Biography








   


Biosketch

Fabio Cuzzolin was born in Jesolo, Italy.
He graduated magna cum laude with the University of Padua, was awarded a Ph.D. there in 2001 for a thesis entitled “Visions of a generalized probability theory", and worked in world-class institutions such as the Washington University in St. Louis, Politecnico di Milano, the University of California at Los Angeles. In 2006 he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship with INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France. In 2007 he classified second there in the Senior Researcher national recruitment.
He has been at Brookes since 2008, took up a Senior Lectureship there in July'11, and a Readership in October 2011.
He has been nominated Subject Coordinator for the new Master's course in Computer Vision which will be launched by the Department in September 2013.
He has taken on the role of Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Vision research group in September 2012, and has been awarded in October 2012 a Next 10 award by the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment as one of its top emerging researchers.
He is currently supervising two Ph.D. students, an EPSRC-funded postdoc, two visiting students from Turkey and Italy. Two more Ph.D. students will join his group in 2014.

Dr Cuzzolin is a world expert in uncertainty theory and belief functions theory. He worked extensively on the mathematical foundations of belief calculus. His main contribution is his geometric approach to uncertainty measures, in which uncertainty measures are represented as points of a Cartesian space and there analyzed. His work on the field is in the process of being published in two separate monographs published by Springer-Verlag (“The geometry of uncertainty”) and Lambert Academic Publishing (“Visions of a generalized probability theory").

He is also well known for his work in computer vision, mainly machine learning for human motion analysis, including tensorial models for identity recognition, metric learning for action recognition, and spectral techniques for articulated object segmentation and matching.

He is the author of 83 peer-reviewed publications, published or under review, including two monographs, an upcoming edited volume, 3 book chapters, 14 journals (+ 8 u/r), 9 chapters in collections.
He won awards for Best Paper at PRICAI'08, Best Poster at the ISIPTA'11 Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities, Best Poster at the 2012 INRIA Summer School on Machine Learning and Visual Recognition, and was short-listed for prizes at the ECSQARU'11 and BMVC12 conferences, where he was given the Outstanding Reviewer Award.

Dr Cuzzolin is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Fuzzy Systems, and has been AE for “IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics C", Guest Editor for “Information Fusion", and collaborates as a reviewer with several other journals in both computer vision and imprecise probabilities, such as: Artificial Intelligence, the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - part B, the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, the International Journal on Approximate Reasoning, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Information Sciences, the Journal of Risk and Reliability; the International Journal on Uncertainty, Fuzziness, and Knowledge-Based Systems, Image and Vision Computing, the Annals of Operations Research.

Dr Cuzzolin has served in the TCP of more than 40 international conferences, including IPMU and SMC, and is Senior Program Committee member of Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI).
He is the Program Chair and local organizer of the upcoming 3rd International Conference on the Theory of Belief Functions (BELIEF 2014), to be held in Oxford, UK.

Dr Cuzzolin has been awarded in 2011 a 122KŁ EPSRC First Grant, for the project “Tensorial modeling of dynamical systems for gait and activity recognition", receiving maximum marks. His 2011 Leverhulme grant application “The total probability theorem for finite random sets" reached the last stage. In April 2012 he submitted as the Coordinator a still pending 3 million euro STREP on “Dynamical Generative and Discriminative Models for Action and Activity Localization and Recognition".
He is currently in the process of submitting ten different EPSRC, Leverhulme and FP7 project proposals as the Principal Investigator.

He is a member of IEEE, the Society for Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Belief Functions and Applications Society (BFAS).