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Luigi Di Stefano

Full Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-INF/05 Information Processing Systems

Curriculum vitae

Luigi Di Stefano (Google Scholar) received the master degree “cum laude” in electronic engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1989 and the PhD degree in electronic engineering and computer science from the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems (DEIS) at the University of Bologna in 1994. In 1995, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He is currently Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) of the University of Bologna, where he leads the Computer Vision Laboratory (CVLab). Luigi Di Stefano teaches Computer Architecture for undergraduate students and Computer Vision and Image Processing for master students, both at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. The latter course is also taught within the master degree in Artificial Intelligence launched in academic year 2019-2020 by the University of Bologna. Luigi Di Stefano’s teaching duties include also an undergraduate course on Computer Architecture within the AlmaTong joint degree program in Automation Engineering between the University of Bologna and the Tongji University in Shanghai and a module on Computer Vision within the Master in Digital Technology Management – Artificial Intelligence Track at the BBS (Bologna Business School).

Luigi Di Stefano has supervised many master and PhD students, post-docs and research scholarship winners and is a member of the Board of the PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering at DISI. His research interests are focused on computer vision, image processing and machine/deep learning. In these fields, he has coordinated many academic research projects funded by public national and European grants as well as by private companies and he is author of more than 150 papers in renowned international journals and conferences as well as of several patents. In particular, he has published in prestigious journals such as IEEE PAMI, IJCV and IEEE TIP, as well as in top-tier conferences such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV and ACCV. He was a winner of the Runner-Up Paper Award of the 2011 3DIMPVT Conference and of the Best Paper Honorable Mention of the 3DV 2021 Conference. Furthermore, he has given invited lectures in PhD schools and many invited talks at academic institution and companies, such as, recently: ETH-Zurich, IIT-Genoa, TUW-Vienna, Huawei, STM, Datalogic, Pirelli, Lamborghini, Ferrari, FCA, SACMI, Hera. Moreover, He has been called as a member of the Thesis Defense Committee of several PhD candidates both in Italy and abroad, serves regularly as a reviewer for the main international journals and conferences and has cooperated to the organization of international conferences as a member of the program committee, session chair, special session organizer. In 2009 he chaired the Best Paper Award Committee at the IEEE AVVS Conference, the main international conference on video analysis for automated surveillance. In 2010 he was Lead Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Advanced Video-based Surveillance of the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. In 2012 he was Travel Grant Chair of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV). In 2015 he was Finance & Industrial Chair of the 18th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP). In 2017 he has been Area Chair of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2017). In 2018 he has been Member of the Organizing Committee of the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Demo & Exhibit Chair of the 3DV Conference and Local Host of the 3rd EMVA Forum. In 2019 he has been co-organizer of the Industrial Session and of the Deep Retail Workshop in the ICIAP 2019 Conference. In 2020 he has served as Track Chiar for Computer Vision, Robotics and Intelligent Systems in the ICPR 2020 Conference. In 2021 he has been Area Chair of the 3DV Conference and if the ICIAP Conference.

From 2009 to 2011 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Datalogic SpA as an Independent Director. Since 2011 he is scientific consultant for Pirelli Tyres in the area of computer vision. In 2011-2012 he was Scientific Supervisor of VIALAB (Vision for Industrial Applications Laboratory), a research laboratory focused on computer vision and located in Bologna. In 2012-2013 he was a member of the Technology Committee of Datalogic Group, an international advisory board formed by academic experts in different disciplines. From 2015 to 2017 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Datalogic SpA as an Independent Director. In 2019 he has been member of the founding team of the Spin-Off project, which was selected among the best four start-ups in the ICT category in the 18th Italian Business Plan Competition (PNI).

He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IAPR-IC.