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Pietro Guccione

Research Fields
photo Assistant Professor
in Communication Systems and Signal Processing at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e Informazione, Politecnico di Bari.

Address: via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Ph.  +39 080 596 3925
Fax +39 080 596 3410
mail : pietro.guccione@poliba.it
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Summary of Research Activity (student presentation)

Multidimensional Signal Processing
Communication Systems
Signal Theory (OLD)
Introduction to Stochastics Processes (OLD)
Digital Signal Processing (OLD)
Information Theory and Codes (OLD)
Master D. / Bachelor D. / Doctorate thesis-proposal of research (but not limited to):

- remote sensing: design of spaceborne system for Earth Observation: onboard data compression, antenna calibration, system verification, end-to-end simulation of acquisition and processing, analysis of opportunistic targets, in cooperation with Aresys srl

- multivariate analysis and nonlinear techniques: investigation on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, in collaboration with Bari Hospital and University of Bari
- multivariate analysis: analysis of speech tracks with the aim of classification of emotion, emotion recognition or other specific purposes
- remote sensing: hyperspectral image classification by exploitation of  collective classification, multiple instance, co-training (in collaboration with Dipartimento di Informatica Università di Bari)
- multivariate analysis: analysis of microscopic images of crystals to infer biological properties of samples, in collaboration with CNR of Bari, Crystallography Institute

Synthetic Aperture Radar processing, design, optimization
Stripmap, ScanSAR, SpotLight, TOPS and Ground Based processing: focusing, interferometry, image analysis, persistent scatterer extraction and statistical investigation, multi-image analysis, multi-baseline interferometry, antenna pattern calibration and verification, Doppler centroid estimation.
Data simulation, testing design and data validation
Synthetic Aperture Radar system design and parameter determination
Hardware on-board and on-ground design support, simulation and  validation
On-board SAR data compression, on-ground decompression, parameter  optimization
Ground reflectivity model simulation and interaction with SAR sensors
Airborne SAR motion compensation
Satellite Doppler Altimeter design and processing

Multivariate Analysis
Time series in climatology: forecasting, efficient compression and accurate extraction of data
Multivariate analysis in X-ray Diffraction and functional Magnetic Resonance Images
Images feature selection, blind source separation, classification of group of subjects, application of complex and nonlinear analysis
Data Hiding and Watermarking methods for media (image, sound, video)


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International Journal

[J.1]          Luigi Mascolo, Marco Quartulli, Pietro Guccione, Giovanni Nico and Igor G. Olaizola, “Catalogue-scale content indexing for approximate nearest-neighbor EO mining”, submitted to IEEE Transactions of Multimedia December 2015.

[J.2]          A. Appice, P. Guccione, D. Malerba: “Transductive classification for hyperspectral imagery data based on spectral-spatial co-training”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, October 2015.

[J.3]          Gianluca Di Profio, Shabnam Majidi Salehi, Rocco Caliandro, Pietro Guccione, Giovanni Nico A. Appice, P. Guccione, D. Malerba: “Transductive Hyperspectral Image Classification: Toward Integrating Spectral and Relational Features via an Iterative Ensemble System”, accepted for publication in Machine Learning Journal, January 2015.

[J.4]          Efrem Curcio, Enrica Fontananova: “Bioinspired Mineralization of CaCO3 Superstructures through a Novel Hydrogel Composite Membranes Platform: a Comprehensive View”, Journal of Advanced Materials, 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, 26 November 2015, DOI:10.1002/adma.201504608, ISSN: 1521-4095

[J.5]          Rocco Caliandro, Pietro Guccione, Giovanni Nico, Goknur Tutuncu and Jonathan C.  Hanson “Tailored Multivariate Analysis for Modulated Enhanced Diffraction”, Journal of Applied Crystallography, Volume 48, Part 6, pages 1679-1691 (2015). Doi:10.1107/S1600576715017070

[J.6]          Michele Belotti, Davide Giudici, Andrea Monti Guarnieri, Pietro Guccione and Ignasi Navas-Traver, “Sentinel-1A: Analysis of FDBAQ Performance on Real Data”, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2015, Volume: 53, Issue: 12 Pages: 6804-6812, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2015.2449288.

[J.7]          P. Guccione, L. Mascolo, A. Appice, “Iterative Hyperspectral Image Classification Using Spectral–Spatial Relational Features”, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol.53, no.7, pp.3615-3627, July 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2014.2380475.

[J.8]          P. Guccione, “Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Doppler Centroid in Synthetic Aperture Radar Images, Journal of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering. Vol. 2, n. 1, April 2015, (2015) 26-37. DOI: 10.17265/2332-8223/2015.04.003

[J.9]      L. Mascolo, P. Guccione, G. Nico, P. Taurisano, L. Fazio, “Data driven analysis of functional brain networks in fMRI for schizophrenia investigation”, International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 239–248, September 2014. DOI: 10.1002/ima.22099

[J.10]      A. Appice, P. Guccione, D. Malerba, and A. Ciampi, “Dealing with Temporal and Spatial Correlations to Classify Outliers in Streams of Geophysical Data”, Information Sciences Journal, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2013.12.009.

[J.11]      P. Guccione, M. Zonno, L. Mascolo and S. D’Introno, "Persistent Point Scatterers Statistical Analysis for X-band SAR data: Cosmo SkyMed case study”,  International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 35, n. 1, pag 127-148, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2013.866295.

[J.12]      A. Monti Guarnieri, M. Belotti, D. D’Aria, N. Miranda, B. Rosich, S. Scirpoli, P. Guccione, “Requirements and Tests for Phase Preservation in a SAR Processor”, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2013. Vol PP, N. 99, pages 1-11, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2266197.

[J.13]      A. Appice, A. Ciampi, D. Malerba, P. Guccione. “Using trend clusters for spatiotemporal interpolation of missing data in a sensor network”, Journal of Spatial Information Science, No. 6, 2013, pages 119-153, DOI 10.5311/JOSIS.2013.6.102.

[J.14]      P. Guccione, M. Zonno, A. Monti Guarnieri, “Azimuth Antenna Maximum Likelihood Estimation by Persistent Point Scatterers in SAR images”, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 51 , Issue 10, 2013, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2245903.

[J.15]      P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, D. Giudici, S. Tebaldini, “Long term relative radiometric calibration and antenna pointing estimation by natural targets”, IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, EUSAR 2012 special issue, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2230269.

[J.16]      A Monti Guarnieri, S Tebaldini and P Guccione, “Stable Target detection and coherence estimation in interferometric polarimetric SAR stacks”, IEEE Trans On Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume: PP , Issue: 99 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2178246, Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 1 - 8.

[J.17]      M. Scagliola, F. Perez Gonzalez and P. Guccione, "Gain Invariant Dirty Paper Coding for Hierarchical OFDM" IEEE Trans. on Communications, Volume: PP , Issue 99, July 2011, pages 1-12. DOI  10.1109 /TCOMM.2011.101011.100544

[J.18]      P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, “A Space Adaptive Quantization for Spaceborne SAR” IEEE Trans On Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. PP, Issue 99, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2011.2158222, 2011, Pag. 1-10

[J.19]      E. Attema, C. Cafforio, M. Gottwald, P. Guccione, A. M. Guarnieri, F. Rocca, P. Snoeij, “Flexible Dynamic Block Adaptive Quantisation for Sentinel-1 SAR Missions”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,  2010, vol. 7, Is. 4, page(s): 766-770. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/LGRS.2010.2047242  

[J.20]      M. Scagliola, F. Pérez-González and P. Guccione, “High-Rate Data-Hiding Robust to Linear Filtering for Colored Hosts”,  EURASIP Journal on Information Security, Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 914937, 14 pages, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/is/2009/914937/ .

