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I was born in 1978 and I grew in Florence, one of the most beautiful town in the world. Most people, as they put their eyes on me, think: “Hey, there is an alien between us!” Well, I often guess they are right: I’m an alien, but not for the reasons people usually think. The flame of science, research and technology was alive in my life since I was a boy of twelve years old. A dream was coming out from my heart, so I started to build my road to it. Mmmh… I think this makes me an alien!

In July 1997 I got my high-school qualification in Computer Science and Electronics at ‘Alessandro Volta’ High School in Florence with 53/60. In September 1997 I started my long way to Bachelor’s Degree, interrupted in 2001 for four years and a half, my visual diseases were getting worse. Finally I got it in 2007 with 104/110 and then I got Master’s Degree in December 2010 with 110/110 cum laude at the University of Florence (Italy).

My main interests were facing software creation (Assembler 8086, C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, HTML, XML, SQL), but since the day I got into the Computational Vision Course something has been changed in me: The way Vision lets you see the world, or makes you feel part of the delicate equilibrium of things, the way it lets you go through the geometric mechanism of all of the things touched by light… All this and many more aspects forced me to expand my idea of Computer Science.

Interests

Here a list of my favourite working topics:

  • Computational vision
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Visually impaired accessibility software
  • Web design
  • Application development
  • Database development
  • Computer science teaching
  • 3D modeling and animation

Abilities

Professional skills are as follow:

Programming languages

  • C/C++
  • Visual C++
  • Objective-C (Cocoa and iOS development)
  • Swift (Cocoa and iOS development)
  • Visual C#
  • Visual Basic
  • Java SE
  • HTML/PHP/MySQL
  • Assembler x86

Development IDEs

  • Visual Studio .NET (2003-2010)
  • Xcode
  • Code::Blocks
  • Eclipse
  • NetBeans

Operating Systems

  • Widnows 95/98/ME/200/XP/Vista/7
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X

Office suites and text editing

  • Microsoft Office 2000/XP/2007/2010
  • OpenOffice.org
  • LibreOffice
  • Apple iWork
  • LaTeX

Web development IDEs

  • DreamWeaver
  • WordPress
  • BlueFish
  • Komodo Edit

Music and sound

  • Cakewalk SONAR
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple GarageBand
  • CoolEdit
  • Sibelius
  • Sony SoundForge

Videos, images and movies

  • Pinnacle Studio
  • Apple iMovie
  • Photoshop
  • Windows MovieMaker

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  1. I would like to introduce myself as a third year undergraduate student pursuing B.Tech. in Computer science from Delhi Technological University, India.
    I have a keen interest in the field of computer vision and am seeking a summer internship iin Summer 2016 (June-August) under your esteemed guidance.
    I have done several projects on computer vision:
    -Number Plate Recognition-Traffic Surveillance System
    -Hand Gesture Recognition for the physically impaired
    -Real Time Aerial Image Mosaicing for UAVs

    • Hallo, I left my research work many years ago due to severe health diseases. I can not help you in your request. Thank you for your trust, but, I really can’t help you. Good luck for your future and your studies. Surely you will find other teachers around the world!

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