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Chapter Members


IEEE members participants at the South Italy Geoscience and Remote Sensing Chapter are the following:

 

Giorgio Franceschetti

Giorgio Franceschetti (S'60-M'62-SM'85-F'88-LF'01) was born in Italy. Hehas been Full Professor of Electromagnetic Wave Theory at University ofNaples, Italy, since 1968. He was a Visiting Professor at the Universityof Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1976 and 1977, and at the Universityof California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1980 and 1982. He was a ResearchAssociate at Caltech, Pasadena, in 1981 and 1983, a Visiting Professorat National Somali University in 1984, Somalia, and a Visiting Professorat the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1995. He haspublished several books and more than 130 refereed papers in the fieldof applied electromagnetics (reflector antennas, transient phenomena,shielding, nonlinear propagation and scattering) and, more recently, inthe field of SAR data processing and simulation. He has lectured inseveral summer schools in China, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain,Sweden, and the United States. Prof. Franceschetti was a FulbrightScholar at Caltech, Pasadena, in 1973. He was the recipient of severalnational and international awards. He was Director of IRECE, a ResearchInstitute of CNR (the Italian National Council of Research) and memberof the board of the Italian Space Agency (ASI). He is currently also anAdjunct Professor at UCLA, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at theJet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, USA.
 

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Paolo Corona

Paolo Corona is Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields (since 1980), Director of the Electromagnetic Waves Institute of the "University Parthenope" (formerly Naval university) of Naples (since 1980).
Chairman (since 1999) of the Enginering Faculty at the same University.
Visiting Scientist (1979) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Fellow of IEEE (1992). Associate Editor of IEEE EMC Trans;
Reviewer for IEEE EMC Trans, IEEE AP Trans; IEEE MTT & GW Letters;
National Responsible (since 1990) for a concerted action in MicrowaveRemote Sensing, in the Research and University National Department activities.
Chairman (1992-97) of the European Community concerted action (COST 243, collecting 15 Countries) in Electromagnetic Compatibility, and Italian Representative in the following actions of the same area.
Research Activity in: Antennas, Radar Cross Sections, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Microwave Remote Sensing. Published in over 130 papers.
Listed in Who's Who in Italy (Sutter). Who's Who in the World (Marquis), and other.

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Giuseppe Mazzarella
 

Giuseppe Mazzarella was born in Italy on 1959. He received the "Laurea" Degree and the Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the Universita'
"Federico II" di Napoli, where he was an Assistant Professor until 1992. Since then, he has been at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettronica at the Universita' di Cagliari, where he is now Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields. His main research interests include analysis, numerical modelling and synthesis of antennas, arrays and microwave passive circuits. Prof. Mazzarella is a Senior Member of IEEE.
 

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Maurizio Migliaccio

Maurizio Migliaccio (M'91-SM'00) was born in Napoli, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy in 1987. In 1987, he joined the electromagnetic group at the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. In 1990 he joined the electromagnetic group at the Istituto Universitario Navale (IUN), Napoli (Italy) as University researcher. In 1998 he became Associate Professor of Electromagnetics at the Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). In 2001 he moved to the Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope. Since 1993 he teaches microwave remote sensing, since 1998 he teaches electromagnetic compatibility and in recent years electric circuits. In 1993, 1998, 1999 and 2000, he was adjoint scientific researcher of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) - IRECE in remote sensing fields. He participated in an international NASA-ASI-DARA project on SAR interferometry. He was visiting scientist at DLR, We?ling (Germany). He lectured at international schools and at italian and international Universities on various topic of microwave remote sensing. His main research activities have been dealing with electromagnetic modelling of natural surfaces, electromagnetic fractal modelling, SAR simulation, wind scatterometer data inversion, spatial resolution enhancement of radiometric data, optimum sampling of stochastic electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic reverberating chambers. He was a member of the IUN AdCom and European Union secretary of the COST 243 action on electromagnetic compatibility. He is a member of the board of Ph.D.'s in Computer Science, Applied Electromagnetics, and Telecommunication Engineering held at the Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy). Prof.Migliaccio is a member of the AGU and the Italian remote sensing association (AIT).

