Gian Luca ForestiUniversity of Udine
Gian Luca Foresti was born in Savona (Italy) in 1965. He received the Laurea degree cum laude in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Genoa, Italy, in 1990 and in 1994, respectively. Since 1998 he is Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (DIMI), University of Udine, and Director of the Artificial Vision and Real-Time System (AVIRES) Lab. His main interests involve (a) active vision, (b) image processing, (c) multisensor data fusion and (d) artificial neural networks. Techniques proposed found applications in the following fields: automatic video-based systems for surveillance and monitoring of outdoor environments, vision systems for autonomous vehicle driving and/or road traffic control, 3D scene interpretation, human behaviuor understanding. Prof. Foresti is author or co-author of more than 120 papers published in International Journals and Refereed International Conferences. He was general co-chair, chairman and member of Technical Committees at several conferences. He has been organizer of several Special Sessions on based surveillance systems and data fusion at International Conferences. He has contributed in 7 books in his area of interest and he is co-author of the book “Multimedia Video-based Surveillance Systems” (Kluwer, 2000). He has been Guest Editor video of a Special Issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on “Video Communications, Processing and Understanding for Third Generation Surveillance Systems”. He has served as a reviewer for several international journals, and for the European Union in different research programs (MAST III, Long Term Research, Brite-CRAFT). He is Senior member of IEEE and Fellow member of IAPR.