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I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DINFO) of the University of Firenze, Italy, and at the Media Integration and Communication Center (MICC) of the same University. I received the laurea degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of Firenze, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 2000, I also received the post-laurea degree in "Multimedia Content Design" from the Master in Multimedia of the University of Firenze. From 2001 to 2002 I worked as post-Ph.D. researcher at the Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica of the University of Firenze, where I have been Assistant Professor from 2002 to 2011.
In April 2017 I got the habilitation as Full Professor of Computer Engineering.

Currently, I teach "Fundamentals of Computer Programming" at the first level graduate program in Computer Engineering, at the School of Engineering of the University of Firenze (in the past, I also taught "Operating Systems" at the same first level graduate program, and "Database Systems" at the Master in Multimedia of the University of Firenze). From the academic year 2015/16, I teach "Computer Graphics and 3D" at the second level graduate program (Laurea Magistrale) in Computer Engineering, at the School of Engineering of the University of Firenze.

My current research interests are mainly focused on content modeling, retrieval, and indexing of image and 3D object databases. Recent researches have addressed 3D object retrieval and partitioning, 3D face recognition, 3D facial expression recognition. On this latter research subject, in October-November 2009, I have been visiting professor at the Institute TELECOM, TELECOM Lille 1, in Lille, France. During spring 2000, I have been also visiting researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), in Mumbai, India, working on themes related to image content description and retrieval. In June 2013, I joined the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), Sharjah campus, United Arab Emirates, as a visiting Professor working on the topic of 3D mesh analysis and representation. I am author of more than 100 publications appeared in conference proceedings and international journals in the area of pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia. I am in the program committee of several international conferences and I serve as a frequent reviewer of many international journals. I have been co-chair of the Fifth Workshop on Non-Rigid Shape Analysis and Deformable Image Alignment (NORDIA’12), held on October 7, 2012, in conjunction with ECCV 2012, Firenze, Italy. I received the best paper award at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop on Biometrics (CVPRW'17), 2017. I will serve as leading guest editor of the special issue on “Representation, Analysis and Recognition of 3D Humans”, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM), with scheduled publication on late 2017.

I am member of the Group of Italian Researchers on Pattern Recognition (GIRPR), affiliated to the IAPR, and Senior Member of the IEEE.

Prof. Stefano Berretti, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Media Integration and Communication Center (MICC) Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione (DINFO)
Università degli Studi di Firenze
via S. Marta 3,
50139, Firenze - Italy
email: stefano.berretti 'at' unifi.it
phone: +39 055 2758529
fax: +39 055 2758570