Dario Zanca

Short Bio

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Smart Computing at University of Florence and University of Siena, since November 2015.

I received a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Palermo (Italy) in July 2015.

Research Interests

I am a fan of human intelligence, its ability to develop situated knowledge, generalize and adapt fast to new diverse environments. It proceeds through perception, interaction and reasoning. I am delighted to put my efforts into discovering and formalizing the functional principles that underlie these processes.

Under the advice of Marco Gori, I currently work on machine learning algorithms and computational modeling of visual attention.


A differential model of visual attention scanpath is applied to the task of saliency prediction both in static and dynamic scenes.

Collection of dataset of visual attention scanpaths and saliency maps. Standardized metrics for scanpath and salency map similarity.

An introduction to some machine learning tools within the most common development environments.

A Reinforcement Learning approach for object localisation of very high resolution images.


:: 1st place Hackathon Mediaset Infinity.
Predicting user churn on the online streaming platform.

:: 1st place Hackathon Soccer Data Challenge.
Predicting football player modern role and analysis of team’s best scheme.


My list of publications on Google Scholar and Researchgate.

My code on GitHub.

My email.