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UniPD Students

We are always looking out for motivated students interested in joining or collaborating with the VIMP group!

Master's Students

If you are looking for a Master Thesis (LM Computer Science, LM Data Science, etc.) please contact Lamberto Ballan to schedule a meeting. Currently we are working on several amazing projects that involve:

  • Visual representation learning from noisy data (e.g. images from social networks), and transfer learning for deep networks.
  • Action/activity understanding in videos, action prediction and anticipation.
  • Human (agent) behavior analysis, tracking and trajectory prediction in the crowd; embodied visual recognition.
  • Language and vision: visual relationship detection, image-sentence grounding and Visual-Question-Answering.
  • Image geolocalization and large-scale image retrieval with CNNs.
  • Vision in brains and machines; applications to healthcare and cognitive sciences.

If you are interested in collaborating in research projects as "independent study" (e.g. 4CFU among the 6CFU assigned to ACUT - Educational Internships and Other Activities) we have openings as well. I am happy to talk more either in office hours or by appointment.

Undergraduate Students

If you're looking for an internship ("tirocinio") in the area of AI, machine learning and computer vision (e.g. through StageIT) I am more than happy to supervise your work as "UniPD advisor". In that case, I strongly encourage to schedule an early meeting with me to discuss about the actual options.

PhD and Postdoc positions

Brain, Mind and Computer Science (BMCS) PhD program

If you are interested in doing a PhD within the VIMP group, you should apply to the UniPD BMCS doctoral program. The call for admission is open and the deadline is June 8, 2023, at 1pm CEST. There is also a special call for applicants of all nationalities for selected research topics, and the deadline is August 24, 2023, at 1pm CEST. We suggest you contact Lamberto Ballan early to discuss about the different possibilities.

Postdoc positions

Funding is tight at the moment, but we may be able to make it happen if there is a great research match. Please drop me an email if interested.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Make it happen! MSCA MaRaThoN 2023 is a training course addressed to top candidates who wish to apply for the upcoming MSCA Individual Fellowship call indicating UniPD as their Host Institution. I am a proud MSCA Fellow interested in supervising candidates. The current application deadline is April 4, 2023.

International Students


If you are interested in doing an internship in our group, we might be able to accomodate your request. Please send Lamberto Ballan an email with the subject [INTERNSHIP AT VIMP] explaining why you want to visit, and attach a transcript of your classes and a recent CV.