Diego Sona

Visiting scientist

Contacts

Via Morego, 30
+39 010 71781 819

About

Diego Sona is a researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in the Neuroinformatics Laboratory (NILab) and visiting scientist at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) leading the Biomedical Imaging team at the dept. of Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision (PAVIS).

He received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science in 2002 from the University of Pisa with a thesis on artificial neural networks modeling with formal methods. From 2002 to 2008 he served as researcher in the Adaptive Advisory Systems Group at the Istituto Trentino di Cultura, investigating machine learning models for structured data and contextual processing, with main application to information retrieval and text data management. In 2008 he moved to the Neuroinformatics Laboratory at FBK, studying multivariate pattern analysis methods for brain decoding and brain mapping from functional brain imaging.  In 2010 he became tenured researcher at FBK. From 2008 to 2011 he has been guest researcher at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences in the University of Trento. Since 2011 he joined as a visiting scientist the Pattern Analysis and Computer Vision department at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia leading the activities in biomedical imaging.

His research is on machine learning and pattern recognition methods, with application to various domains, like information retrieval, structured data analysis, computer vision, neuroimaging and biomedical imaging. The most significant recent research covers various aspects of the design of automatic tools for animal phenotyping, ranging from video and signal analysis for social and non-social behavior understanding, to the investigation of corresponding neuronal correlates: from functional and structural brain connectivity down to the analysis of meso-scale neuronal network populations.

He has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, published in refereed journals and international conferences and served as reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

Selected Publications

 

 

iit Publications

30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)

2017 Data-driven Study of Mouse Sleep-stages using Restricted Boltzmann Machines
*Katsageorgiou V., *Zanotto M., Tucci V., *Murino V., *Sona D.
30th International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Anchorage, Alaska

Cell Reports

2017 Unsupervised Spike Sorting for Large-Scale, High-Density Multielectrode Arrays
Hilgen G., Sorbaro M., Pirmoradian S., Muthmann O., Kepiro I. E., Ullo S., Ramirez C. J., Encinas A. P., *Maccione A., *Berdondini L., *Murino V., *Sona D., *Cella Zanacchi F., Sernagor E., Hennig M. H.
Cell Reports, vol. 8, (no. 10), pp. 2521–2532, 2211-1247

Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior - ICPR 2016 Workshop

2016 Multiple Mice Tracking and Segmentation through SIFT Flow Analysis
*Sadafi A., *Katsageorgiou V., *Huang H., *Papaleo F., *Murino V., *Sona D.
Visual observation and analysis of Vertebrate And Insect Behavior - ICPR 2016 Workshop, Cancun, Mexico

23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition

2016 Unsupervised Mouse Behavior Analysis: A Data-driven Study of Mice Interactions
*Katsageorgiou V., *Zanotto M., *Huang H., *Ferretti V., *Papaleo F., *Sona D., *Murino V.
23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Cancun, Mexico

19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

2016 Effective Brain Connectivity Through a Constrained Autoregressive Model
*Crimi A., *Dodero L., *Murino V., *Sona D.
19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, Athens, Greece

13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

2016 Traces of human functional activity: Moment-to-moment fluctuations in fMRI data
*Dodero L., *Sona D., Meskaldji E., *Murino V., Van De Ville D.
13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pp. 1307 - 1310, Prague Czech Republic

Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9281

2015 New Trends in Image Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2015 Workshops
*Murino V., Puppo E., *Sona D., Cristani M., Sansone G.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9281, 978-3-319-23222-5

Neural Networks

2015 Non-parametric temporal modeling of the hemodynamic response function via a liquid state machine
Avesani P., Hazan H, Koilis E, Manevitz L M, *Sona D.
Neural Networks, vol. 70, pp. 61-73, 0893-6080

Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

2015 Kernel-Based Analysis of Functional Brain Connectivity on Grassmann Manifold
*Dodero L., Sambataro F., *Murino V., *Sona D.
Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

2015 Sleep-Stage Scoring in Mice: The Influence of Data Pre-processing on a System's Performance
*Katsageorgiou V., *Lassi G., *Tucci V., *Murino V., *Sona D.
37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, August 25-29, 2015

IEEE 12th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

2015 Kernel-based classification for brain connectivity graphs on the Riemannian manifold of positive definite matrices
*Dodero L., *Ha Quang M., *San Biagio M., *Murino V., *Sona D.
IEEE 12th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pp. 42 - 45, New York, USA

10th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2015)

2015 Improving FREAK Descriptor for Image Classification
*Hilario Gomez C., Medathati K., Kornprobst P., *Murino V., *Sona D.
10th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2015), vol. 9163, pp. 14-23, Copenhagen, Denmark

Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2015

2015 Modelling Retinal Activity with Restricted Boltzmann Machines: a Study on the Inhibitory Circuitry
*Zanotto M., *Di Marco S., *Maccione A., *Berdondini L., *Sona D., *Murino V.
Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2015, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Medical Image Analysis

2015 Bridging the gap in connectomic studies: A particle filtering framework for estimating structural connectivity at network scale
*Ullo S., *Murino V., *Maccione A., *Berdondini L., *Sona D.
Medical Image Analysis, vol. 21, (no. 1), pp. 1-14, Elsevier, 1361-8415

