Dario Maio is Full Professor of Information Systems in the
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) at the
University of Bologna, Italy. He was Chair of the Cesena Campus
from 2001 to 2007; he is Director of the Biometric Systems
Laboratory and Coordinator of Smart City Lab.
He has devoted his research work to various aspects of Computer
Science, including distributed computer systems, computer
performance evaluation, database design, information systems,
neural networks, autonomous agents, artificial vision and
He has published over 200 research papers, and his activity is the
result of an extensive cooperation with several research
institutions and industries. He extensively served as referee for a
number of international journals. His applied works consist of a
long list of various consultancy projects, within contracts
between University of Bologna and public and private
His recent research interests are mainly directed towards the areas
of biometric systems, artificial vision and ICT innovation for
smart cities. He is coauthor of the Handbook of Fingerprint
Recognition, Springer 2003 and Springer 2009, (received the PSP
award from the Association of American Publishers) and coeditor of
the book Biometric Systems, Technology, Design and Performance
Evaluation, Springer 2005. He is coholder of two patents in
the area of fingerprint aliveness detection and one patent for
fingerprint minutiae coding and matching; he is coinventor of one patent for
counting vehicle transits in a stretch of road with at least one
lane and one patent for the inspection and/or the maintenance of an electrical panel by means of augmented reality.
Prior to join the University of Bologna, he received a fellowship
from the C.N.R. (Italian National Research Council) for working on
the Air Traffic Control Project.
He received a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University
of Bologna in 1975. He is a member of ACM, IEEE
and CVPL. He is associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science (T-BIOM).