My research activities fit broadly into Spatial Reasoning — how we can reason about the layout of objects in space in both 2D and 3D to provide insight or retrieve relevant information. My research has a keen interest on varied data types including those from the Humanities such as Art and Cultural Heritage.
Our group is always looking for good PhD candidates, so if you are interested in doing a PhD in Visual Reasoning please contact me to discuss the options. We have yearly calls in the Italian education system and other options depending on the type of PhD. For more details review research areas and publications especially before making an inquiry or application.
Machine ability to detect objects within images has surpassed human ability, however, when posed with relatively simple more complex tasks machines quickly struggle. This theme focuses on developing AI systems that are able to access knowledge stored in Knowledge Graphs to understand the world around the camera view. Few works have successfully integrated knowledge in Computer Vision systems and knowledge graphs provide one avenue. This research will study methods to integrate knowledge for user interaction via retrieval or visual question and answering within real world environments. In particular, shallow and deep graph-based methodologies are promising computational framework to include external knowledge and also maintaining a high degree of interpretability, a necessary feature for modern AI systems.
We recently published three videos on the pilot locations, Paris, Barcelona and Spain, of the MEMEX Project. This challenging collaboration effort came together during the second wave of COVID so a massive effort was needed by the Michael Culture Association, NOHO Limited, Fundacio Interarts per a la Cooperacio Cultural Internacional (InterArts), Mapas das Ideias and Dédale.
Program Chair at BMVC’21
Organising VISART V: Vision for Art
Rejoined Visual Geometry and Modelling Lab of IIT
Researcher (Assist. Prof) in Cultural Heritage in IIT
Moved to Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Became Honorary Research Associate at UCL
Invited to Rank Prize Symposium on Computer Vision and Video Effects
Graduated as Doctor of Philosophy
Research Associate at UCL with Prof. Tim Weyrich
Defended PhD Thesis
Accepted at CHI Play - WIP Track in Virtual.