I'm working as associate professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione of the University of Florence, and I teach at the Master in Multimedia and at the School of Engineering. My research work is in the field of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (I'm member of GIRPR), and I mostly work on automatic video analysis, annotation and semantic transcoding. You can find more about my research browsing the list of my papers. I'm affiliated with the Media Integration and Communication Center of the University of Florence, and I spend most of my time there.
I received the Laurea Degree in Electronics Engineering (Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica) from the University of Florence in 1999, and Ph.D. in 2004.
My current research activity deals with social media analysis and annotation. The current research project on which I'm working, funded by the Italian ministry of University, Instruction and Research, deals with the creation of smart museums and smart cities. I work also on semantic video coding, and I've collaborated with SELEX ES on the implementation of these algorithms for Terrestral Trunked Radio video communication systems.
My teaching experience includes Unix Fundamentals, CISCO CCNA, XML and Video Editing in the Master on Multimedia of the University of Florence - years 2000 through 2014. I've teached "Sistemi di Elaborazione delle informazioni" at the School of Medicine (Fisioterapia) - years 2006 through 2010. I'm currently teaching assistant for Progettazione e Produzione Multimediale (in particular MPEG 1, 2 and 4, XML) and Database Multimediali (in particular MPEG 7) at the School of Engineering. I teach "Laboratorio di Tecnologie dell'Informazione" at the School of Engineering in Firenze - the main topics of this course are OOP, C++ and design patterns.