Marcello Pelillo is a Full Professor of Computer Science at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, where he leads the Computer Vision and Machine Learning Lab which he established in 1995. He has been the Director of the European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT) and has held visiting research/teaching positions at Yale University (USA), McGill University (Canada), University College London (UK), University of Vienna (Austria), York University (UK), NICTA (Australia), Wuhan University (China), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China), South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China). He is an external affiliate of the Computer Science Department at Drexel University (USA) and of the Italian Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and pattern recognition where he has published more than 300 technical papers in refereed journals, handbooks, and conference proceedings.
He has been General Chair for ICCV 2017, the reference conference for the computer vision area, held in Venice, Italy, in October 2017, and Program Chair for ICPR 2020, the historical IAPR conference on pattern recognition. He has also been Track Chair for ICPR 2018, Area Chair for ICCV, ECCV, IJCAI, ICPR, BMVC, Publicity Chair for ECCV 2012, and has served as Program Chair for several conferences, including workshops at NIPS (1999, 2011) and ICML (2010), many of which he initiated (e.g., EMMCVPR, SIMBAD, IWCV). He is the Chief Editor of Frontiers in Computer Science – Computer Vision, and serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Pattern Recognition, IET Computer Vision, Frontiers in Computer Image Analysis, Brain Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (Guest Editor), Pattern Recognition Letters (Guest Editor), and serves on the Advisory Board of Springer’s International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics. He is regularly invited as a Keynote Speaker in international conferences and summer schools and has been a Tutorial Lecturer in the top-notch conferences of his area (e.g., CVPR, ECCV, ICPR, ACL, ECML).
Prof. Pelillo is Fellow of the IEEE, the IAPR, and the AAIA, and is an IEEE SMC Distinguished Lecturer. His Erdös number is 2.