Battiato, Sebastiano

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Prof. Sebastiano Battiato

Associate Professor
Univ degli Studi di Catania

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Area of Expertise: digital photography, image forensics
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Sebastiano Battiato was born in Catania, Italy, in 1972. He received the degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) in 1995 at Catania University and his Ph.D in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in 1999 in Naples. From 1999 to 2003 he has leaded the “Imaging” team c/o STMicroelectronics in Catania. He joined the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Catania as Assistant Professor in 2004 and became Associate Professor in the same department in 2011. His research interests include image enhancement and processing, image coding and camera imaging technology. He published more than 90 papers in international journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is co-inventor of about 15 international patents He is reviewer for several international journals and he has been regularly a member of numerous international conference committees. He has participated in many international and national research projects. Chair of several international events (ECCV2012, ICIAP 2011, ACM MiFor 2010, SPIE EI Digital Photography 2011, etc.). He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology and of the SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging (Specialty: digital photography and image compression). Guest editor of the following special issues: "Emerging Methods for Color Image and Video Quality Enhancement" published on EURASIP Journal on Image and video Processing (2010) and "Multimedia in Forensics, Security and Intelligence" to be published on IEEE Multimedia Magazine.He is director (and co-founder) of ICVSS (International Computer Vision Summer School). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Main Research Topics: ISP Algorithm for Embedded Devices, Adaptive Techniques for Image Enhancement and Coding, Raster to Vector Conversion, Medical Imaging, Image and Video Forensics.

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