Ricercatore

In 2000 I took my degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electronic Engineering (indirizzo Calcolatori Elettronici) at University of Palermo with the thesis "Tecniche di descrizione di scene complesse mediante reti neurali gerarchiche". I worked in Catania Advanced System Technology (AST) Lab of STMicroelectronics from 2000 to 2004. In 2004 I started my ph.d. at Department of Computer Engineering - University of Palermo. During the ph.d I spent more than one year at Center for Signal and Image Processing (CSIP) of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Tech (USA). In 2007 I took my ph.d. defending the thesis "Models and techniques for image representation and automatic image annotation". Since 2008 I am Researcher at Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni ICAR) of National Research Council of Italy (CNR) in Palermo.

CNR

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

ICAR

Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni

Research

Computational Creativity

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Graph Based Techniques for Emergency Detection

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Family Photo Album

FamilyPhoto Album
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Intensional Systems

Emotional Systems
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Image Representation with bi-SIFT

bi-SIFT
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Reconstruction of Human Body through Superquadratics

Superquadrics Body
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Publications

Journal

[1]   Filippo Vella, Ignazio Infantino, and Giuseppe Scardino. Person identification through entropy oriented mean shift clustering of human gaze patterns. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 76(2):2289–2313, 2017.

[2]   A Augello, I Infantino, A Manfrè, G Pilato, and F Vella. Analyzing and discussing primary creative traits of a robotic artist. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 17:22–31, 2016.

[3]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Antonio Lieto, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. Artwork creation by a cognitive architecture integrating computational creativity and dual process approaches. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 15:74–86, 2016.

[4]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Adriano Manfrè, Giovanni Pilato, Filippo Vella, and Antonio Chella. Creation and cognition for humanoid live dancing. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 86:128–137, 2016.

[5]   Emanuele Cipolla, Umberto Maniscalco, Riccardo Rizzo, Dario Stabile, and Filippo Vella. Analysis and visualization of meteorological emergencies. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, pages 1–12, 2016.

[6]   Adriano Manfré, Agnese Augello, Giovanni Pilato, Filippo Vella, and Ignazio Infantino. Exploiting interactive genetic algorithms for creative humanoid dancing. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 17:12–21, 2016.

[7]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. Creativity evaluation in a cognitive architecture. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 11:29–37, 2015.

[8]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. Binding representational spaces of colors and emotions for creativity. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 5:64–71, 2013.

[9]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. Introducing a creative process on a cognitive architecture. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 6:131–139, 2013.

[10]   I. Infantino, G. Pilato, R. Rizzo, and F. Vella. Humanoid introspection: A practical approach. International Journal on Advanced Robotic Systems, 10(246), 2013.

[11]   La Cascia M.; Morana M.; Vella F. Automatic image representation and clustering on mobile devices. Journal of Mobile Multimedia (JMM) - Special Issue on Recent Advances in Mobile and Multimedia Applications, 6(2):158–169, 2010.

[12]   Infantino I., Spoto G., Vella F., and Gaglio S. bi-SIFT: Towards a semantically relevant local descriptor. Journal of Multimedia Processing and Technologies, 1(1):63–73, 2010.

[13]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., Morana M., and Vella F. Clustering techniques for personal photo album management. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 18(4), 2009.

[14]   Spampinato G., Guarnera M., Vella F., and Buemi A. Efficient error handling for video and still picture standards. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 49, 2003.

[15]   Vella F., Castorina A., Mancuso M., and Messina G. Digital image stabilization by adaptive block motion vectors filtering. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, 48, 2002.

Capitoli di Libro

[16]   Agnese Augello, Giuseppe Città, Manuel Gentile, Ignazio Infantino, Dario La Guardia, Adriano Manfré, Umberto Maniscalco, Simona Ottaviano, Giovanni Pilato, Filippo Vella, et al. Improving spatial reasoning by interacting with a humanoid robot. In International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services, pages 151–160. Springer, Cham, 2017.

