Department of Electrical and Information Engineering
Polytechnic University of Bari

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua obtained the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic of Bari, where he is currently Tenured Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering and previously he also taught Expert Systems, Medical Informatics and Image Processing. Since 1996 he has been working and investigating in the field of computer vision and image processing, human-machine interaction, bioengineering, machine learning and soft computing (neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid expert systems, deep learning). The main applications of his research are in medicine, in biometry, in bioinformatics in ambient assisted living and industry. In 2000 he was involved as Visiting Researcher in an EC funded TMR (Trans-Mobility of Researchers) network (ERB FMRX-CT97-0127) called CAMERA (CAd Modeling Environment from Range Images) and worked in Manchester (UK) at UK Robotics Ltd, in the field of geometric feature extraction and 3D objects reconstruction. He has published more than 130 papers in refereed journals, books, international conferences proceedings and chaired several sessions such as Speech Recognition, Biomedical Informatics, Intelligent Image Processing and Bioinformatics in international conferences. On July 2011, he was invited as lecturer at International School on Medical Imaging using Bioinspired and Soft Computing-Miere (Spain) MIBISOC FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008. GA N. 238819— where presented his research on Intelligent Tumors Computer Aided Early Diagnosis and Therapy: Neural Network and Genetic Algorithms frameworks. In January 2015 he was qualified as Associate Professor of Information Processing Systems, in March 2017 as Associate Professor of Bioengineering and from April 2017 is the Head of Industrial Informatics Lab of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of Polytechnic University of Bari.