Vito Cappellini was born in Pistoia, Italy. He obtained the degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino. After some activity in the industry on data processing and automatic control, he developed research activity at Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche – IROE of National Research Council (C.N.R.) in Florence, where he was mainly concerned with ionospheric studies by means of satellites, data processing, digital telemetry and communications. He obtained the Full Professor degree in Electrical Communications at Florence University. He was Director of the Istituto di Elettronica and of the IROE Institute in Florence. In 1993-1995 he was Dean of the Engineering Faculty of Florence University.
His main research interests are: digital signal-image processing, digital communications, remote sensing, biomedicine, robotics and art work analysis-restoration. He has published over 300 papers in the above fields and contributed to several books: co-author of “Digital Filters and Their Applications” (Academic Press), editor of “Data Compression and Error Control Techniques with Applications” (Academic Press), editor of “Time-Varying Image Processing and Moving Object Recognition” (North-Holland). He is in the Editorial Board of several international journals: “Signal Processing” (Elsevier), “Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing” (Birkhauser), “European Transactions on Telecommunications” (EUREL). He has been Chairman of the International Workshops on “Time-Varying Image Processing and Moving Object Recognition” and Co-Chairman of the EVA FLORENCE Conferences.
He was Chairman of the IEEE Middle&South Italy Section. He has been the Italian Representative in the Seven Nations Cooperation Program on “Remote Sensing from Space”. He was President of the Scientific-Technical Committee of ITINERA (Italian Info-structure for European Research in Advanced Communications). He is in the Committee of the Italian Telecommunications Group (TTI). He is Vice-President of the Foundation on Applied Meteorology. He received in 1984 the “IEEE Centennial Medal”. Professor Cappellini is fellow of the IEEE, member of EURASIP, AEI, and AIT.
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