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Marcella Cornia

Position at Imagelab:

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dipartimento d'Ingegneria "Enzo Ferrari", Modena Italy

Email:

marcella_DOT_cornia_AT_unimore_DOT_it

Phone:

+39-059-2058790

Marcella Cornia

Marcella Cornia received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2016 and 2020, respectively. In 2020 she received the Young Researcher Award for the category “Artificial Intelligence and Big Data” from “Gruppo 2003 per la Ricerca Scientifica” and in 2021 she was awarded by CVPL, the Italian Association for Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, for the best PhD thesis. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and works under the supervision of Prof. Rita Cucchiara on Deep Learning and Computer Vision. She has authored or coauthored more than 30 publications in scientific journals and international conference proceedings. Her research interests include image captioning, embodied AI, and computer vision solutions applied to the fashion domain.

Keywords: Image Captioning, Saliency Prediction, Vision and Language, Computer Vision, Embodied AI, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence.

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Journals reviewing

  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • International Journal on Computer Vision
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • Machine Vision and Applications
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Other academic services

  • Guest Editor of the Research Topic "Attentive Models in Vision", Computer Vision Section of Frontiers in Computer Science, 2021.
  • Organizer of "Women in ICPR" Workshop at International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2020.
  • Reviewer for IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (2020, 2021, 2022).
  • Reviewer for IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (2019, 2021).
  • Reviewer for European Conference on Computer Vision (2020).
  • Program committee member of ACM Multimedia (2019, 2020).
  • Program committee member of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2020, 2021, 2022).
  • Program commitee member of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2022).
  • Invited Tutorial “Vision, Language, and Action: from Captioning to Embodied AI” at International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, 2019.

Grants and awards

  • Best PhD Thesis Award from CVPL ("Associazione Italiana per la ricerca in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition e Machine Learning"), 2021.
  • Young Researcher Award for the category "Artificial Intelligence and Big Data" from "Gruppo 2003 per la Ricerca Scientifica", 2020.
  • Special Mention for the Best PhD Thesis "Marco Cadoli" Award from the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIxIA), 2020.
  • Certificate of merit for national and international research from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 2019.
  • Travel award for Women in Computer Vision, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (Long Beach, United States), 2019.
  • Travel award for Women in Computer Vision, European Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (Munich, Germany), 2018.
  • Runner-up, Best Paper Award at International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence (Udine, Italy), 2018.
  • Travel award for Women in Computer Vision, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (Salt Lake City, United States), 2018.
  • First place at LSUN Saliency Prediction Challenge, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (Honolulu, United States), 2017.
  • Travel award for Women in Computer Vision, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (Las Vegas, United States), 2016.
  • NVIDIA Hardware Grant with the donation of one Titan X GPU at Women in Computer Vision, IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (Las Vegas, United States), 2016.

Teaching activities

  • Teaching assistant for the Computer Architecture undergraduate course, at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2019).
  • Laboratory lecturer for the Computer Vision graduate course, at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2017, 2018).

