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Event Chairs

VISIGRAPP Conference Co-Chairs


Jose Braz
Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal
Portugal
http://ltodi.est.ips.pt


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Kadi Bouatouch
IRISA, University of Rennes 1
France
http://people.irisa.fr/Kadi.Bouatouch


Brief Bio
Professor Kadi Bouatouch is an electronics and automatic systems engineer (ENSEM 1974). He was awarded a PhD in 1977 (University of Nancy 1, France) and a higher doctorate on computer science in the field of computer graphics in 1989 (University of Rennes 1, France). He is/was working on global illumination, lighting simulation for complex environments, GPU based rendering, HDR imaging and computer vision. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the university of Rennes 1 (France) and researcher at IRISA Rennes (Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires). He was the head of the FRVSense team with in IRISA. He was/is member of the program committee of several conferences and workshops and reviewer for several Computer Graphics journals such as: The Visual Computer, ACM Trans. On Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Trans. On Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Trans. On image processing, etc. He also acted as a reviewer for many conferences and workshops. He has reported for several PhD theses or higher doctorates in France and abroad (USA, UK, Belgium, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Algeria, etc.). He was an associate editor for the Visual Computer Journal. ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Giovanni Maria Farinella
Università di Catania
Italy
www.dmi.unict.it/farinella


Brief Bio
Giovanni Maria Farinella received the M.S. degree in Computer Science (egregia cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2008. He joined the Image Processing Laboratory (IPLAB) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, in 2008. His research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning. He has edited five volumes and coauthored more than 100 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is a co-inventor of five international patents. He serves as a reviewer and on the programme committee for major international journals and international conferences. He founded (in 2006) and currently directs the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS). ... More >>


Petia Radeva
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain


Brief Bio
Prof. Petia Radeva completed her undergraduate study on Applied Mathematics and Informatics at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1989. In 1996, she received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision at UAB. In 2007, she moved as Tenured Associate professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Department of Mathematics and Informatics, where from 2009 to 2013 she was Director of Computer Science Undergraduate Studies. In 2018, Petia Radeva became Full professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. Petia Radeva is Head of the Consolidated Group Computer Vision at the University of Barcelona (CVUB) at UB (www.ub.edu/cvub) and Head of the Medical Imaging Laboratory of Computer Vision Center (www.cvc.uab.es). Petia Radeva’s research interests are on Development of learning-based approaches (especially, deep learning) for computer vision, and their application to health. Currently, she is involved on projects that study the application of wearable cameras and life-logging, to extract visual diary of individuals to be used for memory reinforcement of patients with mental diseases (e.g. Mild cognitive impairment). Moreover, she is exploring how to extract semantically meaningful events that characterize lifestyle and healthy habits of people from egocentric data. Petia Radeva is Principal Investigator of the Universitat de Barcelona in two European projects devoted to food intake monitoring for patients with kidney transplants and for older people. There her team applies most recent and advanced methods for food image analysis using Deep learning models. Petia Radeva is REA-FET-OPEN vice-chair from 2015 and has actively participated from 2018 as a mentor in the Wild Cards EIT program. Petia Radeva is associate editor of Pattern Recognition journal and International Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. She obtained the ICREA award from the Catalonian Government for her scientific merits in 2014, the international award “Aurora Pons Porrata” from CIARP in 2016 and the Prize “Antonio Caparrós” for the best technology transfer project of 2013. ... More >>

 

Area Chairs


Area: Image and Video Understanding
Fabio Galasso
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy
https://fgalasso.bitbucket.io/


Brief Bio
Prof. Fabio Galasso heads the Perception and Intelligence Lab at the Computer Science Department of Sapienza University in Rome (Italy), with the goal of fundamental research and innovation transfer in computer vision and machine learning. Prior to Sapienza, he also conducted research at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). Research achievements include several national (German) and 2 international (European) funded research projects, the 1st place at the UA-DETRAC'17 international competition for vehicle detection and the 3rd place for vehicle tracking at UA -DETRAC'18. He has been area and industrial chair at top international conferences and co-organizer of international workshops.
Besides academics, Prof. Galasso founded and directed the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), world-wide leader in photonics. He cared about the entire life cycle of ideas, from the creation of new value propositions to the implementation of prototypes and pilots. Innovation transfer achievements include pilot installations at large industrial partners such as Edeka and Vodafone and the creation of a new product, named VISN, which was awarded the 2019 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup, the 2019 Digital Champions Award, and the 2018 Deutscher Digital Award. He is inventor of 23 granted patents.
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Area: Image and Video Understanding
Mariella Dimiccoli
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC)
Spain
https://www.iri.upc.edu/people/mdimiccoli/


Brief Bio
Mariella Dimiccoli is a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRII), a joint Research Center of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She holds a MSc degree in Computer Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, and a PhD in Signal Theory and Communications from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain. Prior to joining the IRII, she conducted research in several academic institutions within and outside Europe, including the Ecole Normale Supèrieure de Cachan (France), the Collège de France (France), the Computer Vision Center (Spain) and the University of Texas at Austin (US). Throughout these experiences, her research interests have revolved around image and video understanding, using various methodological frameworks and exploring different application domains. Her current research interests lie in the areas of Machine Learning and Computer Vision with focus on representation learning, both in structural and non-structural scenarios. Her research output consists of more than fifty peer reviewed international publications, 2 best paper awards (IbPRIA 2017, ICIP 2019 top 10%, a funded open source software (FluoBacTracker). In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Ramón y Cajal grant and in 2020 she has been nominated by the CSIC to join AcademiaNet - the expert database for outstanding female academics. ... More >>


Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Sophia Bano
University College London
United Kingdom
https://sophiabano.github.io/


Brief Bio
Sophia Bano is a Research Associate at the University College London (UK) where she is associated with the Surgical Robot Vision Group in the Centre for Medical Imaging Computing (CMIC) and Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). She received a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and Master in Electrical Engineering degrees from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. Following this, she secured the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the highly competitive MSc in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) programme run jointly by the Heriot-Watt University (UK), Unive rsity of Girona (Spain) and University of Burgundy (France) in which she achieved a distinction in 2011. This was followed, after an internship at the Imperial College London (UK), by a successful joint PhD in Interactive and Cognitive Environments in 2015, under the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, from the Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). After completing her PhD in 2016, she joined the Computer Vision and Image Processing group at the University of Dundee (UoD) as a Post- doctoral Research Assistant, before joining University College London in June 2018. Her fields of research include Computer Vision, Surgical Vision, Medical Imaging and Machine Learning, with a focus on semantic understanding and registration in videos. ... More >>


Area: Motion, Tracking and Stereo Vision
Jun Sato
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Japan


Brief Bio
Jun Sato received Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1997, and he is currently a professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. He received the Best Scientific Paper Award at the British Machine Vision Conference in 1994 and 1997. He published more than 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings about 3D reconstruction, visualization and imaging. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV).


Area: Mobile and Egocentric Vision for Humans and Robots
Antonino Furnari
University of Catania
Italy
http://www.antoninofurnari.it/


Brief Bio
Antonino Furnari is a research fellow at the University of Catania. He received his PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2017 from the University of Catania. He is member of the IPLAB (University of Catania) research group since 2012 and authored one patent and more than 40 papers in international book chapters, international journals, and international conference proceedings. Antonino Furnari has been involved in the organization of international events, such as the Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) workshop series (since 2016), the International Computer Vision Summer School (ICVSS) (since 2017), and the Egocentric Perception Interaction and Computing (EPIC) workshop series (since 2018). In 2020 he has been guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Image Intelligence (TPAMI) with a special issue on "Egocentric Perception''. His research interests concern Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, and Machine Learning, with focus on First Person Vision. ... More >>


Area: Applications and Services
Keiji Yanai
The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo
Japan


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Area: Applications and Services
George Azzopardi
University of Groningen, Netherlands and University of Malta
Malta
http://www.cs.rug.nl/~george


Brief Bio
George Azzopardi is assistant professor of computer science at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2013, he received PhD cum laude in computer science from the same University, and before that he received BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in computer science from the Goldsmiths, and Queen Mary Universities of London, respectively. He is (co)-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, co-edited two volumes of conference proceedings and two special issues, and is associate editor of the journals Pattern Recognition and Pattern Recognition Letters. He co-promoted three Ph.D. candidates and is also a participant in the EU H2020 project 4NSEEK. His research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning, signal processing, medical image analysis, and information. ... More >>


Area: Mobile and Egocentric Vision for Humans and Robots
Dimitri Ognibene
University of Essex
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Dimitri Ognibene, PhD, has joined University of Essex as Lecturer in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in October 2017. His research interests span from Robotics and Machine Learning to Computational Neuroscience. He aims to endow adaptive artificial systems with the exploratory skills and active perception capabilities necessary to tackle complex social environments. He was Marie Curie Fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, focusing on the development of algorithms for intelligent social agents with bounded computational and sensory resources. Before he has been developing algorithms for active vision i n industrial robotic tasks as a Research Associate (RA) at Centre for Robotics Research, Kings College London; devising Bayesian methods and robotic models for attention in social and dynamic environments as a RA at the Personal Robotics Laboratory in Imperial College London. During his PhD he studied the interaction between active vision and autonomous learning in neuro-robotic models at the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies of the Italian Research Council (ISTC CNR). He also collaborated with Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (UCL) to address the exploration issue in Predictive Coding, the currently dominant neurocomputational modelling paradigm. Dr Ognibene has also been Visiting Researcher at Bounded Resource Reasoning Laboratory in UMass and at University of Reykjavik (Iceland) exploring the symmetries between active sensor control and active computation or metareasoning. Dr Ognibene presented his work in several international conferences on artificial intelligence (IJCAI), adaptation (SAB), and development (ICDL) and published on international peer-reviewed journals. Dr Ognibene was invited to speak at the International Symposium for Attention in Cognitive Systems (2013 and 2014) as well as in other various neuroscience, robotics and machine-learning international venues. In 2017, he organised a workshop on Active Vision in Human Robot Collaboration at ICIAP2017. Dr Ognibene is Associate Editor of Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Review Editor for Frontiers in Bionics and Biomimetics, as well as in Computational Intelligence. He has been part of the chair or program committee member of several international conferences and symposiums. ... More >>


Area: Image and Video Formation, Preprocessing and Analysis
Filippo Stanco
Università di Catania
Italy
www.dmi.unict.it/fstanco


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