[J.21]      P. Guccione, M. Scagliola: “Hyperbolic RDM for non-linear volumetric distortions”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Volume 4,  Issue 1,  March 2009 Page(s):25 - 35. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TIFS.2008.2011080

[J.22]      P. Guccione, “Comparison of Processing Algorithms for a Delay/Doppler Altimeter
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE Volume 5,  Issue 4,  Oct. 2008 Page(s):764 – 768 - Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/LGRS.2008.2005274

[J.23]      P. Guccione: “Beam Sharpening of Delay/Doppler altimeter data through Chirp Zeta Transform”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 46,  Issue 9,  Sept. 2008 Page(s):2517 - 2526  Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TGRS.2008.918863

[J.24]      P. Guccione: “Interferometry with ENVISAT ASAR ScanSAR”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing   Letters, Volume 3,  Issue 3,  July 2006 Page(s):377–381 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/LGRS.2006.873876

[J.25]      P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, A.M. Guarnieri: "Doppler Centroid Estimation for ScanSAR data",  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Volume 42,  Issue 1,  Jan. 2004 Page(s):14 - 23   Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TGRS.2003.817688

[J.26]      A. M. Guarnieri, P. Guccione, P. Pasquali, Y.L. Desnos: "Multi-mode ENVISAT ASAR interferometry: techniques and preliminary results", IEE proc. Radar Sonar Navigation, Volume 150,  Issue 3,  2 June 2003 Page(s):193 - 200  Digital Object Identifier 10.1049/ip-rsn:20030516

[J.27]      Monti Guarnieri, P. Guccione: “Optimal focusing for low resolution ScanSAR”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume 39,  Issue 3,  March 2001 Page(s):479 - 491  Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/36.911107

Paper on International Collections

[B.1]        V. Bevilacqua, P. Guccione, L. Mascolo, P.P. Pazienza, A.A. Salatino, “First progress in Evaluation of Resonance in staff selection through speech emotion recognition”, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013, 658-671, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Nanning, China, 28-31 July 2013).

[B.2]        A. Appice, A. Ciampi, P. Guccione et al. “Integrating Trend Clusters for Spatio-Temporal Interpolation of Missing Sensor Data”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin, 2012, Volume 7236/2012, 203-220, ISBN: 978-3-642-29246-0, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29247-7_15 (Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Web and Wireless, W2GIS 2012 Conference, April 12-13th, Naples, Italy).

[B.3]        P. Guccione, A. Appice, A. Ciampi, D. Malerba, “Trend Cluster based Kriging Interpolation in Sensor Data Networks”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012, Volume 7472/2012, 118-137, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33684-3_7.

[B.4]        Scagliola, M. and Guccione, P., “Geometric distortion resilient watermarking based on a single robust feature for still images”, in Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 48, November 2009, pp. 345–357, e-Business and Telecommunications, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISSN: 1865-0929. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-05197-5_25., http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/sigmap/sigmap2008.html

International Conferences Proceedings


[C.1]        P Guccione, M Scagliola, D Giudici, ‘Principal Components Dynamic Block Quantization for Multichannel SAR’, submitted to IGARSS 2016

[C.2]        P Guccione, A Lombardi, R Giordano, ‘Assessment of Seasonal Variations of Radar Backscattering Coefficient using Sentinel-1 Data’, submitted to IGARSS 2016

[C.3]        V. Bevilacqua, L. Carnimeo, P. Guccione, G. Mastronardi, A. E. Uva, M. Fiorentino, G. Monno, F. Marino, M. Dotoli, N. Costantino, M. Dassisti and N. Carbonara, ‘A Multimodal System for Nonverbal Human Feature Recognition in Emotional Framework’, proceedings of EMPIRE '15, September 16-20, 2015, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-1-4503-3615-4/15/09, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2809643. 2809645.

[C.4]        R. Giordano, P. Guccione, G. Cifarelli, L. Mascolo, G. Nico, “Focusing of SAR Images by Compressive Sensing: Study of Interferometric Properties”, proceedings of IGARSS 2015, Milan, pag. 5352-5355. ISBN 978-1-4799-7929-5/15, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327044

[C.5]        M. Quartulli, L. Mascolo, G. Nico, P. Guccione, I. Olaizola, “Optimized Data Structures for large Scale Content Based Geo Indexing”, proceedings of IGARSS 2015, Milan, pag. 1488-1491 ISBN 978-1-4799-7929-5/15, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7326061

[C.6]        P. Guccione, M. Belotti, D. Giudici, A. Monti Guarnieri, “Analysis of Sentinel-1A after the Commissioning Phase”, proceedings of IGARSS 2015, Milan, pag. 794-797. ISBN 978-1-4799-7929-5/15, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325884.

