About me

I was born in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1985. After a B.Sc. degree in physical geography in 2007, I obtained the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental sciences from the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland, in 2009 and in 2013, respectively. From February 2014 to September 2015 I was a visiting postdoc in the CALVIN lab headed by Dr. Vittorio Ferrari, at the Institue of Perception, Action and Behaviour (School of Informatics, University of Ediburgh), under a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) grant "Early PostDoc Mobility" (PBLAP-148432). I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Multimodal Remote Sensing (MMRS) lab at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). 

My research activities are in the area of computer vision, machine and deep learning for remote sensing data processing and for the analysis of geospatial and environmental data. I'm interested in linking statistical models to natural processes and spatial laws, whether is land-cover classification from remote sensing data, detecting animals in drone imagery, fusing together different kinds of geospatial data or building new models. 

Besides data, I enjoy my bike, digital photography, videogames, fantasy literature and movies with lasers and spaceships.

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