Rocco Pietrini

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star (S.Hawking)

Hi, my name is Rocco. I'm currently a PhD student in the Università Politecnica delle Marche working at VRAI (Vision Robotics and Artificial Intelligence) within a scholarship co-financed by Grottini Lab, a leading company in Retail Intelligence and Technology. I speak a fluent English, basic French and I have a little understanding of Spanish. Linux and open source enthusiast.

My research focus on human behaviour analysis. Mostly applied in retail context, I try to answer question like: what shoppers do when they are in front of the shelf? Where they spend their time inside the store? Why? ...
I'm currently also part of the Information Engineering team in the project SINC (System Improvement for Neonatal Care), a EU funded project which aims to develop and test on real cases an innovative system for neonatal care that consists of new products in support of a new organizational model.

For a complete list of my publications visit google scholar using the link below. I personally develop and mantain this website, if you find any bug let me know :)


PhD Student

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Computer vision and Deep Learning mostly for Human Behavior Understanding, but also defect inspection and motion analysis. Partecipated to Embedded Vision Summit 2018 with a talk entitled: " Deep Understanding of Shopper Behaviors and Interactions Using Computer Vision", currently lab assistant for the course of Computer Vision.

  • ICVSS 2018 - International Computer Vision Summer School (Scicli - Italy)
  • AI-DLDA 2018 - International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence (Udine - Italy)
  • VISUM 2017 - Computer Vision and Machine Learning Summer School (Porto - Portugal)
November 2016 - Current

Software developer and system integrator

Grottini Lab

Computer vision software to analyse shoppers behavior. Sensors for shopping cart tracking, out of stock detection. Traveled in Germany, USA, Indonesia and China to personally configure and test the systems. Partecipaed to Euroshop 2017, the biggest european fair in retail.

April 2016 - October 2016


Università Politecnica delle Marche

Master of Science
Computer and Automation Engineering
February 2016

Università Politecnica delle Marche

Bachelor of Science
Computer and Automation Engineering
February 2013

Universitè Paris XIII

Erasmus Programme
Studied abroad in Paris (France)
February 2008 - June 2008


Programming Languages & Tools
  • C++
  • C#
  • Latex
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Tensorflow


I play futsal with a local team, I grow peppers trying different species every season and I'm a cat addicted.

I am a curious person and really love science in its broadest sense. Always looking to learn something about the world I live in.

By far my greatest passion is travelling, no matter where and how, I believe every place in the world has something to offer, maybe it's just hidden. I visited more than 30 countries, if you are interested just visit my other website, which actually is still under construction

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