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Dante Abate

Dante Abate

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Associate Research Scientist +357 22 208 724

With a background in humanities (BA, MA in History of Art, 2002; Diploma of Specialization in Protection and Valorisation of Historical & Artistic Heritage, 2005; Ph.D. in E-learning Development and Delivery, 2009; BA in Cultural Heritage, 2014), his research activity has been focused on applying 3D modeling techniques in the field of humanities and cultural heritage.

Dante was a visiting scholar at The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (University of Virginia, USA, 2008) and a Research Fellow at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development ENEA (2009-2015).

In 2012 he was selected to participate in the 28° Italian Research Expedition in Antarctica to perform Terrestrial Laser Scanning surveys in the Terranova Bay area.

From September 2015 until February 2017 Dante has been a Research Assistant at the STARC of the Cyprus Institute, with a major on the application of image-based and range-based techniques for archaeological and heritage documentation.

From March 2017 until February 2019, he was appointed as Marie Curie Fellow within the Digital Forensic Archaeology project at Staffordshire University in the UK.

In March 2019 Dante started his new post at the APAC Laboratories of the Cyprus Institute as Associate Research Scientist leading the 2D/3D Documentation and Multi-Spectral Imaging Lab.

He received the "University and the City of Ravenna" award in 2015 and the "Innovative Digital Application Award" at the O2 Next Gen Digital Challenge in 2016 celebrated at the House of Lords in London.

Dr. Abate between 2019 and 2020 received research funds worth more than 1 million euros. He is the Principal Investigator of the Invisible Heritage Analysis and Technology Project (IH-AT); Safeguard Heritage In Endangered Looted Districts (SHIELD) and Stop Illicit Trafficking Using Artificial Intelligence (SIGNIFICANCE).

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