Federico Tombari holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna since October 2013, after obtaining from the same institution a Ph.D in 2009. From September 2014 to August 2015, he is also Guest Professor at the Computer Aided Medical Procedures Chair in Technical University of Munich (TUM). His current research activity concerns computer vision and robot perception. It encompasses co-authoring more than 60 refereed papers on peer-reviewed international conferences and journals, mainly focused on visual data representation, object recognition, stereo vision, video analysis for surveillance and 3D perception. In 2004 he was an exchange student at University of Technology, Sydney, while in 2008 he was an intern at Willow Garage, California. He is a Senior Scientist volunteer for the Open Perception foundation and a developer for the Point Cloud Library, contributing also in terms of dissemination and mentoring for code sprints sponsored by private companies (Google, Trimble, Honda). In 2014 he served as administrator and mentor for PCL in the Google Summer of Code. He is member of IEEE and IAPR-GIRPR. He is the recipient of the "Best Paper Award Runner-up” of the International Conference on 3D Imaging, Modeling, Processing and Visualization Technologies (3DIMPVT 2011).