[17]   Dario La Guardia, Adriano Manfré, Umberto Maniscalco, Simona Ottaviano, Giovanni Pilato, Filippo Vella, and Mario Allegra. Improving spatial reasoning by interacting with a humanoid robot. Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2017, 76:151, 2017.

[18]   Umberto Maniscalco, Giovanni Pilato, and Filippo Vella. Detection of indoor actions through probabilistic induction model. In International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services, pages 129–138. Springer, Cham, 2017.

[19]   Manuele Palmeri, Filippo Vella, Ignazio Infantino, and Salvatore Gaglio. Sign languages recognition based on neural network architecture. In International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services, pages 109–118. Springer, Cham, 2017.

[20]   Maniscalco Umberto, Pilato Giovanni, and Vella Filippo. Detection of indoor actions through probabilistic induction model. In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2017. KES, 2017.

[21]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Adriano Manfré, Giovanni Pilato, Filippo Vella, Manuel Gentile, Giuseppe Città, Giulia Crifaci, Rossella Raso, and Mario Allegra. A personal intelligent coach for smart embodied learning environments. In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2016, pages 629–636. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

[22]   Agnese Augello, Umberto Maniscalco, Giovanni Pilato, and Filippo Vella. Disaster prevention virtual advisors through soft sensor paradigm. In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2016, pages 619–627. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

[23]   Emanuele Cipolla, Riccardo Rizzo, Dario Stabile, and Filippo Vella. A tool for visualization of meteorological data studied for integration in a multi risk management system. In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2016, pages 275–285. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

[24]   Emanuele Cipolla and Filippo Vella. Data dictionary extraction for robust emergency detection. In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2016, pages 25–37. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

[25]   Umberto Maniscalco, Giovanni Pilato, and Filippo Vella. Soft sensor network for environmental monitoring. In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services 2016, pages 705–714. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

[26]   Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. I feel blue: Robots and humans sharing color representation for emotional cognitive interaction. In Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012, pages 161–166. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

[27]   Giuseppe Scardino, Ignazio Infantino, and Filippo Vella. Recognition of human identity by detection of user activity. In Louis Marinos and Ioannis Askoxylakis, editors, Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, volume 8030 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 49–58. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

[28]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., and Vella F. Unsupervised clustering in personal photo collections. In Marcin Detyniecki, Ulrich Leiner, and Andreas Nürnberger, editors, Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval. Identifying, Summarizing, and Recommending Image and Music, volume 5811 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.

[29]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., and Vella F. Automatic image representation for content-based access to personal photo album. In Advances in Visual Computing, volume 4842 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 265–274. Springer, 2007.

[30]   Vella F., Pilato G., Vassallo G., and Gaglio S. A geometric approach to automatic description of iconic scenes. In Esposito F. Ali M., editor, Innovation in Applied Artificial Intelligence, volume 3533 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 315–317. Springer-Verlag, 2005.

[31]   Vella F., Pilato G., Vassallo G., and Gaglio S. Latent semantic description of iconic scenes. In De Gregorio M. Di Maio V. Frucci M. Musio C., editor, Brain, Vision and Artificial intelligence, volume 3704 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 537–544. Springer-Verlag, 2005.

[32]   Vella F., Pilato G., Motisi I., and Gaglio S. Automatic dictionary creation by sub-symbolic encoding of words. In Marinaro M. and Tagliaferri R., editors, Neural Nets, volume 3931 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 113–119. Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Proceedings

[33]   Agnese Augello, Emanuele Cipolla, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Adriano Manfrè, and Filippo Vella. Creative robot dance with variational encoder. In International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2017.

[34]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Umberto Maniscalco, Giovanni Pilato, and Filippo Vella. The effects of soft somatosensory system on the execution of robotic tasks. In Robotic Computing (IRC), IEEE International Conference on, pages 14–21. IEEE, 2017.

[35]   Adriano Manfrè, Ignazio Infantino, Agnese Augello, Giovanni Pilato, and Filippo Vella. Learning by demonstration for a dancing robot within a computational creativity framework. In Robotic Computing (IRC), IEEE International Conference on, pages 434–439. IEEE, 2017.

