In 2004, I decided to join the Fondazione Bruno Kessler Research Institute in Trento (Italy), to further explore my interests in computer vision. For the past 12 years, I have been a researcher manager and coordinator of several European projects, including FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects, such as CHIL, Netcarity and My-e-Director.
After gaining experience in large-project management, in 2011 I decided to search for new EU funding opportunities as a project coordinator, and was succesful in bringing together a strong consortium and constructing a proposal in the field of Augmented Reality that generated 3.6 MEuro of EU funding, named VENTURI. Then in 2016, I successfully obtained funding for a H2020 project called REPLICATE which explores the use of mobile devices to convert real-world objects into creative resources for AR/VR and Mixed Reality.
My primary role in the Technologies of Vision Research Unit and FBK, is the generation of new funding and the subsequent coordination of Horizon 2020 projects.
My research interests include 3D reconstruction, Industry 4.0, cultural heritage preservation, creativity, mobile computer vision, Augmented / Virtual / Mixed Reality, sports activity analysis