School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Dr Fabrizio Smeraldi, PhD

Fabrizio

Lecturer

Email: f.smeraldi@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 5167
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 322
Website: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~fabri
Office Hours: Wednesday 15:00-17:00

Teaching

Bioinformatics Software Development Group Project (Postgraduate)

In this module, students are organised into small teams (~3-4 members per team). Each team is given the same written specification for a piece of software that must be delivered by the end of the module. Each team must design an appropriate software architecture and development plan, with specific tasks assigned to individual team members. The project involves elements from the previous bioinformatics modules (genomics, post-genomics, coding and statistics) as well as new topics that are introduced during the module. This module serves as a simulation of a real software development environment, providing invaluable experience for future employability.

Coding for Scientists (Postgraduate)

This module provides a hands-on introduction to computer programming (popularly known as coding) using scripting languages popular in the field. The focus is on producing robust software for repeatable data-centric scientific work. Key programming concepts are introduced, and these concepts are then brought together in scientifically relevant applications to analyse data, interact with a database and create dynamic web content. Good coding practice, such as the importance of documentation and version control, is emphasised throughout.

Computer Programming (Postgraduate)

This module provides an introduction to the principles of programming in the context of designing and constructing complete programs. Programming techniques will be introduced and practical work will form an integral part of the course and of the assessment of students. The first half of the course will concentrate on program structures. The second half will cover representation of abstract types such as lists and trees using the types such as records and arrays provided in imperative programming languages.

Genome Bioinformatics (Postgraduate)

This module provides an introduction to bioinformatics, focusing specifically on the analysis of DNA sequence data. Lectures cover the bioinformatics methods, algorithms and resources used for tasks such as sequence assembly, gene finding and genome annotation, phylogenetics, analysis of genomic variance among populations, genome wide association studies and prediction of gene structure and function. Practical exercises are used to gain experience with relevant existing bioinformatics tools, data formats and databases.

Software and Network Services Design (Postgraduate)

This module provides an introduction to Object Orientated Programming using Java to enable students to do practical work in Mobile Services (ECM7205)

Research

Research Interests:

Nonparametric statistical methods for pattern recognition and learning

Publications

  • Bello-Cerezo R, Bianconi F, Di Maria F et al. (2019). Comparative evaluation of hand-crafted image descriptors vs. Off-the-Shelf CNN-Based features for colour texture classification under ideal and realistic conditions. nameOfConference


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  • Theodorou L, Healey PGT, Smeraldi F (2019). Engaging With Contemporary Dance: What Can Body Movements Tell us About Audience Responses?. nameOfConference



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  • ABDOLLAHYAN M, Cascianelli S, Bellocchio E et al. (2018). Visual Localization in the Presence of Appearance Changes Using the Partial Order Kernel. European Signal Processing Conference



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  • Abdollahyan M, Elgar G, Smeraldi F (2018). Identifying Potential Regulatory Elements by Transcription Factor Binding Site Alignment Using Partial Order Graphs. nameOfConference



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  • Bello-Cerezo R, Bianconi F, Cascianelli S et al. (2018). Hand-designed local image descriptors vs. Off-the-shelf CNN-based features for texture classification: An experimental comparison. nameOfConference



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  • Abdollahyan M, Mondragón RJ, Bessant C et al. (2018). Visualising the topological structure of health-elated message board user networks. nameOfConference



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  • Fernandez A, Lima D, Bianconi F et al. (2017). Compact color texture descriptor based on rank transform and product ordering in the RGB color space. International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (CEFRL-ICCV)



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  • ABDOLLAHYAN M, SMERALDI F (2017). POKer: a Partial Order Kernel for Comparing Strings with Alternative Substrings. European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

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  • Bianconi F, Smeraldi F, Abdollahyan M et al. (2017). On the use of skin texture features for gender recognition: An experimental evaluation. nameOfConference



