Nobody knows what entropy really is, so in any discussion you will always have advantage.
John von Neumann to Claude Shannon
What if Pitagora's descendants could earn just one cent each time the theorem is used?
Philippe Ellia
You have not played as yet? Do not do so; above all avoid a martingale, if you do.
William M. Thackeray (The Newcomes)
Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.
Donald Knuth
Minds are like parachutes: they only function when they are open.
Sir James Dewar
Unless you get paid millions, never try to invert a matrix. Never.
V. R.
Often if you succeed means that you have set your sights too low.
Jitendra Malik
For he who seeks for methods without having a definite problem in mind seeks for the most part in vain.
David Hilbert
In attempting to solve a problem, do not try to solve a more general problem as an intermediate step.
Vladimir Vapnik


Biography. Massimo Zanetti received the M.S. degree in Mathematics (summa cum laude) from the University of Ferrara, (Ferrara, Italy), discussing a Thesis on "Variational Methods for Image Segmentation: the Blake-Zisserman model". Currently, he is working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. His research interests include change detection, multispectral images analysis, variational methods for segmentation, and numerical optimization. He is a reviewer for international journals, among them IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

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Research activity. In order to address research actively, one usually first tries to devop (or find) suitable models that well describe the physics of the phenomena that are originating the data. To provide finest descriptions of what is not actually observable, one then attempts to exploit the mathematical properties that can be derived from the models. This process sometimes makes it possible to explain the solution of the target problem as solution of a coupled mathematical problem such as: an energy optimization problem, or a set of partial differential equations (any others?).

Research interests. Currently my research interests are mainly related to image processing and numerical optimization. In particular, change detection and variational segmentation are at the center of my investigations. The change detection problem is considered from the statistical point of view and it is applied to optical multispectral images. Image segmentation is considered in a variational framework such as in the Mumford-Shah and Blake-Zisserman functional models. Numerical strategies to address the minimization problem on large images are under study.