[C.7]        Hakobyan, A.; McGuire, P.; Power, D.; Puestow, T.; Moloney, C.; Luzi, G.; Guccione, P., "Applications and validation tests of ground-based coherent radar for deformation and vibration measurements in Canada's Atlantic region," Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2015 IEEE 28th Canadian Conference on , pp.638-642, 3-6 May 2015 doi: 10.1109/CCECE.2015.7129349

[C.8]        A. Lombardi, P. Guccione, L. Mascolo, P. Taurisano, L. Fazio, G. Nico, “Combining Graph Analysis and Recurrence Plot on fMRI Data”, IEEE International Symposium of Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA 2015), Turin, Italy.

[C.9]        L. Mascolo, M. Quartulli, P. Guccione, G. Nico and I. G. Olaizola, “Scalable Analysis and Retrivial of  Polarimetric SAR Data on Elastic Computing Clouds”, Big Data from Space conference (BIDS 2014), 12-14 November 2014, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. ISBN 978-92-79-43252-1, ISSN 1831-9424, doi: 10.2788/1823

[C.10]    A. Lombardi, P. Guccione, L. Mascolo, ‘Analysis of fMRI Data using the Complex Systems Approach’, 20th IMEKO TC-4 International Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities, Benevento 15-17 September 2014.

[C.11]    Pietro Guccione, Luigi Mascolo, Giuseppe Cifarelli, Cristoforo Abbattista, Mario Tragni: “Automatic registration of multispectral images through maximization of mutual information”. Proc. SPIE 9244, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XX, 92440C (October 29, 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2065296.

[C.12]    M. Zonno, L. Mascolo G. Nico, P. Guccione, A. Di Pasquale, ‘Impact of focusing of ground-SAR data on the quality of interferometric SAR applications’, Proc. SPIE 9243, SAR Image Analysis, Modeling, and Techniques XIV, 92430L (October 22, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2067418.

[C.13]    P. Guccione, L. Mascolo, G. Nico, A. Pelusi, M. Zonno, ‘SAR Image Simulation of Ocean Environment and Detection of Oil Slicks’, proceedings of EUSAR 2014, Berlin 3-5 June 2014.

[C.14]    P.  Guccione, L. Mascolo, G. Nico, P. Taurisano, G Blasi, L. Fazio and A. Bertolino, “Functional Brain Networks and Schizophrenia analysis with fMRI by Multiset Canonical Correlation Analysis”, proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Biomedical Engineering, ICABME 2013, Tripoli, Lebanon, 11-13 September 2013.

[C.15]    Giovanni Nico, Andrea Di Pasquale, Marco Corsetti, Pietro Guccione, Andrea Lugli, Marco Nicoletti, Mariantonietta Zonno, “Ground-level spectroscopy analyses and classification of coral reefs using a hyperspectral camera”, Proceedings of the 33rd EARSel Symposium 2013, Matera, Italy, 3-6 June 2013.

[C.16]    P. Guccione, M. Zonno, L. Mascolo, “Persistent Scatterer Analysis for Cosmo SkyMed Data”, proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2013.

[C.17]    P. Guccione, M. Zonno, L. Mascolo, G. Nico, “Focusing Algorithms Analysis for Ground-Based SAR Images”, proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2013.

[C.18]    A. Di Pasquale, G. Nico, M. Nicoletti, P. Guccione, M. Zonno, “Kriging GB-SAR Data to Quickly Update Topographic Maps in Areas Prone to Slope Instability”, proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2013.

[C.19]    P. Guccione, D. D’Aria, et al., “Sentinel-1 FDBAQ performances by system emulation”, Proceedings of the Thyrrenian Workshop on Advances in Radar and Remote Sensing, Naples, Italy, 12-14 September 2012, IEEE Publisher, ISBN 9781467324434.

[C.20]    P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, “Maximum Likelihood Estimation of SAR Azimuth Antenna by means of Persistent Point Scatterers”, proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6352362: 2012 Page(s): 5494-5497 Conference, 23-27th July, Munich, Germany.

