Giuseppe Baruffa was born in Perugia, Italy, in 1970.
He received his Laurea degree (M. Sc. equivalent) in electronic engineering from University of Perugia, Italy, in 1996, and his doctorate degree (Ph. D. equivalent) in telecommunications also from the University of Perugia in 2001.
Since 2005, he has been an assistant professor in telecommunications at the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (DIEI), University of Perugia. From 1999 to 2008 he was appointed professor for the course of "Information Transmission" in the Laurea Triennale (B. Sc. equivalent) courses held by University of Perugia in the cities of Perugia and Orvieto. Since 2010, he teaches "Multimedia Signal Processing" in the Laurea Specialistica (M. Sc. equivalent) course at Perugia. He has also been co-teaching (for two terms, 2010 and 2011) the course "Advanced Image and Video Processing" in the Doctorate School of Information Engineering of the University of Perugia.
His main research interests are in the field of digital broadcasting techniques (DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting), joint source/channel coding for video transmitted over wireless networks.
The principal research issues in the framework of multimedia concern the reliable delivery of JPEG 2000 video streams over packet loss channels, mainly implemented via Forward Error Correction (FEC) at the receiver side, studies on the application of Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF) for the bit rate reduction of such streams, especially in the HDTV and Digital Cinema fields, and the development of innovative algorithms for texture defect detection in video.
Giuseppe Baruffa is also the author and developer of DCP Builder, a multiplatform professional application devoted to the creation of Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) for Digital Cinema, and of pYUV, a multiplatform raw video player used in academic research.
In 2005, he spent 6 months at the Signal Processing Institute, Swiss Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne (EPFL-STI-ITS-LTS1), Lausanne (Switzerland), under the guidance of professor Touradj Ebrahimi, working on the transmission of JPEG 2000 video over wireless networks.
He is a member of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 N3573, JPEG2000 Wireless (JPWL) Ad Hoc Group.
He has been also a reviewer for a number of scientific journals (for IEEE: Trans. on Broadcasting, Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Trans. on Wireless Communications, Communications Letters, Trans. on Circuits and Systems I, Trans. on Image Communication, Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement; for Elsevier: Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Digital signal Processing) and international conferences (European Wireless, IEEE Vehicular Technology, IEEE ICASSP, IEEE GLOBECOM, EUSIPCO, ISWCS, etc.).
Dr. Baruffa has also been involved in several research projects, such as the Italian state funded MURST Ex-40% 1997 "Variable bitrate wireless transmission systems for multimedia", CNR 5% 1999 "Interactive multimedia network for user access", and MURST Ex-40% 2000 "OFDM systems in WLAN applications"; moreover, he has been involved in the EC funded project named IST SUITED 1999 "Multi-Segment System For Broadband Ubiquitous Access To Internet Services And Demonstrator", and in the EC funded project IST EDCINE 2006 "Enhanced Digital Cinema". In 2012 he has been the scientific supervisor of the research project "Study and optimization of algorithms and advanced applications in the field of environmental acoustics", funded by Svantek Italy S.r.l.