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  • Bianconi F, Chirikhina E, Smeraldi F et al. (2016). Personal identification based on skin texture features from the forearm and multi-modal imaging.. nameOfConference



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  • KHOUZANI MHR, MALACARIA P, HANKIN C et al. (2016). Efficient Numerical Frameworks for Multi-Objective Cyber Security Planning. European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2016



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  • Theodorou L, Healey PGT, Smeraldi F (2016). Exploring audience behaviour during contemporary dance performances. nameOfConference


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  • Fielder A, Panaousis E, Malacaria P et al. (publicationYear). Decision support approaches for cyber security investment. nameOfConference



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  • Panaousis E, Fielder A, Malacaria P et al. (2014). Cybersecurity games and investments: A decision support approach. nameOfConference

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  • Fielder A, Panaousis E, Malacaria P et al. (2014). Game Theory Meets Information Security Management. nameOfConference


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  • Fielder A, Panaousis E, Malacaria P et al. (2014). Game theory meets information security management. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Malacaria P (2014). How to spend it: Optimal investment for cyber security. nameOfConference


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  • MALACARIA P, SMERALDI F (2013). Thermodynamic Aspects of Confidentiality. nameOfConference


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  • Parker MO, Ife D, Ma J et al. (2013). Development and automation of a test of impulse control in zebrafish.. nameOfConference



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  • Malacaria P, Smeraldi F (2012). The thermodynamics of confidentiality. nameOfConference


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  • MALACARIA P, SMERALDI F (2012). The Thermodynamics of Confidentiality. 25th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium


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  • Ciliberto C, Smeraldi F, Natale L et al. (2011). Online multiple instance learning applied to hand detection in a humanoid robot. nameOfConference


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  • Tao D, Li Z, Li J et al. (2011). Preface. nameOfConference


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  • Ciliberto C, Smeraldi F, Natale L et al. (2011). Online Multiple Instance Learning applied to hand detection in a humanoid robot. Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on


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  • Smeraldi F, Bicego M, Cristani M et al. (2011). CLOOSTING: CLustering data with bOOSTING. nameOfConference


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  • Smeraldi F, Martinez-Alvarez M, Frommholz I et al. (2011). On the probabilistic logical modelling of quantum and geometrically–inspired IR. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Defoin-Platel M, Saqi M (2010). Handling missing features with boosting algorithms for protein–protein interaction prediction. nameOfConference


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  • Martinez-Alvarez M, Smeraldi F, Roelleke T (2010). A descriptive approach to modelling learning. nameOfConference

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  • Martinez-Alvarez M, Smeraldi F, Roelleke T (2010). A descriptive approach to modelling learning. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Defoin-Platel M, Saqi M (2010). Handling Missing Features with Boosting Algorithms for Protein-Protein Interaction Prediction. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F (2009). Fast algorithms for the computation of ranklets. nameOfConference


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  • Azzopardi G, Smeraldi F (2009). Variance ranklets: orientation–selective rank features for contrast modulations. nameOfConference


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  • Malacaria P, Smeraldi F (2009). On Adaboost and optimal betting strategies. nameOfConference

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  • Malacaria P, Smeraldi F (2008). On Adaboost and optimal betting strategies. nameOfConference

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  • MAGGIO E, SMERALDI F, CAVALLARO A (2007). Adaptive multi-feature tracking in a particle filtering framework. nameOfConference


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  • Maggio E, Smeraldi F, Cavallaro A (2007). Adaptive multi–feature tracking in a particle filter framework. nameOfConference

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  • Del Bue A, Smeraldi F, Agapito L (2007). Non-rigid structure from motion using ranklet-based tracking and non-linear optimization. nameOfConference


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  • Bue AD, Smeraldi F, Agapito L (2007). Non-rigid structure from motion using ranklet–based tracking and non-linear optimization. nameOfConference


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  • Franceschi E, Odone F, Smeraldi F et al. (2005). A classical tool revisited: Object detection by statistical testing. nameOfConference

