Curriculum Vitae

August 30, 2017


Table Of Contents

1 Contact Information
2 Short Biography
3 Teaching activities
4 Professional Activities
5 Research Projects
6 Research
7 Publications

1 Contact Information

Ruggero Donida Labati
Università degli Studi di Milano
DI - Dipartimento di Informatica
Via Bramante 65 - 26013 Crema - Italy
Telephone: +39 02 503 30088
Fax: +39 02 503 30010
web: http://homes.di.unimi.it/donida
email: ruggero.donida AT unimi.it

2 Short Biography

2.1 Current position
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Milano
2.2 Employment history
2.3 Academia and school
2.4 Visit in international research centers and participation in international schools
Visit in international research centers: Participation in international schools:
2.5 Collaboration with international research groups
Some research activities were/are performed collaborating with different research institutes (Eticas Researh \& Consulting, Spain; European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain; Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Spain; Michigan State University, MI, USA; Politecnico di Bari, Italy; Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Technische Universit\"at Darmstadt, Germany; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain; Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy; Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy; Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy; Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy; Università degli Studi di Roma 1, Italy; Università degli Studi di Roma 3, Italy; Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy; Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy; Università della Calabria, Italy) and national and international companies (British Telecom, Cognitec Systems GmbH, Chimar Hellas S.A., CiaoTech s.r.l., Dermalog Identification Systems Gmbh, Edison S.p.A., EMC Corporation, IBL S.p.A., IBM Research GmbH, IDP Ingenier\¢ia y Arquitectura Iberia S.L., IMAL s.r.l., Indra Sistemas S.A., SAFE ID Solutions GmbH, SAP AG, Stela Laxhuber GmbH, Vision-box S.A.).
2.6 Prizes, awards and scholarships
Prizes in international competitions: Awards and scholarships:
2.7 Research seminars
2.8 Presentation of papers to international conferences
He presented 17 papers of which he is a coauthor in international scientific conferences.
2.9 Attendance at international conferences

3 Teaching activities

Teaching activities, Laurea in Fisica Medica, Università degli Studi di Milano: Laboratory teaching activities, Laurea in Computer Science (Crema), Università degli Studi di Milano: Support to teaching activities, Laurea in Computer Science (Crema), Università degli Studi di Milano (Art. 47, Regolamento generale di Ateneo): Support to exams, Laurea in Computer Science (Crema), Università degli Studi di Milano (Art. 47, Regolamento generale di Ateneo): Tutor, Laurea in "Sicurezza dei Sistemi e delle Reti Informatiche" (on-line edition), Università degli Studi di Milano: Coordinator of courses for the Ph.D. School in Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano: Lessons and exercises, Laurea in Computer Science (Crema), Università degli Studi di Milano: Co-advisor of first and second level theses, Laurea in Computer Science (Crema), Università degli Studi di Milano:

4 Professional Activities

4.1 Associations
4.2 Research organization
4.3 Organizational activities in scientific associations
4.4 Organization of international scientific conferences
Program co-chair of: Special session organizer of: Special session co-chair of: Local arrangement chair of: Publicity chair of: Tresaurer of: Program Committee Member of: Reviewer for the following conferences:
4.5 Editorial activity
Reviewer for the following international journals::
  • IEEE Computer
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems
  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • Elsevier Soft Computing
  • Elsevier Pattern Recognition Letters
  • Elsevier Signal Processing
  • Elsevier Computer Vision and Image Understanding
  • Elsevier Information Sciences
  • Elsevier Biosystems Engineering
  • Elsevier Computers & Security
  • Springer Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
  • IET Biometrics
  • SPIE Optical Engineering
  • MDPI Sensors
  • International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems
  • International Journal of Biometrics
  • BioMedical Engineering OnLine
Member of the editorial committee of the sequent book:
  • Recent Advances on Computational Intelligence in Defense and Security, Springer, 2015.
4.6 University services
  • October 2016 — Present: Member of Doctorate School of the Ph.D. Degree Program in Computer Science , at the Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano
  • November 2010 — April 2012: Representative of the Ph.D. students at the Department of Information Technologies, Università degli Studi di Milano.

