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Samuel Rota Bulò is a senior researcher, working in the fields of computer vision and machine learning with particular emphasis on deep learning methods. Additional research interests are in the fields of optimization, graph theory and game theory.
He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Venice in 2009. He worked there as a PostDoc until 2013, holding also teaching positions. He then became a researcher for Technologies of Vision (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento) until he switched to Mapillary Research in 2017, that has joined Facebook in 2020. He regularly publishes works in top journals and conferences in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. He was awarded the prestigious Marr Prize in 2015, Best Student Paper Award at ICIAP 2017, Honorable Mention Award at TASK-CV 2018 and Best Paper Award at Valuetools 2011. He got the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor in 2018. He won the Robust Vision Challenge (CVPR2018) and the Autonomous Navigation in Unconstrained Environments Challenge (ECCV2018) both on the semantic segmentation track.
He serves on the editorial board for “Pattern Recognition” and “International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics” and is regularly on the program committee of international conferences of his field. He participated to several EU projects.