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Dipartimento Sistemi e Informatica, Università di Firenze (DSI-UNIFI)
University of Florence (UniFi) is an academic institution engaged in higher level education and research. It is a public institution providing higher level education to more than 50.000 students in several fields, covering medicine, humanistic, scientific and technological areas. Technological disciplines are the main subject for the School of Engineering. The University of Firenze is organized in Departments collecting cohesive scientific areas. Each Department is an autonomous administrative unit.

The Dept. of Sistemi e Informatica ( comprises 15 full professors, 13 Associate professors, 12 Research Assistants, 3 Technical Staff units, and 5 Administrative Staff units. The Department carries out research in the fields of Information Engineering, Computer Engineering, Automation and Control, Applied Mathematics. Department faculty members support teaching in the core courses for the doctoral degrees in Information Engineering (Ingegneria Informatica) and Computer Science, (Scienze dell’Informazione). The Department also supports three Ph.D. programs (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Information and Telecommunication Engineering (Ingegneria Informatica e delle Telecomunicazioni), Information and Automation Engineering (Ingegneria Informatica e dell’Automazione), System Engineering (Ingegneria dei Sistemi).

The main research activities carried out at the Visual Information Processing Laboratory of the Dipartimento of Sistemi e Informatica are multimedia information processing, image and video database retrieval by content, image processing and computer vision. In particular, the research activity in this unit of the department focuses on image technologies and specifically on Image and Video Databases, Image Processing, Visualization, and Software Engineering for Multimedia Applications.

Contact person:
Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo
Dipartimento Sistemi e Informatica
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via S. Marta, 3
50139 Firenze, Italy
Tel.: +39 055 4796262
Fax.: +39 055 4796363

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