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Vittorio Murino

Visiting scientist
Department Director, 2009-2019


Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS), Via Enrico Melen 83, Edificio B, 16152 Genova, Italy
+39 010 2897 427
+39 010 8172427

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Vittorio Murino is full professor at the University of Verona, Italy, and director of the PAVIS (Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision) department at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He took the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering in 1989 and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 1993 at the University of Genova, Italy.

He held a post-doctoral position from 1993 to 1995, working in the Signal Processing and Understanding Group of the Dept. of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Genova as supervisor of research activities on image processing for object recognition and pattern classification in underwater environments. From 1995 to 1998, he was assistant professor at the Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Udine, Italy, and since 1998 he works at the University of Verona. He was chairman of the Department of Computer Science from 2001, year of foundation, to 2007, and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Computer Science in the same university from 1999 to 2003. Prof. Murino is scientific responsible of several national and European projects, and evaluator of EU project proposals related to several frameworks and programs.

From 2009 to 2019, he worked at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova, Italy, leading the PAVIS department involved in computer vision, machine learning, pattern recognition and image analysis. He is now still collaborating with PAVIS, mainly working in domain adaptation, zero-shot learning, and domain generalization in presence of biased/noisy data.

His main research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning, more specifically, statistical and probabilistic techniques for image and video processing, with applications on (human) behavior analysis and related applications such as video surveillance, biomedical imaging, and bioinformatics.

Prof. Murino is co-author of more than 400 papers published in refereed journals and international conferences, member of the technical committees of important conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICPR, ICIP, etc.), and guest co-editor of special issues in relevant scientific journals.

He is also member of the editorial board of Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Machine Vision & Applications, and Pattern Analysis and Applications journals.

Finally, prof. Murino is IEEE Senior Member and IAPR Fellow.

Full info and recent selected publications could be retrieved by the CV downloadable below in this page.


Computer Vision Machine Learning Pattern Recognition


Industry-funded project titled “Design, realization and test of an automatic visual inspection system for gas turbin combustion chambers”. Client: Ansaldo Energia S.p.A., 2018-2020 (2 years).

Industrial funded project titled “Digital Textile: quality control, predictive maintenance, and process control”. Client: Camozzi and Marzoli, 2018-2022 (5 years).

Industrial funded project titled “Visual Inspection of glasses for the automatic detection and classification of defects by Machine Learning”. Client: Luxottica S.p.A., 2018-2019 (2 years).

Industrial funded project titled “Feasibility Study for the Visual Inspection and Assessment of Refractory Tiles in Turbin Combustion Chambers”. Client: Ansaldo Energia S.p.A., 2017 (1 year).

Industrial funded project titled “Automatic Visual Inspection and Assemblies”. Client: GE AVIO S.r.l., 2014-2017 (3 years).

RENVISION – Retina inspired ENcoding For Advanced VISION Tasks, European Commission, Neuro-Bio Inspired System, Future & Emerging Technologies (FET) Proactive initiative, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), 7th Framework Programme, 2013-2016 (3 years). Project Coordinator.

Industrial funded project titled “Crowd behavior analysis”. Client: Selex Elsag S.p.A., 2012-2013 (1 year).

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