Biography

Silvio Barra was born in Battipaglia (SA - ITALY) on August 7, 1985.

In 2009 and in 2012 he received the B.Sc. degree (cum laude) and the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Computer Science from University of Salerno. In 2017 he took the Ph.D. at the University of Cagliari. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at University of Naples, Federico II.

He is member of the GIRPR/CVPL.

His main research interests include pattern recognition, biometrics, video analysis and analytics and financial forecasting.

He is author in more than 40 papers, published in International Journals, Conferences and books.

Interests
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Biometrics
  • Image Processing
  • Video Analysis
  • Financial Market Prediction
  • Medical Images Analysis
Education
  • Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science, 2016

    University of Cagliari

  • Visiting Researcher, 2014

    Universidade da Beira Interior, UBI (Covilhã, Portugal)

  • Master Degree (cum laude) in Computer Science, 2012

    University of Salerno

  • Bachelor Degree (cum laude) in Computer Science, 2009

    University of Salerno

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Academic Career

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor
July 2017 – February 2020 Cagliari, ITALY
 
 
 
 
 
Research Fellow
January 2016 – January 2017 Naples, ITALY
 
 
 
 
 
Ph.D. Degree
January 2013 – December 2015 Cagliari, ITALY
 
 
 
 
 
Master Degree (cum laude)
September 2009 – July 2012 Salerno, ITALY
 
 
 
 
 
Bachelor Degree (cum laude)
September 2003 – February 2009 Salerno, ITALY

Teaching

Operating Systems for Mobile, Cloud and IoT (AY 2020-2021)
Foundations of Computer Science and Cybersecurity (AYs 2019-2020, 2020-2021)
Laboratory of Operating systems (AYs 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020)
Advanced Techniques of Image Processing (AYs 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020)
Software Engineering 2 (AYs 2015-2016, 2016-2017)
Biometrics Security (AYs 2012-2013, 2013-2014)
Software Engineering
Software Engineering (AYs 2012-2013, 2013-2014)

Activities

Associate Editor of the Newsletter of the IEEE Biometric Council

Editorialship Activities

Program Chair @ International Conferences and Workshops

Session Chair @ International Conferences and Workshops

Poster and Demo Chair @ International Conferences and Workshops

Program Committee Member @ International Conferences and Workshops

Mentorship Program @International Conferences and Workshops

Projects

R&D in colon-rectal cancer diagnosis (POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020)

R&D in colon-rectal cancer diagnosis (POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020)

The research project aims at financing researches and developments in the color rectal cancer diagnosis. In particular, the objecive is to enhance the knowledge in the field by proposing AI based techniques for colon-rectal cancer

MISTER: Match Information System and Technologies for the Evaluation of the peRformance (POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020)

MISTER: Match Information System and Technologies for the Evaluation of the peRformance (POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020)

MISTER is a project that aims to innovate and automate the mechanisms of Match Analysis in football. The basic idea is to improve video analysis and integrate it with that derived from other sources such as wearable devices or expert information.

CV&DL for COVID: Computer Vision & Deep Learning for COVID-19 (Research Project)

CV&DL for COVID: Computer Vision & Deep Learning for COVID-19 (Research Project)

This research project consists of a set of activities finalized to the classification of the prognosis of a patient affected by coronavirus. The project is in collaboration with Prof Salvatore Carta and Dr Sebastian Podda of the University of Cagliari.

COSMOS: Contactless Multibiometric Mobile System in the wild (PRIN 2015)

COSMOS: Contactless Multibiometric Mobile System in the wild (PRIN 2015)

The ever-growing number of travelers and migrants crossing the EU borders poses a serious challenge to the border control authorities in terms of a reduced amount of time for carrying out border checks.

Safespotter: AI for Smart Cities (POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020)

Safespotter: AI for Smart Cities (POR FESR Sardegna 2014-2020)

Car Accident Prevention Systems The project aims at proposing a videosurveillance systems with the following objectives: developing a Smart Cities project for the pedestrian and drivers safety, for monitoring the terrtory, thus enhancing the road safety; reducing the intervention times (fire fighters, police and so on); analysing urban video and data in order to prevent accidents; modelling dangerous styles of driving; eventually identifying secondary paths for circumventing traffics and accidents, so to lighten urban traffic jams.

Publications

(2020). SAFFO: A SIFT based approach for digital anastylosis for fresco recOnstruction. Pattern Recognition Letters Volume 138, October 2020, Pages 123-129.

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(2020). A Voice User Interface for football event tagging applications. AVI ‘20: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Visual InterfacesSeptember 2020 Article No.: 75 Pages 1–3.

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(2019). Biometric data on the edge for secure, smart and user tailored access to cloud services. Future Generation Computer Systems Volume 101, December 2019, Pages 534-541.

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(2019). Clustering facial attributes: Narrowing the path from soft to hard biometrics. IEEE Access Volume 8, 2020, Article number 8941010, Pages 9037-9045.

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(2019). Walking in a smart city: Investigating the gait stabilization effect for biometric recognition via wearable sensors. Computers and Electrical Engineering Volume 80, December 2019, Article number 106501.

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Collaborations

Academic

Labs

Companies

Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. Students on Projects

  • Leonardo Piano, M.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

  • Nicola Sansoni, B.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

  • Andrea Atzori, M.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

  • Marco Grazioso, Ph.D. Student @ University of Naples “Federico II”, under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Cutugno

    • Multimodal Interaction activites for NLP4VQA project
  • Sondos Mohamed, Ph.D. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

    • Starting Activities on Computer Vision
  • Mattia Carta, B.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

    • Starting Activities on analysis of colon images for Brotzu Project
  • Luigi Podda, B.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

  • Andrea Deidda, B.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

  • Alberto Musa, M.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

    • IoT Systems for noises and fine dust detection in construction sites.
  • Omar Filali, B.Sc. Student @ University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Salvatore Carta

    • Waiting…

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