Nicola Bellotto

Associate Professor

Department of Information Engineering
University of Padua
Via Gradenigo 6/b
35131 Padova

Email: nicola.bellotto@unipd.it

Short Bio

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering and a member of IAS-Lab at the University of Padua, where I lead the Machine Intelligence Group (MIG). I am also a Visiting Professor of L-CAS at the University of Lincoln.

I hold a Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padua and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Essex. Before joining Padua, I was an Associate Professor in Lincoln and, previously, a postdoc at the University of Oxford. I also worked for several years in the industry developing and programming embedded systems.

My research interests are mostly in machine perception of humans for robotics and intelligent systems, from low-level detection and tracking, to high-level behaviour understanding and reasoning. These include methods for causal inference, multi-sensor data fusion, active vision, and qualitative spatial representation. See my group’s page for more details.