• August 27, 2015: “2D and 3D matching via hand-crafted features”, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • April 30, 2015: “2D and 3D matching via hand-crafted features”, MvTech, Munich, Germany
  • February 18, 2015: “2D and 3D matching via hand-crafted features”, Metaio, Munich, Germany
  • November 13, 2014: “Rigid Point Cloud Matching”, Germany Aerospace Center (DLR), Munich, Germany
  • July 23, 2014 “3D Object Recognition in Clutter with the Point Cloud Library”, Workshop on ROS and its applications for Robotic Manipulation (ROS-RM 2014), Alicante, Spain (invited talk)
  • July 15, 2014, “Object Recognition in PCL”, PCL Tutorial@Int. Conf. on Autonomous Intelligent Systems (IAS13), Padova, Italy
  • May 16, 2014: “Detection of objects and structures of interest using shape information”, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany
  • March 28, 2014: “Point Cloud Library for Metrological Software”, Metromeet 2014, Bilbao, Spain (invited talk)
  • December 10,2013: “3D Recognition, Registration and Segmentation with the Point Cloud Library”, ASTAR, Singapore
  • June 3-5, 2013: “The Point Cloud Library”, Smart Libraries for Computer Graphics (CG Libs), Pisa, Italy
  • May 10, 2013, “How does a good feature look like?”, PCL Tutorial@Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ’13), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • February 25, 2013: “Invariant features for 3D recognition, registration and segmentation”, 5th Int. 3D-ARCH Workshop, Trento, Italy (keynote speech)
  • September 21, 2011: “3D Recognition and Reconstruction”, MIT, Cambridge, USA
  • October 20, 2010: “Recognition from 3D data”, Toshiba Research, Cambridge, UK
  • June 3, 2009: “Early processing of video sequences for video surveillance applications”, IIT Demokritos, Athens, Greece


In Italian:
  • June 27, 2012 “Visual Correspondence: from 2D to 3D”, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
  • April 3, 2012 “Uno sguardo sulla visione artificiale”, Rotary Club, Rep. San Marino
  • November 26, 2008: “Recent research trends in stereo vision”, University of Verona, Italy
  • November 20, 2008: “Stereo for robots”, University of Bologna, Italy
  • April 28, 2008: “Algoritmi per la corrispondenza stereo”, Datasensor SpA, Bologna, Italy



  • 2015: Google Faculty Research Award
  • 2015: Co-author of the paper “Surgical Tool Tracking and Pose Estimation in Retinal Microsurgery”, whose first author (N. Rieke) received the “MICCAI Young Scientist Award 2015”
  • 2011: “Best paper award runner-up” of the 3DIMPVT 2011 conference
  • 2009: “DEIS Best Paper Award 2009″ (best paper among those published in 2009 at DEIS dept., University of Bologna, Italy)


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