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     Date Submitted:14-03-2016
     Last Modified:14-03-2016 (09:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Scientist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRadar, Signal and image processing algorithms, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Programming, Remote Sensing, Data scientist, Machine Learning

    Work experience



    March 2013 – up to now

    Occupation or position held

    Full time research employee

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Signal and image processing algorithms development for satellite polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. Advisor and consult for the optimization of Earth Observation (EO) services in the branch of civil security. Data fusion, collection and image interpretation in case of natural and environmental disasters. Work Packages manager in EU, ESA and national projects. Project reports and peer-reviewed journal papers writing. PhD and master students supervising.

    Type of employer

    Center for aerospace, energy and transportation

    Type of business or sector

    Research and development




    March 2009 – February 2013

    Occupation or position held

    Part time researcher (PhD student)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Study, development and implementation of new algorithms for the monitoring of ocean pollution and vessels traffic using X-band SAR imagery both for single and multi-polarization acquisition mode. Software package tools for data ingestion, calibration, processing and output delivery. In-situ campaigns set-up and satellite data acquisitions planning. Project reports and peer-reviewed journal papers writing.

    Type of employer

    Center for aerospace, energy and transportation

    Type of business or sector





    February 2008 – October 2008

    Occupation or position held

    Remote sensing graduated student

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Testing and validation of an innovative approach for the radar scattering signal from sea surface slick-free and slick-covered in oceanic SAR images. Publication of conference proceeding and achieved results. Master student supervising and laboratory class assistant.

    Type of employer


    Type of business or sector

    Research, Master thesis work



    Education and training





    2013 – spring 2016

    Title of qualification awarded

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Theory Background: Radar signal processing, Radar polarimetry, Target detection and classification, Marine geo-physical parameters extraction, SAR sea oil slick monitoring and classification, image processing and pattern recognition. Multi-frequency and multi-temporal analysis. Satellite images geo-coding and geo-registration.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Technische Universität München (TUM), Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering (FGC-BGU); Arcisstrasse 21, 80333 Munich, Germany





    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Five Years Degree in Nautical Science

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Theory Background: Mathematics Analysis, Physics, Computer Science, Electromagnetic Fields, Signal Processing, Microwave Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Maritime, Air and Space Navigation, Radar, Electronic Measurements, Machine Learning, Statistic..

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” – Science and Technology Faculty; Via Acton, 38, 80133, Naples, Italy





    Title of qualification awarded

    High School “Diploma” – Electric and Electronic Industries Technician

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered


    Theory Background: Mathematic; Physical Science; Electric and Electronic; Electrical System.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Istituto Professionale Industria e Artigianato (IPIA) “L. Petriccione”;- S. Giovanni, 887, 80146, Napoli, Italy.



    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, German



    Social skills and competences

    Team work: I have worked in different research teams within several research institutes and I have participated to several national and international research projects and collaborated with national and international research institutes.

    Good communication skills acquired through working close to undergraduate students, in the field of research.



    Organizational skills and competences

    Good ability to think and work independently and/or in team.  



    Computer skills and competences

    Microsoft (Windows XP, Vista, 7) and/or open source software (Unix/Linux).

    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Open Office packages.

    Programming languages skills: Independent users in Matlab (Mathworks, Inc.) and IDL (Research Systems, Inc.), Intermediate knowledge in C/C++ and Phyton (library Numpy, Matplotlib, Scipy).

    Shell scripting language: Intermediate knowledge in bash and csh.

    Remote Sensing software packages: ENVI (Research Systems, Inc.), PolSARpro (ESA open source software), NEST (ESA open source software), ArcGIS (ESRI).

    ECDL (Basic concepts, Files management, Word processing, Presentation, Information networks), GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), Inkskape (vector graphic editor), MySQL (database server).



    Other skills and competences

    Flexibility and adaptation in new situation; Proneness to take initiative; Organizational and disciplinary work skills; Hard-working, resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person.



    Driving licence

    European driving licence; categories of vehicle: A and B

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