Silvia CorchsSenior Research Associate

DISCo (Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication)
University of Milan-Bicocca
Viale Sarca 336, Building U14

Room 1013,  tel: +390264487856

Biography

Silvia Corchs has a Master degree and a Ph.D in Physics, both from the University of Rosario (Argentina) and a Ph.D degree in Informatics from the University of Milano Bicocca. She has been Research Scientist at the National Council for Research in Argentina (working in Theoretical Physics) and also Teaching Assistant at the University of Rosario. She was Guest Scientist in the Computational Neuroscience Group of the Research Department of Siemens AG in Munich (Germany), where she focused on the study of the visual attention mechanism, implementing neurodynamical models. She worked as Postdoc Scientist and Teaching Assistant at the Vision and Perception Science Lab of the University of Ulm in Germany. In 2009 she joined the IVL Lab of University Milano Bicocca.

Publications

Patents

1.

Method For Correcting A Digital Image
(Alessandro Capra, Alfio Castorina, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) Patent number US 7881554, 2011.

@patent{capra2011method-correcting,
 author = {Capra, Alessandro and Castorina, Alfio and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2011},
 month = {0},
 title = {Method For Correcting A Digital Image},
 number = {US 7881554},
 yearfiled = {2006}}

Journal Articles

9.

Predicting Complexity Perception of Real World Images
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Emanuela Bricolo, Francesca Gasparini) In PLoS ONE, volume 11, number 6, pp. e0157986, 2016.

@article{predicting-complexity,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Bricolo, Emanuela and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {e0157986},
 title = {Predicting Complexity Perception of Real World Images},
 volume = {11},
 number = {6},
 journal = {PLoS ONE},
 pdf = {/download/journal.pone.0157986.PDF},
 doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0157986}}
8.

A Genetic Programming approach to evaluate complexity of texture images
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Francesca Gasparini) In Journal of Electronic Imaging, volume 25, number 6, pp. 061408, SPIE, 2016.

@article{corchs2016genetic-programming,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Francesca, Gasparini},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {061408},
 title = {A Genetic Programming approach to evaluate complexity of texture images},
 volume = {25},
 number = {6},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 journal = {Journal of Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/JEIComplexity.pdf},
 doi = {10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061408}}
7.

No Reference Image Quality classification for JPEG-Distorted Images
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In Digital Signal Processing, volume 30, pp. 86-100, Elsevier, 2014.

@article{corchs2014no-reference,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2014},
 pages = {86-100},
 title = {No Reference Image Quality classification for JPEG-Distorted Images},
 volume = {30},
 publisher = {Elsevier},
 journal = {Digital Signal Processing},
 url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1051200414001080},
 doi = {10.1016/j.dsp.2014.04.003},
 issn = {1051-2004},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/research/ImageQuality/}}
6.

How to assess image quality within a workflow chain: an overview
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In International Journal on Digital Libraries, volume 15, number 1, pp. 1-25, Springer, 2014.

@article{ciocca2014how-assess,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2014},
 pages = {1-25},
 title = {How to assess image quality within a workflow chain: an overview},
 volume = {15},
 number = {1},
 publisher = {Springer},
 journal = {International Journal on Digital Libraries},
 pdf = {/download/HowToAssessImageQuality.pdf},
 doi = {10.1007/s00799-014-0124-0}}
5.

Underwater image processing: state of the art of restoration and image enhancement methods
(Silvia Corchs, Raimondo Schettini) In EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, volume 2010, pp. 1-14, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2010.

@article{corchs2010underwater-image,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2010},
 pages = {1-14},
 title = {Underwater image processing: state of the art of restoration and image enhancement methods},
 volume = {2010},
 publisher = {Hindawi Publishing Corporation},
 journal = {EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing},
 pdf = {/download/corchs2010underwater-image.pdf},
 doi = {10.1155/2010/746052},
 issn = {16876172}}
4.

A contrast image correction method
(Alessandro Capra, Alfio Castorina, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In Journal of Electronic Imaging, volume 19, number 2, pp. 1-11, 2010.

@article{capra2010contrast-image,
 author = {Capra, Alessandro and Castorina, Alfio and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2010},
 pages = {1-11},
 title = {A contrast image correction method},
 volume = {19},
 number = {2},
 journal = {Journal of Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/capra2010contrast-image.pdf}}
3.