[C.21]    A. Monti Guarnieri, A. Recchia, S. Tebaldini, P. Guccione, “Radiometric calibration by natural targets: methods and performance evaluation”, Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 23-26 April 2012, Nürnberg, Germany 2012, ISBN 978-3-8007-3404-7.

[C.22]    M. Zonno, P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, “Persistent Point Scatterers in Multibaseline SAR Interferometry”, Proceedings of the IEEE GOLD Conference 2012, Rome 4-5 June 2012.

[C.23]    L. Mascolo, P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, “Space Adaptive Quantization for SAR Data Compression”, Proceedings of the IEEE GOLD Conference 2012, Rome 4-5 June 2012.

[C.24]    Andrea Monti Guarnieri,  Pietro Guccione, Andrea Recchia “SAR data Calibration and Validation by Natural Targets”, Ka and Broadband Communication. Navigation and Earth Observation Conference Proceedings, Palermo, Italy 3-5 October 2011.

[C.25]    D. Malerba, A. Appice, A. Ciampi, P. Guccione, et al. “Spatio-Temporal Reconstruction of Un-Sampled Data in a Sensor Network” Mining Ubiquitous and Social Environments MUSE 2011, September 5, 2011 - Athens, Greece.

[C.26]    P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri , “Accurate Optimal Doppler Centroid Estimation for SAR Data”, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, IEEE IGARSS 2011, 23-27 July 2011, Vancouver, Canada. ISBN 978-1-4577-1004-9, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049709

[C.27]    P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, S: Tebaldini, “Automatic quality assessment for interferogram SAR stacks”, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, IEEE IGARSS 2011, 23-27 July 2011, Vancouver, Canada. ISBN 978-1-4577-1004-9, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049314

[C.28]    P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, “ML Antenna Pattern Shape and Pointing Estimation in Synthetic Aperture Radar”, 31st EARSeL Symposium Proceedings 2011, 30th May, 2nd June 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, ISBN: 978-1-4577-1004-9

[C.29]    A. Appice, A. Ciampi, D. Malerba and P. Guccione, “Trend cluster based compression of Geographically distributed data stream”, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining, CIDM 2011, part of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2011, April 11-15, 2011, Paris. ISBN: 978-1-4244-9925-0, doi: 10.1109/CIDM2011.5949298.

[C.30]    M. Scagliola, F. Pérez-González and P. Guccione, “A Dirty Paper Scheme for Hierarchical OFDM”, ICC 2011 International Conference on Communications Symposium, IEEE ICC 2011, 5-9 June 2011, Kyoto, Japan. ISSN: 1550-3607 E-ISBN: 978-1-61284-231-8, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/icc.2011.5962763

[C.31]    E. Attema, P. Snoeij, A. M. Guarnieri, F. Rocca, P. Guccione, D. D’Aria, “Sentinel-1 Flexible Dynamic Block Adaptive Quantizer”, EUSAR 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 07-10 June 2010, Eurogress, Aachen, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8007-3272-2

[C.32]    A. Monti Guarnieri, P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, “Optimal Block Quantization for SAR data”, IEEE International Radar Conference, Washington DC, USA, May 10-14, 2010, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/RADAR.2010.5494597

[C.33]    M. Scagliola, F. Pérez-González and P. Guccione, “An extended analysis of discrete Fourier Transform –Rational Dither Modulation for non-white hosts”, Information Forensics and Security, 2009. WIFS 2009. First IEEE International Workshop on  DOI: 10.1109/WIFS.2009.5386466. Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 146 – 150.

[C.34]    P. Guccione, M. Scagliola: “Providing Invariance to nonlinear Valumetric Scaling for Quantization based Watermarking”, Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference 19-24 April 2009 Page(s):1489 - 1492  Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ ICASSP.2009.4959877

[C.35]    P. Guccione, M. Scagliola: “Rotation invariant feature extraction for watermarking”,  International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Application (SIGMAP), Porto 26-29 July 2008, Portugal.

