Michael Bronstein


Research Interests

Computer science

Institutional Contact

University of Lugano, Institute of Computational Science, Faculty of Informatics


Michael Bronstein is a professor in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland and a Research Scientist at the Perceptual Computing group, Intel, Israel. He held visiting appointments at Politecnico di Milano (2008), Stanford university (2009), and University of Verona (2010, 2014). Michael got his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (2002) and Ph.D. in Computer Science (2007), both from the Technion, Israel. His main research interests are theoretical and computational methods in spectral and metric geometry and their application to problems in computer vision, pattern recognition, shape analysis, computer graphics, image processing, and machine learning. Besides academic work, Prof. Bronstein is actively involved in the industry. He was the co-founder of the Silicon Valley start-up company Novafora, where he served as Vice President of technology (2006-2009), responsible for the development of algorithms for large-scale video analysis. He was one of the principle inventors and technologists at Invision, an Israeli startup developing 3D sensing technology acquired by Intel in 2012 and released under the RealSense brand.