I am currently a Researcher at the Forest Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles Group at the Research and Innovation Centre, Edmund Mach Foundation (Italy).

I received my PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento (Italy) in 2010, and Bachelor and Master Degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the same University in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

My research activity is in the area of remote sensing and pattern recognition, in particular the analysis of forest areas using hyperspectral, multispectral and LiDAR data. Till now I have focused my analyses on the capabilities of hyperspectral and LiDAR data in the classification of forest areas (considering different spectral resolutions, different classifiers, and combining hyperspectral and LiDAR data), and estimation of biophysical parameters at the single tree level (stem volume, diameter and height).

I am a referee for many remote sensing journals.