Research Projects


Research Activities


Publications

1 Landi, Federico; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cornia, Marcella; Cucchiara, Rita "Working Memory Connections for LSTM" NEURAL NETWORKS, vol. 144C, pp. 334 -341 , 2021 | DOI: 10.1016/j.neunet.2021.08.030 Journal
2 Bigazzi, Roberto; Landi, Federico; Cornia, Marcella; Cascianelli, Silvia; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Out of the Box: Embodied Navigation in the Real World" Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, Virtual, 27 September - 01 October 2021, 2021 Conference
3 Cascianelli, Silvia; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Piazzi, Maria Ludovica; Schiuma, Rosiana; Cucchiara, Rita "Learning to Read L'Infinito: Handwritten Text Recognition with Synthetic Training Data" Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, Virtual, 27 September - 01 October 2021, 2021 Conference
4 Landi, Federico; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cornia, Marcella; Corsini, Massimiliano; Cucchiara, Rita "Multimodal Attention Networks for Low-Level Vision-and-Language Navigation" COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING, vol. 210, pp. 1 -10 , 2021 | DOI: 10.1016/j.cviu.2021.103255 Journal
5 Cagrandi, Marco; Cornia, Marcella; Stefanini, Matteo; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Learning to Select: A Fully Attentive Approach for Novel Object Captioning" Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, Taipei, Taiwan, August 21-24, 2021, 2021 Conference
6 Poppi, Samuele; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Revisiting The Evaluation of Class Activation Mapping for Explainability: A Novel Metric and Experimental Analysis" 2021 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, Virtual, June 19-25, 2021, 2021 Conference
7 Cornia, Marcella; Tomei, Matteo; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Matching Faces and Attributes Between the Artistic and the Real Domain: the PersonArt Approach" ACM TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS, pp. 1 -23 , 2021 Journal
8 Fincato, Matteo; Cornia, Marcella; Landi, Federico; Cesari, Fabio; Cucchiara, Rita "Transform, Warp, and Dress: A New Transformation-Guided Model for Virtual Try-On" ACM TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS, pp. 1 -23 , 2021 Journal
9 Morelli, Davide; Cornia, Marcella; Cucchiara, Rita "FashionSearch++: Improving Consumer-to-Shop Clothes Retrieval with Hard Negatives" Proceedings of the 11th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop, Bari, Italy, September 13-15, 2021, 2021 Conference
10 Bigazzi, Roberto; Landi, Federico; Cornia, Marcella; Cascianelli, Silvia; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Explore and Explain: Self-supervised Navigation and Recounting" Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Milan, Italy, 10-15 January 2021, 2020 | DOI: 10.1109/ICPR48806.2021.9412628 Conference
11 Stefanini, Matteo; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "A Novel Attention-based Aggregation Function to Combine Vision and Language" Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Milan, Italy, 10-15 January 2021, 2020 | DOI: 10.1109/ICPR48806.2021.9413269 Conference
12 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Tavakoli, Hamed R.; Cucchiara, Rita "A Unified Cycle-Consistent Neural Model for Text and Image Retrieval" MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 79, pp. 25697 -25721 , 2020 | DOI: 10.1007/s11042-020-09251-4 Journal
13 CORNIA, MARCELLA; STEFANINI, MATTEO; BARALDI, LORENZO; CUCCHIARA, Rita "Meshed-Memory Transformer for Image Captioning" 2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Seattle, WA, USA, June 14-19, 2020 Conference
14 Cornia, Marcella; BARALDI, LORENZO; Cucchiara, Rita "SMArT: Training Shallow Memory-aware Transformers for Robotic Explainability" International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Paris, France, May, 31 - June, 4, 2020 Conference
15 Cornia, Marcella; Stefanini, Matteo; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Corsini, Massimiliano; Cucchiara, Rita "Explaining Digital Humanities by Aligning Images and Textual Descriptions" PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS, vol. 129, pp. 166 -172 , 2020 | DOI: 10.1016/j.patrec.2019.11.018 Journal
16 Fincato, Matteo; Landi, Federico; Cornia, Marcella; Cesari, Fabio; Cucchiara, Rita "VITON-GT: An Image-based Virtual Try-On Model with Geometric Transformations" Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Milan, Italy, 10-15 January 2021, 2020 Conference
17 Cornia, Marcella "Imparare a descrivere gli oggetti salienti presenti nelle immagini tramite la visione e il linguaggio" 2020 Other
18 Pini, Stefano; Cornia, Marcella; Bolelli, Federico; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "M-VAD Names: a Dataset for Video Captioning with Naming" MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 78, pp. 14007 -14027 , 2019 | DOI: 10.1007/s11042-018-7040-z Journal
19 Tomei, Matteo; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Image-to-Image Translation to Unfold the Reality of Artworks: an Empirical Analysis" Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2019, Trento, Italy, pp. 741 -752 , 9-13 September, 2019, 2019 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30645-8_67 Conference
20 Stefanini, Matteo; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Corsini, Massimiliano; Cucchiara, Rita "Artpedia: A New Visual-Semantic Dataset with Visual and Contextual Sentences in the Artistic Domain" Image Analysis and Processing ICIAP 2019, Trento, Italy, pp. 729 -740 , 9-13 September, 2019, 2019 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30645-8_66 Conference
