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     Date Submitted:12-09-2013
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     KeywordsRemote sensing, airspace engineer, mission planing
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    SexMale | Date of birth 8 Mar 83 | Nationality Italian

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    01/01/2014–Present

    Expert research engineer

    Province of Rome, Rome (Italy)

    - Project management activities in the european project ODS3F for Province of Rome (the project is described in depth below)

    - Development of a model for the fire propagation simulation.

    - Responsible for writing and implementing new engineering software to help in automating the process.

     

    03/2011–Present

    Researcher Engineer and Software Developer Engineer

    Sapienza, DIAEE, astronautical engineering area, remote sensing group (ex San Marco Project Research Center)
    Via Salaria 851, Rome (Italy)

    Activities:

    - Development of applications based on Earth observation satellites (Optical and SAR).

    - Development of softwares devoted to automatic acquisition and process of remotely sensed images (MODIS, SEVIRI, LANDSAT).

    - Hyperspectral remote sensing.

    - Sar remote sensing.

    - Fire hazard index based on sattelite data.

    - Vegetation Index (multispectral and hyperspectral).

    - Burn severety.

    - Neural Network.

    -DecisionRegression Tree.

    - Support Vector Machines.

    - Satellite based system for real-time detection of wild fire.

    - Ground optical system for real-time detection of wild fire.

    - Radiative Transert Model.

    - Atmospheric and topographic correction.

    - Change detection.

    Business or sector Remote Sensing

     

    10/2012–11/2013

    Researcher Engineer

    Sapienza, Physics Department.
    Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome (Italy)

    Main activities:

    - Stochastic resonance

    - Signal detection

    - Design of electronic circuits

    Business or sector Signal analysis

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    10/2011–Present

    PHD Remote Sensing

    EQF level 8

    University of rome "Sapienza", Roma (Italy)

    Development of algorithms for damage severity estimation in vegetated areas and the comparison of results obtained by differentsensors types (hyperspectral,multispectral and sar).

    Related project:

    -SAP4PRISMA: Development of Algorithms ans Products For supporting the italian hyperspectral PRISMA mission (A.S.I Italian Space Agency).

    -PREFER: space-based information support Prevention and REcovery of the Forest Fires Emergency in the MediteRranean Area (EU 7 PQ European Union).

    -ALOS 2 RESEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT (JAXA Japane Aerospace Explration Agency).

     

     

    03/2011

    Master Astronautic Engineering

    EQF level 7

    University of Rome "Sapienza", Roma (Italy)

    The Master of Science in astronautical engineering develops the capacity for planning and management space missions, spacecraft and orbital infrastructure.
    The course of study gives me the capacity of acting with a systemic approach taking into account the close interaction between man and space system. For this purpose, multi-disciplinary knowledge is required because the man-machine interaction concern all aspects of engineering systems and space missions. They also developed attitudes to teamwork even within groups.The main disciplines of study in astronautical engineering are: astrodynamics, space systems, automatic controls and applied mathematics, in addition there are a number of disciplines that help deepen knowledge in specific areas.

     

    2006

    University degree in Aerospace Engineering

    EQF level 6

    University of Roma "Sapienza", Roma (Italy)

     

     

     

    Aeronautical Technical Institute

    EQF level 4

    IT.AER. Francesco De Pinedo, Rome (Italy)

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

     

     

    Other language(s)

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    B1

    C1

    B1

    B1

    B2

    Spanish

    A2

    B1

    A1

    A1

    A1

     

    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2: Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills and knowledge of sales techniques and sales psychology gained working in a call center during my university studies. Experience public speaking during university lessons, workshops and conferences.

     

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Good attitude to work either in groups or alone, earned during the experience gained working in several projects.

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    Computer skills

    Good knowledge of: Windows, Linux, Microsoft Office, MATLAB, ENVI, IDL, ArcGIS, QGIS, Radiative Transfer Model (MODTRAN, PROSPECT, SAIL),C,Fortran, web search engines and batch script for dos and unix.

     

     

    Driving licence

    A, B

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Projects

    SAP4PRISMA (Development of algorithms and products for agriculture and land monitoring applications for supporting the PRISMA mission)

    maggio 2011 – Present

    The SAP4PRISMA is a four year research project which aims at developing algorithms and products for the future PRISMA mission.

