One Ph.D. Position in Computer Science on Historical Document Analysis

13/03/2020

CCHT finances one scholarship linked to a Ph.D. position available at the PhD Program in Computer Science, organized by Università Ca’ Foscari – Venezia. The aim of the collaboration is to develop Computer Vision/Machine learning methods for Cultural Heritage preservation and analysis. The position offered is focused on the following topic: Machine Learning - supported Historical Document Analysis and Ancient Handwritten recognition.The recipient of the scholarship will develop the project under the supervision of the Center Coordinator, Arianna Traviglia, in Venice, together with a supervisor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

The official call is available at this link: PHD degree | how to apply and the italian version at this link: Dottorati di Ricerca | Come partecipare.

Please, apply before deadline: April 21st  2020, 13:00 (Italian time)

One Ph.D. Position in Computer Science on Subsoil Cultural Site Detection

13/03/2020

CCHT finances one scholarship linked to a Ph.D. position available at the PhD Program in Computer Science, organized by Università Ca’ Foscari – Venezia. The aim of the collaboration is to develop Computer Vision/Machine learning methods for Cultural Heritage preservation and analysis. The position offered is focused on the following topic: Machine Learning - supported detection of subsoil cultural sites on Earth Observation data. The recipient of the scholarship will develop the project under the supervision of the Center Coordinator, Arianna Traviglia, in Venice, together with a supervisor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

The official call is available at this link: PHD degree | how to apply and the italian version at this link: Dottorati di Ricerca | Come partecipare.

Please, apply before deadline: April 21st  2020, 13:00 (Italian time)

One Ph.D. Position in Ancient Heritage Studies

13/03/2020

CCHT finances one scholarship linked to a Ph.D. position available at the PhD Course in Ancient Heritage Studies, organized by Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia in collaboration with Università di Trieste and Università di Udine. The aim of the collaboration is to develop novel approaches for digital analysis and recording of cultural heritage. The position offered is bound to the following topic: Antiquities protection through digital approach (Machine Learning). The recipient of the scholarship will develop the project under the supervision of the Center Coordinator, Arianna Traviglia, in Venice, and at the Department of Humanities of the Università Ca’ Foscari – Venezia.

The official call is available at this link: PHD degree | how to apply and the italian version at this link: Dottorati di Ricerca | Come partecipare.

Please, apply before deadline: April 21st  2020, 13:00 (Italian time)

Welcome to Marina

18/02/2020

Marina Ljubenovic join the CCHT as Post Doc in Machine Learning and Computer Vision research group. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, obtained with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowship. She is an expert of Image Restoration, with focus on image denoising and blind deblurring. Marina developed super-resolution methods for removing beam-shape effects from terahertz images and she worked with 2D and hyperspectral images using model-based and neural network-based approaches. She is happy to integrate the Machine Learning group of CCHT!

Francesca takes part at the ScienceABC Conference in Rome!

20/02/2020

Francesca Di Turo partecipates as speaker at the ScienceABC Conference in Rome (19-22 February, 2020). During the second day of the Conference, she brings the audience attention on the recent archaeometric research carried out at the CCHT lab, discussing the electrochemical study conducted on the corrosion patina of Roman coins found in the archaeological site of Aquileia (NE Italy). The approach sheds light one the manufacturing and the burial history of the collection. Glad the work activates curiosity and interest of all the partecipants!

Marco's contribution at the Machine Learning in Archaeology Conference

07/11/2019

Marco Fiorucci introduces the research carried out at the CCHT on Machine Learning application to Cultural Heritage at the 'Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning in Archaeology' Conference in Rome (7-8 November 2019) organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the British School at Rome (BSR). Marco talks on the application of Graph Neural Networks (GNNs) to remote sensing and ancient document analysis. The approach sheds light on the potential of GNNs for tackling Cultural Heritage research questions.

