Ovidio Salvetti holds the position of Director of Research of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) at the Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), in Pisa. He is working in the fields of theoretical and applied computer vision, multimedia, and computational intelligence. His research interests are image analysis and understanding, multimedia information systems, spatial modeling, decision support systems, and intelligent processes in computer vision. He is coauthor of four books and monographs and more than four hundred technical and scientific articles; he is also owner of ten patents regarding systems and software tools for image processing. Salvetti has been the Scientific Coordinator of more than 40 National and European research and industrial projects, in collaboration with Italian and foreign research groups, in the fields of computer vision, multimedia semantics, and high-performance computing for diagnostic imaging. He also worked as Vice Coordinator of the subproject Dedicated Processors of the CNR finalized program Information Systems and Parallel Computation and one of the promoters of the CNR strategic project Knowledge through Images. He is member on the editorial boards of the International Journals Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Forensic Computer Science, The Open Medical Informatics, Transactions on Mass-Data Analysis of Images and Signals, Transactions on Case-based Reasoning, and Atti della Fondazione “Giorgio Ronchi”. He currently participates as a Member of the working group on vision and image understanding in the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) and of the IEEE CIS. Salvetti also works as an Associate Scientist of the research centre on Extreme Physiology at the Life Science Institute of the S. Anna Superior Study School in Pisa and a member of the steering committee of a number of EU Projects. At present, he heads the ISTI Signals and Images Laboratory.
Biography Updated on 30 July 2012