Bits of information about my scientific experience.
I graduated in Computer Science at the
University of Catania, Italy, in 2001.
During my MSc thesis I worked at the
a world leading semiconductor company,
on image compression and JPEG2000, and pre-processing to compression.
My thesis was awarded as one of the three best master theses of 2001
in the Catania site of STMicroelectronics.
In 2002, I moved to Pisa, Italy (University of Pisa
and National Research Council)
for my Ph.D. on automatic 3D-scanning technologies applied to Cultural Heritage.
In this period, I was involved in the restoration of the Michelangelo’s David
(supporting the restorers’ work with tools for visualization, indexing,
and integration of digital data from different sources with the Stanford 3D model of the statue)
and in a project of automatic acquisition and reproduction (rapid prototyping)
of artworks by means of 3D-scanning technologies and an
automatic positioning system (a robot arm). I got my Ph.D. in 2005
with a thesis on automatic 3D model acquisition using a laser scanner.
From 2004 to 2006, I worked at the
University of Trieste, Italy,
as a (sort of) post-doc researcher.
From the beginning of 2006 to the end of 2008 I served as a post-doc
at the University of Catania,
I currently hold a permanent position in the research staff of
CoRFiLaC (Ragusa, Italy).
My main research interests include segmentation and analysis of medical and food images,
such as SEM micrographs, X-ray images of dairy products, and various applications to biology.
I am a reviewer for a number scientific international journals and
I am in the program committee of several international conferences.
Master (Italian Laurea) in Computer Science, Università di Catania, 2001.
Lo Standard Jpeg2000: Applicazioni ed Estensioni
(The Standard Jpeg2000: Applications and Extensions).
Developed at the STMicorelectronics, Catania Site (supervisors:
and S. Battiato),
awarded as one of the best three theses in the Catania Site of STM in 2001.
Main Post-Graduate Courses
- Metodi di Analisi ed Elaborazione delle Immagini Digitali (Methods of Analysis and
Processing of Digital Images), S.Marco D'Alunzio, Italy, 4-9 June 2001
- 14th International School for Computer Science Researchers on Software Engineering,
Lipari, Italy, 30 June - 13 July 2002
- BISS 2003: Bertinoro International Spring School for Graduate Studies in Computer
Science, Bertinoro, Italy, 3-14 March 2003
- 9th Annual EPSRC Summer School on Computer Vision, Guildford, UK, 23-27 June 2003
- A Short Course on Robot Motion Planning: Overview, State of the Art and Recent Advances,
Verona, Italy, 17-19 July, 2003
- Winter School 2004/05 of the Eurographics, Italian Chapter, Pisa, Italy, 17-18 February, 2005
- ICVSS 2007: International Computer Vision Summer School, Sampieri, Italy, 9-14 July 2007.
- ICVSS 2008: International Computer Vision Summer School, Sampieri, Italy, 14-19 July 2008.
- CIME course: Level Set and PDE based Reconstruction Methods:
Applications to Inverse Problems and Image Processing, Cetraro, Italy, 8-13 September 2008.
- C language programming lab (University of Pisa, A.A. 2002/03) – assistant
- concurrent programming lab (University of Pisa, A.A. 2003/04) – assistant
- Video Processing (University of Catania, A.A. 2006/07)
- DIMAGO project (Inform, now Infracom, A.A. 2006/07)
- Grafica Vettoriale (vectorial graphics)
- Immagini Medicali (medical images)
- Interaction and Multimedia (University of Catania, A.A. 2007/08)
- Interaction and Multimedia (University of Catania, A.A. 2008/09)
- Image processing and analysis of food imagery: microscopy, biology, X-ray
- Level sets and their application to image segmentation
- Applications: medical image segmentation
- Support to the
restoration of the Michelangelo’s David using 3D-scanning and
processing technologies (with the restorers of the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence) - 2004
- Automatic acquisition and reproduction (rapid prototyping) of artifacts, using 3D-scanning
technologies and a robot arm (in collaboration with
Scienzia Machinale) - 2004
- Segmentation and measurement of the microstructure of Sicilian historical cheeses
from SEM imagery (in collaboration with CoRFiLaC) - 2006
- Project of patient-specific knee prostheses by means of mechanical simulations
(in collaboration with various hospitals and departments of the University of Catania,
and LIMA lto) - 2006/07
- Supporting tools for plastic surgery using 3D scanning and biometrics
(in collaboration with the University of Catania and the
Istituto Nazionale Tumori,
Milan, Italy) - 2006/07
- A system to learn and experiment with optical illusions for the scientific exposition
Città della Scienza - 2006/07
Unconstrained Machine-Aided 3D Shape Acquisition, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 5 April, 2004.
JPEG2000 - Why a new standard?, University of Milan, Crema, Italy, 13 December, 2004.
3D Model Acquisition, University , Naples, Italy, 4 July, 2005.
Biologically-Inspired Machine Colour Rendering, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy, 1 March, 2007.
3D Scanning for planning in mastectomy surgery (in 3D laser scanning day), University of Catania, Catania, Italy, 4 July, 2007.
The influence of Archimedes of Syracuse in the foundations of computer science (Seminar Series on Archimedes of Syracuse), Istituto Tecnico Commerciale, Syracuse, Italy, 2008.
From lab to real-life problems: possible applications of Level Sets, CIME course, Cetraro, Italy, 11 September, 2008.
M. Caccamo, Quantitative analysis of cheese microstructure by scanning electron microscope images. In proceedings of ADSA - ASAS 2006 Joint Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA, 9-13, July, 2006., L. Tuminello, G. Licitra,
M. Caccamo, New alternative approaches to study cheese microstructure. In proceedings of ADSA - ASAS 2007 Joint Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA, 8-12, July, 2007., F. Zanini, G. Tromba, P. Campo, S. Carpino, G. Licitra,
Automatic detection of microstructural features using a statistical Image Processing method. In proceedings of ADSA - ASAS 2009 Joint Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 12-16, July, 2009., L. Tuminello, N. Fucà, M. Caccamo, G. Licitra,
Quantitative Analysis of the Distribution of Fat Globules in Milk. In proceedings of ADSA - ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 11-15 July, 2010., N. Fucà, G. Licitra,
Segmentation of Scanning Electron Microscopy Images Using Incremental Learning. In proceedings of ADSA - ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 11-15 July, 2010., L. Tuminello, M. Caccamo, G. Licitra,
An X-Ray System to Assess Ragusano P.D.O. Quality. In proceedings of ADSA - ASAS 2010 Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 11-15 July, 2010., C. Pasta, G. Portelli, G. Marino, M. Caccamo, S. Carpino, G. Licitra,
N. Fucà, Measuring milk treatments and storage temperature effects on fat globules aggregation. In proceedings of ADSA-ASAS 2011 Joint Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-14, July, 2011., M. Caccamo, G. Licitra,
N. Fucà, C. Pasta, Microstructural properties of milk fat globules. In proceedings of IDF Summilk, Parma, Italy, 15-19 October, 2011., M. Caccamo, G. Licitra,
I currently hold a permanent position in the research staff of CoRFiLaC (Ragusa, Italy).