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     Date Submitted:16-12-2012
     Last Modified:23-12-2012 (08:14)
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     Current job:EO Remote Sensing data exploitation projects Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsEarth Observation and Remote Sensing, Geosciences, GIS
    CV

    Background

    Received both his MSc degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Geo-Information - EO Remote Sensing from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. For two years during his doctoral studies, he was a research consultant and visiting scientist at ESA-ESRIN, where he also contributed to educational and training activities. His research was focused on the processing and exploitation of SAR data for the retrieval of bio-physical parameters, and InSAR-DInSAR techniques. He has also experience in optical-Xs medium and hi-re data processing, Geographical Information Systems and 3D GIS Virtual Reality. Since December 2006 he has been working as contractor at the European Space Agency-ESRIN, providing technical and scientific expertise for the development of ESA SAR toolboxes (NEST and PolSARpro), SAR R&D projects, and supporting the organization of ESA Advanced Training Courses in Remote Sensing and International Workshops.

    Occupation Field

    Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, Geosciences, GIS

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    From December 2006 to now

    Occupation or position held

    Remote Sensing Project Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    §  ESA Toolboxes projects for SAR data exploitation such as NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox), PolSARpro (Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool)and BEST (Basic Envisat SAR Toolbox). The task consists to: contribute to preparation of requirements and SoW, design, algorithms, test and acceptance plan documents; review prototyping and technical reports; SW validation and verification; support to project management; demonstration and user support.

    §  R&D Projects aimed to the exploitation of satellite (SAR) data and its applications. The task consists to: contribute to preparation of SOW; review project deliverables and produce technical reports during the different phases of the project; support to project management.

    §  Organisation of ESA International Workshops such as POLinSAR, FRINGE, SEASAR. The task includes support to all the phases linked to the Workshop set-up: Website, Call for paper, Scientific committee selection, Abstract review process, issue of the Programme, Logistics etc.

    2011 - POLinSAR 2011 Workshop(23-28 January 2011)

    2012 - SEASAR 2012 Workshop(18-22 June 2012)

    §  Organisation of ESA Advanced Trainings on Remote Sensing. The task includes support to all the phases linked to the Training managing: Website, Flyer, Lectures selection, Application review process, issue of the Programme, Logistics etc.

            2011 -1st ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry(17-21 January 2011)

    §  Lecturer for Advanced Training Course in Remote Sensing

    2011

    -   1st ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry(17-21 January 2011)

    -   EFIDIR Spring School(1-6 May 2011)

    -   ESA Advanced Training on Land Remote Sensing(12-16 September 2011)

    -   NEST InSAR course, (26-27 September 2011)

    Name and address of employer

    Contractor engineer c/o European Space Agency - ESRIN

    Research and Exploitation Sectionwithin the Exploitation and Services Division

    Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department - Earth Observation Programmes

    Type of business or sector

    Earth Observation Remote Sensing – Geosciences

     

     

    Dates

    October 2005 – December 2006

    Occupation or position held

    Remote Sensing Project Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Level 3-4 EO Products generation, classification and processing of Radar/Optical&MS data, ESA GSE-Land Urban Project

    Name and address of employer

    GEOK s.r.l., a Planetek srland Tor Vergata University Spin off

    Type of business or sector

    Earth Observation Remote Sensing – Geosciences

     

     

    Dates

    January 2005 – September 2005

    Occupation or position held

    Remote Sensing Project Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    3D virtual reality platform development for vector and raster datasets handling (a project developed for T.S.F. Almaviva Group

    Name and address of employer

    Department of Computer Science, Systems and Production, University of Rome Tor Vergata

    Type of business or sector

    Earth Observation Remote Sensing – Geosciences

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    2006

    PhD in Geoinformation EO Remote Sensing

    Thesis:  “Monitoring burned woodland re-growth by SAR and a scattering model”

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Retrieval of bio-geo-physical information from EO SAR data

    InSAR – DInSAR technique

    Processing, geocoding and classification of SAR and Optica/XS imagery

    Geographical Information System

    Virtual Reality 3D GIS

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy(http://www.disp.uniroma2.it/geoinformation/).

     

     

    December 2003 – September 2005

    Visiting Scientist at ESA-ESRIN

     

     

    2002

    Master of Science in Electronic Engineering

    Thesis: “Using SAR Interferometry for Volcano Laziale’s monitoring”

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Radar Systems, Radio Communication, Remote Sensing, Space Antennas Design, Electromagnetic Fields

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universityof Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

     

     

    June 2001- February 2002

    Trainee at ESA-Esrin

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Application of SAR Interferometry technique for DEM generation

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    European Space Agency – ESRIN

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a team group, gained during the working experience in ESA-ESRIN. Enjoy to share and exchange competence and knowledge

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Good ability to plan and organise work tasks in order to match project deadlines and milestones. Able also to work under different stress conditions.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    - Operating systems: Windows, Linux, Unix

    - Satellite Image catalogues: EoliSa, Eoli, Descw

    - InSAR SW: EarthView 4.4.1, GAMMA Interferometric SAR Processor, ENVI-Sarscape

    - Software for GIS & Remote Sensing: ENVI, Erdas Imagine, BEST, BEAM, NEST, PolSARpro, ArcviewGis 3.2, MapInfo7.0, Quantum GIS

    - Programme Language: C++, HTML, IDL



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