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Lorenzo Bruzzone received the Laurea (M.S.) degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor of telecommunications at the University of Trento, Italy, where he teaches remote sensing, radar, and digital communications. Dr. Bruzzone is the founder and the director of the Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. His current research interests are in the areas of remote sensing, radar and SAR, signal processing, and pattern recognition. He promotes and supervises research on these topics within the frameworks of many national and international projects. He is the Principal Investigator of many research projects. Among the others, he is the Principal Investigator of the Radar for icy Moon exploration (RIME) instrument in the framework of the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of the European Space Agency. He is the author (or coauthor) of 193 scientific publications in referred international journals (139 in IEEE journals), more than 260 papers in conference proceedings, and 21 book chapters. He is editor/co-editor of 18 books/conference proceedings and 1 scientific book. His papers are highly cited, as proven form the total number of citations (more than 19000) and the value of the h-index (69) (source: Google Scholar). He was invited as keynote speaker in many international conferences and workshops. Dr. Bruzzone ranked first place in the Student Prize Paper Competition of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Seattle, July 1998). Since that time he was recipient of many international and national honors and awards, including the recent IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society 2015 Outstanding Service Award. In the past years joint papers presented by his students at international symposia and Master/PhD theses that he supervised have received awards. Dr. Bruzzone is the co-founder of the IEEE International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote-Sensing Images (MultiTemp) series and is currently a member of the Permanent Steering Committee of this series of workshops. Since 2003 he has been the Chair of the SPIE Conference on Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing. He was a Guest Co-Editor of many Special Issues of international journals. From 2010 to 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING NEWSLETTER. Since 2013 he has been the founder Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING MAGAZINE. From 2004 to 2006 he served as an Associated Editor of the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS. Currently he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. Since 2012 he has been appointed Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and of the Italian Association for Remote Sensing (AIT).

lorenzo.bruzzone (at) ing.unitn.it    


Francesca Bovolo Francesca Bovolo received the “Laurea” (B.S.), the “Laurea Specialistica” (M.S.) (summa cum laude) degrees in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D. in Communication and Information Technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively where she has been a research fellow until June 2013. She is the founder and the head of the Remote Sensing for Digital Earth unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy since July 2013. Her main research interests are in remote-sensing image processing, signal processing, and pattern recognition. Her interests are related to multitemporal image analysis, change detection in multispectral, hyperspectral, SAR images, time series analysis, domain adaptation, LiDAR and radar sounder systems. She conducts research and on these topics within the context of several national and international projects. She is the author (or coauthor) of 4 scientific publications in referred international journals (41 in IEEE journals), more than 90 papers in conference proceedings, and 8 book chapters. She is editor/co-editor of 2 conference proceedings and 2 journal special issue. Her paper citations are more than 2700 and result in a value of the h-index of 25 (source: Google Scholar). Dr. Bovolo ranked first place in the Student Prize Paper Competition of the 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Denver, August 2006). Since January 2011 she is an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing and of the SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing since 2015. She has been guest editor for the Special Issue on “Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Data” of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and for the Special issue on “Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images” of MPDI Remote Sensing. She has been the publication chair for International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015. Since 2014 she is co-chair of the SPIE International Conference on “Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing”. She has been the Technical Chair of the Sixth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote-Sensing Images (MultiTemp 2011). She is a member of the program and scientific committee of several international conferences and workshops and a referee for several international journals.

bovolo (at) fbk.eu    


Begüm Demir received the B.S. degree in 2005, the M.Sc. degree in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in 2010, all in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from Kocaeli University, Turkey. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. Her main research interests include image processing and machine learning with applications to remote sensing image analysis. During 2006-2010, she was a research and teaching assistant at the Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering department of Kocaeli University, Turkey, in which she also aided the supervision of term projects and graduation thesis of undergraduate students. During this period, she was a member of Image and Signal Processing Laboratory at the same university. In 2009, she was awarded by the International Research Fellowship Programme of The Scientific andTechnological Research Council of Turkey during her Ph.D to visit Remote Sensing Laboratory, University of Trento, 2009. After her Ph.D, she moved back to Remote Sensing Laboratory in University of Trento and worked there as a Post Doc researcher during 2010-2013. She is a Scientific Committee member of the SPIE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing, and of the IEEE Conferences on Signal Processing and Communications Applications. She is the co-chair of the Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing Workshop organized within the IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, Turkey since 2014. From 2010 to 2013, she has been the organizer for the Special Sessions on Remote Sensing Image Analysis in the IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications. She is a referee for several journals (such as IEEE Proceedings; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition Letters, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Journal of Information Fusion, International Journal of Remote Sensing), and several International Conferences. She is a senior member of IEEE.