Recall or precision oriented strategies for binary classification of skin pixels
(Francesca Gasparini, Silvia Corchs, Raimondo Schettini) In Journal of Electronic Imaging, volume 17, number 2, pp. 1-15, 2008.

@article{gasparini2008recall-precision,
 author = {Gasparini, Francesca and Corchs, Silvia and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2008},
 pages = {1-15},
 title = {Recall or precision oriented strategies for binary classification of skin pixels},
 volume = {17},
 number = {2},
 journal = {Journal of Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/gasparini2008recall-precision.pdf}}
2.

Low Quality Image Enhancement Using Visual Attention
(Francesca Gasparini, Silvia Corchs, Raimondo Schettini) In Optical Engineering, volume 46, pp. 040502 (1-3), 2007.

@article{gasparini2007low-quality,
 author = {Gasparini, Francesca and Corchs, Silvia and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2007},
 pages = {040502 (1-3)},
 title = {Low Quality Image Enhancement Using Visual Attention},
 volume = {46},
 journal = {Optical Engineering},
 pdf = {/download/gasparini2007low-quality.pdf}}
1.

A recall or precision oriented skin classifier using binary combining strategies
(Francesca Gasparini, Silvia Corchs, Raimondo Schettini) In Pattern Recognition, volume 38, number 1, pp. 2204-2207, 2005.

@article{gasparini2005recall-precision,
 author = {Gasparini, Francesca and Corchs, Silvia and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2005},
 pages = {2204-2207},
 title = {A recall or precision oriented skin classifier using binary combining strategies},
 volume = {38},
 number = {1},
 journal = {Pattern Recognition},
 pdf = {/download/gasparini2005recall-precision.pdf}}

Book Chapter

2.

Quality of Images
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Carlo Batini, Raimondo Schettini) Chapter in Data and Information Quality: Dimensions, Principles and Techniques, Springer, 2015.

@inbook{ciocca2015quality-image,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Batini, Carlo and Schettini, Raimondo},
 editor = {Batini, Carlo and Scannapieco, Monica},
 year = {2015},
 title = {Quality of Images},
 publisher = {Springer},
 booktitle = {Data and Information Quality: Dimensions, Principles and Techniques},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-24106-7}}
1.

Modeling Image Quality
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) Chapter in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, pp. 569-580, IGI Global, 2014.

@inbook{ciocca2013modeling-image,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 editor = {Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi},
 year = {2014},
 pages = {569-580},
 title = {Modeling Image Quality},
 publisher = {IGI Global},
 booktitle = {Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology},
 doi = {10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch590}}

Conference Papers

17.

Quality Assessment of JPEG-distorted Face Images: Influence of Affective Content
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Francesca Gasparini) In 15th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, pp. -, 2018.

@inproceedings{corchs2018quality-face,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2018},
 pages = {-},
 title = {Quality Assessment of JPEG-distorted Face Images: Influence of Affective Content},
 booktitle = {15th International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications}}
16.

A Complexity-Based Image Analysis to Investigate Interference Between Distortions and Image Contents in Image Quality Assessment
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini) In Computational Color Imaging: 6th International Workshop, CCIW 2017, Milan, Italy, March 29-31, 2017, Proceedings, pp. 105-121, Springer International Publishing, 2017.

@inproceedings{ciocca2017complexity-based,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2017},
 pages = {105-121},
 title = {A Complexity-Based Image Analysis to Investigate Interference Between Distortions and Image Contents in Image Quality Assessment},
 publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
 series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
 booktitle = {Computational Color Imaging: 6th International Workshop, CCIW 2017, Milan, Italy, March 29-31, 2017, Proceedings},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-56010-6_9}}
15.

Human perception of image complexity: real scenes versus texture patches
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Francesca Gasparini) In Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Abstracts for the Second International Meeting of the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Neuromi): Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: New Hope (Milan, July 6–8, 2016), volume 53, number s1, pp. s51, 2016.

@inproceedings{corchs2016human-perception,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {s51},
 title = {Human perception of image complexity: real scenes versus texture patches},
 volume = {53},
 number = {s1},
 note = {Abstracts for the Second International Meeting of the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Neuromi): Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: New Hope (Milan, July 6–8, 2016)},
 booktitle = {Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease},
 doi = {10.3233/JAD-169002}}
14.

