Francesca Odone is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Genova, Italy. Francesca’s research interests are in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. In particular, most of her research activity in recent years has been devoted to finding good visual representations able to capture the complexity of a problem, while allowing for the design of systems with the ability to perform their visual tasks in real time. In this respect, she has been involved in learning representations for high-dimensional data, (structured) feature selection, dimensionality reduction, support set estimation, visual recognition pipelines for object detection, retrieval, and recognition in images and image sequences, algorithms for behavior understanding, and action recognition. Francesca received a laurea degree in information sciences and a PhD in computer science, both from the University of Genova. She was a visiting student at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, with a EU Marie Curie research grant, as well as a researcher at the Italian National Institute for Solid State Physics. Besides theory and algorithms, Francesca also enjoys playing with real-world applications. Over the years, she has been a scientific coordinator of technology transfer and applied research projects.
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