Giuseppe Boccignone is a Full Professor at the Dipartimento di Informatica (Dept. of Computer Science). of the University of Milano, Italy, where he lectures on Principles and Models of Perception, Human/Computer Interaction 2, Models of Affective and Behavioral Computing, Probability and Statistcs

He received the Laurea degree in theoretical physics from the University of Torino, Italy, in 1985. 

In 1986 he joined Olivetti Corporate Research, Ivrea, Italy,

From 1990 to 1992, he served as a chief researcher of the Computer Vision Lab at CRIAI, Naples, Italy.

From 1992 to 1994, he has held a Research Consultant position at Research Labs of Bull HN, Milano, Italy, leading projects on biomedical imaging and radiological information systems.

From 1994  to 2008 he has been with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e Ingegneria Elettrica of the University of Salerno as an Assistant Professor and since 2002 as an Associate Professor.

In 1998 he has been invited as a Visiting Researcher to the Center for Mapping Labs, at Ohio University , USA,  and in 2000 as a Visiting Scientist at the Research Institute for Multimedia Systems, University of Alberta, CANADA, working on information properties of images, in collaboration with Prof. Terry Caelli. In 2002 he was a Visiting Scientist at Prof. Larry Stark Labs, Department of Ophtalmology, University of Berkely, CA,  USA, and at the Institut fur Neuro-Bioinformatik, University of Luebeck, GERMANY  involved in research related to eye movements and gaze-control.  In 2014 he has been appointed  as Visiting Professor at the University of  Technology, Sidney, AUSTRALIA.  In 2017 he has been awarded  a  Honorary Appointment as  Chercheur Invité  at the RFAI-Laboratoire d’Informatique, Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université François-Rabelais de Tours, FRANCE

From 2002 to 2008  his research has been mainly carried on within the Natural Computation Lab (NCL, University of Salerno).

From October 2008  to  March 2012 he has been with the Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Informazione, University of Milano and then he has joined the new Dipartimento di Informatica (Dept. of Computer Science).  Since 2014 he serves as Vice-Chair of the School of Computer Science of the University of Milano and as Deputy Chair of the MS Curriculum in Computer Science.

Since 2015 he is the Director of  the Perceptual computing and Human SEnsing  (PHuSe) Lab

Current research interests span the fields of computational vision, affective computing, machine learning, epistemology of the artificial.  On these topics he has authored more than 100 papers in international refereed journals and conferences.

He is a member of the IEEE and GIRPR  (Italian chapter of the  IAPR), and  serves as Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Robotics and AI journal.