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Michela Spagnuolo

Role: Research Director

  • Computational Topology
    Computer Graphics
    Geometry Processing
    Shape Modelling and Analysis
    Shape Recognition and Classification
    Shape Similarity
    Shape Annotation
    Semantic 3D media
    Cultural Heritage
    3D search engines


  • Michela Spagnuolo is Research Director at CNR-IMATI-GE, where she has been working since 11/07/2001. Her research interest include geometric and semantic modelling of 3D objects, approaches based on computational topology for the analysis of shapes, method for the evaluation of similarity at the structural and semantic level. On these research topics, she has co-supervised 6 PhD thesis (plus two ongoing) and several Laurea/Master degree thesis.

    She authored more than 130 reviewed papers in scientific journals and international conferences, is associate editor of international journals in Computer Graphics (currently, The Visual Computer and Computers&Graphics). She actively works as chair of conferences and workshops, and she is member of the steering committee of Shape Modeling International and of the EG Workshops on 3D Object Retrieval. In 2014, she was nominated Fellow of the Eurographics Association.

    Since 2005, she is responsible of the research unit of the CNR-IMATI identified as ICT.P10.009 Advanced techniques for the analysis and synthesis of 3D shapes; since 2007, she is also responsible of the research unit identified as INT.P02.008 / Modelling and analysis, tools of high-performance computing and grid computing for data and applications in bioinformatics, Interdept. Project on Bioinformatics (now within the CNR Flagship Project Interomics).

    She has been working as scientific responsible fof several international and national projects.

    In the area of big data managment, she is currently responsible for CNR-IMATI of the FP7 IP Project IQmulus: A High-volume Fusion and Analysis Platform for Geospatial Point Clouds, Coverages and Volumetric Data Sets, within which she is leading the activities on Data Processing Services.

    In the area of medical data analysis and managment, she is currently responsible of the FP7 ITN MultiScaleHuman, on the multi-scale and multi-modal representation of data about the human body with focus on the knee articulation and wrist district. Alwasys in the medical domain, she is working in the MEDIARE project, for the characterization of the wrist bone shape for diagnosis and follow-up.