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I received a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Bologna, in 1997 and 2002 respectively. Currently I'm Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna. My research interests include: computer vision, machine-learning, embedded vision and applications. I regularly serve as reviewer for major international conferences and journals.


Short bio

Stefano Mattoccia

Associate Professor

University of Bologna
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI)

Address: Viale del Risorgimento, 2  40136 Bologna, Italy

Phone:   +39 051 2093860     Fax +29 051 2093869 

Email:     stefano.mattoccia#AT#unibo.it


Keywords: computer vision, machine learning, 3D vision, embedded vision

My research activity is concerned with computer vision, machine learning applied to computer vision problems and embedded vision systems. For a more detailed overview take a look at the publication page or Google Scholar

  1. -Sono disponbili tesi di laurea (magistrale e triennale) e tirocini nell’ambito di tematiche inerenti la computer vision con particolare riferimento alla generazione e alla elaborazione di dati 3D mediante machine learning.
    In particolare, le tematiche di ricerca vertono su: deep-learning/machine learning, computer vision e 3D vision, sistemi di computer vision embedded, sistemi assistivi, robotica, sistemi di guida automatica.

  2. -Sono disponibili tesi e tirocini da svolgere all’estero e/o in azienda

  3. -Per informazioni o per fissare un appuntamento: stefano.mattoccia__AT__unibo.it

  4. -Una lista di tesi e tirocini svolti e in corso è disponibile a questo link

Tesi di laurea e tirocini/Theses and internships

  1. -Sistemi Embedded riconfigurabili M, Ing. Informatica 2009-2017

  2. -Calcolatori Elettronici T, Ing. Informatica  2009-2017

  3. -Reti Logiche T, Ing. Informatica 2016-2017

  4. -Reti Logiche LA, Ing. Automazione 2006-2008

  5. -Reti Logiche LA, Ing. Elettronica 2003-2005


Service and professional activities

  1. -Best demo paper award at 4th IEEE Mobile Vision Workshop (CVPR2014), Columbus

  2. -Outstanding reviewer, International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2013)

  3. -Best paper award at 7th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (CVPR 2011), Colorado Springs


  1. -Deep-learning for low level vision problems, Summer School on Deep Learning on Chip (Macloc2017) September 20-22, 2017 – Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy) [PDF]

  2. -Mapping of computer vision algorithms on FPGAs with High Level Synthesis tools, Summer School on Deep Learning on Chip (Macloc2017) September 20-22, 2017 – Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy) [PDF]

- 3D sensing for embedded systems, Embedded Vision School, May 25-26, 2015, University of Naples Parthenope [PDF]

- Stereo vision algorithms for FPGAs, Invited talk at 9th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (CVPR 2013), Portland, Oregon [PDF]

  1. -Stereo vision algorithms for 3D dense reconstruction, University of Florence, May 2012 [PDF]

Recent talks

Some applications of our custom embedded 3D camera

Informativa sulla privacy disponibile a questo link

Recent selected papers:

- Quantitative evaluation of confidence measures in a machine learning world, ICCV 2017

- Unsupervised Adaptation for Deep Stereo, ICCV 2017

- Learning confidence measures in the wild, BMVC 2017

- Learning to predict stereo reliability enforcing local consistency of confidence maps, CVPR 2017

  1. -Reliable fusion of ToF and stereo depth driven by confidence measures, ECCV 2016

  2. -Learning a general-purpose confidence measure based on O(1) features and a smarter aggregation strategy for semi global matching, 3DV 2016

  3. -Deep Stereo Fusion: combining multiple disparity hypotheses with deep-learning, 3DV 2016

  4. -Learning from scratch a confidence measure, BMVC 2016


  Fabio Tosi, University of Bologna (2017-present),
      Deep-learning for 3D reconstruction

      Matteo Poggi, University of Bologna (2014-present),
      Machine learning for stereo vision

  Leonardo De-Maeztu Reinares, Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain (2009-2012)
      Towards accurate and real-time local stereo correspondence algorithms: computational efficiency and massively
      parallel architectures
, Co-supervised with Arantxa Villanueva (Public University of Navarre)

  Federico Tombari, University of Bologna (2008-2011)
      Methodologies for visual correspondence, Co-supervised with Luigi Di Stefano (University of Bologna)

PhD students

  1. -General co-Chair 12th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (EVW2016), CVPR 2016

  2. -Program Chair 11th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (EVW2015), CVPR 2015

  3. -Program co-Chair 10th IEEE Embedded Vision Workshop (EVW2014), CVPR 2014

  4. -Area Chair IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo ICME 2014

  5. -Area Chair IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo ICME 2013

  6. -Guest Editor IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Emerging Techniques in 3D 2013

  7. -Guest Editor Springer’s Journal of Signal Processing Systems 2016

  8. -Reviewer for major international journals:

    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Medical Images, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - II, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, IEEE Signal Processing Letter, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Image and Vision Computing, Machine Vision and Applications, Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Journal of Microprocessors and Microsystems, Digital Signal Processing, IET Computer Vision, IET Intelligent Transport Systems, VLSI Design, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, ISRN Machine Vision, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, SPIE Optical Engineering, Optics Express, International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, The Knowledge Engineering Review

  9. -Reviewer for major international conferences. Recent: CVPR, ECCV, 3DV, 3DIMPVT, ICME, ICIP

  10. -Key member (2010-2014) of the Interest Group on 3D Rendering, Processing and Communications of  IEEE Multimedia Communication TC

  11. -Member of IEEE and IAPR (GIRPR) 

  12. -Member of the following PhD dissertation committees:

  13. -University of Parma 2015

  14. -University of Padova 2017