[36]   Vella Filippo, Augello Agnese, Maniscalco Umberto, Bentivenga Vincenzo, and Gaglio Salvatore. Classification of indoor actions through deep neural networks. In 2016 International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS). IEEE, 2016.

[37]   I Infantino, A Augello, A Manfré, G Pilato, and F Vella. Robodanza: Live performances of a creative dancing humanoid. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2016.

[38]   Emanuele Cipolla and Filippo Vella. Boosting of association rules for robust emergency detection. In 2015 11th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS), pages 185–191. IEEE, 2015.

[39]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. Combining representational domains for computational creativity. Proceedings of 5th international conference on computational creativity, ICCC 2014, June, 2014.

[40]   Agnese Augello, Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Rocco Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. Robotic creativity driven by motivation and semantic analysis. In Semantic Computing (ICSC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, pages 285–289. IEEE, 2014.

[41]   Emanuele Cipolla and Filippo Vella. Identification of spatio-temporal outliers through minimum spanning tree. In Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems (SITIS), 2014 Tenth International Conference on, pages 248–255. IEEE, 2014.

[42]   Ignazio Infantino, Umberto Maniscalco, Dario Stabile, and Filippo Vella. A fully visual based business document classification system. In Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2014, pages 339–344, 2014.

[43]   Ignazio Infantino, Giuseppe Scardino, and Filippo Vella. Identity recognition through human gaze tracking. In Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems (SITIS), 2013 International Conference on, pages 173–178. IEEE, 2013.

[44]   Ignazio Infantino, Filippo Vella, G Martino, and Salvatore Gaglio. Fast volumetric reconstruction of human body through superquadrics. In Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, pages 3721–3726. IEEE, 2013.

[45]   F. Vella, I. Infantino, S. Gaglio, and G. Vetrano. Image segmentation through a hierarchy of minimum spanning trees. In Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems (SITIS), 2012 Eighth International Conference on, pages 381–388. IEEE, 2012.

[46]   Ignazio Infantino, Giovanni Pilato, Riccardo Rizzo, and Filippo Vella. A cyc-based web system for semantic organization, search and browsing of knowledge items. In Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS), 2011 International Conference on, pages 571–576. IEEE, 2011.

[47]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., Morana M., and Vella F. Three-domain image representation for personal photo album management. In Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems IV, Proceedings of Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), volume 6540B, 2010.

[48]   Pilato G., La Cascia M., Vassallo G., and Vella F. A conceptual probabilistic model for the induction of image semantics. In Proc. Of ICSC 2010 - Fourth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing, 2010.

[49]   Infantino I., Spoto G., Vella F., and Gaglio S. Composition of SIFT features for robusts image representation. In Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems IV, Proceedings of Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), volume 6540B, 2010.

[50]   Infantino I., Spoto G., Vella F., and Gaglio S. Image representation with bag-of-biSIFT. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems (SITIS’09), 2009.

[51]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., and Vella F. Mean shift clustering for personal photo album organization. In IEEE Proceedings of ICIP Workshop on Multimedia Information Retrieval: New Trends and Challenges, 2008.

[52]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., and Vella F. A novel approach to personal photo album representation and management. In Proceedings of Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and systems II. (Part of 20th Annual IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging), 2008.

[53]   Ardizzone E., La Cascia M., and Vella F. Unsupervised clustering in personal photo collections. In Proceedings of Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval. (AMR), 2008.

[54]   Infantino I., Vella F., Lopes S., and Lodato C. Human-humanoid interaction by an intentional system. In 8th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2008.

[55]   Infantino I., Vella F., Lopes S., and Lodato C. Implementation of an intentional vision system to support cognitive architectures. In International Workshop on Robotic Perception (VISAPP-RoboPerc08), 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications VISAPP’08, 2008.

[56]   Infantino I., Vella F., Lopes S., and Lodato C. An intentional system based on a knowledge base of visual perception. In AI*IA’08, Workshop Verso la Robotica Intenzionale, 2008.

