She received the Laurea degree magna cum laude in 1988 in Computer Science from the University of Bari. In 1997 she held a permanent position as Researcher of the Italian National Research Council. Since 2019 she is senior researcher at STIIMA CNR.
She participated to many CNR, and MIUR projects and she has been responsible of many projects with industrial partners and private companies in pattern recognition, computer vision, and visual surveillance.
Her current research interests include pattern recognition, video analysis and computer vision for video surveillance, domotics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Quality Control.
She is author of more than 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings; she is co-author of three international patents on visual systems for event detection in sport contexts, serves as reviewer for many international journals in computer vision and she is associate editor of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.