Matteo Stefanini

Matteo Stefanini

PhD Candidate in Artificial Intelligence - TEDx Organizer

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia



Hi there!

I am PhD Candidate in Artificial Intelligence, studying Deep Learning and Computer Vision at AImagelab, UniMoRe. Advocating for attentive architectures for Vision & Language and Genomics applications, such as image captioning and gene expression.

I aim to couple my passion for learning and my drive to motivate people around me. I believe AI will push human life and medical fields to new universal missions.

I’m a TEDx Organizer in the biomedical valley of Mirandola and in the italian design valley 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, 2019 - present

    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 italian design valley. 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

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

Meshed-Memory Transformer for Image Captioning

IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - CVPR 2020