[57]   Filippo Vella and Chin-Hui Lee. Boosting of maximal figure of merit classifiers for automatic image annotation. In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2007.

[58]   Filippo Vella and Chin-Hui Lee. Information fusion techniques for automatic image annotation. In Alpesh Ranchordas, Helder Araújo, and Jordi Vitrià, editors, VISAPP (2), pages 60–67. INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, 2007.

[59]   Bruna A., Vella F., Buemi A., and Curti S. Predictive differential modulation for cfa compression. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Nordic Signal Processing Symposium (NORSIG), 2004.

[60]   Buemi A., Bruna A., Vella F., and Capra A. Bayer pattern compression by prediction errors. In Proceedings of International Conference on E-business and Telecommunication Networks(ICETE), 2004. included in Best Papers List.

[61]   Guarneri I., Guarnera M., Bosco A., and Vella F. A quality assessment metric based on perceptual hvs behaviors. In Proceedings of Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems (ACIVS), 2004.

[62]   Spampinato G., Guarnera M., Vella F., and Buemi A. Improved error detection and concealment techniques for MPEG-4. In Digest of Technical Papers. IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2003.

[63]   Battiato S., Castorina A., Guarnera M., and Vella F. A fast viewfinder pipeline for cfa digital images. In Proceedings of IEEE 2003 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2003.

[64]   Vella F., Castorina A., Mancuso M., and Messina G. Robust digital image stabilization algorithm using block motion vectors. In Digest of Technical Papers. International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2002.

[65]   Curti S., Sirtori D., and Vella F. 3d effect generation from monocular view. In Proceedings. First International Symposium on 3D Data Processing Visualization and Transmission, 2002.

Patents

[66]   S. Battiato, A. Castorina, M. Guarnera, and F. Vella. Procedimento e sistema di elaborazione di segnali video per la visualizzazione su display a colori di piccole dimensioni. TO 02A001072. (Patent Pending).

[67]   S. Smith, A.R. Bruna, and F. Vella. Method for image compression, related system and computer product therefore. 0402969.4 (Patent Pending).

[68]   F. Vella, A. Bruna, and A. Buemi. Method and architecture for compressing image data acquired from a bayer color filter array. 04425415.9. (Patent Pending).

[69]   F. Vella, A.R. Bruna, A. V. Buemi, and A.L. Vitali. Method and system for processing signals via perceptive vectorial quantization, computer program product therefore. 20050063472 (Patent Pending).

[70]   F. Vella and M. Mancuso. Method of stabilizing an image sequence. US2004001147 (Patent Pending).

[71]   F. Vella and M. Mancuso. Motion estimation method and stabilization method for an image sequence. US2004027454 (Patent Pending).

Miscellanea

[72]   F. Vella. Una introduzione alla rappresentazione geometrica del linguaggio. Il Fardella. Rassegna di cultura e vita scolastica (in italian), 9, 2009.

Teaching

Insegnamenti

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Cibernetica

  • A.A. 2016 - 17 Calcolatori Elettronici (modulo Reti Logiche)
  • A.A. 2015 - 16 Calcolatori Elettronici

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica

  • A.A. 2016 - 17 Calcolatori Elettronici (modulo Fondamenti di Informatica)
  • A.A. 2015 - 16 Calcolatori Elettronici (modulo Fondamenti di Informatica)
  • A.A. 2014 - 15 Calcolatori Elettronici (modulo Fondamenti di Informatica)
  • A.A. 2013 - 14 Calcolatori Elettronici
  • A.A. 2012 - 13 Calcolatori Elettronici
  • A.A. 2008 - 09 Calcolatori Elettronici

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Informatica

  • A.A. 2010-11 Programmazione II
  • A.A. 2009-10 Programmazione II

Università degli Studi di Palermo, Corso di Laurea in Ingegneria Civile

  • A.A. 2007-08 Informatica Applicata
  • A.A. 2006-07 Informatica Applicata

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