Prof. Fabio Galasso heads the Perception and Intelligence Lab (PINLab) at the Dept. of Computer Science, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Our group is interested in fundamental research and innovation transfer in computer vision and machine learning. Our specific research interests include distributed and multi-agent intelligent systems, perception (detection, recognition, re-identification, forecasting) and general intelligence (reasoning, meta-learning, domain adaptation), within sustainable (low-power-consumption and constrained-computational-resource sensors and devices) and interpretable (interpretable and verifiable AI) frameworks.

Previously, Fabio founded and directed the Computer Vision Department at OSRAM (Munich, Germany), an international team conducting R&D in artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine learning, in relation to smart lighting applications. We made long-term strategic propositions and cared about the entire life cycle of ideas, from the creation of new value propositions to the implementation of prototypes and pilots. Pilot installations include large industrial partners such as Edeka Supermarkets (smart retail, see press release) and the city of Ulm (smart city, see press). Innovation transfer successes include the VISN product, which was awarded the 2019 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup, the 2019 Digital Champions Award, and the 2018 Deutscher Digital Award.

Prior to OSRAM, he has conducted research on video analysis and segmentation, scene understanding and clustering at the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany). He received his Master's Degree cum laude from the RomaTre University (Italy) and his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK), Department of Engineering, following research work on texture analysis and 3D reconstruction. Before and after his Master's Degree, he gained experience as a Researcher in the Ericsson Laboratories and as a Project Engineer in Telecom Italia. In his career, he has been involved in consulting work relating to computer vision.

Fabio has recently coordinated a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions project (Horizon 2020) and was Principal-Co-Investigator in several German-funded projects, from the Ministry of Education and from the Ministry of Economics. He has served as area and industrial chair at international conferences, as reviewer for journals and conferences, and as co-chair of international workshops.

Fabio is passionate about new ideas and transforming them into products.

New: I teach Advanced Machine Learning in the Winter semester 2020 (AY20/21), website of AY19/20 (new website to be announced soon).

New: PhD in Perception and Forecasting, Computer Vision and Machine Learning, call for expression of interest.

Web-site updated on June, 17th 2020