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Marco Fontani - Ph.D Student

Marco Fontani is a Ph.D. student in the University of Siena. He belongs to the VIPP (Visual Informatic Processing and Protection) group, and his research is mainly focused on Multimedia Forensics.



A digital watermark is a signal permanently embedded into a multimedia content (audio, image, video, text) that can be detected or extracted later by means of computing operations to make an assertion about the data.


Multimedia Forensics

Multimedia Forensics includes a set of scientific techniques recently proposed for the analysis of multimedia signals (audio, videos, images) in order to recover probative evidences from them; in particular, such technologies aim to reveal the history of digital contents:

  • identifying the acquisition device that produced the data,

  • validating the integrity of the contents,

  • retrieving information from multimedia signals.


Secure Signal Processing

 Recent advances in the processing of digital contents have made available a large number of new services regarding the fruition of these contents. Some examples are the linking of massive volumes of personal data by service providers such as search engines, social networks, video galleries, or the outsourcing of services such as computing on sensitive data to remote servers.


Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is a technology for gathering data and information about the physical world by detecting and measuring signals emanating from specific source targets on the Earth's land surface, oceans, and atmosphere. Since the final product of remote sensing is usually an image displaying some physical properties of the observed area, image processing techniques play a very important role in the production, organization and interpretation of data acquired by remote sensing technologies.


Image Processing

Image processing is any form of processing applied to an input image and whose output may be either the processed image or a set of parameters or features extracted from the image itself.


Home Page Luciano Alparone

Luciano Alparone - Associate Professor

Information Engineering Department
University of Florence
S. Marta Str., 3 - 50139 Florence Italy
Tel: +39 0552758614
Fax: +39 0552758570
e-mail: alparone (at) lci.det.unifi.it




MIDST Project

MIDST Project, funded by the Tuscany Region in the framework of the Regional Health Research Program 2009, is carried out by the National Institute of Optics (INO) in Florence. Our team works with INO in the research activities concerning the development of data and image processing tools for the early diagnosis of melanomas.



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