Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
ISTI – Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell’Informazione

Via G. Moruzzi, 1 – 56124 – Pisa (PI) – Italy

Phone: +39-050-3152906 
: +39-050-3152810
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Check out my book: “Similarity Search – The Metric Space Approach”


Research activity

My research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia Information Retrieval, Image Retrieval, Large Scale Similarity Search, Smart Cameras.

I lead the the Artificial Intelligence for Media and Humanities (AIMH) laboratory at ISTI.


List of publications


I am teaching the Multimedia Information Retrieval and Computer Vision at the MSc (laurea magistralis) in Artificial Intelligence and Data Engeneering at the University of Pisa.

Organization of conferences

I was recently program chair of the following conferences:

  • 12th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications – SISAP 2019
  • 27th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems – SEBD 2019

Technology transfer

I am co-founder of Visual Engines s.r.l. (CNR spin-off pending request), a company developing solutions for visual analysis and searching.


An overview of the projects carried out by the AIMH laboratory is given here.


I am an hi-fi music enthusiast.

I like designing and building vacuum tube amplifiers .