    SIGRI (Sistema Integrato Gestione Rischio Incendi)

    aprile 2011 – novembre 2012

    The pilot project SIGRI of the Italian Space Agency aims at developing an integrated system for the management of wild fires.The system provides satellite-based products capable of assisting in all phases of fire combat activities: forecast, detection, damage assessment, and recovery. The SIGRI goals were achieved by implementing consolidated methodologies, and/or developing innovative tools and methods for the automated analysis of multispectral, Synthetic Aperture Radar, and non-EO.

    EFFMIS (European Forest Fires Monitoring Using Information Systems)

    giugno 2011 – ottobre 2012

    The project aims to pool Good Practices (GPs) on exploitation of the usage of information systems in order to early detect, efficiently manage and handle forest fires and assess the damage caused and ways for regeneration.

    PREFER (Space based Information Support for Prevention and Recovery of Forest Fires Emergency in the Mediterranean Area)

    dicembre 2012 – Present

    The main objective of PREFER is to set up a space-based end-to-end information services, based on satellite remote sensing data, to support prevention/preparedness and recovery phases of the Forest Fires emergency cycle in the European Mediterranean Region.

    ODS3F (Observation and Detection Systems For Forest Fire Monitoring)

    gennaio 2013- Present
     

    The project is devoted to the development of a common understanding of the capabilities of vision (optical or thermal) and detection systems on which a fire remote detection network can be based.

    The 4th ALOS Research Announcement for ALOS-2

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 4th ALOS Research Announcement (RA) has solicited research proposals for science and utilization research using the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2), which carries the L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar, PALSAR-2 and will be launched in 2013. ALOS-2 will utilize high resolution based advanced land observation technologies. ALOS-2 will be used for disaster ring, environmental monitoring for sustainable Earth in forestry, cryospheric, and sea ice, natural resources, technology development for the future Earth remote sensing (satellite and sensor) In this context, the EOSIAL Lab (DIAEE Sapienza) is involved in 2 research projects (Forest Fires damage assessment, and Oil Spill pollution monitoring).

     

    Publications

    ▪     Preliminary results of the PREFER FP7 Project,Vol. 16, EGU2014-12767, 2014.

    ▪     SIGRI Project: ProductsValidationResults, IEEE journal ofselectedtopics in appliedearthobservation and remote sensing, Volume 7 (3), 2014.

    ▪     Total column water content: Spatial features of interannual variability, (Submitted to Theoretical and appliedclimatology).

    ▪     Real Time WMS for the detection of duststorms based on optical satellite imagery, 7thInternational Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfal, Frascati, ESRIN,Italy, 2013.

    ▪     PREFER (SPACE-BASED INFORMATION SUPPORT FOR PREVENTION AND RECOVERY OF FOREST FIRES) PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS, IGARSS 2014.
     

    ▪     Development of a vegetation damage severity index based on hyperspectral sensor data,33rd EARSeL Symposium, Matera,Italy, 2013.

    ▪     L-band Oil Spill Characteristics Extraction and Analysis: Potentialities and Limitations,The 1st ALOS-2 PI Workshop 2013, Tsukuba, Japan.
     

    ▪     Further developing the products of the Italian project SIGRI to meet the requirements for the management of forest fires at Wildlands-Urban Interfaces,International Conference on Forest Fire Risk Modelling and Mapping, October 2013, Aix-en-Provence, France.
     

    ▪     The PRISMA hyperspectral mission: Science activities and opportunities for agriculture and land monitoring.IGARSS 2013: 4558-4561.

    ▪     Complejo Litoral del Río Paraná, caracterización y análisis de la relación espacial entre bosques y variables antrópico/ambientales con herramientas geomáticas.4to Congrsso Forestal Argentino y Latinoamericano Iguaz,2013.

    ▪     SIGRI Project: The Products Validation Approach and its Results, 32nd EARSeL Symposium and 36th General Assembly, Mykonos, Greece, 2012.
     

    ▪     Development of algorithms and products for supporting the Italian hyperspectral PRISMA mission: The SAP4PRISMA project.IGARSS 2012: 127-130.

    ▪     SIGRI project: Results of the products validation process.IGARSS 2012: 970-973

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    ▪     SIGRI: a national project for forest fire management, International Conferance on Fire Behaviour and Risk Modelling, Alghero - Italy, 4-6 October 2011.


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