I have been working as Senior Research Scientist (previously Research Assistant and Research Scientist) at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for High-Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), since 2006, leading the Augmented Human-Computer Interaction research team.
I am also a Faculty Board Member of the PhD course on “Humanities and Technologies” of the University of Macerata. Between 2012 and 2018, I was an Adjunct Professor of Informatics at the University of Naples “Federico II”. I received a Laurea degree in Computer Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Naples “Federico II” and a PhD degree in Information Technology Engineering at the University of Naples “Parthenope”.
I serve, with leadership roles, funded research projects (EU H2020, ESA, Italian) in the fields of ICT for health and cultural heritage applications. Currently, I am mainly involved in the coordination of the EU H2020 project SMART BEAR and the national projects PAUN and e-Brewery.
My research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, natural user interfaces and human interface aspects of virtual and augmented reality. I am an author of almost 100 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings and books.
I serve as Associate Editor the Pattern Recognition Letters journal (Elsevier), and I am a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE SITIS conference. I also serve on program committees of several international conferences and workshops. I am a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction), KES (Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems), CVPL (Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca in Computer Vision, Pattern recognition e machine Learning) and IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) international associations.