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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:28-09-2011
     Last Modified:17-10-2011 (08:50)
    Job information
     Current job:ESA Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssatellite engineering, EO products and applications, flight dynamics, large datasets, visualisation, microwave remote sensing, soil moisture, hydrology, product documentation, data usage, scatterometers, radiometers, SAR
    CV

    Date and Place of Birth: 1978 May 12, Braşov, Romania

    Marital Status: unmarried

    Citizenship: Romanian / Swedish

    Driving License: B

     

    Summary

    • Strong satellite engineering background.
    • Solid knowledge of Earth Observation products and applications.
    • Involvement in the hands-on development and implementation of remote sensing algorithms, scientific concepts and models.
    • Extensive experience with processing and validation of (large) remote sensing datasets.
    • Solid knowledge of orbital mechanics and flight dynamics.
    • Earth Observation data usage enhancement and promotion activities, via presentations and lectures, trainings, conferences and research cooperations.
    • Peer-reviewing for international journals.

    Working Experience

    European Space Agency (ESA ESRIN) Frascati, Italy
    04 / 2010present
    Research Fellow

    Active in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programs; Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department; Research and Development Section: - SMOS soil moisture exploitation activities - CCI (Climate Change Initiative) preparatory activities for the Soil Moisture ECV (Essential Climate Variable)

    Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
    03 / 200404 / 2010
    Research Assistant

    Research area:
    - Geophysical parameter retrieval from microwave remote sensing data with emphasis on land applications/hydrology
    - Operational development of remote sensing models and applications.

    EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
    01 / 200804 / 2008
    Visiting scientist

    Visiting scientist mission with the Meteorological Division of EUMETSAT, involving the development of a scatterometer soil moisture processor and general Cal/Val activities for ASCAT products.

    IRSIT SA, Tunis, Tunisia
    06 / 200109 / 2001
    GIS programming specialist

    Developing a GIS graphical user interface in JAVA (IAESTE internship).

    Education

    Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
    20042009
    PhD degree: physics, satellite engineering, remote sensing
     
    École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

    20002001
    Student exchange year
     
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå and Kiruna, Sweden
    19982004
    MSc: Space Engineering

    Volunteer Involvement

    Organising and participating at numerous complementary education courses and training workshopswithin BEST (Board of European Students of Technology)in many European countries in the fields of (space) engineering, management, marketing, natural sciences, etc. Participants to these courses are typically technical university students from all over Europe.

    Peer-reviewingfor international journalssuch as Remote Sensing of Environment, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, etc.

    Awards

    2008: ASAG Doctoral Student Mobility Grant (ASAG-Mobilitätsstipendium für StudentInnen bzw. AbsolventInnen des Doktoratstudiums an der TU Wien), Austria

    2004: Bengt Hultqvist Student of the Year Award 2004, Kiruna Space and Environment Campus, Sweden

    2002: Visiting student grant, cooperation project in mathematics with Pomor State University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

    1998: Leonardo scholarship for an exchange program with Lycée Marcel Sembat in Vénissieux, France

    Computer Literacy

    Programming / Scripting / Databases (IDL, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Matlab, HTML, PHP, ASP, MySQL, JavaScript, CVS)

    Image Processing (ENVI, ERDAS Imagine, MatLab, etc.)

    GIS (ArcGIS, ArcIMS, Google Maps API and other web-based technologies, MapObjects, ER Mapper)

    General word processing, documentation and administration (Microsoft Office, EndNote, LaTeX, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Lotus Notes etc.)

    Interests

    Travel and photography (documented travels in over 50 countries), cartography and spatial data visualisation, geopolitics, European history, graphical and web design, typography, skiing, mountaineering, cycling.

    Languages

    • English (fluent))
    • Hungarian (fluent, mother tongue)
    • Romanian (fluent)
    • Swedish (fluent)
    • German (fluent)
    • French (fluent)
    • Italian ( Intermediate)

    Publications

    L. Brocca; F. Melone; T. Moramarco; W. Wagner; V. Naeimi; Z. Bartalis; S. Hasenauer (2010)
    Improving runoff prediction through the assimilation of the ASCAT soil moisture product
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 14, p. 1881–1893, doi:10.5194/hess-14-1881-2010.

    V. Naeimi,Z. Bartalis; W. Wagner (2009)
    ASCAT Soil Moisture: An Assessment of the Data Quality and Consistency with the ERS Scatterometer Heritage
    Journal of Hydrometeorology, Special Collection on Catchment-scale Hydrological Modelling and Data Assimilation (CAHMDA), DOI: 10.1175/2008JHM1051.1.

    Naeimi, V.; K. Scipal; Z. Bartalis;S. Hasenauer; W. Wagner (2009)
    An Improved Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithm for ERS and Metop Scatterometer Observations
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 47, p. 1999–2013, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2011617.

    C. Kuenzer; D. Zhao; K. Scipal; D. Sabel; V. Naeimi; Z. Bartalis; S. Hasenauer; H. Mehl; S. Dech; W. Wagner (2009)
    El Niño southern oscillation influences represented in ERS scatterometer-derived soil moisture data
    Applied Geography, Vol. 29, p. 463–477.

    C. Albergel; C. Rüdiger; D. Carrer; J.-C. Calvet; N. Fritz; V. Naeimi; Z. Bartalis; S. Hasenauer (2009)
    An evaluation of ASCAT surface soil moisture products with in-situ observations in southwestern France
    Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13(2), p. 115–124.

    Z. Bartalis; W. Wagner; V. Naeimi; S. Hasenauer; K. Scipal; H. Bonekamp; J. Figa; C. Anderson (2007)
    Initial soil moisture retrievals from the METOP-A Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT)
    Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 34, L20401, doi:10.1029/2007GL031088.

    A. Bartsch; R. Kidd; W. Wagner; Z. Bartalis(2007)
    Temporal and spatial variability of the beginning and end of daily spring freeze/thaw cycles derived from scatterometer data
    Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 106(3), p. 360–374.

    Z. Bartalis; K. Scipal; W. Wagner (2006)
    Azimuthal anisotropy of scatterometer measurements over land
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 44(8), p. 2083–2092.


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