COSMO Luca

Qualifica
Ricercatore
Telefono
041 234 8471
E-mail
luca.cosmo@unive.it
SSD
INFORMATICA [INF/01]
Sito web
www.unive.it/persone/luca.cosmo (scheda personale)
Struttura
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dais
Sede: Campus scientifico via Torino
Stanza: studio Z.B08 (edificio Zeta B)

Research interests and personal informations

 

I received my PhD in Computer Science from Ca' Foscari University of Venice in February 2016.

My research interests spread among different aspects of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. My first work was about three dimensional structure acquisition and contact-less measurement of objects using multiple cameras. Various works followed on how to increase the accuracy and simplify the calibration procedure of camera networks exploiting non constrained camera models and elliptical features.

Recently, my attention moved toward the application of Computer Vision techniques to perform a fast and reliable camera-based tracking of active and passive devices. These techniques have been useful to develop new interaction paradigms in multimedia applications. One of the main contribution of our work is to provide a cheap and reliable system able to exploit stereoscopic visualization to allow the mixing of real and virtual world in a seamless way. These works naturally led to the development of some procedures useful to the evaluation of this kind of interfaces, both from a qualitative and quantitative point of view.

I spent four months of the last year of my Phd as visiting student at TU Munich within the Shape Analysis group of Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers. Here I worked on some advanced topics on Deformable Shape Matching.

I'm also collaborating with the Computer Vision spin-off, DigitalViews s.r.l., in some industrial projects concerning the in-line quality control of silkscreen printings and conditioned air pipes.

Education/Research

 

September 2016 - August 2016
  Research Fellow in Computer Science
  Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
  Project title: Realta Aumentata su Visualizzatori Indossabili See-Through
  SSD: ING-INF/05
  Tutor: prof. Augusto Celentano
  Topics: Pose estimation; Tangible user interfaces; Stereoscopic user interfaces;

 

Sept. 2012 - February 2016
  PhD in Computer Science
  Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
  Supervisor: prof. Andrea Torsello
  Topics: Camera calibration; Pose estimation; 3D reconstruction; Tangible user interfaces; Stereoscopic user interfaces; Non-rigid shape analysis.
  Thesis: 3D Acquisition and Analysis with Applications in Interaction and Contactless Measurement

 

Oct. 2009 - Mar. 2012
 Master's degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude)
 Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
 Supervisor: prof. Andrea Torsello
 Thesis: “Corrispondenza densa tra forme attraverso embedding di supercie e correlazione sferica”

 

Oct. 2005 - Mar. 2009
  Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
  Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia
  Supervisor: prof. Agostino Cortesi
  Thesis: “Analisi formale e sviluppo 3D di giochi per una piattaforma di Game Programming volta all'orientamento universitario”

 

Sep. 2000 - Jun. 2005
  High School diploma in Accounting and Bookkeeping
  Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Riccati-Luzzati
  Main subjects: Business Administration, Political Economy, Public and Private Law

Scientic awards

 

  • Best first year student award of the Master's Degree Programme in Computer Science, DAIS, Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia (2011)

  • Award for the best Phd research work presentation on the academic year 2012-2013, Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia (2013)

Grants and scholarships

 

  • Phd studies funded by national grant (2012-2015)

Teaching

 

Lower-division undergraduate courses:

  • Teaching assistant in Web languages: Javascript, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2016)

  • Teaching assistant in Computer Vision, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2014, 2016)

  • Teaching assistant in Analysis, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2013,2014)

  • Teaching assistant in Basic compute skills, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2012-2015)

  • Teaching assistant in Databases, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2013)

  • Teaching assistant in Object Oriented Programming, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2012)

Training courses:
 

  • J2EE server faces and web services, FTE course managed by Sive Formazione S.r.l. (2015)

  • Java Enterprise Edition Advanced, FTE course managed by Sive Formazione S.r.l. (2014)

Events, communication and science popularization

Events and exhibitions

 

  • VenetoNight 2014 and 2015 (European Commission Funded Researchers' Night), Interactive technical demo, "Virtual book: simultaneous 3D acquisition and rendering of text and animations over the white pages of a book.", Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2014,2015)

  • VenetoNight 2013 (European Commission Funded Researchers' Night), Interactive technical demo, "Holographic Table: user position based stereoscopic projection of virtual scenes.", Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2013)

  • VenetoNight 2012 (European Commission Funded Researchers' Night), Computer Vision and Articial Intelligence demo, \Vision-based non-photorealistic representation and automated hand drawing by a robotic arm", Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2012)

Museum installations

 

  • MOCKBA Underground - Pittura astratta dal 1960 (Russian abstract paintings from 1960), Two large multitouch tables that can be used to control the combination of painting in a virtual gallery projected on the surrounding walls, Spazi Espositivi Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2012)

  • Avanguardia Russa: esperienze di un mondo nuovo (Russian avant-garde paintings), An interactive projection setup controlled by a tangible interface augmented by annotated factsheets, Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza (2012)

  • William Congdon a Venezia (1948-1960): Uno sguardo americano (Painting by William Cogndon depicting Venice), Three large multitouch tables representing the island of Venice in di
    erent historical periods and controlling interactive wall projections, Spazi Espositivi Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (2012)

Invited Talks and Keynotes

 

  • Consistent Partial Matching of Shape Collections via Sparse Modeling, Invited Talk at Eurographics 2016

  • A 5 Degrees of Freedom Multi-User Tracking Device, Keynote speech at Third International Conference on Software and Emerging Technologies for Education, Culture, Entertainment, and Commerce (SETECEC 2014)