Elisa Ricci is an Associate Professor at the University of Trento and a Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy. She received her MSc and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Perugia in 2014 in 2008, respectively. During her MSc course she was a visiting student at the Integrated Systems Laboratory (IIS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. During my PhD she spent one year as a visiting student at University of Bristol working in the Pattern Analysis and Intelligent Systems group. Her PhD dissertation was about a novel theoretical and algorithmic framework for learning with structured data. After the PhD, Elisa joined the Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, as a postdoctoral researcher.  Then she moved at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in Trento, Italy, where he worked as researcher in the TEV team. From 2011 to 2017 she was an Assistant Professor at University of Perugia.

Elisa’s main research interests are directed along developing deep learning algorithms for human behaviour analysis from visual and multi-modal data. She received the ACM Multimedia 2015 best paper award, the IBM Best Student Paper award at ICPR 2014 and the INTEL Best Paper award at ICPR 2016. She is associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications. She is/was Area Chair of ACM MM 2016-2018, ECCV 2016, ICCV 2017 and Program Chair of ACM MM 2020 and ICIAP 2019.