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Young Researcher Award 2023 – Simone Melzi

Simone Melzi receives the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2023 for his outstanding and multi-faceted contribution to geometry processing and 3D shape analysis.

Simone is a tenure track Assistant Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Dept. on Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo). He did his Ph.D. at the University of Verona in 2018 and spent time as a postdoc at La Sapienza University, Ecole Polytechnique, and the University of Verona.

Simone has done outstanding and impactful research in the broader area of geometry processing and 3D shape analysis, at the intersection with artificial intelligence. Here, Simone contributed several highly innovative and widely cited works on spectral shape processing, functional maps, shape correspondence, and general shape processing. In particular, in his later work, he contributed state-of-the-art machine learning-based solutions to the aforementioned highly challenging research problems. In his very early work, he also made widely cited contributions to hard computer vision problems, e.g. visual object tracking.

Simone received several prestigious awards for his work, such as a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship in 2020 and the EUROGRAPHICS Italy Ph.D. Award. His work was published in a high number of top-tier conferences and journal papers in computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning. He has already contributed to the scientific management of many scientific events, under the role of IPC member and chair.

EUROGRAPHICS is pleased to recognize Simone Melzi with the 2023 Young Researcher Award.