This page contains the most significant funded research projects I managed in the course of my career so far.

I have a notable experience in technical supervision, coordination and management, and preparation of several research projects in the context of national and European programmes, as well as industrial projects directly funded by public and private organizations. As per the EU projects, I was engaged as evaluator and reviewer for several programs launched by the European Commission since 1992.

In the list below, no more information than the title of the project and the funding organization are quoted, mainly for confidentiality agreements with the related companies. For the (public) EU projects, you can drop me an email for more details.



Mixed Reality Environment for Immersive Experience of Art and Culture

EC-funded project. Topic HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01-21.

2024 – 2026

Design, realization and test of an automatic visual inspection system for gas turbin combustion chambers

Industry-funded project

Client: Ansaldo Energia S.p.A.


Visual Inspection of glasses for the automatic detection and classification of defects by Machine Learning

Industry-funded project

Client: Luxottica S.p.A.


Digital Textile

Joint Laboratory

Client: Camozzi Group


Automatic Visual Inspection and Assemblies

Industry-funded project

Client: GE AVIO S.r.l.


Retina inspired ENcoding for Advanced VISION Tasks

European Commission (EC) funded project

Future & Emerging Technologies (FET). Proactive initiative: Neuro-Bio Inspired Systems

Information & Communication Technology (ICT). 7th Framework Programme, 2013-2016

Project Coordinator

Crowd behavior analysis

Industrial-funded project

Client: Selex Elsag S.p.A.

2012-2013 (1 year)

Suspicious and Abnormal behaviour Monitoring Using a netwoRk of cAmeras & sensors for sItuation awareness enhancement

EC–funded project

SECURITY programme

7th Framework Programme


Similarity-based pattern recognition

Dealing with data: high-dimensional, numerical and categorical, non-homogeneous and structured (strings, trees, graphs)

Dealing with methods such as:  kernel-based, spectral clustering, graph-theoretic clustering

Validation: biomedical applications

Beyond Features: Similarity-Based Pattern Analysis and Recognition

EC–funded project

Future & Emerging Technology (FET) programme

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

7th Framework Programme


​Augmented Reality for Remotely Operated Vehicles

EC–funded project

Competitive Growth programme