About us

SANE Biometrics is a spin-off company of the University of Sassari, founded with the aim of exploiting the vast amount of innovative skills developed in university laboratories. It operates in the ICT sector and more specifically in the fields of image processing, computer vision and biometrics

The company was originally founded with the intent to develop a multimodal biometric access control system, to be used in a network environment and potentially associated with strong identity documents such as the next generation of electronic passports.


As with many other spin-off, this original idea was gradually transformed
during construction, to become a real platform for the recognition of images which has been named SHOTPIX.

Starting from 2013 SHOTPIX became the company’s core technology, the fundamental block underpinning

the development of new web and mobile applications in the most diverse fields.

Also for this purpose, the original staff has gradually transformed. In addition to the four founding members, today the staff includes young professionals in the management of social media, software development, computer architectures.

This diversification is certainly an added value for our company, because it allows us to expand the outreach to different ICT domains, having a comprehensive and professional perspective of the issues that are on the field.

Enrico GROSSO

Enrico GROSSO

R&D Director

Enrico Grosso is currently Full Professor in computer science at the POLITICAL SCIENCES, COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING department. The research activity carried on during the last decade had interesting fallouts in the field of biometrics and in the realization of intelligent systems.

In 2010 he co-founded SANE Biometrics.

Massimo GESSA

Massimo GESSA

Project manager

Massimo Gessa is a software engineer who developed the core technology of all our products. He has been working for a long time in  the computer vision field, implementing imaging applications for quality control and micrometric measurements of small parts in massive productions.

At present Massimo Gessa is co-founder and Project Senior Analyst at SANE Biometrics.

MATTEO SANNA

MATTEO SANNA

IT Specialist

Matteo Sanna has specialized in the field of telecommunications and web tecnologies, developing projects co-founded by the European Union. He is the main responsible for the user interfaces and all the technological aspects related to the choice of devices and subsystems.

At present Matteo Sanna is co-founder and IT Specialist at SANE Biometrics.

Filippo CASU

Filippo CASU

R&D senior developer

Filippo Casu received the double degree in Telecommunication Engineering (master of science-level) in 2009 from the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain. He is currently a PhD student at the UPM. From 2009 to 2015 he was a member of the Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (Image Processing Group) of the UPM.

Since 2015 he is a researcher of the Università di Sassari. His research interests are in the area of streaming/video transmission protection and in the area of computer vision and biometric recognition.

Giovanni Usai

Giovanni Usai

SEO & Social Media Strategist

As a SEO & Social Media strategist, I study and turn into practice web marketing strategies.
In addition to this, I look after the technical side of a project, as such as SEO activity, content editing and social media managing and marketing.

For this reason I will provide solutions oriented to achieve the goals that I will be commissioned for.

Fiorella TILLOCA

Fiorella TILLOCA

Financial officer

Fiorella Tilloca has taught courses in Applied Economics, Marketing, Management. She collaborated with public and private research institutions, developing professional experience in technological transfer.

She currently coordinates the marketing and the financial area of the company.