp. 1467 - 1481, IEEE, 2017
  6. S. Biasotti, A. Cerri, M. Aono, A. Ben Hamza, V. Garro, A. Giachetti, D. Giorgi, et al.: Retrieval and classification methods for textured 3D models: a comparative study, The Visual Computer 32(2), pp. 217-241, 2016
  7. M. A. Pascali, D. Giorgi, L. Bastiani, E. Buzzigoli, P. Henriquez, B. J. Matuszewski, M.-A. Morales, S. Colantonio: Face morphology: Can it tell us something about body weight and fat?, Computers in biology and medicine 76, pp. 238-249, 2016
  8. Y. Andreu, F. Chiarugi, S. Colantonio, G. Giannakakis, D. Giorgi, et al.: Wize Mirror – a smart, multisensory cardio-metabolic risk monitoring system, Computer Vision and Image Understanding 148, pp. 3-22, 2016
  9. S. Colantonio, G. Coppini, D. Germanese, D. Giorgi, M. Magrini, P. Marraccini, M. Martinelli, M.-A. Morales, M. A. Pascali, G. Raccichini, M. Righi, O. Salvetti: A smart mirror to promote a healthy lifestyle, Biosystems Engineering 138, pp. 33-43, 2015
  10. S. Biasotti, B. Falcidieno, D. Giorgi, M. Spagnuolo: Mathematical tools for shape analysis and description, Synthesis Lectures on Computer Graphics and Animation, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ISBN: 9781627053631, 2014
  11. S. Biasotti, A. Cerri, D. Giorgi, M. Spagnuolo: PHOG: photometric and geometric functions for textured shape retrieval, Computer Graphics Forum 32(5), pp. 13-22, 2013
  12. B. Bonev, F. Escolano, D. Giorgi, S. Biasotti: Information-theoretic selection of high-dimensional spectral features for structural recognition, Computer Vision and Image Understanding 117(3), pp. 214-228, 2013
  13. S. Biasotti, B. Falcidieno, D. Giorgi, M. Spagnuolo: The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy of mathematical tools for shape analysis, Proceedings ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Courses, article n. 17, 2012
  14. S. Biasotti, A. Cerri, P. Frosini, D. Giorgi: A new algorithm for computing the 2-dimensional matching distance between size functions, Pattern Recognition Letters 32(14), 2011
  15. D. Giorgi, P. Frosini, M. Spagnuolo, B. Falcidieno: 3D relevance feedback via multilevel relevance judgements, The Visual Computer 26(10), pp. 1321-1338, 2010
  16. D. Giorgi, M. Mortara, M. Spagnuolo: 3D shape retrieval based on best view selection, Proceedings ACM 3DOR 2010 - ACM workshop on 3D object retrieval, pp. 9 - 14, 2010
  17. M. Attene, D. Giorgi, M. Ferri, B. Falcidieno: On converting sets of tetrahedra to combinatorial and PL manifolds, Computer Aided Geometric Design 26(8), 2009
  18. M. Reuter, S. Biasotti, D. Giorgi, G. Patanè, M. Spagnuolo: Discrete Laplace-Beltrami operators for shape analysis and segmentation, Computers & Graphics 33, pp. 381:390, 2009
  19. S. Biasotti, L. De Floriani, B. Falcidieno, P. Frosini, D. Giorgi, C. Landi, L. Papaleo, M. Spagnuolo: Describing shapes by geometrical-topological properties of real functions, ACM Computing Surveys 40(4), pp. 12:1-87, 2008
  20. S. Biasotti, D. Giorgi, M. Spagnuolo, B. Falcidieno: Reeb graphs for shape analysis and applications, Theoretical Computer Science 392(1-3), pp. 5-22, 2008
  21. S. Biasotti, D. Giorgi, M. Spagnuolo, B. Falcidieno: Size functions for comparing 3D models, Pattern Recognition 41(9), pp. 2855-2873, 2008
  22. S. Biasotti, A. Cerri, P. Frosini, D. Giorgi, C. Landi: Multidimensional size functions for shape comparison, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision 32, pp. 161-179, 2008
  23. S. Biasotti, B. Falcidieno, P. Frosini, D. Giorgi, C. Landi, S. Marini, G. Patanè, M. Spagnuolo: 3D shape description and matching based on properties of real functions, EUROGRAPHICS 2007 Tutorial Notes, pp. 1025-1074, The Eurographics Association, 2007
  24. Cerri, M. Ferri, D. Giorgi: Retrieval of trademark images by means of size functions, Graphical Models 68(5), pp. 451-471, 2006