Polytechnic University of Bari
Vitoantonio Bevilacqua obtained the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bari, was qualified as Associate Professor of Information Processing Systems and in March 2017 also as Associate Professor of Bioengineering. Currently he is Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of Polytechnic University of Bari where previously also taught Expert Systems, Medical Informatics and Image Processing, and where is the Head of Industrial Informatics Lab. Since 1996 he has been working and investigating in the field of computer vision and image processing, human-machine interaction, bioengineering, machine learning and soft computing (neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid expert systems, deep learning). The main applications of his research are in medicine, in biometry, in bioinformatics in ambient assisted living and industry. In 2000 he was involved as Visiting Researcher in an EC funded TMR (Trans-Mobility of Researchers) network (ERB FMRX-CT97-0127) called CAMERA (CAd Modeling Environment from Range Images) and worked in Manchester (UK) at UK Robotics Ltd, in the field of geometric feature extraction and 3D objects reconstruction. He has published more than 140 papers in refereed journals, books, international conferences proceedings and chaired several sessions such as Speech Recognition, Biomedical Informatics, Intelligent Image Processing and Bioinformatics in international conferences. On July 2011, he was invited as lecturer at International School on Medical Imaging using Bioinspired and Soft Computing-Miere (Spain) MIBISOC FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008. GA N. 238819 where presented his research on Intelligent Tumors Computer Aided Early Diagnosis and Therapy: Neural Network and Genetic Algorithms frameworks.
Interests in Biomedical Soft Computing Computer Assisted Decisions Frameworks with applications in medicine, bioinformatics and human machine interaction. International School on Medical Imaging using Bio-inspired and Soft Computing - MIBISOC FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008, GA No. 238819 Invited lecturer for research on Intelligent Tumors Computer Aided Early Diagnosis and Therapy: Neural Network and Genetic Algorithms frameworks. ICIC 2008 Best Paper Award. International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC) Chairing Committee Activities: 2009 and 2016 Program Chair, HMISS 2015 and HMISS 2017 - Human Machine Interaction Summer School General Chair and ISMISS 2016 IEEE Italy Section Medical Informatics Summer School Co-Chair.