Emanuele Maiorana

Research Engineer



Personal information

  • Emanuele Maiorana was born in Rome, Italy, on April 5th, 1980. He received the Laurea Degree cum laude in Electronics Engineering from Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in May 2004. The title of the thesis is “Modelization and Synthesis of Video Textures using Fractal Processes”.
  • He won the “Premio Galluzzi” 2004 for Electronic Engineering, for having distinguished himself in his university studies.
  • From September 2004 to November 2005 he worked for Accenture Consulting in the Communications and High-Tech Workgroup, having TelecomItalia as customer
  • He attended the “Biomedical electronics, Electromagnetics and Telecommunications” doctoral school in Engineering of the Roma Tre University from October 2005 to October 2008, achieving his Ph.D. degree with European Doctorate Label in April, 2009 with the thesis entitled “Biometric Template Protection for Signature-Based Authentication Systems”.
  • From March 2009 to November 2009 he worked for the consortium “Radiolabs” in research projects funded by the European Commission for FP6 and FP7, for the company SELEX Communications as customer.
  • Winner in October 2009 for the research grant on “Secure mobile communications in public and private networks”, at the Department of Applied Electronics, Roma Tre University.
  • Since September 2010 he works as a technician at the Department of Engineering of Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy.
  • He was a visiting researcher at the “Universidad Autonoma de Madrid”, Madrid, Spain, in 2007 and 2008, at the “Universidad de Vigo”, Vigo, Spain, in 2010, at the “University of Warwick”, Coventry, UK, in 2012, at the “Ecole Polytechnique de Nantes”, Nantes, France, in 2013, and at the “University of Twente”, Twente, The Netherlands, in 2013.
  • He is the recipient of the Lockheed Martin Best Paper Award for the Poster Track at the IEEE Biometric Symposium 2007, and of the Honeywell Student Best Paper Award at the IEEE Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems conference 2008.
  • His research interests are in the area of digital signal and image processing with applications to multimedia communications and security of telecommunication systems. Specifically, he has been working on biometric recognition and protection of biometric templates, high dynamic range images imaging and watermarking, synthesis of video textures, and stereo image analysis and enhancement.


  • Review Editor for Frontiers in ICT - Human-Media Interaction (since 2019).
  • Associate Editor for EURASIP Journal on Information Security (since 2017).
  • Associate Editor for Wiley/Hindawi Security and Communication Networks (since 2016).


  • Area Chair for Information Forensics and Security (IFS) at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2019), held in Brighton, UK, May 12-17, 2019.
  • Publication Chair of the EURASIP European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018), held in Rome, Italy, September 3-8, 2018.
  • Organizer for the Special Session on Biometric Systems at the Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (TYW 2017), held in Palermo, Italy, September 18-20, 2017.
  • Doctoral Consortium Chair of the IAPR Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2015), held in Halmstad, Sweden, June 13-16, 2016.
  • Publication Chair of the IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS 2015), held in Rome, Italy, November 16-19, 2015.
  • Program Chair of the 5th IEEE Workshop on Biometric Measurements and Systems for Security and Medical Applications (BIOMS 2014), held in Rome, Italy on October 17, 2014.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the 2nd Edition of the IEEE SPS Italy Chapter Summer School on Signal Processing (SPSS 2014), held in Frascati, Italy, July 7-11, 2014.
  • Vice-Publication Chair at the 5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing (ISCCSP) held in Rome, Italy, May 2012.


  • Member of the IEEE SPS Student Services Committee (since 2017).
  • Chair of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (IFS-TC) Web and Publicity SubCommittee (2017-2019)
  • Secretary of the IEEE Italy Biometrics Council Chapter - ISBCC BIO46 (2015-2018)


  • Since 2017: Research within the European Project EU 2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 AMBER (enhAncing Mobile BiomEtRics).
  • 2016/2019: Research within the European Project EU 2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 ENCASE (ENhancing seCurity and PrivAcy in the Social wEb: a user-centered approach for theprotection of minors).
  • 2014: Research within the R&D project for Wireless Indoor localization with SOGEI.
  • 2012/2014: Research within the R&D project DAHMS (Distributed Architecture Home Modular Multifunctional Systems) with Radiolabs.
  • 2012/2013: Research within the European Project "Digital Image and Video Forensics" (DiveFor) for 2012 and 2013.
  • 2012/2013: Teaching contract with the "Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni" (CNIT) for lectures within the project "Ground/air system based on an innovative NAVCOM payload to be loaded on satellites" (GAPACOM)
  • 2009: Projects for the company Selex Communications (as customer): "Mid-Term Networking Technologies In-Flight and Rig Validation for Avionic Applications" (MINERVAA), FP6 European Project; "Java Environment for Parallel Realtime Development" (JEOPARD), FP7 European Project; "Seamless Aeronautical Networking of Datalink, Radios and Antennas" (SANDRA), FP7 European Project.
  • 2009: Project "GAPACOM - Ground/air system based on an innovative NAVCOM payload to be loaded on satellites" for the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT): study and specification of the integrated network between ground segment and space segment, with regard to error handling and communication protocols with H-ARQ feedback messages.
  • 2005/2007:Advanced Three Dimensional Multi-Band System (3D-MBS) for airport surface movement surveillance and control integrating stereoscopic techniques" (2005-2007) for the company So.G.Aer. MIUR FAR project 2004-2006. Implementation of a surveillance system for the airport "Elmas" of Cagliari, based on observations from video sequences acquired in the visible and the infrared spectra.
  • 2006: TeleAssistance for critical patient not all-sufficient - Mobile phone Application development" (2006) for the company CITEC. Implementation of a mobile-server interface for communication of biomedical information.
  • 2006: Integrated multimedia system for the automatic management of telemedicine services DDPACS (Demand Date Picture Archiving and Communication System)" (2006) for the company INFOTEL. Implementation of a client-server application for the transmission of biomedical images.
  • 2005: UNICA/C (Unified Network Inventory Control Architecture/Switching Network)" (2005) for TelecomItalia. Analysis of user requirements, design of system interfaces, implementation and test planning for the new TelecomItalia Inventory system for the switching network, on the Operational Support System (OSS) side of the Wireline Business Unit of the TelecomItalia Network.
  • 2005: UNICA/RA (Unified Network Inventory Control Architecture/Access Network)" (2004-2005) for TelecomItalia. Analysis of user requirements, implementation and test planning for the new TelecomItalia Inventory system for the switching network, on the Operational Support System (OSS) side of the Wireline Business Unit of the TelecomItalia Network.
  • 2004: Bovine Registry Automatic System" (2004) for the consortium CO.AN.AN. Implementation of algorithms for digital processing in the physical and data link layers of a communication system.