Prof. Davide Maltoni

Davide Maltoni is a Full Professor at University of Bologna (Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI), and President of the Computer Science and Engineering B.Sc. in Cesena. He teaches "Computer Architectures" and "Pattern Recognition" at University of Bologna, Cesena. Davide Maltoni's research interests are in the area of Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Computational Neuroscience. In particular, he is active in the field of Biometric Systems (fingerprint recognition, face recognition, hand recognition, performance evaluation of biometric systems). Davide Maltoni is co-director of the Biometric Systems Laboratory (BioLab), which is internationally known for its research and publications in the field. Several original techniques have been proposed by BioLab team for fingerprint feature extraction, matching and classification, for hand shape verification, for face location and for performance evaluation of biometric systems. In particular, BioLab developed and published the first algorithm able to meet the FBI error requirements for automatic fingerprint classification and developed SFinGe, the first effective method for generating realistic synthetic fingerprint databases. In cooperation with Prof. A.K. Jain from Michigan State University and Prof. J. Wayman from San Jos University, BioLab organized the First, Second, Third and Fourth International Competitions for Fingerprint Verification Algorithms (FVC2000, FVC2002, FVC2004 and FVC2006). Davide Maltoni is co-author of the Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition published by Springer, 2009, and co-editor of Biometric Systems - Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation Springer, 2005. He holds three patents on Fingerprint Recognition. Davide Maltoni served as Associate Editor for the international journals: Pattern Recognition and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security and is currently Associate Editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis Machine Intelligence. He has been elected IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) Fellow 2010.



European Commission

EU Horizon 2020



Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)



European Association for Signal Processing



Morpho - Safran group


EAB European Association for Biometrics


Biometrics Institute




University of Sassari