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Giovanni Nico
 

Dr. G. Nico conducted his research, for over 8 years, in the field of remote sensing, with particular emphasis on radar interferometry, and more recently on space geodesy. As a post-doctoral fellow and guest scientist at different international research institutes, and currently as a researcher of the Italy’s National Research Council, he contributed to research in SAR interferometry. He developed innovative approaches and algorithms for the processing of interferometric SAR data which have been published in the engineering and scientific literature. He contributed to research in the fields of Phase Unwrapping and Geolocation as well as to the application of SAR interferometry to the monitoring of natural hazards. He applied Bayesian techniques and algorithms borrowed from the realm of Statistical Physics (e.g. Simulated Annealing, Simulated Tempering ) to the solution of the problem of Phase Unwrapping. In particular, he developed new algorithms for the unwrapping and filtering of phase images affected by severe noise and undersampling conditions. With reference to Geolocation, he published a closed-form solution to the problem of geolocation of space-born interferometric SAR data. Further, he contributed to the research in the field of ingestion of remote sensing data into a Geographical Information System for the monitoring of natural hazards and to the application of SAR interferometry to geomorphological studies.
 

In the last few years his efforts have been devoted to ground-based SAR interferometry. He developed algorithms for the processing of data acquired by the Linear Synthetic Aperture Radar (LiSA) system, a ground-based SAR developed at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He contributed to the application of the LiSA ground-based radar for the remote interferometric monitoring of landslides, volcano activity and man-made structures.
 

He has been a founding member of LiSALab srl, spin-off company of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, active in field of remote monitoring of natural hazards and non disruptive testing of structural deformations in man-made structures by ground-based radar interferometry
 

He has been a member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) since 2000.
 

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Daniele Riccio
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Daniele Riccio (M'91, SM'99) was born in Naples, Italy, on April 13,1962. He received "cum laude" the Laurea Degree in ElectronicEngineering at the University of Naples "Federico II" in 1989.He is Professor of Guided Propagation, Remote Sensing andElectromagnetic Diagnostic at the University of Naples "Federico II",Italy. He was Research Scientist at the "Istituto di Ricercasull'Elettromagnetismo e i Componenti Elettronici" (IRECE) of theItalian National Council of Research (CNR) and at the Department ofElectronic and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Naples"Federico II", Italy. In 1994 and 1995 he was also Guest Scientist atthe DLR High-Frequency Institute, Germany.His main research activities are in the fields of microwave remotesensing, simulation and modelling of synthetic aperture radar signalsrelevant to terrestrial oceanic and urban scenes, as well as in theapplication of fractal geometry to electromagnetic scattering and remotesensing.Prof. Riccio won several fellowships from private and public companies(SIP, Selenia, CNR, CORISTA, CRATI) for research in the remote sensingfield.
 

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Eugenio Sansosti

Eugenio Sansosti (M’99) received the “Laurea” degree (summa cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Napoli “Federico II” (Italy) in 1995.
 

Since 1997 he has been with IRECE, now IREA, an Institute of the (Italian) National Research Council (CNR) where he currently holds a Researcher permanent position. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Communications at University of Cassino (Italy).
 

He was guest scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA from August 1997 to February 1998, and again in February 2000 in support of the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. In November and December 2000 he worked as an Image Processing Adviser at Istituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) in São José dos Campos SP, Brazil.
 

His main research interests are in Airborne and Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing, SAR Interferometry and Differential SAR Interferometry.
 

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Giacomo Cavalli

Giacomo Cavalli (M'02) was born in Sassari (SS), Italy. He graduated in Electronic Engineering in 2002, at the Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy). He is currently working for the Agrometeorological Regional Service for Sardinia (S.A.R.), Sassari, Italy, where he attends to management of NOAA and Meteosat reception stations, NOAA images pre-processing and elaboration (NDVI, SST, LST), LANDSAT and SPOT satellites data processing, Radar Meteorology, fires remote sensing. His research interests also deal with soil moisture retrieval from scatterometer data.
 

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Sandra Costanzo

Sandra Costanzo was born in Cosenza, Italy.

Shereceived the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in Information Engineering from the University of Calabria and the Ph.D degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reggio Calabria in 1996 and 2000, respectively.

Since 1996 she has been with the Research Group in Applied Electromagnetics at the University of Calabria.

Currently, she is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy.

Her research interests are focused on near-field far-field techniques,antenna measurement techniques, numerical methods in electromagnetic scattering, antenna analysis and synthesis.

She has been teacher ofRemote Sensing and Propagation and Transmission of Electromagnetic Waves at the University of Calabria since 2001 and 2002, respectively.
 