Affective Audio Analysis using objective features
(Francesca Gasparini, Silvia Corchs, Grossi A.) In Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Abstracts for the Second International Meeting of the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Neuromi): Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: New Hope (Milan, July 6–8, 2016), volume 53, number s1, pp. s64, 2016.

@inproceedings{affective-audio,
 author = {Francesca, Gasparini and Silvia, Corchs and A., Grossi},
 year = {2016},
 pages = {s64},
 title = {Affective Audio Analysis using objective features},
 volume = {53},
 number = {s1},
 note = {Abstracts for the Second International Meeting of the Milan Center for Neuroscience (Neuromi): Prediction and Prevention of Dementia: New Hope (Milan, July 6–8, 2016)},
 booktitle = {Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease},
 doi = {10.3233/JAD-169002}}
13.

Does color in infuence image complexity perception?
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Emanuela Bricolo, Riccardo Tebano) In Computational Color Imaging (CCIW\\\'15), Fifth International Workshop, volume 9016 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 139-148, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2015.

@inproceedings{ciocca2015does-color,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Bricolo, Emanuela and Tebano, Riccardo},
 year = {2015},
 pages = {139-148},
 title = {Does color in infuence image complexity perception?},
 volume = {9016},
 publisher = {Springer Berlin / Heidelberg},
 series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
 booktitle = {Computational Color Imaging (CCIW\\\\\\\'15), Fifth International Workshop},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-15979-9_14},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/activities/complexity-perception-in-images/}}
12.

Complexity Perception of Texture Images
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini) In New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2015 Workshops, volume 9281 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 119-126, Springer International Publishing, 2015.

@inproceedings{ciocca2015complexity-perception,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca},
 editor = {Murino, Vittorio and Puppo, Enrico and Sona, Diego and Cristani, Marco and Sansone, Carlo},
 year = {2015},
 pages = {119-126},
 title = {Complexity Perception of Texture Images},
 volume = {9281},
 publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
 series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
 booktitle = {New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2015 Workshops},
 doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-23222-5_15},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/activities/complexity-perception-in-images/}}
11.

Noisy Images-JPEG Compressed: Subjective and Objective Image Quality Evaluation
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In Image Quality and System Performance XI, volume 9016, pp. 90160-, SPIE, 2014.

@inproceedings{corchs2014noisy-images,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2014},
 pages = {90160-},
 title = {Noisy Images-JPEG Compressed: Subjective and Objective Image Quality Evaluation},
 volume = {9016},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 booktitle = {Image Quality and System Performance XI},
 pdf = {/download/corchs2014noisy-images.pdf},
 doi = {10.1117/12.2039273},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/research/ImageQuality/}}
10.

Video salient event classification using audio features
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Massimiliano Fiori, Francesca Gasparini) In Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2014, volume 9027, pp. 90270P, SPIE, 2014.

@inproceedings{corchs2014video-salient,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Fiori, Massimiliano and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2014},
 pages = {90270P},
 title = {Video salient event classification using audio features},
 volume = {9027},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 booktitle = {Imaging and Multimedia Analytics in a Web and Mobile World 2014},
 doi = {10.1117/12.2039191}}
9.

Grouping strategies to improve the correlation between subjective and objective image quality data
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In Image Quality and System Performance X, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, volume 8653, pp. 86530d(1-8), SPIE, 2013.

@inproceedings{corchs2013grouping-strategies,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2013},
 pages = {86530d(1-8)},
 title = {Grouping strategies to improve the correlation between subjective and objective image quality data},
 volume = {8653},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 booktitle = {Image Quality and System Performance X, IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/corchs2013grouping-strategies.pdf},
 doi = {10.1117/12.2006227},
 projectref = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/research/ImageQuality/}}
8.

A sharpness measure on automatically selected edge segments
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Fabrizio Marini, Raimondo Schettini) In Image Quality and System Performance IX, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, volume 8293, pp. 82930a(1-8), SPIE, 2012.

@inproceedings{corchs2012sharpness-measure,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Marini, Fabrizio and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2012},
 pages = {82930a(1-8)},
 title = {A sharpness measure on automatically selected edge segments},
 volume = {8293},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 booktitle = {Image Quality and System Performance IX, IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/corchs2012sharpness-measure.pdf},
 doi = {10.1117/12.908473}}
7.

Adaptive contrast enhancement for underexposed images
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In Digital Photography VII, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, volume 7876, SPIE, 2011.

