born in Bologna (I) on June 30, 1950.
He has had the scientific responsibility of the following research activities.
The activity has expressed itself in the just listed initiatives, in the supervision of theses and mainly in the redaction of the separately listed publications.
A first part of those papers deals with the topology of piecewise-linear manifolds, by means of the concepts of "contracted triangulation" and "crystallization"; three papers treat the relations between groups and graphs.
A second part is devoted to geometric and topological methods for computer
vision: projective geometry for pose estimation of objects, differential
geometry for robot navigation, size theory for shape recognition.
Scientific and teaching collaboration at the Mathematics Institute of the
Erlangen-Nürnberg University (Sept. 1, 1979 - March 3, 1980).
Course of Differential Topology of The National Institute of High Mathematics "F. Severi" (Bologna, academic year 1981-'82).
Summer course of Combinatorial Topology and research activity at the Pernambuco Federal University (Recife, BR, Jan. 3 - Feb 3, 1984).
Lectures of Algebraic Topology at the Ph. D. courses of Florence (acad. year 1985-'86) and of Bologna (since the academic year 1988-'89).
Ph. D. course in Vision Mathematics at the University of Nantes (F), july 2000.
Lectures at the European Ph. D. course in Information Technology of ARCES, Bologna (academic years 2004-'05 and 2005-'06).
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Mathematical Union for
the periods 2000-2003 and 2006-2009. Referee for several periodicals
of mathematics and computer vision. Member of the Scientific Committee of several conferences
and of the Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana.
Co-founder and member of the steering committee of the ACAT Project (Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology) of the European Science Foundation.
Member of several committees for the assignment of the PhD title in Mathematics and in Computer Science in Italy and abroad. Member of several committees for the assignment of university positions.
"Laurea" (at that time the only university degree) in Mathematics obtained at the University of Modena on June 27, 1973 cum laude (Thesis: "Planarity of graphs associated with groups"; advisor: G. Gemignani). While preparing the thesis, he received a grant from the CNR (National Research Council).
M. Sc. Course in Mathematics at the University of Warwick (GB): October 1976 - September 1977 (Dissertation: "Equivalences of Heegaard splittings"; advisor: C. Rourke; with honours). He received a grant from the CNR for studies abroad.
Bologna, November 1, 2020.