Davide Maltoni

Full Professor, Ph.D.
Ingegneria e Scienze Informatiche
Università di Bologna
Via Sacchi 3, 47521
Cesena (FO) - ITALY

Studio "Mezzanino"

Tel: +39 0547 338 868
Fax: +39 0547 338 866
E-mail: davide.maltoni at unibo.it


Davide Maltoni is a Full Professor at University of Bologna (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI), and Chair of DISI Unit in Cesena. He teaches Machine Learning and Computer Architectures at University of Bologna, Cesena. Davide Maltoni's research interests are in the areas of Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Computational Neuroscience. Most of his applied research is in the field of Biometric Systems (fingerprint recognition, face recognition, hand recognition, performance evaluation of biometric systems). Davide Maltoni is co-director of the Biometric Systems Laboratory (BioLab), which is internationally known for its research and publications in the field. Several original techniques have been proposed by BioLab team for fingerprint feature extraction, matching and classification, for hand shape verification, for face location and for performance evaluation of biometric systems. In particular, BioLab developed and published the first algorithm able to meet the FBI error requirements for automatic fingerprint classification, developed SFinGe, the first effective method for generating realistic synthetic fingerprint databases and proposed Minutiae Cylinder Code (MCC), a recognized state-of-the-art fingerprint matcher. In cooperation with Prof. A.K. Jain from Michigan State University and Prof. J. Wayman from San JosŤ University, BioLab organized the First, Second, Third and Fourth International Competitions for Fingerprint Verification Algorithms (FVC2000, FVC2002, FVC2004 and FVC2006). Biolab is currently running (FVC-onGoing a web-platform for evaluation of biometric recognition algorithms with more than 1K registered participants and 5K algorithms submitted so far. Davide Maltoni is co-author of the Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition published by Springer, 2009, and co-editor of Biometric Systems - Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation Springer, 2005. He holds three patents on Fingerprint Recognition and two patents on Computer Vision techniques. Davide Maltoni served as Associate Editor for the international journals: Pattern Recognition and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security and is currently Associate Editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis Machine Intelligence. He has been elected IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) Fellow 2010.