Samuel Rota Bulò, PhD - Researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation of Trento, Italy

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Fondazione Bruno Kessler - irst
Via Sommarive, 18
I-38123 Povo - Trento

Phone: +39 0461 314515

E-mail: rotabulo (at) fbk (dot) eu

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Research interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Evolutionary Game Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Discrete and Continuous Optimization


Biographical Sketch

I was born in Basel, Switzerland. I received the bachelor and master degrees (both summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the "Ca' Foscari" University of Venice respectively in 2003 and 2005, and the PhD degree in computer science in 2009. My research interests are in the areas of Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Game and Graph Theory, Discrete and Continuous Optimization and Stochastic modelling. I am particularly interested in attacking computer vision and pattern recognition problems using theories and mathematical tools inherited from evolutionary game theory and graph theory. Moreover, I am interested in the interplay between continuous and combinatorial optimization problems. A few CV/PR problems I am currently working on are: image segmentation, perceptual grouping, shape representation and recognition, graph matching, similarity-based data clustering.

[Detailed CV: english,italiano; last update: 10th November 2015]

Research visiting positions

  • University of Florence
    MICC laboratory
    Florence, Italy
    (December 2012)
  • Microsoft Research
    Cambridge, UK
    (February 2012)
  • University of York
    Department of Computer Science
    York, UK
    (May 2011)
  • Graz University of Technology
    Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision
    Graz, Austria
    (May 2011)
  • IST - Technical University of Lisbon
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Lisbon, Portugal
    (February 2010)
  • University of Vienna
    Department of Statistics and Decision Support Systems
    Vienna, Austria
    (Apr.-Jun. 2008; Dec. 2008)


Reviewer for the following journals:
  • 4OR - A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research
  • Advances in Bioinformatics
  • BioSystems
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding
  • Discrete Applied Mathematics
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  • IET Computer Vision
  • INFORMS Journal on Computing
  • Graphs and Combinatorics
  • Journal of Combinatorial Optimization
  • Journal of Global Optimization
  • Journal of Mathematical Methods of Operations Research
  • Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications
  • Journal of Visual Image, Communication and Representation
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Neural Computation
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications
  • System, Man and Cybernetics Part B
  • Connection Science


Journal Papers

Conference Papers

Chapters in Book

Technical Reports

PhD Thesis (last update: 03.02.09)

Erdös number

My Erdös number is 3 (via 1. Jagota - 2. Pelillo)


only italian Course on Computer Networks [cod. CT0373]
Course on Information Systems and Networks [cod. EM6043]
only italian Course on Object-oriented Programming (part I) [cod. CT0372]
AI Lecture on Neural Networks for Face Detection, 15.10.2012 [slides]
only italian Course on Programming (part II) [cod. CT0113]
only italian Informatica
only italian Course on Programming (part I) [cod. CT0113]
only italian Course on Computer Vision
only italian Course on Programming (part I) [cod. CT0113]
only italian Course on Computer Vision
only italian Probability and Statistics
only italian Probability and Statistics