Computer vision in research

In a collaborative effort we are pushing the state-of-the art in computer vision and machine learning research. Our research practice is headed by Oswald Lanz at the Free University of Bolzano Bozen and supported by a world renown Scientific Committee.

The exponential growth in pace and impact of research in Computer Vision and Machine Learning is driven by collaborative efforts of universities, research institutions and companies. We are embracing this spirit and are committed to excellence by working closely with our research partners.

In order to fulfill this commitment we co-founded the professorship in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, which will be held by Oswald Lanz, a distinguished researcher and recipient of the prestigious Machine Learning Research Awards from Amazon.

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Our research practice

Head of Research

Oswald Lanz is Director of Research at Covision Lab and is Professor of Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the Computer Science Department of Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. Previously he has been Head of Vision Technologies at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento. He holds an MS in Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Vision from the University of Trento and is member of the European Laboratory of Learning and Intelligent Systems.

Scientific Committee

A renowned scientific committee is providing Covision Lab with strategic guidance.

Prof. Pietro Perona
Scientific Committee

Pietro Perona is the Allan E. Puckett Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology and Director of the Caltech Computational Vision Group.

Prof. Rita Cucchiara
Scientific Committee

Rita Cucchiara is Full Professor of Computer Vision at the Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari” of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore) and the Director of the CINI National Lab of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute of Technology and the Head of AImageLab at Unimore.

Prof. Paolo Lugli
Scientific Committee

Paolo Lugli is the Rector of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and previously Dean of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. Professor Lugli conducts research on nanoelectronics and molecular electronics.

PhD Students

Tsung-Ming Tai
Video understanding and forecasting of actions and activities

Tsung-Ming Tai received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in computer science and information engineering from National Taiwan Normal University in 2016 and 2018. He joins NVIDIA in 2018, and is currently a data scientist in NVIDIA AI Technology Center (NVAITC).

Cynthia I. Ugwu
Anomaly detection for visual inspection

Cynthia I. Ugwu received her B.S. degree in information engineering and M.S. degree in ICT for internet and multimedia from the University of Padova in 2019 and 2021. During her master thesis she was a research intern at Sony Europe B.V., R&D center Stuttgart. Now she is a Ph.D. student at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Sofia Casarin
PhD Student in Computer Science

Sofia is a PhD student at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. She holds a degree in ICT for Internet and Multimedia from the University of Padova, graduating with top marks. Her studies focused on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and signal processing. At Sony, she worked on predictor-based algorithms for Neural Architecture Search.

Emanuele Caruso
PhD Student in Advanced-Systems Engineering

Emanuele is an AI and robotics graduate from Sapienza University of Rome. He is currently pursuing a fully-supported PhD at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, sponsored by Schaeffler Automotive. His research focuses on developing advanced Computer Vision techniques for creating Digital Twins and enhancing predictive quality inspections in the manufacturing industry.


Alessio Stefanelli
Computer Vision and Machine Learning Engineer at Barbieri
David Karbon
Computer Vision and Machine Learning Engineer at Durst

Publications 2022 & older

Research partnerships

The Free University of Bolzano-Bozen is ranked as one of the leading small universities (<5.000 students) in the world and one of the best universities in Italy. covision lab is working with unibz to deliver research in computer vision and deep learning.

FBK is a top research institute in Italy, ranked at the 1st place for scientific excellence in ICT and for economic and social impact. covision lab is working to support FBK in its 2018-2027 mission to leverage Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of society, not to replace it.

Covision Lab is a registered laboratory and member with CVPL, the prime Italian research association in Computer Vision.