E-mail: francesco.piccialli [AT] unina.it (Notice: replace [AT] with @ before use)
Building: 5a, Room: 148
Mailing address: Department of Mathematics and Applications "Renato Caccioppoli"
University of Naples Federico II
Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo, via Cintia
80126 Napoli - ITALY
I'm Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Applications
"R. Caccioppoli", University of Naples Federico II.
I lead the M.O.D.A.L. - Mathematical mOdelling and Data AnaLysis research group.
I am very proud and happy that the MODAL research group has received funding for two PRIN 2022 projects named G.A.N.D.A.L.F - Gan Approaches for Non-iiD Aiding Learning in Federations and D.I.R.E.C.T.I.O.N.S. - Deep learning aIded foReshock deteCTIOn Of iNduced mainShocks. I am honored to be PI of the former and coordinator of the research unit in the latter.
A new two-year research project has been funded by the European Union Erasmus+ program titled: C.L.A.I.M. - Artificial Intelligence for Competences and Learning. I'm proud to be the Principal Investigator.
I'm proud to to announce that our paper entitled "Ablation Studies in Activation Maps for Explainable Semantic Segmentation in Industry 4.0" has been accepted to IEEE EUROCON2023 which will be held at Politecnico di Torino.
I'm proud to announce that our paper “Investigating Random Variations of the Forward-Forward Algorithm for Training Neural Networks” has been accepted for presentation at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2023), a top-ranking conference in Computer Science.
A new three-year research project has been funded by the DUTCH POLYMER INSTITUTE (DPI) with the title: Deep-Learning-aided GPC-IR fingerprinting of complex polyolefin mixtures (DL-PO). I'm proud to be the Project Leader.
BEST PAPER AWARD - UDML@ICDM 2022 - International Conference on Data Mining, with the title: "Cut the Peaches: Image Segmentation for Utility Pattern Mining in Food Processing"
Francesco Piccialli is currently Associate Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Mathematics and Applications “R. Caccioppoli” (DMA), University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy. In 2018 he took the Italian Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professorship. He received a Laurea Degree (BSc+MSc) in Computer Science and the Ph.D. in Computational and Computer sciences at the Unviersity of Naples Federico II.
He is the head and co-founder of the M.O.D.A.L. research group that is engaged in cutting-edge on novel methodologies, architectures and applications in the Artificial Intelligence, Machine and Deep Learning fields also focusing on their emerging application domains. He is also research fellow at C.I.N.I. (National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics) from 2013.
He has been involved in research and development projects in the research areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Internet of Things. He is author of many scientific papers (130+) in international conferences and top-ranking journals (IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Nature). Currently he serves as Associate Editor of many prestigious, international and well-recognized journals.
My research interests fall within the Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things research area. In particular, the main research themes are:
Coordination of (funded) Research Projects
Recent Selected Publications
Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of the following top-ranking journals
Technical Program Committee member (selected) of the following top-ranking international conferences
IEEE and ACM Committees
Reviewer for international Journals
Since 2012, Francesco Piccialli serves and has served as Reviewer of scientific and technical papers for several top ranked Journals in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things. Examples are: Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier), Journal of Internet Technology (Taiwan Academic Network, Ministry of Education, TW), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier), Computer Networks Journal (Elsevier), Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), Computation and Concurrency: Practice and Experience (Wiley), Information Fusion (Elsevier), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Neural Computing and Applications (Springer), Big Data Research journal (Elsevier), Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage (ACM), ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM), Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer.