My main research interests are in statistical pattern recognition (mainly generative modeling) and computer vision, with emphasis on video surveillance applications, such as human activity modeling, people re-identification and pedestrian detection. In these last years, I'm studying social signal processing, i.e., how to model human activities with computer vision tools, following social psychology principia. Other interests are in social media, medical image analysis, 3D modeling and bioinformatics.
May 2012: The paper Stereo-Based Framework for Pedestrian Detection with Partial Occlusion Handling has been accepted at AVSS 2012!A new pedestrian detection framework, which uses depth information to deal with occlusions; see the publications page.
May 2012: A paper has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Computer Vision! Stel Component Analysis: joint segmentation, modeling and recognition of objects classes; see the publications page.
May 2012: A paper has been accepted at Fusion 2012. It is about using covariance matrices for fusing multimodal signals, for multisensory pedestrian detection. See the publications page
April 2012: Re-Id 2012 workshop proposal has been accepted. This is the first workshop on re-identification, and it will be hosted at ECCV 2012. See the workshop homepage
April 2012: Two papers have been accepted at CVPR 2012. One is about group tracking using decentralized particle filtering, the other on spectral learning for discrete Hidden Markov Models. See the publications page