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Fausto Bernardini, Ph.D.
Program Director, Advanced Delivery Platforms
IBM Research

In my current role I am responsible for coordinating research programs in partnership with the service delivery organizations in IBM Global Services, in particular towards the definition and implementation of innovative platforms for infrastructure outsourcing, application management, business transformation outsourcing, and integrated technology services. Previously, I was on a one-year assignment as technical staff to the VP responsible for IBM Research's global technical strategy and operations, working on an annual process to identify emerging technologies of importance to IBM and the IT industry. Before this assignment, I was a Research Staff Member and Manager of the Visual and Geometric Computing group (part of Visual Technologies). I conducted research in 3D capture, geometric modeling, interactive graphics, and product lifecycle management. I have published over 50 papers and hold several patents. I was one of the principal investigators in projects to digitize works of art, including Michelangelo's Pieta' and Tutankhamen's treasure. I have worked closely with ISVs and customers in the automotive industry on problems related to the management of the design process.

I studied Electrical Engineering at the Universita' "La Sapienza" of Rome and graduated (with a Laurea degree, roughly the equivalent of MSEE) in 1990 with a thesis on multidimensional geometric modeling (my thesis work was done in the Department of Computer and Systems Science). My work was part of ongoing research of the CAD Group, headed by Prof. Alberto Paoluzzi (now at University of Rome III). I continued my studies at Purdue University, where I joined the Shastra Lab, directed by Prof. Chandrajit Bajaj (now at UT Austin).  I obtained my PhD (Dec. 1996) with a thesis on reconstructing the shape and other properties of 3D objects from scans. I joined IBM as a Research Staff Member in 1997.

Professional activities

Associate editor, Journal of Universal Computer Science

Co-organizer, DIMACS workshop on Surface Reconstruction, 2003

Program committee, 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling 2005
Program committee, International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications 2005
Program committee, Computer Graphics International 2005
Program committee, Tenth ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2005
Program committee, Shape Modelling International 2005
Program committee, Third Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2005
Program committee, The 4th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology. ISSPIT 2004
Program committee, International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications 2004
Program committee, Shape Modelling International Conference 2004
Program committee, Second International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission (3DPVT 2004)
Program committee, Second Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing, SGP 2004
Program committee, Fourth International Conference on 3D Digital Imaging and Modeling, 2003

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