Frontiers in Neuroinformatics

2015 Automated Multi-Subject Fiber Clustering of Mouse Brain using Dominant Sets
*Dodero L., *Vascon S., *Murino V., *Bifone A., *Gozzi A., *Sona D.
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 1662-5196

9th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research

2014 Automated Discovery of Behavioural Patterns in Rodents
*Sona D.
9th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Frontiers in neuroanatomy

2014 Functional connectivity estimation over large networks at cellular resolution based on electrophysiological recordings and structural prior
*Ullo S., *Nieus T., *Sona D., *Maccione A., *Berdondini L., *Murino V.
Frontiers in neuroanatomy, vol. 8, (no. 137), 1662-5129

4th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging 2014

2014 Joint laplacian diagonalization for multi-modal brain community detection
*Dodero L., *Murino V., *Sona D.
4th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging 2014, pp. 1 - 4, IEEE, Tübingen, Germany

17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention

2014 Group-Wise Functional Community Detection through Joint Laplacian Diagonalization
*Dodero L., *Gozzi A., *Liska A., *Murino V., *Sona D.
17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, pp. pp 708-715, Cambridge, MA, USA

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation

2014 Describing the conformational landscape of small organic molecules through Gaussian mixtures in dihedral space
*Pisani P., *Piro P., *Decherchi S., *Bottegoni G., *Sona D., *Murino V., *Rocchia W., *Cavalli A.
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 10, (no. 6), pp. 2557-2568

Neuropsychopharmacology

2014 Chronic and Acute Intranasal Oxytocin Produce Divergent Social Effects in Mice
*Huang H., Michetti C., Busnelli M., *Managò F., *Sannino S., *Scheggia D., *Giancardo L., *Sona D., *Murino V., Chini B., Scattoni M. L., *Papaleo F.
Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 39, (no. 5), pp. 1102-14, 0893-133X

2013 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops - Computer Vision for Accelerated Bioscience Workshop

2013 Dirichlet Process Mixtures of Multinomials for Data Mining in Mice Behaviour Analysis
*Zanotto M., *Sona D., *Murino V., *Papaleo F.
2013 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops - Computer Vision for Accelerated Bioscience Workshop, pp. 197 - 202, Sydney, Australia

PLoS ONE

2013 Automatic Visual Tracking and Social Behaviour Analysis with Multiple Mice
*Giancardo L., *Sona D., *Huang H., *Sannino S., *Managò F., *Scheggia D., *Papaleo F., *Murino V.
PLoS ONE, vol. 8, (no. 9), 1932-6203

3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuromaging, PRNI 2013

2013 Automatic White Matter Fibers Clustering using Dominant Set
Dodero L., Vascon S., *Giancardo L., *Gozzi A., *Sona D., *Murino V.
3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuromaging, PRNI 2013, pp. 216 - 219

IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro

2013 Neuronal Network Structural Connectivity Estimation by Probabilistic Features and Graph Heat Kernels
*Ullo S., Castellani U., *Sona D., *Del Bue A., *Maccione A., *Berdondini L., *Murino V.
IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro, pp. 1054-1057, San Francisco, CA, USA

2nd NIPS 2012 Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in NeuroImaging

2012 Pairwise Analysis for Longitudinal fMRI Studies
*Sona D., Avesani P., Magon S., Basso G., Miceli G.
2nd NIPS 2012 Workshop on Machine Learning and Interpretation in NeuroImaging, pp. 132-139, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, US

15th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2012)

2012 Clustered subsampling for clinically informed diagnostic brain mapping
Bjornsdotter M., *Sona D., Rosenthal S., Dauwels J.
15th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2012), Singapore

21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012)

2012 Inner Product Tree for improved Orthogonal Matching Pursuit
*Piro P., *Sona D., *Murino V.
21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012), Tsukuba Science City, JAPAN

International Conference on Chemical and Biological Engineering (ICCBE 2012)

2012 Fitting and simplification of mixtures for clustering conformational populations of small organic molecules
*Piro P., *Pisani P., *Bottegoni G., *Sona D., *Rocchia W., *Cavalli A., *Murino V.
International Conference on Chemical and Biological Engineering (ICCBE 2012), Stockholm, Sweden

21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012)

2012 Segmentation and Tracking of Multiple Interacting Mice by Temperature and Shape Information
*Giancardo L., *Sona D., *Scheggia D., *Papaleo F., *Murino V.
21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012), pp. 2520-23, Tsukuba Science City, JAPAN

8th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays

2012 Structural and functional identification of sub-networks in dissociated neuronal cultures: an automated multimodal analysis combining high density MEA and fluorescence imaging
*Maccione A., *Ullo S., Simi A., *Nieus T., *Sona D., *Del Bue A., *Murino V., *Berdondini L.
8th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays, Reutlingen, Germany

2nd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI 2012)

2012 Automatic Tractography Analysis through Sparse Networks in Case-Control Studies
*Giancardo L., *Sona D., *Gozzi A., *Bifone A., *Murino V., Migliarini S., Pacini G., Pelosi B., Pasqualetti M.
2nd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging (PRNI 2012), London, UK