Assistant Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Lorenzo Baraldi is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. He works on Deep Learning, video analysis and Multimedia, and teaches in the courses of Computer Vision and Cognitive Systems, Image Processing and Scalable AI. Among his research interests, he worked on Egocentric Vision and Gesture Recognition, Temporal Video Segmentation and Retrieval, Saliency, Video Captioning, Visual-Semantic alignment and Embodied AI. He is the author of more than 80 publications in international journals and conferences, and Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition Letters. He has been elected as Scholar in the ELLIS society, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems. Since 2021, he has been appointed as deputy director of the Interdipartimental Centre on Digital Humanities of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In 2017, he worked in the Facebook AI Research laboratory in Paris, under the supervision of Hervé Jégou, where he developed the video copy detection algorithm that currently runs in production on the social network.
An introduction to the use of PyTorch and Google Colab Environments
The laboratory session will cover the fundamentals techniques for developing deep learning architectures using the PyTorch framework, with a strong focus on its core components and on programming practices. Lecture will cover the basics of tensor calculus, auto-differentiation and neural network modelling. During the hands-on part, applications on eye fixation prediction, image/video classification and object detection will be presented.