Geographical Information Systems,
Multimedia and 3D Infrastructure,
Multivariate Data Analysis,
3D Shape Recognition and Classification,
3D Shape Similarity
Silvia Biasotti is a Senior Researcher at IMATI-CNR, where since 1998 she is a member of the Shape Modeling Group.
In September 1998, she received a Laurea in Applied Mathematics from the University of Genova, Italy. She got the Doctorate Degree (Ph.D. equivalent) in Mathematics and Applications in May 2004 and the Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Communication Technologies in April 2008, both from the University of Genova (Italy).
Her research interests are related to shape modelling and computational topology, in particular she's working on the definition of new tools for the analysis and synthesis of multidimensional media.
Since 1998, she has been addressing the study of 3D digital shapes through the analysis of the geometric-topological properties of real functions defined on the shape. She extended the definition of the Reeb graph to 2D and 3D discrete models and developed software prototypes for shape characterization and extended Reeb graph extraction from orientable surfaces and volumes.
During years, special emphasis has been devoted to the comparison of Reeb graphs with other shape descriptors and, in cooperation with the Vision Mathematics group of the University of Bologna, she extended the computation of size functions to 3D shapes and multivariate functions.
Application fields of these shape descriptors are DTM simplification and generalization, shape analysis, matching and classification of 3D datasets and best view selection.
In 2019 she serves as Program co-Chair the organization of the Eurographics Workshop "3D Object Retrieval (3DOR)", Genova, Italy, 5-6 May 2019. Previously she was director of the first EG-IT PhD School on Graphics and Geometry Processing for Digital Manufacturing, Brescia, 16-18 October 2018 and the annual event of Italian chapter of the Eurographics Association: STAG: Smart Tools and Apps in Computer Graphics, in 2015 and 2016.
She's an associate editor of the Intnl. Journal "ISRN Machine Vision" and has served in the programme committee of several international conferences.
She's involved in many scientific projects: among the others, she was responsible of the Ansaldo SCAUT/CNR contract "METODI DI ANALISI DI NUVOLE DI PUNTI PER IL RILEVAMENTO DI POSSIBILI DIFETTI DI UN ROTABILE SCANSIONATO MEDIANTE DISPOSITIVI LASER" and responsible of the geometric search engine developed in the EU H2020 project GRAVITATE.
She's teaching the master course in Applied Mathematics: "Metodi di analisi di superfici discrete e loro applicazioni" at the University of Genova for the years 2005-2009, 2011/2012, 2013/2014, 2015-2016 and 2018/2019.