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Published at 10:48 of the day 13/11/2013

Francesco Tortorella is Professor of Computer Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DIEI) of the University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale, Italy.

He received the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering both from the University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. From 1995 to 1996, he obtained a post-doctoral fellowship by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) for researches in parallel computing. From 1996 to 1998 he obtained a post-doctoral fellowship by the University of Napoli “Federico II” for researches on classification techniques. In 1998 he joined the Department. of Automation, Electromagnetism, Information Engineering and Mathematics (DAEIMI, now DIEI) of the University of Cassino, Italy, as a Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering. In 2001 he was appointed as Associate Professor of Computer Engineering. In 2006 he was appointed as Full Professor of Computer Engineering.

Francesco Tortorella’s research activity focuses on pattern recognition, computer vision, image analysis and processing and machine learning. He has been working on general techniques for statistical classification, medical image analysis and understanding, document analysis, neural networks, shape analysis and description. His current research interests include medical image analysis, techniques for reliable classification, statistical learning, multiple classifier systems, two-class classification. On these topics he has authored more than 90 papers in international refereed journals and conferences.

He has been Principal Investigator in many projects on document analysis, medical image analysis and statistical classification funded by both national and international agencies, such as the Italian Ministry for University and Research, the European Esprit Project, as well as by private companies, such as Olivetti, IBM, Texas Instruments.

Francesco Tortorella is on the Editorial Board of Pattern Recognition Letters (Elsevier) as an Associate Editor. He served as Guest Editor for a special issue of Pattern Recognition Letters on ROC Analysis in Pattern Recognition, June 2006 and as Guest Editor (with M. Pechenizkiy, A. Tsymbal and P.Soda) for a special issue of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine on Computer Based Medical Systems, 2009. He is also reviewer for many international journals. He co-chaired (with Paolo Soda) the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2012) held in Rome, Italy, on 20-22 June 2012. He has been on the program committee of many important international conferences and workshop on statistical pattern recognition, image analysis, medical image analysis. He is a senior member of the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and a member of the Italian Chapter of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.