Technologist

ISSIA CNR – Bari

SHORT BIO

Grazia Cicirelli received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1994. Until 2001 she held grants from the Italian National Research Council (CNR) for research activities in Robotics and Image Processing. From 2001 she is a Technologist Researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) of CNR in Bari. Her principal interests include pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, image processing for robotic applications and intelligent systems for video-surveillance. She has worked on and directed numerous research projects in different research areas such as Quality Control, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Autonomous Mobile Robotics. She is author of numerous research papers published in International Conference Proceedings, National and International Journals. She is a co-inventor of 1 international patent on the development of a visual system for event detection in a sport context.

Dr. Cicirelli regularly serves as reviewer on various Conferences and International Journals including:

  • Industrial Robot: An International Journal
  • International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

She received the 2013 Award for Excellence as Outstanding Reviewer to “Industrial Robot: An International Journal” (Emerald) for the significant contribution made throughout 2012. She is a member of the Editorial Board at the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS). Furthermore, she is Editor of the permanent Topic “Robot Navigation” and Associate Editor of the permanent Topic “Vision Systems” at the same journal.

Research Interests

Her current research interests are in the field of autonomous robot navigation, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image processing for robotic applications and intelligent systems for visual surveillance.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. T. D’Orazio, R. Marani, V. Renò, G. Cicirelli

    Recent trends in gesture recognition: how depth data has improved classical approaches, Image and Vision Computing, Vol. 52, August 2016, Pages 56-72

  2. G. Cicirelli, C. Attolico, C. Guaragnella and T. D’Orazio

    “A Kinect-based Gesture Recognition Approach for a Natural Human Robot Interface”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 12, 2015

  3. R. Marani, M. Nitti, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio, and E. Stella

    High-Resolution Laser Scanning for Three-Dimensional Inspection of Drilling Tools, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Article ID 620786, 2013

  4. G. Cicirelli, A. Milella, D. Di Paola

    RFID Tag Localization by using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference for Mobile Robot Applications, Industrial robot, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2012

  5. D. Di Paola; A. Milella; G. Cicirelli; A. Distante

    An Autonomous Mobile Robotic System for Surveillance of Indoor Environments, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 7, No 1, 2010

  6. D. Di Paola, D. Naso, A. Milella, G. Cicirelli, A. Distante

    “Multi-Sensor Surveillance of Indoor Environments by an Autonomous Mobile Robot”, (IJISTA) International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, vol. 8, No. 1-4, 2010, ISSN 1740-8865

  7. D. Di Paola; D. Naso; B. Turchiano; G. Cicirelli; A. Distante

    Matrix-based Discrete Event Control for Surveillance Mobile Robotics, Journal of intelligent & robotic systems, Vol. 56, 2009

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. R. Marani, N. Mosca, V. Renò, G. Cicirelli, E. Stella and T. D’Orazio

    Improving performance of an omnidirectional range sensor for 3D modeling of environments, 10th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), November 11-13, 2016, Nanjing, China

  2. C. Attolico, C. Guaragnella, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio

    “A Real Time Gesture Recognition System Based on a Set of Neural Networks”, 3rd International Workshop on Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human Computer Interaction (MPRSS 2014), Stockholm, Sweden, August 24th, 2014

  3. A. Petitti, D. Di Paola, A. Milella, P. Mazzeo, P. Spagnolo, G. Cicirelli, and G. Attolico

    (2014) “A Distributed Cooperative Architecture for Robotic Networks with Application to Ambient Intelligence”, Workshop on Activity Monitoring by multiple distributed sensing (AMMDS2014), Stockolm, Sweden, August 24, 2014

  4. C. Attolico, V. Renò, C. Guaragnella, T. D’Orazio, G. Cicirelli

    A Review of Gesture Recognition Approaches for HRI, Workshop on Real-Time Gesture Recognition for Human Robot Interaction, 15 July, 2014, Padua, Italy

  5. C. Attolico, C. Guaragnella, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio

    (2014) “Development of a natural interface to control a mobile platform”, Workshop on Real-Time Gesture Recognition for Human Robot Interaction, 15 July, 2014, Padua, Italy

  6. T. D’Orazio, C. Attolico, G. Cicirelli and C. Guaragnella

    (2014) “A Neural Network Approach for Human Gesture Recognition with a Kinect Sensor”, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2014), 6-8 March, 2014, ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France.

