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The UMB-DB has been acquired by the Imaging and Vision Laboratory (IVL) from the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo) of the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy.

Principal investigators

Alessandro Colombo, Ph.D.


Alessandro Colombo took his degree in Computer Science in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008 at DISCo, Department of Information Science, Systems Theory, and Communication at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He is currently a post-doc researcher at the Imaging and Vision Laboratory. His research interests cover 3D imaging, 2D/3D image synthesis, and biometrics systems. In particular, he focused his research on 2D and 3D face detection and recognition.

Claudio Cusano, Ph.D.


Claudio Cusano is a post-doc student at DISCo (Department of Information Science, Systems Theory, and Communication), of the University of Milano-Bicocca, where he took his Ph.D. in Computer Science. Since April 2001 he has been a fellow of the the ITC Institute of the Italian National Research Council. The main topics of his current research concern 2D and 3D imaging, with a particular focus on image analysis and classification, and on face recognition.

Raimondo Schettini, Full Professor.


Raimondo Schettini is a full professor at the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy). He is Vice-Director of the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, and head of Imaging and Vision Lab. He has been associated with Italian National Research Council (CNR) since 1987. He has been team leader in several research projects and published more than 180 refereed papers on image processing, analysis and reproduction, and on image content-based indexing and retrieval. He is an associated editor of the Pattern Recognition Journal. He was a co-guest editor of three special issues about Internet Imaging (Journal of Electronic Imaging, 2002), Color Image Processing and Analysis (Pattern Recognition Letters, 2003), and Color for Image Indexing and Retrieval (Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 2004). He was member of the CIE TC 8/3 and Chairman of the 1st Workshop on Image and Video Content-based Retrieval (1998), of the First European Conference on Color in Graphics, Imaging and Vision (2002), of the EI Internet Imaging Conferences (2000–2006), of the EI Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems 2007 Conference (2007, 2009), and of the Computational Color Imaging Workshop (2007, 2009, 2011).


The Imaging and Vision Laboratory (IVL)

"The scientific disciplines of imaging and vision are in constant evolution, incorporating new technologies and engaging in new fields of application. The laboratory of Imaging and Vision was created, on the initiative of Raimondo Schettini, at the beginning of 2003 within the Department of Information Science, Systems Theory, and Communication (DISCo) of the University of Milan at Bicocca." More...


The Department of Informatics, Systems and Comunication ( DISCo )

"The Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo) opened on January 1, 1999 with a teaching staff and technical administration staff who transferred from the Computer Science department of the UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano to the new UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano Bicocca. Since then, the department has grown and now has a teaching staff of more than thirty professors and more than forty doctoral students and researchers. The primary objectives of DISCo are to develop teaching and research in order to significantly contribute to the innovative processes of the European and Italian productive systems and, to initiate re-launching of European research for the Information Society in the field of technology. Currently, DISCo offers one first level and one second level degree in IT ("Corso di laurea in Informatica" and "Corso di laurea specialistica in Informatica"). Diversified plans of study are available to allow students to choose courses that will enrich their core program. The research topics of the department are strongly linked to the teaching activities. The teaching activity of each of the heads of the research labs is directly connected to the research of the individual labs. Internships and dissertations are part of the numerous projects which produce innovative and original research. Most of the Ph.D. students are actively involved in the research labs in addition for their doctoral thesis. Research takes place inside the university, although there are numerous industrial and academic collaborations on the national and international level. Research is organized into four areas developed by the research labs. The labs dedicated to education, separate from the research labs, are a strong point for the Department. They are managed using industrial techniqus and offer the students an environment equal or better than what they could find in company IT labs." More...

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The University of Milano Bicocca (Milano, Italy)

"The university of Milano Bicocca is a young, dynamic and multidisciplinary university, which in the space of ten years has created an extensive network including many world-famous universities, research centres and top corporations. We are offering courses – Bachelors, Masters, PhD - that will prepare you to brave the challenges of a complex and changing world. Students, researchers and professors have come together at our University with ideas, enthusiasm, and talents, and with the intention of creating a brighter future." More...