Bianca Falcidieno (182)

Organization: Istituto Matematica Appl. e Tecnologie Informatiche CNR
Address: Via De Marini, 6 Torre di Francia
16149 Genova
Country: Italy
Telephone: +39-10-6475667
Fax: +39-10-6475660
Email: bianca@ge.imati.cnr.it
Bianca Falcidieno is an associate Research Director at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy, and she was the chair of the CNR Research Area of Genova (2009-2013). Her research focuses on shape modeling, computer graphics, computational mathematics and knowledge technologies. She has been leading and coordinating research at international level in these topics strongly interacting with industrial and social application fields: from industrial design to geographic information systems, from manufacturing to medicine, from multimedia to cultural heritage. In her career, she coordinated several international projects and the CNR participation to many national research initiatives. As the coordinator of the European project AIM@SHAPE, she pioneered the development of semantics-driven approaches for representing 3D shapes, based on coupling knowledge technologies with geometric representations in this area. She was in charge of various international commitments, including editorial tasks (she served on the editorial boards of 5 professional journals), organization of 20 international conferences and workshops as the Chair or Co-chair, and participation to international program committees. Together with Professor Kunii, she was the co-founder and the editor in chief of the Shape Modeling International Journal and she created the Shape Modeling International Conferences. Bianca Falcidieno is the author of over 220 scientific refereed papers and books, her work has been published extensively in the leading journals in the field. She is a EUROGRAPHICS fellow and, for the 80th CNR anniversary, included in the 12 top-level female researchers in the history of CNR.