Assistant Professor

Lamberto Ballan

I am an Assistant Professor (tenure track) of computer science in the Dept of Mathematics “Tullio Levi-Civita” at the University of Padova, Italy, where I lead the Visual Intelligence and Machine Perception (VIMP) group. I am also affiliated faculty at the Human Inspired Technology Research Centre.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the AI Lab at Stanford University – working with L. Fei-Fei and S. Savarese – supported by a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission. I received my Laurea (M.S.) and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering in 2006 and 2011, both from the Univ. of Florence (Italy), advised by A. Del Bimbo. I also spent time at Telecom ParisTech (France) in 2010.

My primary research area is computer vision, closely integrated with applied (deep) machine learning and multimedia. The main focus of my current research is on designing learning algorithms that make the most effective use of contextual knowledge in presence of sparse and noisy data.