Maria Farinella obtained the degree in Computer Science
(egregia cum laude) from the University of Catania, Italy,
in 2004. He is Founder Member of the IPLAB Research Group at University of
Catania since 2005. He also became an Associate
Member of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Group
at University of Cambridge in 2006, and Associate Member of the Italian National Research Council since 2018. He was awarded a Doctor
of Philosophy (Computer Vision) from the University of Catania
in 2008. He
is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics
and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy. His
research interests lie in the fields of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. He is Associate Editor of the international journals IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition - Elsevier and IET Computer Vision. He has been serving as Area Chair for CVPR 2020, ECCV 2020, ICCV 2017/2019, WACV 2019, ICPR 2018. Giovanni Maria Farinella founded (in 2006)
and currently directs the International
Computer Vision Summer School. He also founded (in 2014) and currently directs the Medical Imaging Summer School. He is member of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) and Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society. He was awarded theáPAMI Mark Everingham Prize 2017.
Giovanni Maria Farinella has got the National Scientific
Qualification to Associate Professor (ASN - Seconda Fascia) in the areas of Information Engineering (SSD 09/H1) and Computer Science (SSD 01/B1) on 03/12/2013 and 29/01/2014 respectively.
He has got the National Scientific
Qualification to Full Professor (ASN - Prima Fascia), in the areas of Computer Science (SSD 01/B1) and Information Engineering (SSD 09/H1) on 28/03/2018 and 26/07/2018 respectively.