Fabrizio Argenti

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Via di S. Marta, 3 - 50139 Firenze Italia
Telefono +39 0552758605
e-mail: fabrizio.argenti(at)unifi.it
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  • Short Bio, Teaching and Research activities

- Education

- Fabrizio Argenti graduated in Electronic Engineering (cum laude) at the University of Florence in 1989, discussing a thesis entitled "Classification and segmentation of images from remote sensing by textural analysis". For his degree thesis, he received the "Renato Mariani" Award, organized by the Florence Section of the Italian Electrotechnical and Electronic Association (AEI)
- In 1993, he received the title of Ph.D. in Electronic and Information Engineering, discussing the thesis "Multi-resolution coding and digital transmission of still and moving images"
- Since November 2002, he has been serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (former Department of Electronics and Telecommunications) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence, in the area of Telecommunications. From 1993 to 2002, he was with the same Department as a Research Assistant

- Teaching activity

- His teaching activity includes courses in Digital Signal Processing, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Communications, Information Theory, Estimation Theory, Signals and Systems Theory
- Currently, he teaches the course of Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing  (Degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering) and of Statistical Signal Processing (Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering)
- He is a member of the Faculty Board of the Doctorate in Information Engineering
- He is the coordinator for the Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
- He is a co-author of the textbook "Numerical processing of signals. Theory, exercises and computer examples", by F. Argenti, L. Mucchi, and E. Del Re, The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2011

- Research activity

- During his Ph.D. studies, he carried out research (as a visiting researcher) at the Digital Signal Processing Laboratory of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- He was a member of the Technical Program Committee of numerous international scientific conferences (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, European Signal Processing Conference, International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, etc.)
- He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Elsevier)
- He is a Senior Member of IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- He serves as a regular reviewer, on topics concerning digital signal processing, of several scientific journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, EURASIP Signal processing, etc.
- He is the Head of the Information Technology Applications Laboratory, at the decentralized university campus of Prato.
- He is the author or co-author of over fifty articles in international scientific journals and contributions to international scientific books and over one hundred papers on international conferences proceedings
- His research interests have covered the following areas over time:
- digital signal processing (design of filters and filter banks)
- multi-resolution analysis and wavelet transform theory
- numerical image processing (restoration and despeckling, analysis and classification of textures, 3D reconstruction from stereoscopic images, analysis of biomedical images)
- remote sensing (processing of hyperspectral images, processing of SAR images)
- software defined radio, cognitive radio
- numerical communications (multi-carrier systems, UWB systems)
- compression and transmission of multimedia signals (compression of audio, images, video, transmission of compressed video on digital networks and noisy channels)
- telecommunication systems (integration between satellite and terrestrial mobile systems, cryptography)
- audio signal processing, active noise control

  • Thesis Topics
- Denoising di immagini
- Despecling di immagini SAR e SAR polarimetriche
- Metodi di elaborazione di immagini basati su sparsità
- Super-risoluzione di immagini
- Riconoscimento di dispositivi per applicazioni di sicurezza
- Elaborazione di segnali e immagini per applicazioni forensi
- Implementazione di reti di sensori mediante Arduino/Raspberry