@inproceedings{corchs2011adaptive-contrast,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2011},
 title = {Adaptive contrast enhancement for underexposed images},
 volume = {7876},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 booktitle = {Digital Photography VII, IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
 pdf = {/download/corchs2011adaptive-contrast.pdf},
 doi = {10.1117/12.872341}}
6.

Image quality: a tool for no-reference assessment methods
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Fabrizio Marini, Raimondo Schettini) In Image Quality and System Performance VIII, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, volume 7867, pp. 78760x (1-9), SPIE, 2011.

@inproceedings{corchs2011image-quality,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Marini, Fabrizio and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2011},
 pages = {78760x (1-9)},
 title = {Image quality: a tool for no-reference assessment methods},
 volume = {7867},
 publisher = {SPIE},
 booktitle = {Image Quality and System Performance VIII, IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
 doi = {10.1117/12.872367}, % project-url = {http://www.ivl.disco.unimib.it/research/ImageQuality/}}
5.

Enhancing underexposed images preserving the original mood
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini) In Third International Workshop on Computational Color Imaging, volume 6626 of Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences, pp. 125-136, Springer, 2011.

@inproceedings{corchs2011enhancing-underexposed,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca},
 year = {2011},
 pages = {125-136},
 title = {Enhancing underexposed images preserving the original mood},
 volume = {6626},
 publisher = {Springer},
 series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences},
 booktitle = {Third International Workshop on Computational Color Imaging}}
4.

Dynamic Range Optimization by Local Contrast Correction and Histogram Image Analysis
(Alessandro Capra, Alfio Castorina, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronic, pp. 309-310, IEEE, 2006.

@inproceedings{capra2006dynamic-range,
 author = {Capra, Alessandro and Castorina, Alfio and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2006},
 pages = {309-310},
 title = {Dynamic Range Optimization by Local Contrast Correction and Histogram Image Analysis},
 publisher = {IEEE},
 booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronic}}
3.

Adaptive edge enhancement using a neurodynamical model of visual attention
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, volume 3, pp. 972-975, IEEE, 2005.

@inproceedings{corchs2005adaptive-edge,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2005},
 pages = {972-975},
 title = {Adaptive edge enhancement using a neurodynamical model of visual attention},
 volume = {3},
 publisher = {IEEE},
 booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Image Processing}}
2.

Pixel based skin colour classification exploiting explicit skin cluster definition methods
(Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) In 10th Congress of the International Colour Association, volume 1, pp. 543-546), 2005.

@inproceedings{corchs2005pixel-based,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2005},
 pages = {543-546)},
 title = {Pixel based skin colour classification exploiting explicit skin cluster definition methods},
 volume = {1},
 booktitle = {10th Congress of the International Colour Association}}
1.

Video summarization using a neurodynamical model of visual attention
(Silvia Corchs, Gianluigi Ciocca, Raimondo Schettini) In Multimedia Signal Processing, 2004 {IEEE} 6th Workshop on, pp. 71-74, {IEEE}, 2004.

@inproceedings{corchs2004video-summarization,
 author = {Corchs, Silvia and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2004},
 month = {1},
 pages = {71-74},
 title = {Video summarization using a neurodynamical model of visual attention},
 publisher = {{IEEE}},
 booktitle = {Multimedia Signal Processing, 2004 {IEEE} 6th Workshop on},
 url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=1436419},
 doi = {10.1109/MMSP.2004.1436419}}

Other Publications

2.

Modeling Image Quality
(Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Francesca Gasparini, Raimondo Schettini) Atti del Sesto Convegno del Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition, pp. 41, 2012.

@misc{ciocca2012modeling-image,
 author = {Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Gasparini, Francesca and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2012},
 pages = {41},
 title = {Modeling Image Quality},
 howpublished = {Atti del Sesto Convegno del Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition}}
1.

Content aware color image processing
(Simone Bianco, Gianluigi Ciocca, Silvia Corchs, Claudio Cusano, Francesca Gasparini, Fabrizio Marini, Raimondo Schettini) Atti della VI Conferenza Nazionale del Colore, 2010.

@misc{bianco2010content-aware,
 author = {Bianco, Simone and Ciocca, Gianluigi and Corchs, Silvia and Cusano, Claudio and Gasparini, Francesca and Marini, Fabrizio and Schettini, Raimondo},
 year = {2010},
 title = {Content aware color image processing},
 howpublished = {Atti della VI Conferenza Nazionale del Colore}}