Giovanni Maria Farinella
Giovanni Maria Farinella obtained the degree in Computer Science (egregia cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2004. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 2008. He is Founder Member of the IPLAB Research Group at University of Catania since 2005. He also became an Associate Member of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Group at University of Cambridge (2006-2009), and Associate Member of the Italian National Research Council since 2018. He is currently Professor of Machine Learning at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy. His research interests lie in the fields of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, with focus on First Person (Egocentric) Vision. He is Associate Editor of the international journals IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition – Elsevier and IET Computer Vision. He has been serving as Area Chair for CVPR 2020/21/22, ICCV 2017/19/21, ECCV 2020, BMVC 2020, WACV 2019, ICPR 2018, and as Program Chair of ECCV 2022, ICIAP 2021 and VISAPP 2019/20/21. Giovanni Maria Farinella founded (in 2006) and currently directs the International Computer Vision Summer School. He also founded (in 2014) and currently directs the Medical Imaging Summer School. He is member of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society, Scientific Advisor of the NVIDIA AI Technology Centre (NVAITC) and founder of Next Vision s.r.l (Spinoff of the University of Catania). He wasawarded the IEEE PAMI Mark EveringhamPrize 2017.