|I am a Professor of Computer Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. My research focuses on
assistive technology for persons with visual impairments. Specifically, I am exploring the use of mobile computer vision and wearable sensors for increased spatial awareness and information access.
I hold a "Dottorato di ricerca" in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy. Prior to joining UCSC in 2001, I worked at Apple and at NASA JPL.
I currently collaborate with SKERI, FBK, IBM, and CICATA-IPN. I am a consultant with Aquifi, am on the scientific advisory board of Aira, and serve on the BNVT Study Section of NIH.
Please visit the sites of the UCSC Computer Vision Lab and of the MATTER Center for information about my research group and our projects. You might also be interested in a review article and in a book, both of which focus on my area of research.