My name is Marco Zuliani, I was born on the 16th of June 1975 in Udine, Italy. I grew up in a small town close to the city of Udine, called Bressa. Udine is the capital city of Friuli, the italian region where I have my roots and that was described by the romantic poet Lord Byron with these beautiful verses:
The moon is up, and yet it is not night;
Sunset divides the sky with her; a sea
Of glory streams along the Alpine height
Of blue Friuli's mountains; Heaven is free
From clouds, but of all colors seems to be,
Melted to one vast Iris of the West,
Where the day joins the past Eternity.
Lord G. Byron, from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Where else did I live? I spent about six years in Padova, Italy, to attend college. Since September 2000 I have been living in Santa Barbara, CA, except for a few months spent "abroad" in Guildford, UK and in the beautiful city of Lausanne, CH. In June 2011, together with my wife, I moved in northern California, in the town of Los Gatos.
What do I do for fun? I like to play and watch soccer (I am a supporter of Inter, or better I used to be... now there is too much business and too little passion), to run, to go to the gym and to the pool, to hang around with friends and to meet new people (possibly eating some good Italian food!). I love to listen pop and classic rock and I am trying to learn how to play the guitar. I also enjoy reading books (both novels and essays) and going to the movie theater. These are quite common interests, but... I put a lot of passion in what I do! This is why they become special!
As far as my education is concerned, after having obtained my high school diploma degree from "Liceo Scientifico G. Marinelli", I enrolled in the engineering program of the University of Padova. In September 2000 I joined the Vision Research Lab at UCSB as a visiting student (EAP program) to carry out my thesis project. In July 2001 I obtained my laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova. After five years I graduated from UCSB in October 2006 with a PhD in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in image analysis.
From October 2006 to April 2011 I worked at Mayachitra as a Research Staff member. My work there was mostly concerned with image registration in many different forms and flavors. In May 2011 I started working for the coolest company in the world, Apple, designing and developing cool stuff for the cameras of the mobile devices.