Giovanni Saponaro

Giovanni Saponaro Contact Information
tel. +351 21 8418050
room 7.26, Torre Norte (ext. 2050)


VisLab - Torre Norte, 7th floor
Institute for Systems and Robotics - Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal

I am a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at VisLab - Computer Vision Laboratory (ISR/IST, U Lisboa) under the supervision of Prof. Alexandre Bernardino. I am co-supervised by Prof. Giampiero Salvi and Prof. Lorenzo Jamone.

My research focuses on visual scene understanding and robot decision algorithms that support human-robot interaction. During 2012-1015 I worked on the POETICON++ project (together with linguists, computer vision experts, neuroscientists and roboticists), on object affordances and human body gestures. In 2012 I visited the Speech, Music and Hearing department of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, to work on designing an automatic gesture recognition system based on the principles of automatic speech recognition.

Publications (see also my Google Scholar profile)
Conferences and Events Attended ("Where Have We Met Before?")