Prof. Paolo Soda, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Engineering, University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM), Italy. His research interests include pattern recognition, machine learning, big data analytics, and data mining applied to data, signal, 2D and 3D image and video processing and analysis. Practical applications of the research activities have impacted on the biomedical applications, with reference to computer-aided diagnosis and decision support systems. Prof. Paolo Soda has received six external grants from both government funding agencies and industry, totalizing over 500 thousand euros in external funding. He has published over 70 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings, being also co-author of two international patents.
Since June 2017 Paolo serves as chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computational Life Sciences (http://tccls.computer.org/). Since 2012, he has also served as associate editor of the proceedings of the annual international conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, and since the same year he has been a member of the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS). He was general co-chair of the 25th and 29th CBMS editions in 2012 and 2016, respectively. In the last few years, Paolo Soda has also served as program and special tracks co-chair. From 2009 to 2012 he co-organized at CBMS special tracks on knowledge discovery and decision systems in biomedicine, and in 2012 he co-organized a contest on bioimage classification at the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition. He also currently serves as member of the program committee in several conferences. He was guest editor of Pattern Recognition (vol. 47(7), 2014) and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (vol. 50(1), 2010).
Prof. Paolo Soda received his Master’s diploma and PhD in biomedical engineering from UCBM in 2004 and 2008, respectively, co-founding with his supervisor, Prof. Giulio Iannello, the Unit of Computer Systems and Bioinformatics. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher in 2009 at the Department of Engineering, UCBM, and as an assistant professor from 2010 to 2014 at the Department of Medicine, UCBM. In 2013 and 2015 he held a digital imaging class at the Technical Medical Superior School of Locarno, Switzerland; in 2014 he held a machine learning class at the faculty of Computer Science, Henan University, China, and in 2009 and 2012 he got European training grants to carry out scientific and teaching activities on machine learning and computer vision at the Polytech’Nice, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, and at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.