[C.36]    P. Guccione, C. Cafforio,Motion Compensation Processing of Airborne SAR Data”,
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008. IGARSS 2008. IEEE International
Volume 3,  7-11 July 2008 Page(s):III - 1154 - III - 1157  Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779560

[C.37]    P Guccione, D D’Aria, B Rosich, R Cullen, “Delay/Doppler Altimeter data processing”,
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International
23-28 July 2007 Page(s):137 – 140 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4422748

[C.38]    B Rosich, A Monti Guarnieri, P Guccione et al. ASAR Wide Swath Mode Interferometry: Optimization of the Scan pattern synchronization”, ESA-ENVISAT Symposium 2007, 23-27 april 2007, Montreux, Switzerland.

[C.39]    C. Cafforio, D. D’Aria, P. Guccione, A. Monti-Guarnieri, B. Rosich: “ScanSAR Pattern Synchronization in ENVISAT ASAR Wide Swath Mode”, Fringe 2005 Congress, December 2005, ESRIN, Rome, Italy. ESA Publication SP-636.

[C.40]    P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, A. Monti Guarnieri: “The ASAR Wide Swath Single Look Complex Product: properties and applications”, ERS/ENVISAT Symposium 2004, 5-9 September 2004, Salzburg, Austria. ESA Publication SP-610, 2006.

[C.41]    P. Guccione, “Phase Preserving Processing for ENVISAT Wide-Swath”, EUSAR 2004, 25-27 May 2004, Ulm, Germany. ISBN: 3-8007-2828-1. ESA Publication SP-572, art n. 195, pag. 539-546.

[C.42]    C. Cafforio, P. Guccione, A. M. Guarnieri, et al.: "ENVISAT Interferometry for Mapping and Monitoring: preliminary results", FRINGES 2003,  Dec 1-5, 2003, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

[C.43]    P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, A.M. Guarnieri: “Mixed SAR-ScanSAR Interferometry”, Proceedings of 2003 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Remote Sensing, 26-29 Sept 2003, ISBN: 88-8492-291-7. ESA Publication SP-550, pag. 211-216.

[C.44]    A. M. Guarnieri, C. Cafforio, P. Guccione, P. Pasquali, Y.L. Desnos,: "ENVISAT ASAR ScanSAR Interferometry",  Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2003. IGARSS '03. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE International Vol. 2,  21-25 July 2003 Page(s):1124 - 1126 vol.2
Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IGARSS.2003.1294032

[C.45]    C. Cafforio, P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri: "ENVISAT-ASAR Wide Swath Mode: System and processing optimization", Proceedings of the CAL-VAL ESA Workshop 2002, ESRIN, Frascati 9-13 Dec, 2002. ISBN: 92-9092-841-7, ISSN: 1609-042X.

[C.46]    C. Cafforio, P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri,: "Doppler Centroid Estimation for ScanSAR data", EUSAR 2002 - 4th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, June 4-6 2002, Cologne – Germany. ISBN: 3-8007-2697-1

[C.47]    A.M. Guarnieri, P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, D. Nuesch, D. Small, E. Meier, P. Pasquali, M. Zink, Y.L. Desnos: "Multi-mode ENVISAT ASAR Interferometry: Techniques and Preliminary Results", EUSAR 2002 - 4th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, June 4-6 2002, Cologne - Germany. ISBN: 3-8007-2697-1

[C.48]    P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, et al.: "ASAR ScanSAR Modes: Quality Enhancement", ERS-Envisat Symposium 2000, Gothenburg, Sweden Oct. 16th-20th 2000.

[C.49]    Monti Guarnieri, P. Guccione: “Optimizing Performance of ENVISAT ASAR ScanSAR Modes”, PIERS 2000, Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, proceedings, July 5-14, 2000, Cambridge, Massacusetts, USA. ESA Publication SP-461, pag. 2002-2007.

[C.50]    C. Cafforio, P. Guccione, A. Monti Guarnieri, F. Rocca: “Optimal interferometric ScanSAR focusing”,  Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1999. IGARSS '99 Proceedings. IEEE 1999 International Volume 3,  28 June-2 July 1999 Page(s):1718 - 1720 vol.3 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IGARSS.1999.772072

National Conferences

[C.51]    P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, A. Monti Guarnieri: “Interferometria ScanSAR per stime a larga scala di cambiamenti e subsidenze”, Atti della Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni Scientifiche per le Informazioni Territoriali ed Ambientali, ASITA 2005, Catania, 15-18 novembre 2005. ISBN 88–900943-9-7

Conferences Abstracts

[C.52]    Andrea Monti Guarnieri, Pietro Guccione, “Space Adaptive Quantizer for Interferometric Aplications”, abstract to Advances in Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry and Sentinel-1 Preparatory Workshop, Fringe 2011 Workshop, sept. 2011, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, ESA 2011 Ed.

