Anna Tonazzini

Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione (ISTI)
Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa
Via G. Moruzzi, 1
I-56124 Pisa (Italy)

+39 050 3153136 (phone)
+39 050 3152810 (fax)
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Anna Tonazzini graduated cum laude in Mathematics from the University of Pisa in 1981.
In 1984 she joined the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” (ISTI), formerly Istituto di Elaborazione della Informazione (IEI), of the Italian
National Council of Researches (CNR) in Pisa, where she holds a researcher position at the Signals and Images Laboratory.
She cooperated in CNR special programs and CNR-University agreements for basic and applied research in Image Processing and Analysis, Computer Vision, Neural Networks and Learning, and is co-author of over 60 published papers. She was the ISTI responsible for the UE Project Isyreadet (2003-2004), dealing with the enhancement of ancient degraded texts and manuscripts. Currently, she is the ISTI coordinator for the CNR Project Computational Biology, and is an Associate Investigator for the Low Frequency Instrument Consortium in the framework of the ESA project
Planck, Inverse Filtering and Independent Component Analysis Team. She is also a member of the Document Image Analysis Benchmarking group.

Research Interests

·        Bayesian Estimation in Image and Signal Processing

·        Image Restoration, Reconstruction and Segmentation

·        Blind Source Separation and Independent Component Analysis

·        Document Analysis and OCR

·        Computational Biology

·        Integration of Visual Modules

·        Neural Networks



·        Isyreadet

·        Planck

·        Computational Biology (ISTI group)

·        MUSCLE



·        Journal papers

·        List of all publications (CSP)

·        Online Technical Reports

·        A recent paper
E. Salerno, A. Tonazzini and L. Bedini Digital image analysis to enhance underwritten text in the Archimedes palimpsest Int. Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, published online September 2006


Last update: March 2007