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  • Franceschi E, Odone F, Smeraldi F et al. (2005). Feature selection with nonparametric statistics. nameOfConference


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  • Smeraldi F, CAVALLARO A, Maggio E (2005). Combining Colour and Orientation for Adaptive Particle Filter-based Tracking. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Oxford, 6-8 September 2005


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  • Franceschi E, Odone F, Smeraldi F et al. (2005). Feature selection with nonparametric statistics. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Del Bue A, Agapito L (2005). Tracking points on deformable objects with ranklets. nameOfConference


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  • Arleo A, Smeraldi F, Gerstner W (2004). Cognitive navigation based on nonuniform Gabor space sampling, unsupervised growing networks, and reinforcement learning.. nameOfConference


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  • SMERALDI F, Verri A, Odone F et al. (2004). Finding objects with hypothesis testing. Proceedings of the Workshop on Learning for Adaptable Visual Systems, in conjunction with ICPR'04, Cambridge, UK

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  • SMERALDI F, Agapito L, Del Bue A (2004). Non-rigid structure from motion using nonparametric tracking and non-linear optimization. IEEE Workshop in Articulated and Nonrigid Motion ANMO4, held in conjunction with CVPR2004, Washington D.C (USA)

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  • Smeraldi F, Bigun J (2003). Special issue - Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication (AVBPA 2001) - Preface. nameOfConference


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  • Smeraldi F (2003). A Nonparametric approach to face detection using ranklets. nameOfConference

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  • SMERALDI F, Rob M (2003). Ranklets on hexagonal pixel lattices. Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference. Norwich, UK. vol 1

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  • Smeraldi F, Bigun J (2002). Retinal vision applied to facial features detection and face authentication. nameOfConference


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  • Smeraldi F (2002). Ranklets: orientation selective non-parametric features applied to face detection. nameOfConference


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  • Smeraldi F, Bigun J, Gerstner W (2002). Support vector features and the role of dimensionality in face authentication. nameOfConference


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  • Bigun J, Smeraldi F (2001). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics): Preface. nameOfConference

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  • various (2001). Audio-- and video-- based biometric person authentication, third international conference: proceedings. nameOfConference

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  • Arleo A, Smeraldi F, Hug S et al. (2001). Place cells and spatial navigation based on 2D visual feature extraction, path integration, and reinforcement learning. nameOfConference

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  • Bigun J, Smeraldi F (2001). Preface. nameOfConference

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  • Arleo A, Smeraldi F, Hug S et al. (2000). Place cells and spatial navigation based on vision, path integration, and reinforcement learning. nameOfConference

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  • Matas J, Hamouz M, Jonsson K et al. (2000). Comparison of face verification results on the XM2VTS database. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Bigün J, Gerstner W (2000). On the role of dimensionality in face authentication. nameOfConference

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  • Matas J, Hamouz M, Jonsson K et al. (2000). Comparison of face verification results on the XM2VTS database. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Carmona O, Bigün J (2000). Saccadic search with Gabor features applied to eye detection and real-time head tracking. nameOfConference


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  • Smeraldi F, Capdevielle N, Bigün J (1999). Facial features detection by saccadic exploration of the Gabor decomposition and Support Vector Machines. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Capdevielle N, Bigün J (1999). Gabor decomposition driven saccades applied to facial features detection for visual biometrics applications. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Capdevielle N, Bigun J (1999). Face Authentication by retinotopic sampling of the Gabor decomposition and Support Vector Machines. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Bigun J (1998). Facial features detection by saccadic exploration of the Gabor decomposition. nameOfConference

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  • Bigun J, Duc B, Fischer S et al. (1998). Multi modal person authentication. nameOfConference

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  • Smeraldi F, Carmona O, Bigun J (1998). Real–Time Head Tracking by Saccadic Exploration and Gabor Decomposition. nameOfConference

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