Marco Leo received an Honours Laurea Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Salento (Italy) in 2001. Since then he is a Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of computer vision and pattern recognition. He participated in a number of national and international research projects focusing on assistive technologies, automatic video surveillance of indoor and outdoor environments, human attention monitoring, real-time event detection in sport contexts and non-destructive inspection of aircraft components. He is author of more than 100 papers in national and international journals, and conference proceedings. He is also a co-author of three international patents on visual systems for event detection in sport contexts.