This special issue is dedicated to the celebration of Stefano Levialdi’s scientific activities on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It contains articles dealing with research areas to which he has contributed during his long and fruitful career. Stefano is one of the scholars who brought about a breakthrough, a deconstruction of the classic views on computer science, by considering computers as tools that transform people’s perception of the world rather than as mere means for performing computations. During his scientific activity, he has always perceived the inadequacies of current computational models to encompass a real understanding of this role of computers, and consequently focused his research on the development of languages and systems to support this paradigm. In his research he has followed an original path, less certain and involving more risks than those traced within more traditional computer science, always interested in the paradigm shifts provoked by the evolution of computers and the parallel new insights gained on the meaning of computing. In particular, he focused on the study of patterns in vision and on discovering new perspectives opened by their use in visual, interactive computational tools. Born in Rome on 6 November 1936, Stefano moved with his family to Argentina in 1940 and in 1959 he graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1960 he won a scholarship at Marconi Wireless in Chelmsford, UK, and in 1961 he came back to Italy and became a Lecturer in Electronics at the University of Genoa. From 1968 to 1980 he worked at the Cybernetics Laboratory in Arco Felice, Naples, a research centre of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Since 1981 he has been full professor, first at the University of Bari, and from 1983 at the University of Rome ‘‘La Sapienza’’. One of his most recent achievements was to become an IEEE Life Fellow in 1998. [...]

Special Issue "In honour of Stefano Levialdi"

COSTABILE, Maria;
2007

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This special issue is dedicated to the celebration of Stefano Levialdi’s scientific activities on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It contains articles dealing with research areas to which he has contributed during his long and fruitful career. Stefano is one of the scholars who brought about a breakthrough, a deconstruction of the classic views on computer science, by considering computers as tools that transform people’s perception of the world rather than as mere means for performing computations. During his scientific activity, he has always perceived the inadequacies of current computational models to encompass a real understanding of this role of computers, and consequently focused his research on the development of languages and systems to support this paradigm. In his research he has followed an original path, less certain and involving more risks than those traced within more traditional computer science, always interested in the paradigm shifts provoked by the evolution of computers and the parallel new insights gained on the meaning of computing. In particular, he focused on the study of patterns in vision and on discovering new perspectives opened by their use in visual, interactive computational tools. Born in Rome on 6 November 1936, Stefano moved with his family to Argentina in 1940 and in 1959 he graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1960 he won a scholarship at Marconi Wireless in Chelmsford, UK, and in 1961 he came back to Italy and became a Lecturer in Electronics at the University of Genoa. From 1968 to 1980 he worked at the Cybernetics Laboratory in Arco Felice, Naples, a research centre of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Since 1981 he has been full professor, first at the University of Bari, and from 1983 at the University of Rome ‘‘La Sapienza’’. One of his most recent achievements was to become an IEEE Life Fellow in 1998. [...]
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