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Marco Gaiani


Department of Architecture

Academic discipline: ICAR/17 Representation of Architecture

Curriculum vitae

Marco Gaiani is a full professor of Architectural Representation.

A licensed architect, Prof. Gaiani holds a Dott. cum laude in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna, 1985. Scholar at Istituto di Architettura e Urbanistica of Università di Bologna from 1986/87 to 1987/88; assistant researcher from 1989 in the same Institute; he reached the position of researcher at University of Ferrara School of Architecture from April,1 1993. In November 1999 he became Associate Professor at Polytechnic of Milan, School of Industrial Design, and full professor from 2002. Vice Director from 2002 and Director from 2003 to 2004 of INDACO (Industrial Design, Arts, Communication and Fashion) Department of Polytechnic of Milan, he founded the Officina Infografica at the University of Ferrara (OFF) in 1993 and the Virtual Prototyping & Reverse Modeling at Polytechnic of Milan in 2002. He come back to the University of Bologna in 2007 where he was Director of Department of Architecture and Urban Planning from 2010 to 2012.

A specialist in 3D computer imaging, modeling and visualization for Architectural Heritage and archaeology, and architectural and archaeology DL, he has been working to virtually document, illustrate, and preserve Italy's Heritage for the past 25 years.

He was one the first developers/user of laser scanning technology in the CH field and also developed Photogrammetry-related technologies. He experimented these technologies in detailed surveys, and creating accurate and high resolution 3D models of monuments from the Colosseum to the Caracalla Thermae in Rome, from a number of Roman sepulchers on the via Appia to San Salvatore al Monte church in Florence, from Palladio's buildings and villas, to the houses for rent of beginning of the twentieth century in Milan, finally to the Pompeii archaeological site and the Bologna's porticoes.

He produced some multimedia visual database widely diffuses, as Andrea Palladio - Le Ville in collaboration with Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza (CISAAP), with full historical citations and detailed 3D reconstructions of Andrea Palladio's villas.

He designed and was responsible of the development of some AH information systems and digital libraries of architecture and archeology including the 3D based IS for the Pompeii archaeological area (in collaboration with Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) di Pisa) and the PALLADIOlibrary information-communication system of Andrea Palladio, his works and his territory, for CISAAP (2009-2012).

He was Scientific Co-ordinator of many Courses for post-degree and post-doctoral students including the two courses “Representation and modeling for CH” of SNS in Volterra (2009 and 2011).

More recently he addressed his attention also to the fields of reverse modeling, virtual prototyping andrendering applied to the industrial design and to research on teaching methods of digital three-dimensional representation techniques.

Member of the scientific commitee and of the organizing committee of many conferences and workshops like “Museum without walls. New media for news museums”, at SIGGRAPH in 1995; “I progetti non realizzati di Palladio” at Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, in 1994; he is member of Advisory Board of “Center for Design Visualization of University of California at Berkeley” from april 2001; of Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI.).

He was involved in the organization of some International Conferences as General Chair including VSMM 2002, E-Arcom 2007, Simposio Palladiano in 2008 and he is member of scientific committee of some international journals as “Disegnare idee immagini” and “SCIRES-IT”.

He was member of evaluation expert group for the ANVUR VQR 2004-2010.