I am a computer scientist working in the area of artificial intelligence, more specifically computer vision and machine learning.

Gianfranco Doretto
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I direct the Vision and Learning Lab. The students in my group address fundamental problems to enable complex systems with high-level visual processing capabilities through which they can learn about, interact with, and take decisions about the environment.

The outcome of this research is directly applicable to areas such as the health and biomedical domain, biometrics, multimedia applications for Internet and mobile systems, autonomous navigation, robotics, and many others.

I am currently a Professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at WVU and I am also co-founder of the WVU spin-off company IstoVisio, the makers of syGlass.

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Research Interests

I do research in several core computer vision areas that often require developing novel machine learning, and especially deep learning tools. These are used for applications in the health and biomedical domain, biometrics, robotics, and computational neuroscience.


I am heavily involved in several editorial activities related to the main conferences and journals in computer vision and machine learning. In addition, I am also the Chair of the IEEE Upper Monongahela Subsection, and the Faculty Advisor of the UPE Chapter of WVU.


I was a Lead Scientist and a Project Leader in the Imaging Technologies Department at GE Research. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA, and I hold a D.Eng. degree (summa cum laude) in Electronics Engneering from the University of Padua.

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