Francesco G.B. De NatalePhD Degree: Electronic Engineering, University of Genova, 1994.
M.S. Degree: Electronic Engineering, University of Genova, 1990.
Bio: Prof. Francesco De Natale graduated in Electronic Engineering (M.Sc. level) in 1990 at the University of Genova (Italy) and got a Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 1994 at the same University. In 1996 he got a position of Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari and successively moved to the University of Trento, Italy, where he is Full Professor of Telecommunications Engineering (from 2003). He has been the Head of the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) from 2006 to 2009 and currently leads the Research Lab on Multimedia Communications (mmlab.disi.unitn.it) and the MMSPI (Multidimensional Multimodal Signal Processing and Interpretation Lab) of the Italian branch of the European Institute of Technology (EIT-ICTLabs@Italy). His research interests are focused on multimedia communications, with particular attention to multidimensional signal processing, analysis, and archiving. His results are witnessed by the publication record, with more than 150 works published on major international peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences (see the link http://www4.unitn.it/Ugcvp/en/Web/ProdottiAutore/PER0004833 for a partial list). He was General Co-Chair of the Packet Video Workshop (PV-2000), Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP-2005), and General Chair of the ACM Intl. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR-2011). He has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans on Multimedia and of the IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technologies, as well as a member of the IEEE Signal Proc. Society Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), chairing the Technical Directions Subcommittee. Currently, he is member of the Board of Governors of the Italian Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), and the UniTN delegate in the Assembly of the EU EIT ICTLabs. He has been scientific coordinator of many large-scale research and development projects, both at the national and international level (see, e.g., EU-IP GLOCAL project, 2010-13, one of the key EU initiatives in media retrieval. Prof. De Natale was appointed evaluator for several international bodies, including the European Commission, and the NSFs of US and Ireland. Prof. De Natale is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM and GIRPR.