demir (at) disi.unitn.it    


  • Post-Docs
Yuanxin Ye received the B.S degree in Remote Sensing Science and Technology from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, in 2008. He received the Ph. D. degree from School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan university, Wuhcan, China, in 2013. Then He became an assistant professor in Faculty of Geosciences and Enviromental Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong Univeristy, Chendu, China Since Sep. 2013. Currently, He is a postdoctoral researcher at the RSLab in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy. His major research interests are remote sensing image analysis and processing such as multimodel image registration, change detection, image classification and object extraction

yunaxin.ye (at) unitn.it    


Ana-Maria Ilisei received the Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento (UniTN), Italy, in 2010, 2011 and 2016, respectively. Since 2012 she has been teaching assistant at UniTN and part of the UniTN team working on the design and development of the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) instrument of the JUpiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of the European Space Agency. During summer 2014 she was with the Center for Remote Sensing of the Ice Sheets (CReSIS), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, working on the fusion of radar sounder (RS) and ice core data. Currently she is conducting research at UniTN in the framework of the development of automatic techniques for the extraction of information from RS data and fusion of multisource data acquired in icy regions.

ilisei (at) disi.unitn.it    


Claudia Paris received the "Laurea" (B.S.), the "Laurea Specialistica" (M.S.) degrees in Telecommunication Engineering and the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2010, 2012, 2016, respectively. She accomplished the Honors Master Program in Research within the Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2012. Since 2014 she is a teaching assistant at the Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering department of the University of Trento, Italy. In 2014 she was a visiting PhD student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, USA, working on the fusion of airborne and terrestrial LiDAR data. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the University of Trento, Italy. Her main research interests include remote sensing, signal and image processing, LiDAR data analysis and their fusion with hyperspectral images. She conducts research on these topics within projects on the estimation of forest dendrometric variables by using LiDAR and Hyperspectral data. She is working on the analysis of multitemporal images acquired by the ESA Sentinel 2 satellite constellation in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions Sentinel-2 for Science ESA program. She is a referee for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING and IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS.

claudia.paris (at) unitn.it    


Massimo Zanetti received the M.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Ferrara, (Ferrara, Italy), discussing a Thesis on "Variational Methods for Image Segmentation: the Blake-Zisserman model". After his master degree he worked with the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (University of Trento) on an application to roof detecting from DSM (Digital Surface Models) using a second order variational method for 2D-signal segmentation. Currently, he is working toward the Ph.D. degree in the Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento, Italy. His research interests include change detection, multispectral images analysis, variational methods for segmentation, and numerical optimization. He is a reviewer for international journals, among them IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

massimo.zanetti (at) unitn.it    


  • PhD Students
Silvia Demetri received her "Laurea Specialistica" (M.Sc. degree) in Telecommunication Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2011. Between July 2012 and July 2013 she worked as research assistant at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Her main research interests are in synergistically combining Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks technologies for the development of integrated and adaptive systems for environmental sensing and monitoring.

silvia.demetri (at) unitn.it    


Yady Tatiana Solano Correa received the Bachelor (B.S.) degree in Physics Engineering (honorable mention) at the University of Cauca, Cauca, Colombia, in 2011. She worked as a researcher and teaching assistant for the research groups: Optics and Laser Group (GOL), Environmental Studies Group (GEA) and CIAgua group from 2009 to 2013. She is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree as member of the Remote Sensing Laboratory at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Trento and the Remote Sensing for Digital Earth Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. Her research interests include Remote Sensing applications, Change Setection in multispectral and VHR images, Multitemporal analysis, pattern recognition and image classification. She is a referee for the IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING.

solano (at) fbk.eu    


Leonardo Carrer I received the B.S. degree in Telecommunication engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, in 2010, and the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering: Telecommunication Track with honours from TU Delft, Delft, the Netherlands in 2012. I am currently pursuing a joint Ph.D. degree in information and communication technologies from the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, and Thales Alenia Space Italia, Rome, Italy. My research interests include radar sounders engineering, performance models, and advanced signal processing. In 2013, I was a full-time Radar System Engineer in Thales Alenia Space Italia. In 2017, I was a visiting PhD student at Stanford University, California, United States working on passive radio sounding of icy moons using non-white jovian noise. I am a member of both the industrial and scientific team working on the RIME (Radar for Icy Moon Exploration) instrument which will be on-board the upcoming ESA mission JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) to the Jupiter system. In 2016, I was the recipient of the best student paper award of the SPIE Remote Sensing conference with a work on bio-inspired radar. In the same year, I was the recipient of the Leonardo/Finmeccanica Thales Alenia Space Innovation Award (“Premio Innovazione”) for the best incremental project with title “Tracking Algorithm for Data Rate Optimization in Science Planetary Missions”.

leonardo.carrer (at) unitn.it    


Davide Pirrone received the M.Sc. cum laude in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, on January 2012; he attended a postgraduate specialization course in "Advanced Communication and Navigation Satellite Systems" at University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. He worked as Payload Engineer in Thales Alenia Space Italy (2012-2013) and as Software/Firmware Engineer in Blue Thread (2013-2014). He is a Ph.D. student in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Trento. His research activity is related to remote sensing analysis for SAR data and biophysical parameters modelling.

