Biography

I am a Ph.D. Student at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey, Uk. My current research is on Super-Resolution Appearance of Human Performance Capture under supervision of Prof. Adrian Hilton and Dr. Marco Volino.

I obtained my M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from the Information Engineering Department, DEI, at the University of Padova, Italy. In 2017, I was awarded with Erasmus+ scholarship that allowed me to complete the M.Sc. at the Department of Informatic, IFI of University of Oslo during which I collaborated with Simula Research Laboratory for my master dissertation.

Research

I have particular interest in applying computer vision and machine learning to reconstruct, edit and render human performances for application in film, broadcast and gaming. I am investigating novel representations that exploit deep learning to learn animated representations of people for highly realistic rendering. My research objective is to develope methods that reconstruct human performances with high-quality appearance from minimum number of cameras to improve the content production for both traditional media film/games/TV and new forms of immersive augmented and virtual reality experience.


Effectiveness of VR immersive applications for public speaking enhancemen
A. Notaro, F. Capraro, M. Pesavento, S. Milani and M.G. Busà
Electronic Imaging 2021 (EI 2021)
Paper
Super-Resolution Appearance Transfer for 4D Human Performance Capture
M. Pesavento, M. Volino and A. Hilton
The 17th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2020)
Paper
XR-Cockpit: a comparison of VR and AR solutions on an interactive training station
A Caputo, S Jacota, S Krayevskyy, M Pesavento, F Pellacini and A Giachetti
25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2020)
Paper

CV


PhD Candidate in Computer Vision & Graphics
CVSSP, University of Surrey, UK
October 2019 - Present
Research Internship
University of Verona, Verona, Italy
June 2019 - July 2019
Research Student
Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway
August 2017 - July 2018

M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
September 2016 - December 2018
Erasmus+ in Computer Science
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
August 2017 - July 2018
B.Sc. in Information Engineering
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
September 2013 - September 2016