[C.53]    P. Guccione, C. Cafforio, A. Monti Guarnieri: “Applicazioni della modalità Wide Swath del sensore ENVISAT ASAR: interferometria ScanSAR”, Atti della Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni Scientifiche per le Informazioni Territoriali ed Ambientali, ASITA 2004, Napoli, 25-26 novembre 2004.


Academic short résumé of Pietro Guccione

Pietro Guccione is Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Information Engineering Department of Politecnico di Bari, Italy, since 1999.

In the same University he achieved the master degree in Electronic Engineering in 1996 defending a thesis in signal processing of synthetic aperture radar. He qualified to the examination to engineers register in 1997; in 2000 he graduated PhD in Electronic Engineering with a thesis on radar interferometry.

Since 1999 his interests concerned synthetic aperture radar processing and interferometry; he designed, developed and implemented systems and algorithms for advanced processing, in the framework of international cooperations; he was involved in projects concerning ERS (European Remote Sensing Satellite), ENVISAT (Environment Satellite), Cryosat, SARAT, Sentinel-1 and Cosmo SkyMed with European Space Agency, Italian Space Agency and other national spatial agencies.

His interests have touched Information Theory, biomedical processing and image processing, with particular interests on watermarking, on speech signal and functional Magnetic Resonance Images. Recently he shifted to statistical modeling of X-band SAR images and to multivariate statistical techniques on sensor networks data, in collaboration with the Computer Science Department of the Bari University, the CNR-Bari and Vicomtech, Spain.

He collaborated and managed several projects and research studies involving various organizations; among these the Italian Space Agency (co-investigator in the Announcement of Opportunity on Cosmo SkyMed of 2009), the Milan Polytechnic, the European Space Agency (as consultant in several scientific projects concerning the main Earth Observation microwaves Satellites), the Argentine Space Agency, the University College of London, the Remote Sensing Laboratory of Zurich University and various international companies as Aresys s.r.l. (spin-off of Milan Polytechnic), Astrium Germany, Astrium France, Alenia Thales Italy, as well as local companies.

He is or has been teacher of  Digital Signal Processing, Signal Theory, Information Theory and  Communication Systems for the master degree of Telecommunication Engineering. He has been supervisor of over than thirty master thesis among old and new class degree ordering. Topics of the master thesis concerned remote sensing, signal processing, image processing. He has been also supervisor of a doctorate student of the “Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato” on the theme of image processing, watermarking and data hiding. He is currently supervisor of two Doctorate Students on Synthetic Aperture radar problems, ground based SAR, multivariate analysis applied on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and hyperspectral remotely sensed images classification and tutor of 2 students with grants on theses concerning classification of speech tracks to recognize speaker and emotion.

He has been visiting professor at Vicomtech, Spain, on themes concerning multivariate analysis of biomedical signal processing, visual analytics and big data and is currently in the Commissioning Phase Team of the Sentinel-1 on behalf of the European Space Agency.

He is reviewer of several international journals publishing with IEEE, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis and Hindawi editors; his is author or co-author of over 60 international publications (as journal and conferences); in April 2012 a co-authored paper won the Best Poster Award in EUSAR 2012. He is currently indexed in Scopus  [http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=7003505664  h-index=7] and in Google Citations [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MlEIChIAAAAJ&hl=en h-index=8]. The institutional web page is: http://dee.poliba.it/guccioneweb/index.html

He has been member of the Program Committee of several National and International Conferences, belongs to the Italian scientific-disciplinary order ING-INF/03 ‘Telecomunicazioni’ and has been IEEE member from 2007 to 2011.

