Massimo Tistarelli

University of Sassari

Massimo Tistarelli

University of Sassari


Massimo Tistarelli received the Phd in Computer Science and Robotics in 1991 from the University of Genoa. He is Full Professor in Computer Science (with tenure) and director of the Computer Vision Laboratory at the University of Sassari, Italy. Since 1986 he has been involved as project coordinator and task manager in several projects on computer vision and biometrics funded by the European Community. Since 1994 he has been the director of the Computer Vision Laboratory at the Department of Communication, Computer and Systems Science of the University of Genoa, and now at the University of Sassari, leading several National and European projects on computer vision applications and image-based biometrics.

Prof. Tistarelli is a founding member of the Biosecure Foundation, which includes all major European research centers working in biometrics. His main research interests cover biological and artificial vision (particularly in the area of recognition, three-dimensional reconstruction and dynamic scene analysis), pattern recognition, biometrics, visual sensors, robotic navigation and visuo-motor coordination. He is one of the world-recognized leading researchers in the area of biometrics, especially in the field of face recognition and multimodal fusion. He is coauthor of more than 150 scientific papers in peer reviewed books, conferences and international journals. He is the principal editor for the Springer books “Handbook of Remote Biometrics” and “Handbook of Biometrics for Forensic Science”.

Prof. Tistarelli organized and chaired several world-recognized several scientific events and conferences in the area of Computer Vision and Biometrics. He is Editor in Chief of Image and Vision Computing journal, and he has been associate editor for several scientific journals including IEEE Transactions on PAMI, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Tecnologies, IET Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Letters. Since 2003 he is the founding director for the Int.l Summer School on Biometrics (now at the 21 st edition – He served as vice president of the IEEE Biometrics Council, first vice president of the IAPR and chair of the IAPR Fellow committee. He is a Fellow member of the IAPR and Senior member of the IEEE. In 2022 he was awarded the IEEE Biometrics Council Meritorious Service Award.

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16 Jul 2024
Sala Vigo