Dr. Andrea Cavallaro received his M.Sc. (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Trieste, Italy, in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2002. In 1996 and 1998, he served as a research consultant at the Image Processing Laboratory, University of Trieste, Italy , working on compression algorithms for very low bitrate video coding and on digital image sequence de-interlacing. In 1997 he served the Italian Army as lieutenant at the 33rd Electronic Warfare Battalion in Treviso, Italy . From 1998 to 2003 he was a research assistant at the Signal Processing Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He was workpackage leader for the EU projects ACTS Modest and IST art.live. Since 2003, he is lecturer at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL).
His main research interests are image and video analysis, video compression and visual information description. Dr. Cavallaro was a member of the organizing committee of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, member of the Scientific Committee of the 2003 SPIE VCIP conference, and is member of the Technical Committee of the 2004 IEEE ICME. He served as session chair at several conferences and organized the special session on object-based video at the 2003 Visual Communication and Image Processing Conference. He acts as reviewer for several leading international conferences and journals, and he is author of more than 25 papers, including 3 book chapters.