ICAR-CNR INdAM Research Unit

The ICAR-CNR INdAM Research Unit was established in 2013 through a cooperation agreement between the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica ''Francesco Severi'' (INdAM) and the Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni of the National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR).

Research topics

- Analysis, design, and implementation of methods, algorithms, and prototype software in high-performance computing environments for multimedia applications, with particular attention to images and image sequences. Applications include the detection of moving objects in RGBD videos, the segmentation of melanomas in dermoscopic images, and the high-throughput screening of stem cells in microscope images.

- 3D reconstrunction and analysis of intranuclear proteins in fluorescence microscopy image sequences.

- Development of GPU algorithms for lineage analysis of yeast cells in phase contrast microscopy images in order to reduce time-to-solution.

- Implementation of computationally efficient Blockchain-based applications in contexts not strictly related to crypto-currencies.

- Development of weighted and weightless neural models (including deep neural networks) for feature extraction and classification in image processing, robotics and bioinformatics domains.

- Metabolic Network Analysis.


- GNCS Section on Numerical Analysis:

Laura Antonelli, Research Scientist

Annabella Astorino, Research Scientist

- GNCS Section on Fundamentals of Computer Science and Information Systems:

Maurizio Giordano, Research Scientist

Mario Rosario Guarracino, Research Scientist

Lucia Maddalena, Research Scientist

Diego Romano, Research Scientist

Scientific initiatives sponsored by INdAM/GNCS

- Organization of Schools, Workshops and Seminars:

Workshop Bringing Maths to Life - BMTL 2015, Napoli (Italy), October 19-21, 2015

Scene Background Modeling and Initialization (SBMI2015), Workshop in conjunction with ICIAP 2015, Genova (Italy), September 8th, 2015 [1]

Workshop Bringing Maths to Life - BMTL 2014, Napoli (Italy), October 29th, 2014

17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP 2013), Naples, September 9-13, 2013

- Participation to Conferences, Schools, Workshops and Seminars:

SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, Bologna, Italy, June 5-8, 2018 [4]

Background learning for detection and tracking from RGBD videos (RGBD2017), Workshop in conjunction with ICIAP 2017, Catania (Italy), September 11th, 2017 [8] [5] [3] [2]

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), Pheasant Run Resort, Illinois, August 3-15, 2014

Publications acknowledging INdAM/GNCS

[10] I. Granata, M.R. Guarracino, V. Kalyagin, L. Maddalena, I. Manipur, and P. Pardalos, Supervised Classification of Metabolic Networks, Workshop Towards Precision Medicine: Network Based Big Data Integration and Analysis (BigDataNetAnalysis), Madrid, December 2018.

[9] I. Manipur, I. Granata, L. Maddalena, K.P. Tripathi, and M.R.Guarracino, Clustering Analysis of Tumor Metabolic Networks, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Conference (BBCC2018), Naples, November 2018.

[8] L. Maddalena and A. Petrosino, Self-Organizing Background Subtraction Using Color and Depth Data, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, accepted.

[7] M. R. Guarracino and L. Maddalena, SDI+: a Novel Algorithm for Segmenting Dermoscopic Images, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2018.

[6]L Antonelli, V De Simone, Comparison of minimization methods for nonsmooth image segmentation, Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics 9 (1), 68-86, 2018.

[5] L. Maddalena and A. Petrosino, Background Subtraction for Moving Object Detection in RGBD Data: A Survey, J. Imaging, 4(5), 71, 2018.

[4] L. Casalino, M. R. Guarracino, and L. Maddalena, Imaging for High-Throughput Screening of Pluripotent Stem Cells, SIAM Conference on Imaging Science - IS18, Bologna, June 2018.

[3] M. Camplani, L. Maddalena, G. Moy Alcover, A. Petrosino, and L. Salgado, A Benchmarking Framework for Background Subtraction in RGBD Videos, in Battiato S., Farinella G., Leo M., Gallo G. (eds) New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing <96> ICIAP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10590, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70742-6_21, pp. 219-229, 2017.

[2] L. Maddalena and A. Petrosino, Exploiting Color and Depth for Background Subtraction, in Battiato S., Farinella G., Leo M., Gallo G. (eds) New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing <96> ICIAP 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10590, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70742-6_24, pp. 254--265, 2017.

[1] L. Maddalena, A. Petrosino, Towards Benchmarking Scene Background Initialization, in V. Murino et al. (eds), New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2015 Workshops, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9281, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-23222-5_57#, pp. 469<96>476, 2015.

Last update: February 14, 2019