I am from Buttapietra, a town in the province of Verona, Italy. I studied telecommunication engineering and the University of Trento, Italy, focusing on remote sensing technology for Earth Observation. During my Ph.D. and postdoc at the University of Iceland, I worked in the Signal Processing Laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty where I developed machine learning-techniques for land-cover classification using hyperspectral sensors, a very fascinating technology.
After earning the Ph.D degree, I joined Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, where I’m currently a research scientist. My expertise spans across disciplines including remote sensing, signal/image processing, mathematical morphology, advance pattern recognition, and machine learning.
My current research focuses on advancing the use of remote sensing (optical high-resolution data, hyperspectral imaging, SIF, LiDAR) for environmental characterization and monitoring across different ecosystems and application areas, including watershed science, precision agriculture, and terrestrial-aquatic interface.