Dr Luca Benedetti

Contact information:

Dr Luca Benedetti
Computer Science department
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom 
phone: +44 (0) 7473 555190
email: l.benedetti AT PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ME bath.ac.uk
email: luca.benedetti AT PLEASE DO NOT SPAM ME gmail.com
web: http://lucabenedetti.net

Who am I:

I was born on 19 June 1983 in Pisa, Italy; I'm a computer scientist, graduated at University of Pisa, with particular interests on computer graphics, computer vision, and human-computer interaction. I am also interested in colorimetry, image processing, game design, robotics, and language paradigms.

I'm currently doing postdoctoral research at the University of Bath, where I'm involved in the OAK Project.

Previously I have been collaborating as Graduate Fellow with the Visual Computing Laboratory of ISTI-CNR while being a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science departement of Pisa University.

I have also served as a research intern at Adobe Advanced Technology Lab during winter 2012/13

I have obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science on January 2014 after defending my thesis on 19 December 2013

I have obtained a Laurea Specialistica in Informatica (M.Sc. equivalent) on 3 April 2009 with a graduation mark equal to 110/110 cum laude (a distinction mark).

I have obtained a Laurea Triennale in Informatica (B.Sc. equivalent) on 20 July 2007 with a graduation mark equal to 110/110 cum laude.

Publications

The list of published papers is available here

Education

2009 – 2013
Università di Pisa – Italy
Ph.D school in Computer Science
Thesis title: Advancements in multi-view processing for reconstruction, registration and visualization.
Affiliation: Visual Computing Laboratory – ISTI – CNR (Italy)
Supervisors: Dr. Roberto Scopigno, Ing. Massimiliano Corsini
Topics: Multi-view data, Computer Vision, Computer Graphic, Image Processing
Abstract and download link available on the University website
2007 – 2009
Università di Pisa – Italy
Master of Science Degree in Computer Science
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude
Thesis title: Color to gray conversions for stereo matching
Affiliation: Visual Computing Laboratory – ISTI – CNR (Italy)
Supervisors: Dr. Paolo Cignoni, Ing. Massimiliano Corsini
Topics: Computer Vision, Colorimetry, Image Processing
Abstract: This thesis copes with the image color to grayscale conversion problem with the purpose of improving the quality and the accuracy of the results when the grayscale conversion is applied in the context of stereo matching.
Many different state of the art color to grayscale conversion algorithms have been evaluated, implemented and tested inside the stereo matching context, and a new ad-hoc algorithm that optimizes the conversion process for this context has been developed.
Download link available on the University website
2002 – 2007
Università di Pisa – Italy
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
Final grade: 110/110 cum laude
Thesis title: Un sistema interattivo per la movimentazione virtuale di elementi architettonici e scultorei (An interactive system for virtual movement of architectural and sculpture elements)
Affiliation: Visual Computing Laboratory – ISTI – CNR (Italy)
Supervisors: Dr. Paolo Cignoni, Ing. Massimiliano Corsini
Topics: Computer Graphics, Graphic User Interfaces, Cultural Heritage Applications
Abstract: Questo progetto consiste nella realizzazione di un applicativo interattivo di facile utilizzo e destinato ad utenti senza competenze specifiche di modellazione tridimensionale che permetta la visualizzazione ed il posizionamento di elementi scultorei all'interno di un ambiente tridimensionale specificato a priori. Il sistema permette la specifica di particolari vincoli ai movimenti che è possibile effettuare da parte dall'utente e controlla le collisioni tra gli oggetti posizionati.