Distante Cosimo

Professional Profile: Researcher (Employee)
Activity field: Research
Main office/laboratory: Sezione di Lecce
Office phone number: 0832-321816
E-mail:
ScopusID: 55884135100
Primary activity: I’m mainly interested in building intelligent machines. My interests are in the field of computer vision, image processing and pattern recognition

Main experiences acquired: Master in Computer Sciences at the University Bari. Dr. Distante. Visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of the University of the Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) where has lead activity of research in robotics and vision. dr. Distante joined the Faculty of the University of Massachusetts as a Teaching Assistant, for the “Artificial Intelligence” 683 class of the Master in Sciences 1998. Ph.D. in Material Engineering from the University of Salento. Dr. Distante started his research activity in the context of robot learning, visual grasping and pattern recognition applyied to the array of chemical sensors. Dr. Distante has been awarded with several fellowships, among them the CNR-NATO in which he has collaborated with the University of Manchester (Prof. Krishna Persaud) for the study of pattern recognition techniques applied to the context of gas sensor arrays for parameter drift reduction. Since 2003 he is Contract Professor for the courses of Pattern Recognition and Image Processing in Computer Engineering at the University of the Salento.
At present, he is research scientist of the National Institute of Optics of the CNR. His main research interests are in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition. Since 2003 he serves as a contract Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salento for the classes of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
In 2011, Dr. Distante has been awarded with the national innovation Prize working capital PNI-Cube with the project Taggalo. He is CTO and founder of the CNR’s spin-off Taggalo s.r.l. Since 2011 he is member of the NATO SET-ET075 working group on “Coordinated Distributed Mobile Sensors ”.

Scientific manager for INO of Funded Projects:
Methodology and Instruments of Building Automation and Information Technology for pervasive models of treatment and Aids for domestic Healthcare


Others Funded Projects in which he/she participates:
Tecnologie innovative e sistemi avanzati a supporto dell’archeologia subacquea

Publications, Research Results, now, in INO’s database are: 28
  –   Papers JCR/ISI Journals, are: 28
  –   Books or Chapters, are: 3
  –   Papers in Journals not indexed JCR/ISI, are: 1
  –   Conference proceedings, are: 17
  –   Abstract, are: 1

Bibliometric indices are calculated USING ONLY THE INO DATABASE and the number of citations from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) is updated at 2024-07-07
  –   maximum number of citations for an article: 173
  –   maximum impact factor (IF) for a journal when an article is published: 3.587
  –   H-INDEX: 18   G-INDEX: 27   HC-INDEX (contemporary): 10 
  –   List of TopTen papers in citations  –   List of TopTen journals in Impact Factor