Alessio Xompero, Ph.D.

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Alessio is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Multimodal Sensing with the Centre for Intelligent Sensing and the School of Electronic Engineerging and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK. In collaboration with and under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Cavallaro and Prof. Kaspar Althoefer, Alessio currently investigates novel, robust, deployable multi-modal (audio-visual, tactile-visual) models for human-to-robot handovers under the project "Collaborative Object Recognition, Shared Manipulation and Learning (CORSMAL)" and for grasping of radioactive materials under the EPSRC project “National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR)". Alessio is an IEEE Member and a reviewer for international conferences and journals, including IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), IEEE Sensors Journal. Alessio was selected as one of the 22 reviews (top 3% of reviewers) to receive the Top Reviewer Recognition Certificate for the highest quality reviews at IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2020. Alessio obtained his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, with the thesis titled "Local features for view matching across independently moving cameras", from Queen Mary University of London, UK, in September 2020, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Cavallaro (QMUL) and Dr. Oswald Lanz (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy). The Ph.D. was funded from 2015 to 2019 under the Audio-Visual Intelligent Sensing Project, a joint collaboration between QMUL and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy.

Research interests

Perception for human-to-robot handovers | Local image and spatio-temporal features


News

- Paper accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 2021
- Released the code for MORB (ICIP 2018)
- Paper accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2021
- Paper accepted at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2021
- Co-organising the 2020 CORSMAL Challenge in conjuction with the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (virtual), 15-18 January 2021




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