Full Professor and Director / Associazione Big Data; UNIMORE; CINI
Rita Cucchiara has been a Full Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) in the Department of Computer Engineering and Science since 2005. She has an Electrical Engineering Degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bologna. She is very accomplished and has achieved many milestones throughout her career. She directs the AImage laboratory, which brings together 25 researchers who are involved in research fields in artificial intelligence such as computer vision, pattern recognition, in-depth learning and multimedia, as well as in the areas of surveillance, automotive and human-robot interactions. She also runs the RedVision laboratory co-financed by Ferrari.
She is currently Director of the CINI National Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems, with the support of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute of Technology.
Ms. Cucchiara has been president of the Italian association CVPL, published more than 400 articles and has been a keynote speaker at numerous scientific conferences.