Silvia Biasotti works as a Researcher at IMATI-CNR, Italy, where she has been serving as a Member of the Shape Modeling Group since 1998. In September 1998, she received a Laurea degree in applied mathematics from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. Biasotti got the Doctorate degree (Ph.D. degree equivalent) in mathematics and applications in May 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in information and communication technologies in April 2008, both from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. Her research interests are particularly related to shape modeling and computational topology. She is involved in the definition of new tools for the analysis and synthesis of multidimensional media that are suitable for applications. Since 1998, she has been addressing the study of 3D digital shapes through the analysis of the geometric-topological properties of real functions defined on the shape. In particular, Biasotti extended the discrete field to the definition of the Reeb graph descriptor and developed a software prototype, SHREC, for shape characterization and extended Reeb graph extraction from orientable surfaces. During the past years, special emphasis has been devoted to the comparison of Reeb graphs with other shape descriptors; and in cooperation with the Vision Mathematics Group of the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, she extended the computation of size functions to 3D shapes and multivariate functions. Application fields of these shape descriptors are terrain model simplification, shape analysis, matching and classification of 3D datasets, and best view selection. Biasotti is involved in many scientific projects; since 2005, she has been responsible for the CNR project of Topology and Homology for Analyzing Digital Shapes; and in 2013, she served as a Program Chair of the EG workshop 3D Object Retrieval (3DOR 2013). Moreover, since 2005-2006, Biasotti has been teaching the M.S. course in applied mathematics at the University of Genoa.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2013