Matteo Stefanini, PhD

Matteo Stefanini, PhD

Artificial Intelligence Project Manager | Innovation Manager | TEDx Organizer


Biomedical valley


University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Clust-ER Health

Hi there!

I’m a connector who aims to combine different ideas & fields with science & entrepreneurship.

I’m the Coordinator Manager of Biomedical valley, and TEDx Organizer at TEDxMirandola and in the most exclusive italian location at TEDxForte dei Marmi.

I’m collaborating with Unimore on AI projects and with Clust-ER Health in the Medtech sector, believing AI will push life sciences to new breakthroughs.

I got a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, working on Deep Learning and Transformer models at Unimore, focusing on Generative AI, Vision & Language and Genomics.


  • Innovation Management & Startup
  • AI & Deep Learning
  • Science & Ideas Dissemination
  • Events & Conferences
  • Connecting AI with Medtech


  • 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

Predicting gene and protein expression levels from DNA and protein sequences with Perceiver

omputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine - CMPB 2023

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