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 Section Staff/Coordinator

Carlo Regazzoni

Full Professor


Carlo S. Regazzoni received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Telecommunications and Signal Processing from the University of Genoa (UniGE), in 1987 and 1992, respectively. Since 2005 he is Full Professor of Telecommunications Systems. . From April 2017 to October 2017 he is at University Carlos III Madrid as one of the 2017/2018 UC3M/Santander Chair of Excellence. He is currently 2015/2017 Vice President of IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Dr. Regazzoni is involved in research on Signal and Video processing and Data Fusion in Cognitive Telecommunication Systems since 1988. His main current research interests are: Bio-inspired Signal and Video Processing and Recognition, Distributed Data Fusion, Signal Processing for Wireless Communications and Localization, Ambient Intelligence, Cognitive Radio, Multimodal Intelligent Interfaces, Pervasive adaptation in embodied cognitive systems. Since 1998 he is responsible of the Information and Signal Processing for Telecommunications (ISIP40, Research Group formerly at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE) within the Engineering Faculty and now at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering and Naval Architecture (DITEN), within the Polytechnic School of UniGE.
He has been responsible of joint research labs with industries (Technoaware (A2lab /Ambient Awareness Lab), Telecom Italia, and Selex ES) and of the Cognitive Radio Lab (CorLab) at DITEN. Dr. Regazzoni has been project responsible for DIBE in several EU research and development projects and of several research contracts with Italian industries.

His main current research interests include (see at cognitive dynamic systems, adaptive and self-aware video processing, tracking and recognition, generative models and inference schemes based on hierarchical dynamic Bayesian networks, software and cognitive radio. In particular, Dr. Regazzoni was one of the pioneering researchers in Intelligent Video Surveillance (former name of Video analytics) having participated to national and EU projects (e.g. Dimus, Esprit 1990) in this field since 1988. Dr. Regazzoni has been project responsible in several EU research and development projects and of several research contracts with italian industries since 1990. Dr. Regazzoni since 2009 is coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE), one of the around 30 courses international PhD Courses selected in 2009-2012 by European agency EACEA providing joint/double PhD titles at the European level. ICE is composed by a consortium of five top European Universities ( Since 1997 he has served as certified quality system reviewer of Higher Education Courses in the context of the Campus and Campusone projects organized by Italian Conference of Deans (CRUI). He has evaluated more than 40 courses at the Master and Bachelor level. He has also served as quality system reviewer under the European EURACE project.

Dr. Regazzoni served as Technical Program Chair for IEEE SPS International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2005 He served In particular he founded and chaired IEEE International Conferences on Advanced Signal and Video Based Surveillance Systems. first as a not/IEEE edition in 1998 and contributed to organize the second edition at Kingston University, London, UK. Than he co/founded in 2003 the IEEE edition technically co-sponsored first technically by IEEE SPS and CS becoming Steering committee Chair. The conference became annual in 2005. He was chair of the Steering Committee (SC) of following editions, including Sydney, London, Beijing, etc.), now at its 12th IEEE edition.. Since 2010 AVSS is also financially sponsored by IEEE SPS and CS. He chaired the SC until 2013. Dr. Regazzoni also served as General Chair of IEEE AVSS 2009 edition He has been awarded by IEEE SPS and CS of a certificate of appreciation for creation and longstanding service for AVSS in 2013 edition in Cracovia, Poland. Dr. Regazzoni served as Technical Program co/chair of IEEE Non Linear Signal Processing edition in 2003 Grado and was part of many Technical committee of other conferences He served as International Liason co/chair of Quebec City / IEEE ICIP 2015 He also has been part in the organization of other national and international conferences and events, including general chair for a IEEE SPS seasonal summer school in Loano 2012 and IEEE SPS Italy Chapter events. He has participated to technical program committees and he organized special sessions/presented tutorials at many international conferences. He has served in Best Paper Award committees for ICIP 2021 and ICASSP 2014.
Dr. Regazzoni is member of IEEE since 25 years (M 1989, S 2000) and he has served as volunteer within IEEE SPS in different positions, in the context of editorial boards, boards of society Committees, conference committees and boards, national chapters and regional units. He has been member of the IEEE SPS Technical Committees on (TC) Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IMDSP), and Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) from 2006 to 2011. From 2011 to 2013 he has served as first chair of new IEEE SPS Italy Chapter created from split of previous joint one with IEEE Aerospace Society. The Chapter was recognized as IEEE SPS Chapter of the Year Award for 2012 for its activities. He has served as IEEE SPS Regional-Director-at-Large of Region 8 (2011-2012). In 2013-2014 he was Director of Membership Services and Chair of the Membership Services subcommittee. In 2011-2012 he was member-at-large of the IEEE SPS Conference Board and member of the Conference Board Executive subcommittee. In 2013 he continued to be member ex-officio of the Conference Board.
In 2015-2017 he is serving as IEEE SPS Vice President conferences. In such role he is chairing Conference Board, and he is ex/officio member of IEEE SPS Excom, Board of Governors, Publications Board and Membership Board.

He has served as external reviewer of EU-FP7 projects and of several research programmes in Italy. Dr. Regazzoni is or has been Associate Editor of several international journals: IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Trans on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Eurasip Journal on Information Security, International Journal on Image and Graphics. He has been Guest editor of special issues of international journals including: Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Real Time Imaging, and other journals. He has been author of 4 co-edited books (Kluwer) on intelligent video surveillance from 1999 to 2003. He has been awarded of best IEEE Best Vehicular Electronics paper award in 2002 for paper "Multisensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicle Navigation in Risky Environments". Dr. Regazzoni is author or co-author of around 90 papers on International Scientific Journals and of more than 300 papers accepted at peer reviewed International Conferences. His main h-index scores on databases scientific datasets are Scopus 26, Google Scholar 37

Full list of publications can be found at following sites:



Department of Electrical, Electronic,Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture
University of Genova, Italy
Phone: +39-10-3532792
Fax: +39-10-3532134





New accepted papers:

M. Ravanbakhsh, M. Nabi, E. Sangineto, L. Marcenaro, C.S. Regazzoni, and N. Sebe, "Abnormal Event Detection in Videos using Generative Adversarial Nets", 24th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). 17-20 September 2017, Beijing, China

D. Campo, M. Baydoun, L. Marcenaro, and C.S. Regazzoni, "Task-dependent saliency estimation from trajectories of agents in video sequences", 24th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). 17-20 September 2017, Beijing, China

M.O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, and C.S. Regazzoni, "Energy Detection in Multi-user Relay Networks", Wireless Personal Communications (2017): 1-10

A. Mazzú, P. Morerio, L. Marcenaro, C.S. Regazzoni, "A Cognitive Control-inspired approach to Object Tracking", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

V. Bastani, L. Marcenaro, C.S. Regazzoni, "Online Nonparametric Bayesian Activity Mining and Analysis From Surveillance Video", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing