Researcher, inventor, entrepreneur, Matteo Roffilli, born in 1976 in Italy, is an eclectic pioneer in the field of computer vision based on Machine Learning and HPC techniques.

After humanities studies, he obtained a MS degree and a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Bologna, helping to create one of the first commercial systems to aid medical diagnosis in digital X-ray mammography, which today serves more than 130 healthcare facilities in the world every day.

With several conferences, publications, patents and funded projects to his credit, Matteo is constantly engaged in the theoretical and experimental improvement of the performance of machines to replicate and overcome human innate talent of vision.

After strong entrepreneurial experiences in various public and private institutions, in 2012 he founded and then directed the start-up Bioretics with the declared claim of innovating industrial manufacturing, medical, and life science fields with its technologies.

Talks and Events

2022 "Machine Learning for large-scale life science data exploration", WGC-2021, May, Osaka, Japan

2022 "The geometric organization of 1M neurons in the cytoarchitecture of the human brain", Neurotalk-2021, June, Singapore

2021 "On how to develop machine learning algorithms for the control of industrial-grade fruit sorting machines", SIMAI bi-annual congress of the Italian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics, September, Parma, Italy

(TBD) "eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): why is this cat a cat?", University of Ferrara, Italy

Past Events

2020 2nd Annual Canada-Italy Business Forum on Artificial Intelligence, November 18 – 20, Digital Edition 

2019 “Machine Learning sold out? (is there still something to invent?)”, UniMoRe, Modena

2019 Google Italia event "L'economia dell'intelligenza", Roma

2019 “Integrated machine & deep learning techniques for the acceleration of image interpretation processes in industry and medicine”, Workshop HPC for Industry 4.0, Milano

2018  Interview on LEPIDA TV

2018 "Real-world applications of machine&deep learning in medicine and industry”, UniMoRe

2017 “Towards a perceptive microscope: deep learning-based image analysis in the Human Brain Project”, with Ludovico Silvestri, Deep Learning for scientific research, Intel's event at CINECA

2017  "N&IS Chap XLVII : The Future of AI with NVIDIA", Bologna

2016  "Computer, Machine, and Human Vision": UniBo Dep. Physics talk, Bologna

2015  “Trends in Pattern Recognition”: UniBo Dep. Physics talk, Bologna

2014 “Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning e GIS: applicazioni attuali e future”, INGV BO


Main Projects
  • US BRAIN Initiative ( with LENS
  • EU H2020 Human Brain Project ( data analysis with LENS
  • Italian Regional Project: "Sistema di controllo della qualità superficiale in linea per ortofrutta", E18C15000260007, POR-FES 2014-2020, ASSE 1 Ricerca e Innovazione, Regione Emilia-Romagna, with SER.MAC srl
  • COACH - Choice-On-A-CHip COTS open hardware implementation of Pattern Recognition algorithms for quality control, Incentivo Ricerca Polaris, Sardegna Ricerche, with Bioretics srl (general contractor) and CRS4 srl
  • VINTAGE: A user friendly Decision Support System for an integrated vineyard management, for addressing quality and quantity production variability optimising the use of resources. European FP7 Grant Agreement n. 286608 with Labor srl
  • BEinGRID Business Experiments in GRID, is the European Union's largest integrated project funded by the Information Society Technologies (IST-2005-2.5.4 Advanced grid technologies, systems and services) research, part of the EU's sixth research Framework Programme (FP6), with Prof. Vittorio Maniezzo
  • OLDES Older People's e-services at home funded by the Information Society Technologies (FP6-2005-IST-62 IST-2005-2.6.2-AAL), part of the EU's sixth research Framework Programme (FP6), with Prof. Renato Campanini
  • Italian National Project FIRB 2005-2008: "La rappresentazione delle conoscenze organizzative: modelli e applicazioni digitali a supporto dei sistemi distribuiti di imprese", RBNE03A9A7_005, with Prof. Alessandro Lomi

  • Geographic Free/Open-Source Software Italy 2013-14
  • AMFM GIS (Automated Mapping / Facilities Management / Geographic Information Systems) Italy 2012-13
  • I.N.F.N. (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) National Institute for Nuclear Physics- division of Bologna - Italy
  • AISB (The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) 2005-06
  • Eurographics (European Association for Computer Graphics) 2005-06

Computer Knowledge
  • Programming languages: Assembler,  Aliquis® , C, C++, C#, .NET, Python, Fortran, Matlab, SQL, LaTex
  • Systems administration Windows and Linux, network management.