Rita Cucchiara (Electronic Engineering Degree, 1989 - Phd in Computer Engineering at University of Bologna, 1993) is Full Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in the Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari", since 2005. She heads the AImage Lab (www.aimagelab.unimore.it), gathering 25 researchers, working in different research fields of Artificial Intelligence such as Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Deep Learning and Multimedia, as well as surveillance, automotive and robot-human interaction. She heads the co-funded RedVision Lab with Ferrari.
Currently, she is the Director of the CINI National Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (Lab AIIS), with the endorsement of the Italian Presidency of Minister Council. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute of Technology.
She was President of the Italian Association CVPL, Italian Chapter of IAPR from 2016 to 2018; she is IAPR Fellow since 2006 and in 2018 she has been awarded of the "Maria Petrou" for "outstanding research in Pattern recognition and Video Surveillance". Published more than 400 papers, keynote speaker in many conferences, recently IROS 2018, H-index 47 (Google scholar). Has been program chair of ICCV2017, area Chair of NeurIPS 2018,2019, General Chair of next ICPR2020, ACMMM2020 and ECCV2022.