Welcome to Roberta

Roberta Zanini join the Characterization and Protection of Cultural Heritage Materials research group, as Ph.D. student! She has a Master Degree in Science and Technology for Cultural Herutage and in her M.Sc. thesis she discussed multi-analytical investigation for in-situ complete characterization of gemological material findings (metals, gemstones and glass) of Roman and Lombard artefacts. At the CCHT, Roberta will work in particular on characterization and protection of ancient glass. Welcome to Roberta from all the CCHT research group! 

Arianna Traviglia participates at SingularityU Italy Summit

08/09/2019

The CCHT Coordinator Arianna Traviglia takes part at SingularityU Italy Summit (8/9 October in Milan) talking to the public about the technologies for Cultural Heritage conservation. Arianna discussed how modern technologies and cultural heritage can meet for a wider valorization and knowledge. "We talk about cultural heritage, what we are and what we identify ourselves with. It makes us tied to the origins and history. But do we take care of it? " said Arianna Traviglia at the beginning of her speech.

Welcome to Homa

24/09/2019

Homa Davoudi join the CCHT as Post Doc in Machine Learning and Computer Vision of Cultural Heritage research area. She is going to integrate the group coordinated by Arianna Traviglia. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, where she studied document image analysis, focusing on the development of methods for holistic description of word shapes in Farsi and Arabic. She is an expert in processing historical and contemporary document images, specifically in automatizing transcription using probabilistic and deep learning methods. All the group welcome Homa at the CCHT!

SAVE THE DATE: The secrets of glass in the Venetian lands

12/08/2019

The date of the public conference "The secrets of glass in the Venetian lands: tales of history and science"  organised by the IIT Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology in collaboration with the Scientific Areas Library (BAS) and the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems (DSMN) of Ca' Foscari University has been announced today. The event, part of the International Glass Week 2019 and under the patronage of the Italian National A.I.H.V. Committee will be held on Tuesday 10 September 2019 at the Auditorium of the Scientific Campus of Ca' Foscari, in Via Torino 155 (Venice Mestre). Open to general audience, the conference will consist of a series of dialogues between experts on history and science of glass, and will focus on the technology of glass production in antiquity, its conservation and the way in which it is musealised.


Welcome to Alessia and Francesca

01/04/2019

Alessia Artesani and Francesca Di Turo join the CCHT as Post Doc in Characterization and Protection of Cultural Heritage materials research area. They bring their experience on materials and scientific methods applied to Cultural Heritage. Francesca is an expert of electrochemical techniques and she has developed methods for dating archaeological bronzes. Alessia studied ancient and modern pigment degradation using optical and spectroscopic techniques, and she specialized in time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy on semiconductor pigments. They are going to integrate the group coordinated by Arianna Traviglia. Happy to start working in the Chemical Labs of CCHT!

Kick-off

14/01/2019

First day at CCHT. The team joins for the official kick-off and can start the research activities. The group is composed by Arianna Traviglia, the Principal Investigator and Center Coordinator, Stuart James, Researcher in Computer Vision and Information Retrieval, Marco Fiorucci, Postdoc in Machine Learning and Marina Khoroshiltseva, PhD student Machine Learning. Everybody is proud to be part of this new exciting project.

Inaugural event

19/11/2018

On 19th November 2018 the IIT inaugurated the 11th centre of its national network, CCHT, the Centre for Cultural Heritage Technology, in cooperation with Ca’Foscari University of Venice. The inaugural event was held in Venice, at VEGA– the VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology, where the headquarters of CCHT are located.

The opening ceremony started with the introductory speeches of Michele Bugliesi, the Rector of Ca’Foscari University, Roberto Cingolani, IIT Scientific Director and Roberto Ferrari, representing VEGA. More specific details on the centre and its mission were then provided by Alessio Del Bue, IIT Principal investigator, Antonio Marcomini and Pietro Riello from Ca’Foscari and Arianna Traviglia, the coordinator of CCHT@Ca’Foscari.

The celebration for CCHT opening was attended by a huge amount of guests and received numerous positive comments from the press, local authorities and their representatives.