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Institute of Applied Data Science


Dr Fabrizio Smeraldi

Fabrizio Smeraldi

Lecturer in Risk and Information Management & Turing Fellow

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
CS322, 3rd floor, Peter Landin
+44 20 7882 5167


Applications of Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Bioinformatics, Foundational aspects of computing


He is mainly interested in applications of Machine Learning; Pattern Recognition; Bioinformatics; Foundational aspects of computing; Cybersecurity. His recent work includes:

  • Decision support for cyber security
  • Thermodynamics of confidentiality
  • Boosting (for clustering; and information theory; applied to humanoid robotics; applied to protein-protein interaction)
  • Ranklets (multiscale image representations based on rank statistics)
  • Quantum Information Retrieval


Publications of specific relevance to Applied Data Science


Smeraldi F, Bianconi F, Fernández A and González E (2020). Partial order rank features in colour space. Applied Sciences (Switzerland)  vol. 10, (2) 10.3390/app10020499


Bello-Cerezo R, Bianconi F, Di Maria F, Napoletano P and Smeraldi F (2019). Comparative evaluation of hand-crafted image descriptors vs. Off-the-Shelf CNN-Based features for colour texture classification under ideal and realistic conditions. Applied Sciences (Switzerland)  vol. 9, (4) 10.3390/app9040738
Theodorou L, Healey PGT and Smeraldi F (2019). Engaging With Contemporary Dance: What Can Body Movements Tell us About Audience Responses? Front Psychol  vol. 10, 71-71. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00071


Abdollahyan M, Elgar G and Smeraldi F (2018). Identifying Potential Regulatory Elements by Transcription Factor Binding Site Alignment Using Partial Order Graphs. International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science  vol. 29, (8) 1345-1354. 10.1142/S0129054118430074


Bianconi F, Chirikhina E, Smeraldi F, Bontozoglou C and Xiao P (2016). Personal identification based on skin texture features from the forearm and multi-modal imaging. Skin Res Technol  10.1111/srt.12348
Fielder A, Panaousis E, Malacaria P, Hankin C and Smeraldi F (2016). Decision support approaches for cyber security investment. Decision Support Systems  vol. 86, 13-23. 10.1016/j.dss.2016.02.012


Smeraldi F and Malacaria P (2014). How to spend it: Optimal investment for cyber security. Acm International Conference Proceeding Series  10.1145/2602945.2602952


MALACARIA P and SMERALDI F (2013). Thermodynamic Aspects of Confidentiality. Information and Computation  vol. 226, 76-93. 10.1016/j.ic.2013.03.006
Parker MO, Ife D, Ma J, Pancholi M, Smeraldi F, Straw C and Brennan CH (2013). Development and automation of a test of impulse control in zebrafish. Front Syst Neurosci  vol. 7, 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00065


Malacaria P and Smeraldi F (2012). The thermodynamics of confidentiality. Proceedings of The Computer Security Foundations Workshop  280-290. 10.1109/CSF.2012.18


Maggio E, Smeraldi F and Cavallaro A (2007). Adaptive multi–feature tracking in a particle filter framework. Ieee Transactions On Circuits and Systems For Video Technology  vol. 17, 1348–1359-1348–1359. 10.1109/TCSVT.2007.903781
MAGGIO E, SMERALDI F and CAVALLARO A (2007). Adaptive multi-feature tracking in a particle filtering framework. Ieee Transactions On Circuits and Systems For Video Technology  vol. 17 Issue 10, 1348-1359. 10.1109/TCSVT.2007.903781
Bue AD, Smeraldi F and Agapito L (2007). Non-rigid structure from motion using ranklet–based tracking and non-linear optimization. Image and Vision Computing  vol. 25, 297–310-297–310. 10.1016/j.imavis.2005.10.004
Del Bue A, Smeraldi F and Agapito L (2007). Non-rigid structure from motion using ranklet-based tracking and non-linear optimization. Image Vision Comput  vol. 25, (3) 297-310. 10.1016/j.imavis.2005.10.004


Arleo A, Smeraldi F and Gerstner W (2004). Cognitive navigation based on nonuniform Gabor space sampling, unsupervised growing networks, and reinforcement learning. Ieee Trans Neural Netw  vol. 15, (3) 639-652. 10.1109/TNN.2004.826221


Smeraldi F and Bigun J (2003). Special issue - Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication (AVBPA 2001) - Preface. Pattern Recogn Lett  vol. 24, (13) 2103-2104. 10.1016/S0167-8655(03)00078-3


Smeraldi F and Bigun J (2002). Retinal vision applied to facial features detection and face authentication. Pattern Recogn Lett  vol. 23, (4) 463-475. 10.1016/S0167-8655(01)00178-7


Bigun J and Smeraldi F (2001). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics): Preface.
Bigun J and Smeraldi F (2001). Preface.
various (2001). Audio-- and video-- based biometric person authentication, third international conference: proceedings., Editors: Bigun J and Smeraldi F. Springer 


Smeraldi F, Carmona O and Bigün J (2000). Saccadic search with Gabor features applied to eye detection and real-time head tracking. Image and Vision Computing  vol. 18, 323–329-323–329. 10.1016/S0262-8856(99)00080-3