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  • ETH Zurich - Institute of Environmental Engineering, Switzerland
  • German Aerospace Center - Microwaves and Radar Institute
         Radar Concept Department - GERMANY
  • Phone: +49/(0)8153-28-2363
  • Fax: +49/(0)8153-28-1135
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Irena HAJNSEK received the Diploma degree (Hons.) from the Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1996, and the Dr. degree (Hons.) from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany, in 2001. Since November 2009, she has been a Professor of Earth Observation at the Institute of Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, and also the Head of the Polarimetric SAR Interferometry Research Group at the Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany. Her main research interests include in electromagnetic propagation and scattering theory, radar polarimetry, SAR and interferometric SAR data processing techniques, environmental parameter modeling and estimation. Since 2010, she is the Science Coordinator of the German Satellite Mission TanDEM-X. She was the Technical Program Co-chair of the IEEE International Geosicence and Remote Sensing Symposium 2012, Munich, Germany. Since 2013 she has been a Member of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society AdCom.


  • Associate Professor of Telecommunications
  • Dept. of Information Engineering and Computer Science
         University of Trento - Via Sommarive
        14, I-38123,Trento - ITALY
  • Phone: +39-0461-281573
  • Fax: +39-0461-282093
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Farid MELGANI received the State Engineer degree in electronics from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1994; the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, in 1999; and the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 2003. From 1999 to 2002, he was with the Signal Processing and Telecommunications Group, Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering, University of Genoa. Since 2002, he has been with the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, first as an Assistant Professor and then as an Associate Professor of telecommunications, where he has taught pattern recognition, machine learning, radar remote-sensing systems, and digital transmission. He is the Head of the Signal Processing and Recognition Laboratory with the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. He is a coauthor of more than 170 scientific publications and is a referee for numerous international journals. His research interests include remote sensing, signal/image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, and computer vision. Dr. Melgani has served on the scientific committees of several international conferences and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS and the International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Pr. Mathieu FAUVEL

  • Associate Professor
  • INPT- École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse
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Mathieu FAUVEL received the Engineering degree in electrical engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France, in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in image and signal processing from the Grenoble INP, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In 2007, he was a Teaching Assistant with the Grenoble INP. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the MISTIS Team of the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA). Since 2011, he has been an Associate Professor with the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (ENSAT-University of Toulouse) within the DYNAFOR Laboratory (University of Toulouse-INRA). His research interests include remote sensing, data fusion, pattern recognition, multicomponent signal, and image processing. Dr. Fauvel has been the President of the French Chapter of the GRSS, since 2013.