Members

Arianna Traviglia (MA, SpecArch, PhD)

Dr Arianna Traviglia is a Marie Curie Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice (Italy) and a Honorary Research Affiliate of the University of Sydney. From 2006 to 2015 she held positions as Postdoctoral fellow in the department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney and in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University (Sydney), where her research has focused primarily on ancient and historical landscapes.

She is internationally recognised as an emerging specialist in Landscape Archaeology, a field to which she is contributing to through the application and expansion of innovative digital survey technologies – such as Remote Sensing, GNSS, and mobile devices – in support of more traditional archaeological field methods and research. Broadly speaking, her research revolves around human-environment interactions: she uses social, cultural, ecological and spatial perspectives to study diachronic transformations of regional landscapes. Her work specifically focuses on analysing long term landscape transformations and the impact such transformations had on ancient communities as a way to investigate the human responses to variability and environmental change. Currently, she researches the nature of ancient land divisions and landscape engineering, using the exceptionally well preserved landscapes of the UNESCO world heritage site of Aquileia (Italy) to unlock Roman settlement dynamics, principles and agenda.

She is part of the Executive Steering Committee of the International Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) association and its Publication Officer. She is also the co-Editor of the Open Access Journal of Computer Application in Archaeology (JCAA). She has chaired the 41st Computer Application and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA2013 Perth Across space and time) and co-organised the 2016 International Congress of Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA 6).

She is a one of the Management Committee members of the COST Action CA15201 Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment (Arkwork) and one of its Core Team Members.

Dr Traviglia is the PI of VEiL project. Within it, she develops new methods based on Computer Vision for digitally identifying land division system elements from remote sensing imagery and will generate, integrate and manage diverse spatial and archaeological datasets that are key for the identification of the such elements.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4508-1540    

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Arianna_Traviglia

Publons: publons.com/a/1266783/

Andrea Torsello (MA, PhD)

Dr Andrea Torsello, with research interests in the areas of computer vision and pattern recognition spanning over 13 years of academic career, is an internationally renowned expert in his field, with more than 100 technical papers published in leading refereed journals and conference proceedings, a constant presence on the program committees of numerous international conferences and workshops, and on the editorial boards of major peer-reviewed journals.

His expertise lies in robust feature matching and shape registration using game-theoretic approaches as well as graph modelling and matching that will be central to the solutions of the problems of automatic alignment and detection of the structured image features associated with centuriation. He has collaborated with foremost scholars from leading international institutions (such as Universities of York and Birmingham, UK, National ICT and Monash University, Australia, Technische Universität, München) and was a key investigator of several national and international projects. He leads the Center for Knowledge, Interaction and Intelligent Systems (KIIS) at the DAIS

Within VEiL he tutors MC Fellow Arianna Traviglia in the development of Computer Vision methods and routines for the detection of land division system elements from remote sensing imagery.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9189-4924

Carla Ardis (BA, MA)

A Phd candidate in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage at the IMT -School for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Carla Ardis received her Master degree in Archaeology from the University of Milan with a dissertation on coarse ware from the Aquileian suburbium.

Her main research interest lies in the study of material culture of the ancient world, particularly ceramic. Her interests span different aspects of the analysis of ancient ceramic materials – their technology, provenance, trade and related cultural phenomena.

She works as Responsible for material findings in the Mission d'étude et de fouille des abords sud-ouest de l'Agora in Amathonte (Cyprus), led by the EfA - École française d'Athènes and Artefact Supervisor for the Beyond the City Walls project.

Within VEiL, she oversees the study of the archaeological artefacts collected at the sites identified during fieldwalking activities and manages the project's social media (Twitter, Instagram).

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7549-5341

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carla_Ardis

Publons: https://publons.com/author/1268991/carla-ardis#profile

Academia: https://imtlucca.academia.edu/CarlaArdis

Anna Bernardoni (BA, MA, SpecArch)

A graduate of the University of Milan and specialised in Roman Archaeology and Material Studies at the School of Specialisation in Archaeology, Anna Bernardoni’s research focuses on the study of Roman archaeological artefacts from consumption contexts. She is involved in Material Culture Studies at the Roman sites of Aquileia and Calvatone-Bedriacum (Italy). Her main research interest, however, lays with the study of Roman glass, of which she investigates not only issues about provenance, trade and circulation, and consumption, but also its social meaning in the Roman World.

Within BCW and VEiL projects, she is in charge of the cataloguing, study and publication of glass artefacts.

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna_Bernardoni

Academia: unimi.academia.edu/ABernardoni

Stefi Floreani (BA, MA)

A postgraduate student at the School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage - SISBA (Universities of Venice Ca' Foscari, Trieste and Udine), Stefi Floreani received her Master Degree in Classics: Archaeology, History and Literature from the University of Udine with a dissertation on glass finds from Aquileia.

Her main research interest lies in the study of material culture between Roman and Medieval times, specifically investigating diachronic evidences from glass and metal artifacts. She is involved in material culture studies at the ‘Great Baths’ site of Aquileia and within the Anaxum Project.

Within BCW and VEiL projects, she cooperates in the classification of the archaeological artifacts collected during fieldwork activities and is particularly in charge of the study of metal artifacts.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4906-1942

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Stefi_Floreani

Academia: uniud.academia.edu/StefiFloreani

Riccardo Giovanelli (BA, MA)

A graduate of the University of Milan in Roman Archaeology with a dissertation about archaeological contexts from the vicus of Calvatone-Bedriacum (CR, North Italy), is now focusing his studies on the topic of looting and international illicit traffic of archaeological goods within a post-graduate Master in "Forensic Archaeology and crimes towards the cultural heritage" at the CSC of Viterbo. He is also involved in Material Culture Studies at the same Roman site of Calvatone.

Within VEiL project, he is in charge of digital data entry and social media management, with the objective to spread the project awareness to a larger public and create a solid knowledge-sharing community upon the Net.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8884-8492

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Riccardo_Giovanelli

Academia: Unimi.academia.edu/RGiovanelli

Filippo Bergamasco (BS, MS, PhD)

A member of the KIIS Research Centre of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Filippo Bergamasco currently holds a postdoctoral position with research focus on high-precision photogrammetry, camera calibration, ego-motion estimation and 3D reconstruction applied to moving/non-rigid objects.

 More generally, he works in the computer vision field and his research interests spreads from 3D reconstruction, photogrammetry, Game-Theoretical approaches for matching and clustering to structure from motion, camera calibration and augmented reality.

In VEiL he deals with technical aspects of the project supporting the development of automated object detection in multispectral imagery.

Last update: 29/08/2022