Hi everyone,

my name is Francesco Banterle, and I am a researcher in the field of Computer Graphics working at the Visual Computing Lab at CNR-ISTI in Pisa, Italy. Before joining the Visual Computing Lab, I worked as a researcher in Arup Ltd for an internship, and previously I worked for the University of Warwick as HDR technology leader and main programmer.

My main research fields are high dynamic range (HDR) imaging (acquisition, tone mapping, HDR video compression, and HDR monitors), and rendering (raytracing, real-time rendering, and global illumination). Recently, I have been working on applying Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) to these fields!

Recent projects:

The second edition of my HDR book is out: "Advanced HDR Book 2nd". Check it out!

My book on image retargeting out: "Image Content Retargeting". Please have a look at it!

I am working on a new C++11 imaging library, called Piccante.