April 11-21, 2011
Prof. Massimo Piccardi
M.Eng. in EE (University of Bologna, Italy), Ph.D. in CE/CS (University of Bologna, Italy).
Massimo Piccardi is a Professor of Computer Systems with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) that he joined in January 2002 as an associate professor. Previously, he was a senior lecturer/assistant professor with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ferrara, Italy. At UTS, he serves a Director of the Advanced Video Surveillance research program. His main research interests are in the areas of pattern recognition, computer vision, image and video analysis and processing, and computer architecture, with main applications to video surveillance, multimedia, and human-computer interaction (CHI). He has been the author or co-author of more than 120 scientific papers on international journals and conferences, and three book chapters. He has been the leading investigator in several research projects including two ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Projects and an ARC Linkage Project. Dr. Piccardi is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society and a member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE International Conference series on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance (AVSS) and serves as an Associate Editor of journals Image and Vision Computing and Machine Vision and Applications.
Courses: An Introduction to Action Recognition and Tracking in Videos, PhD short course (13 hours, 1 credit)