21 Tomei, Matteo; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cornia, Marcella; Cucchiara, Rita "What was Monet seeing while painting? Translating artworks to photo-realistic images" Computer Vision ECCV 2018 Workshops, Munich, Germany, 8-14 September 2018, 2019 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11012-3_46 Conference
22 Carraggi, Angelo; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Visual-Semantic Alignment Across Domains Using a Semi-Supervised Approach" Computer Vision ECCV 2018 Workshops, vol. 11134, Munich, Germany, pp. 625 -640 , 8-14 September 2018, 2019 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11024-6_47 Conference
23 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Rezazadegan Tavakoli, Hamed; Cucchiara, Rita "Towards Cycle-Consistent Models for Text and Image Retrieval" Computer Vision ECCV 2018 Workshops, Munich, Germany, 8-14 September 2018, 2019 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11018-5_58 Conference
24 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Show, Control and Tell: A Framework for Generating Controllable and Grounded Captions" 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, vol. 2019-, Long Beach, CA, USA, pp. 8299 -8308 , June 16-20 2019, 2019 | DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2019.00850 Conference
25 Tomei, Matteo; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Art2Real: Unfolding the Reality of Artworks via Semantically-Aware Image-to-Image Translation" 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, vol. 2019-, Long Beach, CA, USA, pp. 5842 -5852 , June 16-20 2019, 2019 | DOI: 10.1109/CVPR.2019.00600 Conference
26 Alletto, Stefano; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "Recognizing social relationships from an egocentric vision perspective" Multimodal Behavior Analysis in the Wild, pp. 199 -224 , 2019 | DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-814601-9.00015-8 Chapter in Book
27 Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cornia, Marcella; Grana, Costantino; Cucchiara, Rita "Aligning Text and Document Illustrations: towards Visually Explainable Digital Humanities" Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Beijing, China, pp. 1097 -1102 , August 20th-24th, 2018, 2018 | DOI: 10.1109/ICPR.2018.8545064 Conference
28 Cornia, Marcella; Abati, Davide; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Palazzi, Andrea; Calderara, Simone; Cucchiara, Rita "Attentive Models in Vision: Computing Saliency Maps in the Deep Learning Era" INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE, vol. 12, y, pp. 161 -175 , z, 2018 | DOI: 10.3233/IA-170033 Journal
29 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "Predicting Human Eye Fixations via an LSTM-based Saliency Attentive Model" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, vol. 27, pp. 5142 -5154 , 2018 | DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2018.2851672 Journal
30 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "SAM: Pushing the Limits of Saliency Prediction Models" 2018 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, Salt Lake City, pp. 1971 -1973 , June 18-22 2018, 2018 | DOI: 10.1109/CVPRW.2018.00250 Conference
31 Cornia, Marcella; Pini, Stefano; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Automatic Image Cropping and Selection using Saliency: an Application to Historical Manuscripts" Digital Libraries and Multimedia Archives, vol. 806, Udine, pp. 169 -179 , January 25-26, 2018, 2018 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-73165-0_17 Conference
32 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "Paying More Attention to Saliency: Image Captioning with Saliency and Context Attention" ACM TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA COMPUTING, COMMUNICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 14, pp. 1 -21 , 2018 | DOI: 10.1145/3177745 Journal
33 Pini, Stefano; Ben Ahmed, Olfa; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita; Huet, Benoit "Modeling Multimodal Cues in a Deep Learning-based Framework for Emotion Recognition in the Wild" Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 536 -543 , November 13-17th, 2017, 2017 | DOI: 10.1145/3136755.3143006 Conference
34 Cornia, Marcella; Abati, Davide; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Palazzi, Andrea; Calderara, Simone; Cucchiara, Rita "Attentive Models in Vision: Computing Saliency Maps in the Deep Learning Era" AI*IA 2017 Advances in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 10640, Bari, Italy, pp. 387 -399 , November 14-17, 2017, 2017 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70169-1_29 Conference
35 Pini, Stefano; Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Cucchiara, Rita "Towards Video Captioning with Naming: a Novel Dataset and a Multi-Modal Approach" Image Analysis and Processing - ICIAP 2017, vol. 10485, Catania, Italy, pp. 384 -395 , 11-15 September 2017, 2017 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68548-9_36 Conference
36 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "Visual Saliency for Image Captioning in New Multimedia Services" Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW), 2017 IEEE International Conference on, Hong Kong, pp. 309 -314 , July 10-14, 2017, 2017 | DOI: 10.1109/ICMEW.2017.8026277 Conference
37 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "A Deep Multi-Level Network for Saliency Prediction" Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2016 23rd International Conference on, Cancun, Mexico, 4-8 Dec 2016, 2016 | DOI: 10.1109/ICPR.2016.7900174 Conference
38 Cornia, Marcella; Baraldi, Lorenzo; Serra, Giuseppe; Cucchiara, Rita "Multi-Level Net: a Visual Saliency Prediction Model" Computer Vision ECCV 2016 Workshops, vol. 9914, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 302 -315 , October 9th, 2016, 2016 | DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48881-3_21 Conference