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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. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She works under the supervision of Prof. Rita Cucchiara on Deep Learning and Computer Vision. She has authored or coauthored more than 20 publications in scientific journals and international conference proceedings. Her research interests include visual saliency prediction, image and video captioning, and multimedia technologies for cultural heritage. She regularly serves as a Reviewer for international conferences and journals.

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

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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 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
2 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 Conference
3 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 Conference
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 Cornia, Marcella "Imparare a descrivere gli oggetti salienti presenti nelle immagini tramite la visione e il linguaggio" 2020 Other
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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