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Stefano Berretti is 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. He received the laurea degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. in Informatics Engineering and Telecommunications from the University of Firenze, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 2000, he received the post-laurea degree in "Multimedia Content Design" from the Master in Multimedia of the University of Firenze. From 2001 to 2002 he worked as post-Ph.D. researcher at the Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica of the University of Firenze, where he has been Assistant Professor from 2002 to 2011.

Stefano Berretti teaches "Operating Systems" and "Fundamentals of Computer Programming" at the first level graduate program in Computer Engineering, at the School of Engineering of the University of Firenze. He also teaches "Database Systems" at the Master in Multimedia of the University of Firenze.

His 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, Stefano Berretti has been visiting professor at the Institute TELECOM, TELECOM Lille 1, in Lille, France. During spring 2000, he has 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, he 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. Stefano Berretti is author of more than 100 publications appeared in conference proceedings and international journals in the area of pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia. He is in the program committee of several international conferences and serves as a frequent reviewer of many international journals. He has 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.

Stefano Berretti is member of the Group of Italian Researchers on Pattern Recognition (GIRPR), affiliated to the IAPR, and member of the IEEE.

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Prof. Stefano Berretti, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
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 4796415
fax: +39 055 4796493