The University of Pavia (UNIPV) is one of the oldest Universities in Europe, and celebrated in 2011 the 650th anniversary of its foundation. The Engineering School of UNIPV has been ranked the best in Italy in the last national surveys for medium-sized universities, and includes the Telecommunications and Remote Sensing Laboratory leaded by Prof. Paolo Gamba.


Paolo Gamba is leading the TLC & RS Lab at the University of Pavia. Since January 2009 he serves as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. He also served as Technical Co-Chair of the 2010 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2010. He has been the organizer and Technical Chair of the biennial GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshops on “Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas” since 2001. He published more than 90 papers on this subject in international peer-review journals and book chapters.

Gianni Lisini is a specialist of time series analysis and SAR/optical image processing. He collaborated to different projects funded by EU, ESA and the Italian Space Agency, and recently managed the UNIPV contribution to the ESA Round Robin for the Extraction of urban areas from SAR data.