Massimo Piccardi

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 University of Ferrara, Italy. At UTS, he directs the Computer Vision program of the Global Big Data Technologies Centre, an international centre of excellence for the development of enabling technologies for big data science and analytics. His main research interests are in the areas of pattern recognition, computer vision, image and video analysis, with main applications to video surveillance, multimedia, and human-computer interaction (CHI). Over his career, Prof. Piccardi has been the author or co-author of over a hundred and twenty scientific papers in international journals and on conference proceedings and several book chapters. Since relocating to Australia from Italy in 2002, he has been the principal investigator of many advanced research projects including two ARC (Australian Research Council) Discovery Projects and an ARC Linkage Project, and a chief investigator in another Linkage Project and three Linkage Infrastructure Projects. Prof. Piccardi serves as an Associate Editor for journals Machine Vision and Applications and Image and Vision Computing and is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society and a member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Supervisor Homepage
Areas of expertise: Visual pattern recognition / computer vision / image analysis / video analysis video surveillance