Francesca Bovolo

Remote Sensing for Digital Earth Unit Head

RSLab Member (Trento)

In 2013 she founded the Remote Sensing for Digital Earth unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy. From 2003 to 2013 she conducted research as Ph.D. and post-doc member of the Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazione (Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science), University of Trento, Italy.
She a member of the Remote Sensing Laboratory (Trento, Italy)

She received the "Laurea" (B.S.), the "Laurea Specialistica" (M.S.) degrees in telecommunication engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. in Communication and Information Technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively.

She has been a research fellow at the Grupo de Procesado Digital de Senales (GPDS), Departament d'Enginyeria Electronica, Universitat de Valencia, Spain (February 2007 - May 2008).

She is mainly interested in the area of remote-sensing image processing; in particular, her interests are related to:

  • Remote sensing.
  • Image and signal processing.
  • Analysis of multitemporal images.
  • Change detection.
  • Machine learning.
  • Pattern recognition.
  • Signal processing. 
  • SAR images.
  • Multi- and hyper-spectral images.

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS AND COLLABORATIONS



Publication Chair of the IEEE international Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2015), Milano, Italy, July 2015.
Technical Program Committee and Session Organizer of the IEEE international Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2015), Milano, Italy, July 2015.

Co-chair of the Conference on Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XX, SPIE 21th International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2014.

Evaluator of personal research funding applications submitted to Estonian Research Council (ETAg), 2013.

Opponent at the licentiate thesis defense on “Multitemporal Remote Sensing for Urban Mapping using KTH-SEG and KTH-Pavia Urban Extractor” by Alexander Jacob, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014.

Since 2011 Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) a publication of the IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society.

Technical & Publication Chair of the IEEE Sixth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images (MultiTemp 2011), Trento, Italy, July 2011.

Referee for the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, the International Journal of Remote Sensing, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Remote Sensing of Environment, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Journal of Information Fusion, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and Sensors.

She has served on the Scientific Committees of several international conferences.

She ranked first place in the Student Prize Paper Competition of the 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Denver, August 2006), she is co-supervisor of the Master Thesis “A novel multilevel technique robust to registration noise for change detection in very high resolution remote sensing images” by Silvia Marchesi, which won (first place) the Eugenio Zilioli Prize for the best Italian Master Thesis on Remote Sensing in 2007 and she is co-supervisor of the Master Thesis “A novel method for change detection in very high geometrical resolution images based on multilevel parcels and hierarchical MRF” by Wael Abdel Jaber, which won the IEEE-GRS South Italy Chapter Prize for the best Italian Master Thesis on Remote Sensing in 2009. She is recipient of the Recognition of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Best Reviewers in 2011.

Since 2005 she strongly collaborates with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata, within the ITPAR – India-Trento Program for Advanced Research.