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     Date Submitted:01-06-2011
     Last Modified:01-06-2011 (08:11)
    Job information
     Current job:Ph.D. student
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords- Wlling to learn new skills - Expertise in scientific programming - Work well in team - Able to work to deadlines and deliver work on time
    Nationality(-ies): Italian
    Date of birth: 07-04-1984
    Gender: Male
    Occupation and Position held: 01-11-2008 - now Ph.D. Student
    -  Real time GPS Seismology Development and implementation of a new algorithm (VADASE - Variometric
    Approach for Displacements Analysis Standalone Engine) to retrieve, in real time and using a unique receiver, seismic waveforms and coseismic displacements with a few centimeter accuracy
    -  Water vapour estimation Comparison of different techniques (GNSS, Numerical Weather Prediction,             Topex/Poseidon-Jason1 satellite missions) for water vapour estimation. Investigation focused over SIRGAS (Geocentric Reference System for the Americas) area
    -  GNSS permanent networks Member of the fifth research’s unit of PRIN1 2008 “RDN, the new Italian
    monitoring Geodetic Reference System: continuous monitoring and applications towards country’s administration
    -  Accuracy evaluation of Digital Member of the C-SAP - Cartosat-1 Scientific Assessment Programme. Gene-
    Surface Models ration and assessment of Digital Surface Models. Assessment of algorithms for image matching. Comparison of different orientation models for satellite images (rigorous model, RPC, . . . )
    Education and Qualification
    - 23-09-2008: Recipient of the Ph.D. fellowship for the course “Infrastructures and Transportations”, curriculum “Infrastructures”, “Sapienza” University of Rome
    - 14-05-2008: Master Degree, magna cum laude, in Environmental Engineering, “Sapienza"  University of Rome Thesis “Geometric Potential of Cartosat-1 Stereoimagery: Orientation and Digital Surface Model Accuracy Assessment”
    - February/March-2008: Training period at “Leibniz University” of Hannover during the master thesis
    - August/December-2006 ERASMUS student at the “Haskoli Island” university, Reykjavik (Iceland).
    - 20-02-2006 Bachelor degree, magna cum laude, in Environmental Engineering, “Sapienza” University of Rome
    Personal skills and competences
    Mother tongue: Italian
    Other languages: English (proficient), French (basic)
    Informatics skills Operating systems: Windows, Macintosh, UNIX/Linux.
     Programming languages: C/C++, Matlab, GMT, UNIX tools (Bash, sed,   A awk), LATEX
     Markup languages: HTML, PHP.
     Scientific Softwares: Bernese, TRACK, BLUH.
     Commercial Softwares: PCI-Geomatica, ERDAS-LPS, AUTOCAD.
     Certifications: ECDL, “ Scientific Computing with Matlab” (CASPUR, May 2011), “Software development course” Free Technology Academy (July, 2010), “Introduction to High Performance Computing” (CASPUR, May 2009), “Scientific computing with C language” (CASPUR, April 2009), “Linux system administrator” (CASPUR, March 2009), “Productivity in Unix/Linux environment” (CASPUR, February 2009)
    Licences and Certifications
    Driving licence categories A and B
    Social skills and Interactive, able to adapt to multicultural environments, keen on studying
    competences experiences abroad, good comunication skills
    Other competences: Trekking, soccer referee, physical activities and sports in general, member of the Boy Scout organization
    Awards and Acknoledgements
    October 2010 “First audience award” for VADASE, European Satellite Navigation Competition 2010 (ESNC 2010)
    October 2010 “DLR Special Topic Prize” for VADASE, European Satellite Navigation Competition 2010 (ESNC 2010)
    Patent registration VADASE : sistema di misura di movimenti in tempo reale, in particolare di movimenti cosismici e di vibrazioni di strutture, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
    G. Colosimo, M. Crespi, A. Mazzoni
    June 2009 “ESA Travel Grant for students attending the 29th EARSEL symposium”
    June 2009 Master thesis awarded with prize “Antonio Ventura2 ” by University of Rome “La Sapienza”
    “Una strategia semplice per la GPS Seismology e i sistemi di early warning per gli tsunami denominata VADASE”
    G. Colosimo, M.Branzanti, M. Crespi, A. Mazzoni, T. Dautermann
    Geomedia Magazine. May 2011, Volume 1, 2005. ISSN 1128-8132
    “Co-seismic Displacement Estimation: Improving Tsunami Early Warning Systems”
    G. Colosimo, M. Crespi, A. Mazzoni, T. Dautermann
    GIM International. May 2011, Volume 25, number 5. ISSN 1566-9076
    “GPS Real-Time demonstration” seismology with VADASE: a preliminary demonstration
    G. Colosimo, M. Crespi, A. Mazzoni
    Geomatica. Le radici del futuro. Pavia 10-11 Febbraio 2011. ISBN 881901939-6-4
    “Geoeye–1: Analysis of radiometric and geometric capability”
    M. Crespi, G. Colosimo, F. Fratarcangeli, F. Pieralice, L. De Vendictis
    Roma 4–6 febbraio 2010, ISBN 978–963–9799–88–2
    “Valutazione dell’accuratezza di un DSM estratto da Worldview–1”
    M. Crespi, G. Colosimo, F. Fratarcangeli, F. Pieralice, K. Jacobsen
    13a ASITA, Bari 1–4 dicembre 2009, ISBN 978–88–903132–2–6
    “Valutazione di accuratezza e confronto dei DSM ASTER e SRTM”
    M. Crespi, G. Colosimo, F. Fratarcangeli, F. Pieralice, K. Jacobsen
    13a ASITA, Bari 1–4 dicembre 2009, ISBN 978–88–903132–2–6
    “Quality assessment and Comparison of DSMs extracted from Worldview-1 stereo pair”
    Authors M. Crespi, G. Colosimo, L. De Vendictis, F. Fratarcangeli, F.Giannone, K. Jacobsen, F. Mastracci, F. Pieralice, F. Volpe
    29a EARSeL symposium (European Association of Remote Sensing Labo-
    ratories, Chania - Greece 15-19 Giugno 2009, ISBN 978–1–60750–494–8
    “Accuracy evaluation of SRTM and ASTER DSMs”
    G. Colosimo, L. De Vendictis, M. Crespi, K. Jacobsen
    29a EARSeL symposium (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, Chania - Greece 15-19 Giugno 2009, ISBN 978–1–60750–494–8
    “Orientamento ed estrazione di DSM da stereocoppie Cartosat-1”
    M. Crespi, F. Fratarcangeli, F. Pieralice, G. Colosimo, F. Giannone, K.Jacobsen
    12a ASITA, l’Aquila 21-24 ottobre 2008, ISBN 978–88–903132–1–9
    “Radiometric Quality and DSM Generation Analysis of Cartosat-1 Stereo Imagery”
    Authors M. Crespi, L. De Vendictis, D. Poli, K. Wolff, G. Colosimo, A. Gruen, F.Volpe
    ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing),
    Beijin 2008, ISSN 1682–1750
    “Geometric Potential of Cartosat-1 Stereo Imagery”
    M. Crespi, F. Fratarcangeli, F. Pieralice, G. Colosimo, F. Giannone, K.Jacobsen
    ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing),
    Beijin 2008, ISSN 1682–1750

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