pirrone (at) fbk.eu    


Aravind Harikumar Aravind Harikumar received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from University of Kerala, Kerala, India, in 2007. He received his first masters degree in Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks from Amrita University, Coimbatore, India, in 2009. He further received his second masters in Geoinformatics from ITC - Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2014. He has professional experience with IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India (2011-2012) and also the National centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Trivandrum, India (2014). He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Information and Communication Technologies at the department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Trento, Italy. His active research interests are machine learning, pattern recognition, remote Sensing image analysis and fuzzy classification of remote sensing imageries.

harikumar (at) fbk.eu    


Manuel Bertoluzza received the “Laurea” (B.Sc.) degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and the “Laurea Magistrale” (M.Sc.) degree in Telecommunication Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2012 and 2015, respectively. His research interests are related to multitemporal analysis of SAR images.

manuel.bertoluzza (at) unitn.it    


Daniele Marinelli received the “Laurea” (B.Sc.) degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and the “Laurea Magistrale” (M.Sc.) degree in Telecommunications Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He is recipient of the prize for the 2015 Best Italian master Theses in the area of remote sensing awarded by the the Italy Chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. Since 2017 he is a teaching assistant at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento. Currently he is a Ph.D. student in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at the University of Trento. His research interests are related to the multitemporal analysis of Hyperspectral and LiDAR data.

daniele.marinelli (at) unitn.it    


Mehdi Darvishi received the B.Sc. degree in telecommunication Engineering and M.Sc. degree in remote sensing. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree as member of the Remote Sensing Laboratory at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Trento, Italy. His research interests include Remote Sensing applications, radar interferometry and landslide monitoring using SAR data.

mehdi.darvishi (at) unitn.it    


Christopher Gerekos received his Bachelor's and his Master's degree in Physics (with distinction) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. In 2015, he carried out an internship at the Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency (ESA), where he worked on Relativistic Positioning Systems (RPS), a class of descriptions of global satellite navigation systems (GNSS) which rely purely on the general theory of relativity. In particular, he researched how the time transfer function, an object in general relativity, could be used to solve analytically some relevant problems appearing in RPS. He is now a PhD student in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) at the University of Trento, Italy, where he is part of the team working on the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) instrument of the JUpiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of ESA.

christopher.gerekos (at) unitn.it    


Sanchari Thakur received her Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) with honors in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (India) in 2014 and Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Geoinformatics and Natural Resources Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2016. In 2015-16 she has carried out research at IIT Bombay on a project co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). As her Master’s thesis, she used thermal infrared and microwave polarimetric SAR data for identification and mapping of buried river channels (palaeochannels) in Western Australia and Namibia respectively. The project involved quantitative assessment of global uranium resources using spatial statistical approaches. Currently she is a PhD student at the Information and Communication Technology, University of Trento working on data analysis strategies for RIME (Radar for Icy Moon Exploration). Her research interests include optical, thermal and microwave remote sensing, hydrology and water resources, geological mapping and machine learning.

sanchari.thakur (at) unitn.it    


Akshara Preethy Byju received her B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) from University of Kerala, Kerala, India, in 2013 and M.Sc. in Geo-informatics from ITC-Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 2015. She worked as an Image Analyst at Urban Expansion Observatory –India, Mumbai for NYU Stern Urbanization Project (2015- 2016) and also as a GIS Consultant at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), Mumbai (2015). She is currently a PhD student in the Information and Communication Technologies at University of Trento, Italy. Her research interests are advanced remote sensing, Image processing, machine learning and pattern recognition.

akshara.preethybyju (at) unitn.it    


Sudipan Saha received his B.Tech. degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from Institute of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India in 2011 and M.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India in 2014. He worked as a programming analyst at Citibank India (July 2014-February 2015) and as computational nano mask technology engineer at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Taiwan (March 2015-August 2016). He is currently a Ph.D. student in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Trento. His research interests are related to image processing, machine learning, pattern recognition

saha (at) fbk.eu    


  • Technical Staff
Massimo Santoni received the B.S. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering in 2012 and the M.S. degree in Telecommunication in 2014, both from the University of Trento, Italy. His research interests are related to the study of the snow parameters using long time series of optical and SAR data. He is part of the team of the university of Trento working on the design of the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) instrument of the JUpiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of European Space Agency. Currently he is also webmaster and system administrator of the RSLab's hardware.

massimo.santoni (at) unitn.it    


  • Visiting Professors
Jon Atli Benediktsson (University of Iceland)


Marcello Coradini (European Space Agency)


Hua Zhang received the B.S. degree in 2001, the M.Sc. degree in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in 2012, all in in Geodesy and Survey Engineering from the China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China. He is currently an associate Professor in GIS and remote sensing, Key Laboratory for Land Environment and Disaster Monitoring of SBSM, China University of Mining and Technology. He obtained his doctoral degree from China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China in 2012. He has authored or coauthored over 20 peer-reviewed articles in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, and ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. His current research interests include multi/hyperspectral and high-resolution remotely sensed images processing, uncertainty in classification, pattern recognition, and remote sensing applications. He was a recipient of the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award and the Excellent Graduates in Jiangsu Province, China, in 2012

zhhua_79 (at) 163.com    


  • Visiting Researcher
Qin Yao

tsinyao1991 (at) qq.com