5 Research Projects

He participates/has participated to the following international research projects funded by the European Commission:
  • Program: Horizon 2020
    Project title: Enforceable Security in the Cloud to Uphold Data Ownership (ESCUDO-CLOUD)
    Duration: January 2015 — December 2017
  • Program: VII Framework Program
    Project title: Automated Border Control Gates for Europe (ABC4EU)
    Duration: January 2014 — June 2017
  • Program: VII Framework Program
    Project title: Innovative Poplar Low Density Structural Pane (I-PAN)
    Duration: October 2012 — September 2015
  • Program: VII Framework Program
    Project title: Privacy and Identity Management in Europe for Life (PrimeLife)
    Duration: March 2008 — June 2011
He participates/has participated to the following international research projects funded by the other institutions:
  • Research project funded by Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan
    Project title: Development of Innovative Technologies to Improve the Efficiency of Auxiliaries 6 kV of the Power Station
    Duration: January 2015 — December 2017
  • Research project co-funded by Michigan State University
    Project title: Less-constrained Iris Biometrics
    Duration: February 2014 — June 2014
He participates/has participated to the following national research projects:
  • PRIN 2010 — 2011
    Project title: Data-Centric Genomic Computing (GenData 2020)
    Duration: February 2013 — January 2016
  • PRIN 2008
    Project title: Privacy Aware Processing of Encrypted Signals for Treating Sensitive Information
    Duration: September 2008 — August 2010
  • UNIMI per il futuro — 5 per Mille (progetto interno di ateneo)
    Project title: Adaptive Systems for Environmental Monitoring
    Duration: March 2010 — February 2012
He participates/has participated to the following industrial research projects:
  • Research project funded by EDISON S.p.A.
    Project title: Computational Intelligence Methods for Production Prediction of Renewable Energy Plants
    Duration: May 2014 — April 2015
  • Research project funded by EDISON S.p.A.
    Project title: Feasibility Study on Computational Intelligence Methods for Production Prediction of Renewable Energy Plants
    Duration: March 2013 — February 2014

6 Research

His research interests are signal/image processing and computational intelligent techniques for biometrics and industrial and environmental applications. In particular, his research activities have been focused on the following areas.
6.1 Biometric systems
He has studied innovative algorithms, methods, and systems for verification, identification, and continuous authentication, based on hard and soft biometric characteristics, in particular for security applications. In this context, his research has been focused on: less-constrained and highly-usable acquisition methods, feature extraction and matching techniques robust to noise, and template encryption and privacy protection techniques. Specifically:
6.1.1 Contactless fingerprint recognition
He has studied innovative algorithms for less-constrained fingerprint systems. Particular attention has been given to techniques for reconstructing and processing three-dimensional models for live recognition applications and forensics. He has also designed algorithms and techniques for feature extraction and processing of touchless images captured by single camera systems.
6.1.2 Continuous authentication based on cardiac signals
He has studied original algorithms and methods for continuous authentication systems. In particular, his research has been focused on biometric systems based on one-dimensional physiological signals, such as electrocardiogram (ECG) and plethysmograph (PPG).
6.1.3 Less-constrained biometric systems
He has studied innovative algorithms and methods for the reducing operating and environmental constraints imposed by conventional biometric systems. In particular, his research has been focused on iris recognition systems based on images captured in uncontrolled light condition, at a distance, and on the move, as well as on surveillance applications based on soft biometric characteristics.
6.1.4 Privacy in biometrics
He has studied original algorithms and methods for privacy preserving biometric systems. Particular attention has been given to algorithms and biometric systems based on fingerprint characteristics and template protection strategies.
6.1.5 Soft biometrics
He has studied soft biometric techniques with the specific reference to the weight estimation of walking individuals from frame sequences captured at a distance.
6.2 Industrial and environmental informatics
He has studied multidimensional signals processing methods, computational intelligence techniques, and adaptive systems for industrial and environmental applications, with specific reference to monitoring, measuring, three-dimensional reconstruction, and classification problems. Particular attention has been given to algorithms and systems for three-dimensional reconstruction based on multiple views, adaptive algorithms for feature extraction from images and three-dimensional models, and artificial neural networks for modelling and classification. As study cases, he has worked on wood panel manufacturing, contactless volumetric measurements, classification of microscopic images, wildfire monitoring systems in forests, and expert systems. In particular, his research has been focused on the following areas:
6.2.1 Industrial informatics
He has studied innovative algorithms and methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of material and manufacturing processes, based on signals, images, and three-dimensional models. In particular, he has developed original algorithms, computational intelligence techniques, and systems for monitoring the wood panel production with low environmental impact, estimating the object volume based on multiple-camera images, classifying wood panels, analyzing blood sample images acquired using microscopes, and expert systems.
6.2.2 Environmental informatics
He has studied original algorithms, computational intelligence methods, and simulation techniques for environmental monitoring systems. Particular attention has been given to systems for monitoring wildfires based on networks of low cost cameras.
6.3 Industrial research and development
From June to November 2008, he has worked for the company Harding-IT S.R.L., Crema, Italy, performing research activities, design and implementation of micrometric laser measurement systems. He has been involved in the study, design, experimentation, and implementation of advanced algorithms for processing signals acquired by different kinds of sensors in micrometric laser measurement machines, mainly designed for mechanic and advanced manufacturing (http://www.microplan-group.com/mpg/ENG/non-contact measure machines.html). In this context, he has worked on the following topics:
  • Adaptive algorithms for processing data acquired by the laser sensor
    He has studied adaptive techniques for automatic calibrating the measurement systems, morphologic techniques to estimate the objects shapes, and different kinds of filters for reducing the signal noise.
  • Development of advanced applications for the analysis of measurement systems
    He has implemented a software for the evaluation of the measurement systems uncertainty, cooperating with Prof. Giulio Barbato of Politecnico di Torino.

7 Publications

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