She is involved in several projects with European Space Agency, Agenzia Spaziale Europea and MIUR.

She is an active researcher in the project inherent to the"Development and application of remote sensing techniques for the monitoring of italian active volcanos" with Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica.

Dr. Costanzo received the "Telecom" prize for the Best Laurea Thesis in 1996

She is member of IEEE and was Conference Chairman of Antenna Measurement Techniques session at IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001.
 

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Lorenzo Crocco

Lorenzo Crocco is born in Naples in 1971. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering summa cum laude and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Electromagnetics both at the University of Naples "Federico II". Since 2001, he is Research Scientist at the Institute for Electromagnetic Environmental Sensing of the Italian National Council of Research (I.R.E.A.- C.N.R.). The scientific interests of Dr. Crocco are mainly focused on electromagnetic non invasive diagnostics, with a particular attention to the development of solution methods for both forward and inverse scattering problems and Ground Penetrating Radar applications. With respect to these topics, he has been Scientific Coordinator of two "young researchers" projects in 2001 and 2005, respectively. In 2004, Dr. Crocco received the G. Barzilai Award from the Italian Electromagnetic Society (SIEM). Dr. Crocco is one of the founders of the Italian Ph.D. Association (A.D.I.).
 

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Antonio Iodice

Antonio Iodice (S'97, M'00) was born in Naples, Italy, on July 4, 1968.He received the Laurea Degree "cum laude" in Electronic Engineering andthe Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, bothfrom the University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy, in 1993 and1999, respectively.In 1995 he received a grant from CNR (Italian National Council ofResearch) to be spent at IRECE (Istituto di Ricerca perl'Elettromagnetismo e i Componenti Elettronici), Naples, Italy, forresearch in the field of remote sensing. He was with the Department ofElectronic and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Naples"Federico II" from 1996 to 1999 , and with Telespazio S.p.A., Rome,Italy, from 1999 to 2000.He is currently a Research Scientist at the Department of Electronic andTelecommunication Engineering of the University of Naples "Federico II",Naples, Italy.His main research interests are in the field of microwave remotesensing: modelling of electromagnetic scattering from natural surfaces,simulation and modelling of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signals, andSAR interferometry.
 

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Francesco Mattia

Francesco Mattia (IEEE member) obtained his laurea degree (cum laude) in Physics and his master degree in Signal Processing from the University of Bari, Italy. He received his Ph.D degree from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
 

From 1991 to 1992 he has been graduated fellow of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) working on scattering from artificial and natural targets. From 1993 to 1994 he has been Marie Curie grantholder of the European Commission at the Institute for Remote Sensing Applications of the Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, working on the analysis of polarimetric SAR data. Since 1995 he joined the CNR as research staff member. During 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 he has been visiting scientist at the Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphere (CESBIO), Toulouse, France, for two months per year. His main field of interest is the direct modelling of scattering from natural surfaces and the retrieval of surface parameters from SAR data.
 

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Antonio Moccia

Antonio Moccia has been professor of Aerospace Servosystems since 1990, and full professor of Aerospace Plants and Systems since 2000 at the Faculty of Engineering in Naples, Italy (http://www.disis.unina.it). His research activities deal with aerospace high-resolution remote sensing systems mission analysis, design, performance evaluation and data processing, as well as aerospace systems guidance, navigation, dynamics and control. In these areas he has developed numerical simulations and experimental activities, publishing over one hundred papers in international journals and in conference proceedings, and gaining several citations in the technical literature. He has been member of national and international working groups and scientific panels (ASI, NASA, ESA, JPL, UE, CIRA), reviewer in international journals and principal or co-investigator of several research programs. Since 1975, he has held several grants and contracts from National Research Council, University of Naples, Italian Space Agency, Ministry for University and Research, Alenia Spazio, Telespazio, Italian Aerospace Reseach Center and Technapoli. Since 2001, he has been chairman of the Ph.D. school in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples and president of CO.RI.S.T.A. (http://www.corista.unina.it), a non-profit consortium among italian universities and industries for research and development in advanced remote sensing systems.
 

