Computational Intelligence for Signal and Image Processing in Industrial and Environmental Applications

Adaptability and advanced services for industrial manufacturing require an intelligent technological support for understanding the production process characteristics also in complex situations. Quality control is specifically one of the activities in manufacturing which is very critical for ensuring high-quality products and competitiveness on the market.
Similarly, environmental monitoring increasingly needs adaptive approaches to deal with variability and evolvability of the environmental phenomena. Earth observation and pollution monitoring are very demanding in this perspective.

Computational intelligence can provide additional flexible techniques for designing and implementing monitoring and control systems, which can be configured from behavioral examples or by mimicking approximate reasoning processes to achieve adaptable systems.
This talk will analyze the opportunities offered by computational intelligence technologies to support signal and image processing for adaptable operations and intelligent services both in industrial applications, specifically focusing on manufacturing processes and quality control, and in environmental monitoring, focusing on Earth observation and pollution monitoring.


Vincenzo Piuri has received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1989). He is Full Professor in computer engineering at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (since 2000). He has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at George Mason University, USA.

His main research interests are: computational intelligence, signal and image processing, intelligent systems, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, theory and industrial applications of neural networks, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, biometrics, fault tolerance, digital processing architectures, and cloud computing infrastructures. Original results have been published in more than 350 papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences, books, and book chapters.

He is Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and Senior Member of INNS. He is IEEE Past Vice President for Technical Activities (2016) and has been IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE Director, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Vice President for Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Systems Council, and Vice President for Membership of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-17), and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002) for the contributions to the advancement of theory and practice of computational intelligence in measurement systems and industrial applications. He is Honorary Professor at the Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary (since 2014), Guest Professor at Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China (since 2014), and Guest Professor at the Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan (since 2016).
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