Biography

Silvio Giancola is a Research Scientist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), working under the supervision of Prof. Bernard Ghanem in the Image and Video Understanding Laboratory (IVUL), part of the Visual Computing Center (VCC).

Interests
  • Computer Vision
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Robotics
  • Metrology
Education
  • PhD in Computer Vision, 2017

    Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Milano

  • MSc in Mechatronics, 2012

    Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Strasbourg

News
  • [2021-07] 1 paper accepted @ICCV'21
  • [2021-06] SoccerNet-v2 received the Best Paper Award during CVSports @CVPR'21
  • [2021-06] We hosted the SoccerNet challenge during the ActivityNet workshop @CVPR'21. The recording is available here.
  • [2021-05] Nominated Outstanding Reviewer @CVPR 2021
  • [2021-04] Organized the KAUST Conference on Artificial Intelligence, a 2-days hybrid conference on AI gathering 100 in-person and 1000 remote attendees.
  • [2021-04] 3 papers accepted at CVSports (acceptance ratio: 12 / 25)
  • [2020-12] I was invited as part of the external jury for the Phd Defense of Anthony Cioppa
  • [2020-12] I was a reviewer for ICRA'21. I reviewed 1 papers.
  • [2020-06] Presented Context-Aware Loss Function during CVPR’20
  • [2019-12] Awarded a KAUST Impact Acceleration Grant.
  • [2019-09] Academic visit in Belgium: IVUL Research Presentation and Scientific Committee for the project DEEPSPORT in Belgium.
  • [2019-06] I attended CVPR19 in Long Beach, CA and presented Leveraging Shape Completion for 3D Siamese Tracking as a poster.
  • [2018-10] I attended ECCV18 in Munich and presented TrackingNet.
  • [2018-07] My first book A Survey on 3D Cameras has been published by Springer.
  • [2018-06] Visual-Inertial KinectFusion and SoccerNet were presented as orals at different workshops at CVPR18.
  • [2018-04] 2 papers got accepted in CVPR workshops
  • [2018-04] My Springebrief A Survey on 3D Cameras is in production with Springer.
  • [2017-12] One paper published on MDPI Machine on underbridge 3D reconstruction.
  • [2017-08] I published 1 paper on Crime Scene Reconstruction on ArXiv.
  • [2017-06] The project Visione Industria is online.
  • [2017-04] One paper published in the Elsevier Science and Justice journal.
  • [2017-04] I started a new position as Postdoctoral Fellow at KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
  • [2017-02] I defended my PhD Thesis.
  • [2016-12] Two papers presented at the MobiHealth 2016 conference in Milano, Italy.
  • [2016-10] I submitted my PhD thesis for review.
  • [2016-10] I attended the ECCV16 conference at Amsterdam, Netherland.
  • [2015-11] Visiting PhD Student position started in KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
  • [2015-09] One paper presented in FASE at Montpellier, France.
  • [2014-12] One paper presented at the A.I.VE.LA. annual meeting in Rome, Italy.
  • [2014-09] One paper presented at the MESA2014 conference in Senigallia, Italy.
  • [2014-09] I attended the summer school Italo Gorini in Lecce, Puglia.

Projects

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Deep Learning

Deep Learning

Fundamentals in Deep Learning

Generic Object Tracking

Generic Object Tracking

Object Tracking in Images and Point Cloud

3D Understanding

3D Understanding

3D Shape and Scene Understanding

Autonomous Navigation

Autonomous Navigation

Perception Modules for Autonomous Navigation

Sports Video Understanding

Sports Video Understanding

Holistic Understanding of Broadcast Videos

Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis

Human pose tracking to assess gait performances

Structure Health Monitoring

Structure Health Monitoring

3D Reconstruction for Structure Health Monitoring

Forensic Applications

Forensic Applications

Collaborative effort to bring computer vision to forensic application

3D Sensors

3D Sensors

Metrological Characterisation of 3D cameras (Kinect, Intel, Orbbec), both as depth sensors and human body trackers

Industrial Robotics

Industrial Robotics

Development of Robotics Solutions for Industrail Applications

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Research Scientist
Apr 2020 – Present Thuwal, KSA
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Apr 2017 – Mar 2020 Thuwal, KSA
 
 
 
 
 
Research Fellow
Jan 2014 – Mar 2017 Milano, Italy
 
 
 
 
 
Embedded Software Engineer
Oct 2012 – Dec 2013 Milano Area, Italy

Accomplish­ments

Deep Learning Nanodegree Foundation
See certificate
Stanford University Machine Learning
See certificate
Managing Essentials for PhDs - Managing Conflicts
See certificate
Managing Essentials for PhDs - Working in Multidisciplinary Teams
See certificate

Contact

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955
  • Building 1, Level 2, Cubicle 2225-CU03