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Contact Details

Name: Dr. Anna Belardinelli
Postal Address:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld
Unit: AE01 / Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
Room: T4-231
Phone: ++49 (0)521 106 - 4505
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106 - 156934
Email: anna.belardinelli 'at'
Office-Hour: By agreement

Curriculum Vitae

Since March 2009 Postdoc researcher at CITEC (Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence), Bielefeld University, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Werner Schneider (Neuro-Cognitive Psychology) and Prof. Dr. Jochen Steil (Computer Science, CoR-Lab).

2005-2009: PhD student at the Department of Computer and Systems Science (DIS), Sapienza University of Rome. Final Dissertation: "Salience features selection: Deriving a model from human evidence"

2005: MSc Degree in Computer Engineering , Sapienza University of Rome, with a thesis on Head movements learning via Hidden Markov Models.


  • Computational models of Visual Attention
  • Machine learning and feature selection in machine perception
  • Sensorimotor behaviour modelling

Selected Publications

A. Belardinelli (2011). Qualitative segmentation of spatiotemporal features for dynamic objects prioritisation. Proc. Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS2011). Accepted

M. Wischnewski, A. Belardinelli, W.X. Schneider and J.J. Steil (2010). Where to Look Next? Combining Static and Dynamic Proto-objects in a TVA-based Model of Visual Attention. Cognitive Computation, 2 (4) , p. 326 – 343 (PDF)

A. Belardinelli, W.X. Schneider and J.J. Steil (2010). OOP: Object-Oriented-Priority for Motion Saliency Maps. Proc. BICS 2010 Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems,370 - 381 (PDF)

A. Belardinelli, F. Pirri, and A. Carbone (2009). Motion Saliency Maps from Spatiotemporal Filtering. WAPCV 2008, LNAI 5395, 112-123 (PDF)

A.Belardinelli, F.Pirri and A. Carbone (2008). Gaze motion clustering in scan-path estimation. Cognitive Processing, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Volume 9(4), 269-282 (PDF)

A.Belardinelli, F.Pirri and A. Carbone (2007). Bottom-up gaze shifts and fixations learning, by imitation. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics-B, Vol.37-2, 256-271 (PDF)

A.Belardinelli, F.Pirri and A.Carbone(2006) Spatial discrimination in task-driven attention. Proc. 15th IEEE RO-MAN, 321-327 (PDF)