Andrea Vaccari

I received my M.S. in physics from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy in 1996 and my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 2014.

In 1998, I started working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory where I was responsible for the design, development and production of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Front End embedded monitor and control system until 2012. I joined the Virginia Image and Video Analysis (VIVA) laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia in 2010. After receiving my Ph.D., I continued to work there as research scientist and instructor for undergraduate and graduate courses. In January 2018 I moved to Vermont and joined the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont as lecturer and, in July 2018, I became assistant professor of Computer Science at Middlebury College.

In addition to novel approaches in experiential and project-based undergraduate education, my research focuses on model-based analysis of images, stack of images, videos and spatiotemporal point cloud datasets. My goal is to provide detection, tracking, and analysis of “objects” or “events” within these large datasets, extract and analyze their most important features, and achieve a better understanding of their behavior. I especially love to play with biomedical and biological as well as remote sensing imagery, although I find intriguing any problem that deals with images or videos.