Andrea Prati

A/Prof. of Computer Engineering / Computer Vision
Department of Information Engineering
Università degli Studi di Parma

Andrea Prati graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 1998. He got his PhD in Information Engineering in 2002 from the same University. After some post-doc position at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Reggio Emilia (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) from 2005 to 2011, and then as Associate Professor at the Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environments of the University IUAV of Venice, Italy. In 2013 he has been promoted to full professorship, waiting for official hiring in the new position. In December 2015 he moved to the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Parma.

Author of 7 book chapters, 31 papers in international referred journals (including 9 papers published in IEEE Transactions) and more than 100 papers in proceedings of international conferences and workshops. The list of publications can be found at

To date 17 Feb. 2016, his H-index on Google Scholar is 30, with a total of 5440 citations. On Scopus, his H-index is 18, with a total of 2540 citations.

Andrea Prati is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IAPR ("For contributions to low- and high-level algorithms for video surveillance"), and member of GIRPR.

Andrea Prati - Research Interests

Andrea Prati's main research interests are in the fields of:

  • Video surveillance: background suppression, shadow removal, single and multiple camera object tracking, behavior analysis, trajectory classification
  • Mobile vision: applications of computer vision algorithms to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), within the field of industrial inspection, security, augmented reality, ...
  • Visual sensor networks, including considering also mobile devices as nodes of the network
Past (and possible future) research interests of Andrea Prati include:
  • Machine vision for industrial applications
  • Multimedia and video processing
  • Performance analysis of multimedia computer architectures

Journal editorial boards:

Special issue organization:

  • Special issue on “In-Vehicle Computer Vision Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 53, no. 6, November 2004
  • Special issue on “Expert Environments: Machine Intelligence methods for Ambient Intelligence”, Expert Systems, vol. 24, no. 4, August 2007
  • Special issue on “Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human Behaviour Analysis”, Expert Systems, vol. 30, no. 2, May 2013
  • Special issue on "Computational and Smart Cameras", IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics on Circuits and Systems (IEEE JETCAS), vol. 3, no. 2, June 2013
  • Special issue on “New Advancements in Distributed Smart Camera Networks”, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
  • Special issue on "Image Understanding for Real-world Distributed Video Networks", Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), vol. 134, 2015
  • Special issue on “Distributed Smart Sensing for Mobile Vision", IEEE Sensors, vol. 15, no. 5, May 2015

Conference and workshop organization (in chronological order):

  • 2003: program chair of 1st International Workshop on “In-Vehicle Cognitive Computer Vision Systems” (IVC2VS)
  • 2006: program chair of 4th Workshop on Video Surveillance and Sensor Networks (VSSN) 2006, ACM Multimedia 2006, Santa Barbara (USA).
  • 2007: Program Chair della 14th IAPR International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP) 2007, Sept. 2007, Modena (Italy)
  • 2008: General chair of 1st ACM International workshop on Vision Networks for Behavior Analysis (VNBA) 2008, held in conjunction with ACM Multimedia conference 2008 in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 31st of October 2008
  • 2009: General chair of Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence for Human Behavior Analysis (PRAI4HBA) 2009
  • 2011: Program chair of Fifth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), held in Ghent (Belgium), 22-25 August 2011
  • 2012: Program chair of Sixth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), held in Hong Kong, October 30-Nov. 2012
  • 2013: Program chair of Seventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), held in Palm Springs (USA)
  • 2014: General chair of Eigth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC), held in Venice, Italy, Nov. 4-7 2014
  • Since 2014: Member of the Steeering Committee of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC)

Andrea Prati - Teaching

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