Franca Giannini is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies of the National Council of Research in Genova, Italy. She graduated in applied mathematics from the University in Genoa, Italy, in November 1986. Since then, taking into account the evolution of the available technologies and changes in working processes, she has concentrated on different issues for the specification of tools and methodologies for 3D geometric model representation, analysis, and synthesis. In particular, she focused on the development of shape processing and modeling tools adaptable to the application needs by exploiting contextual knowledge, in particular, that related to industrial product development. She has participated and been responsible for IMATI in several national and international projects, carrying on strong collaboration with both international research institutions and companies, such as industrial CAD developers (e.g., Dassault Systèmes, think3), and end users companies (e.g., BMW, Pininfarina Studi e Ricerche, and ALESSI). She is currently in charge of the project Multimodal and Multidimensional Content and Media of the Department ICT of the National Council of Research. She is the coauthor of two patented software for automatic feature recognition for hybrid solid representation. The results of her research activity have been published in more than 80 reviewed papers presented in international conferences and journals. Her current research interests include multidimensional media modeling and understanding and related knowledge formalization in application contexts.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2012