Selected Publications

Imaging systems are rapidly evolving with the emergence of light-field-capturing devices. Consequently, existing image-processing techniques need to be revisited to match the richer information provided. This article explores the use of light fields for face analysis.
In Sensors

Smartphones are increasingly becoming a tool for ubiquitous access to a number of services including, but not limited to, e-commerce and home banking, and are used more and more for sensitive data storage. If, on one hand, this makes the smartphone a powerful tool in our private and professional life, on the other hand it has brought about a series of new challenging security and privacy threats, and raised the need to protect users and their data through new secure authentication protocols...

FIRE is a Fast Iris REcognition algorithm especially designed for iris recognition on mobile phones under visible-light. It is based on the combination of three classifiers exploiting the iris colour and texture information. Its limited computational time makes FIRE particularly suitable for fast user verification on mobile devices...
In PRLetters

This paper addresses the active and dynamic nature of biometrics, in general, and gaze analysis, in particular, including motivation and background. The paper includes a critical survey of existing gaze analysis methods, challenges due to uncontrolled settings and lack of standards, and outlines promising future R&D directions. Criteria for performance evaluation are proposed, and state-of-the art gaze analysis methods are compared on the same database set. Performance improvement would come from richer stimuli including ...
In PRLetters

Iris recognition on mobile devices is a challenging task; performing acquisition via the embedded sensors can introduce the sensor interoperability problem. Biometric systems developed so far are limited in their ability of comparing biometric data originated by different sensors because they operate under the assumption that the data to be compared are obtained using the same sensor. This problem led to the development of biometric recognition algorithms able to work independently from the data source. In this paper, we ...
In PRLetters

Abstract Anatomical biometric recognition is widely used in a large number of civilian and government applications, within well-tested biometric parameters. New sensors and matching algorithms have led to the deployment of soft biometrics, which may provide a fast and reliable identity finding procedure. These traits are physical or behavioral human characteristics like skin color, eye color, and gait, used by humans to recognize their peers, presenting distinctiveness and permanence to identify an individual uniquely and reliably. ...

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PhD interview published on the IEEE Biometric Council newsletter, Vol. 30, June 2019.


European Biometrics Industry Award 2016 assigned by the Eropean Association for Biometrics (EAB).


PhD Thesis award 20152016 assigned by the IEEE Italy Section Biometrics Council Chapter.



PROTECT: Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT

PROTECT is 3-year EC H2020 project funded under the Secure Societies workprogramme (BES-6-2015: Border crossing pointstopic 2: Exploring new modalities in biometric-based border checks) and which commenced on September 1st 2016.