  7. R. Marani, G. Roselli, M. Nitti, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio, E. Stella

    (2013) A 3D vision system for high resolution surface reconstruction, in Seventh International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), Wellington, New Zealand, 3-5 Dec. 2013

  8. Petitti, A., Di Paola, D., Milella, A., Mazzeo, P.L., Spagnolo, P., Cicirelli, G., Attolico, G.

    (2013) A Distributed Heterogeneous Sensor Network for Tracking and Monitoring, in The 1st Workshop on Activity monitoring by multiple distributed sensing (AMMDS), 10th IEEE international conference on advanced video and signal-based surveillance (AVSS 2013), Krakow, Poland, August 27, 2013

  9. R. Marani, G. Roselli, M. Nitti, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio and E. Stella

    (2013) Analysis of Indoor Environments by Range Images, in Seventh International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST), Wellington, New Zealand, 3-5 Dec. 2013

  10. T. D’Orazio, G. Cicirelli

    (2012) People Re-Identification and Tracking from Multiple Cameras: a Review, in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Orlando, FL, 30 Sett 2012-3 Ott 2012

  11. D. Di Paola, A. Milella, G. Cicirelli

    (2011) An Experimental Testbed for Robotic Network Applications, in AMiRE 2011: 6th International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment, Bielefeld

  12. A. Petitti, D. Di Paola, A. Rizzo, G. Cicirelli

    (2011) Consensus-based Distributed Estimation for Target Tracking in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks, in 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, Florida

  13. A. Petitti, D. Di Paola, A. Rizzo, G. Cicirelli

    (2011) Distributed Target Tracking for Sensor Networks with Only Local Communication, in The 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Corfù

  14. G. Cicirelli, A. Milella, D. Di Paola

    (2011) Supervised Learning of RFID Sensor Model using a Mobile Robot, IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, September 15-16, 2011

  15. A. Milella, D. Di Paola, P. L. Mazzeo, P. Spagnolo, M. Leo, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio

    (2010) Active Surveillance of Dynamic Environments using a Multi-Agent System, in The 7th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Lecce, Italy

  16. A. Milella; D. Di Paola; G. Cicirelli; A. Distante

    (2009) A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Passive RFID for Mobile Robot Applications, in 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA, 10-15 Oct. 2009

  17. A. Milella, D. Di Paola, G. Cicirelli, and T. D’’Orazio

    (2009) RFID Tag Bearing Estimation for Mobile Robot Localization, in The 14th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2009), Munich-Germany

  18. A. Milella, B. Nardelli, D. Di Paola, and G. Cicirelli

    (2009) Robust Feature Detection and Matching for Vehicle Localization in Uncharted Environments, in IROS-2009 Workshop on Planning, Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles, St. Loius USA

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. C. Attolico, C. Guaragnella, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio

    “A real time gesture recognition system for Human Computer Interaction”, F. Schwenker et al. (Eds.): Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human-Computer-Interaction, LNAI Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Vol. 8869, pp. 1–10, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14899-1 9, ISBN: 978-3-319-14898-4, Springer International Publishing

  2. R. Marani, M. Nitti, G. Cicirelli, T. D’Orazio, E. Stella

    “Design of High-Resolution Optical Systems for Fast and Accurate Surface Reconstruction”, in Sensing Technology: Current Status and Future Trends III, Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation, Vol. 11, 2015, pp. 47-65, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-10947-3

  3. A. Petitti, Donato Di Paola, A. Milella, P. Mazzeo, P. Spagnolo, G. Cicirelli, G. Attolico

    (2014) A Heterogeneous Robotic Network for Distributed Ambient Assisted Living, Human Behavior Understanding in Networked Sensing: Theory and Applications of Networks of Sensors, Springer International Publishing, CH-6330 Cham (ZG) (Svizzera), 2014, ISBN 978-3-319-10806-3

  4. A. Petitti, Donato Di Paola, A. Milella, P. Mazzeo, P. Spagnolo, G. Cicirelli, G. Attolico

    (2014) A distributed cooperative architecture for robotic networks with application to ambient intelligence, Lecture notes in computer science, Vol. 8703, Activity Monitoring by Multiple Distributed Sensing : Second International Workshop, AMMDS 2014, Stockholm, Sweden, August 24, 2014

  5. D. Di Paola; A. Milella; G. Cicirelli

    (2012) An Experimental Testbed for Robotic Network Applications, in Advances in Autonomous Mini Robots, Proceedings of the 6th AMiRe Symposium, 2012

  6. G. Cicirelli, A. Milella, D. Di Paola

    (2011) RFID Sensor Modeling by Using an Autonomous Mobile Robot, IN-TECH (Croazia), in DEPLOYING RFID: Challenges, Solutions and Open Issues, 2011

  7. A. Milella; D. Di Paola; G. Cicirelli

    (2010) RFID Technology for Mobile Robot Surveillance, InTech, Rijeka (Croazia) in Mechatronic Systems Applications, 2010