Matteo Stefanini

Matteo Stefanini

PhD in Artificial Intelligence | TEDx Organizer

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Biomedical valley



Hi there!

I got a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, working on Deep Learning and Transformer models at UniMoRe, AImagelab. Particular focus on Vision & Language and Genomics applications, such as image captioning and gene and protein expression.

I believe AI will push life sciences to new breakthroughs.

I’m also a TEDx Organizer in the Biomedical valley of Mirandola and in the most exclusive italian location of Forte dei Marmi !


  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Science and ideas dissemination
  • Connecting AI with Biomedical fields
  • Startup and Innovation Management


  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 2023

    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

  • MEng in Computer Science Engineering - Laurea Magistrale in Ingengeria Informatica, 2018

    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

  • MSc in Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship - (Laurea Magistrale), 2016

    University of Milan

  • BEng in Management Engineering - Laurea in Ingegneria Gestionale, 2013

    University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum


Tedx Forte Dei Marmi

Ideas worth spreading from the heart of the most exclusive Italian experience. Design a Sustainable Future

Biomedical valley

Explore the biomedical land devoted to Life!

TEDx Mirandola

Ideas worth spreading from the european biomedical valley. Back to Life 2022

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Learning to Learn in the Artificial Intelligent era

I didn’t want to study when I was younger, and now I’m here trying to motivate young people to do it. There are unprecedented opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in our times. LEARN MORE

Recent Publications

ALADIN: Distilling Fine-grained Alignment Scores for Efficient Image-Text Matching and Retrieval

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Content-based Multimedia Indexing - CBMI2022

CaMEL: Mean Teacher Learning for Image Captioning

International Conference on Pattern Recognition - ICPR 2022

From show to tell: A survey on deep learning-based image captioning

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence - TPAMI 2022

Learning to Select:A Fully Attentive Approach for Novel Object Captioning

ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval - ICMR 2021

A Novel Attention-based Aggregation Function to Combine Vision and Language

International Conference on Pattern Recognition - ICPR 2020