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Vito Pascazio

Vito Pascazio received the Laurea degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electronic Engineering from Università di Bari in 1986. In the same year he received a Research Fellowship from Selenia S.p.A., Rome, Italy. In 1989 he was invited in Xi’an, China, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he was also invited to give a seminar. In 1989 he received a Fellowship from the Istituto di Ricerca per l’Elettromagnetismo e i Componenti Elettronici (IRECE) of the Italian National Council of Researches (CNR). In 1990 he received the PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (Curriculum Telecommunications). In 1990 he was recipient of Italian Edition of the Philip Morris Prize for the Scientific and Technological Researches. In the same year, he joined the Istituto Universitario navale (presently Università di Napoli “Parthenope”), as Assistant Professor. In 1990 he also worked as consultant for the Research and Development Laboratories (RDL), Culver City, CA, USA. From June 1994 to June 1995 he was recipient of an Individual Fellowship (Marie Curie Fellowship) of the Commission of the European Communities, and he spent a year at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes, of the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec), Gif sur Yvette, France. In 1997 he was invited to give a seminar at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA, Pasadena, CA, USA. Between 1998 and 1999 he spent a research period at the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, where he also gave a cicle of Seminars. In 2001 he was appointed Associate Professor of Telecommunications, and he joined the Engineering School of the Università di Napoli “Parthenope”. In 2001 he spent a research period at the Ecole Nazionale Superieure des Telecomunicationes (ENST),Parigi, France, where he was invited to give a seminar. In the same year he was invited to give a seminar to the Northeastern University di Boston, MA, USA. In 2003 he gave a seminar at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
 

Prof. Vito Pascazio has been scientific responsible of research projects financed from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research, from the Italian National Council of Researches, from the Italian Space Agency. He has been member of Technical Committees of International Conferences, and he is Reviewer for several Technical Journals as IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, e IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.
 

His main scientific interest are in the fields of Telecommunications, of Signal and Image Processing and Coding, and of Statistical Signal Proccessing.
 

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Evaristo Ricchetti

Evaristo Ricchetti graduated in Geological Sciences at University of Bari, Italy, in 1988 and received the M.Sc. degree in Geological Survey from the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, the Netherlands, in 1993.
 

He was at the National Research Council – Centre for Application of Advanced Technology in Hydrogeology on a two years research fellowship, from January 1990 till December 1991.
 

In 1993 he joined the Department of Geology and Geophysics of University of Bari, Italy, as Research Scientist and Lecturer until 2001 and is now Associate Professor in Structural Geology. Here he has been serving as Head of the CARG – Geoinformatics Laboratory from 1998.
 

His research interests include application of optical and radar remote sensing in earth sciences, image processing and analysis for structural geology and geomorphology, integration of GIS and remote sensing for geological and thematic mapping, application of remote sensing in archaeological prospection.
 

He was Principal Investigator for CSA Radarsat-ADRO and ESA Envisat AO programs.
 

He is member of International Association of Mathematical Geology (IAMG), Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPS), American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society.
 

He received the Mention of Honor at the 14th International Conference Applied Geologic Remote Sensing, 2000.
 

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Attilio Gambardella
 

Attilio Gambardella (M'03) was born in Vico Equense (NA), Italy. He graduated in Nautical Sciences at the Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope" in 2003. He is actually recipient of research contract with Engineering School "G. Latmiral" - Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope". His main research interests deal with microwave radiometry and Earth monitoring with SAR.
 

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Roberto Sabia

Roberto Sabia (S'03) was born in Naples, Italy, on November 13, 1975. He graduated cum laude in Marine Environmental Sciences (5 year course study), curriculum in Oceanography, at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope in 2002. In 2002, he was recipient of a grant at Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, on sea surface scattering models.
 

In 2003 he joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communications of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona (Spain), where he is currently following the Ph.D. Course on Signal Theory and Communications. He is actually recipient of a research contract within the ESA's SMOS project. His main research interests deal with microwave radiometry and sea surface salinity retrieval.
 


 

 

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Giuseppe Ruello
 

Giuseppe Ruello (S'00) was born in Naples, Italy, on February 12, 1975.He received the Laurea degree (with honors) in TelecommunicationEngineering in 1999, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering in2003, both from the University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Itlaly.In 2002 he was visiting scientist at the Department of Signal Theory andCommunications of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya of Barcelona(Spain). In 2000 he received a grant from the University of Naples to bespent at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineeringfor research in the field of remote sensing. In 2000, he won also agrant from University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.He is currently a Researcher at the Department of Electronic andTelecommunication Engineering of the University of Naples, Naples,Italy.His main research interests are in the field of SAR remote sensing,modelling of electromagnetic scattering from natural surfaces and SARraw signal simulation.
 

 

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