1. Commissioning Phase Team for Sentinel-1 A and B EO satellite, on behalf of Aresys srl and ESA
2. Investigation on Persistent Scatterers as targets to be used for antenna calibration and verification for BIOMASS mission, in collaboration with an international team lead by University of Sheffield on behalf of ESA
3. Analysis of scattering properties of various kind of terrain cover at microwaves (a research study of ASI)0

4.   PON (Apulia Space) with the Aerospace Apulian District and Planetek srl, on themes concerning 
Earth Observation and Remote Sensing. Analysis and developing of SAR data processing algorithm - hyper/multi spectral data for the on-board processing. Investigation on data compression, focusing with scalable precision, moving target object detection; selective masking, land classification, early disasters monitoring. 
5. Analysis of complex systems by means of nonlinear recurrence tools applied to biomedical images (fMRI data)

1.   PON (National Funded Research) on human emotional state recognition through speech, facial expression and gesture.
2. Ground Based SAR analysis: focusing, interferometry, interferometric models. Muti-image analysis, atmospheric parameters extraction and modeling.
3. Multivariate statistical analysis: human speech analysis, functional Magnetic Resonance Images, 
X-Ray Diffraction data
4. Time series information extraction and modeling. Nonlinear models, nonlinear analysis and parameters extraction. Time series forecasting.

1.   SAR Image Calibration and Azimuth Antenna Pattern Estimation by means of natrural targets with stable amplitude and phase in time (ASI AO-1080), in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano
2. Sentinel-1 S1PDGS (Ground Segment Payload Data Postprocessors). Implementation and validation of a tool to estimate the on-board scientific data acquired by Sentinel-1 system during its flight on operative orbits. Innovtive Flexible Dynamic Block Adaptive Quantizer Compressin is  accounted for. Project in collaboration with Aresys srl, a Remote Sensing Italian company, Astrium France and European Space Agency.

1.    SAR data compression innovative system (Flexible Dynamic Block Adaptive Quantizer) studied for on-board data compression in ESA satellite Sentinel-1 (in cooperation with ESA, Aresys srl, Astrium UK, Astrium Germany and Thales Space Alenia Italia)
2.    SAR system transmit and receive hardware modules simulation and study in ESA satellite Sentinel-1 (in cooperation with ESA, Aresys srl Astrium UK, Astrium Germany and Thales Alenia Italia)
3.    ASI (Italian Space Agency) AO1080 ‘SAR data calibration and validation by natural targets’ using Cosmo Skymed products, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano

1.    Airborne SAR data focusing and motion compensation. Joint work with Politecnico di Milano for Argentinian Spatial Agency (CONAE) in the SARAT system design.
2.    Impact of crustal deformation in Matera area using SAR interferometric systems and ESA ENVISAT ScanSAR and Stripmap data for Digimat srl and Geotec srl

1.    ESA Cryosat-1 and Cryosat-2 Doppler Altimeter processor design and validation, support to the design of the ground segment. ESA project in collaboration with Aresys srl, Mullard Space Science Laboratory of University College of London and with Advanced Computer System spa Italia.

1.    ESA ENVISAT ASAR Interferometry and differential interferometry for high and medium resolution products, in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano.
2.    Study, design and realization of focusing and validation algorithms for ESA ENVISAT ASAR sensor. ESA contracts with Politecnico di Milano, Zurich Polytechnic.

Main projects (in course or completed)

[R.1]      Progetto PON Apulia Space PON03PE_00067_6, del Distretto Aerospaziale S.c.a.r.l. 

[R.2]    Progetto PON, sportello FIT, n. B01/660/01-02/X17, "Sviluppo di un Sistema di Rilevazione della Risonanza nei processi di profilazione e selezione del personale", aprile 2011 - aprile 2014

[R.3]     Italian Space Agency AO (Announcement of Opportunity), “SAR Data Calibration and Validation by Natural Targets” ID #1080, February 2010.

[R.4]  ESA-ESRIN/ARESYS Contract “Study of Performance and Validation of the Flexible Dynamic Block Adaptive Quantizer for Sentinel-1 SAR sensor”, in cooperation with Aresys srl  spin off of Milan Technical University, Thales Alenia Space, Italy and EADS Astrium GmbH Germany and UK.

[R.5]   ESA-ESRIN/ARESYS Contract “Maintenance and validation of ESA Cryosat-2 Specialized Processor”, September 2006, in cooperation with ARESYS srl, ACS System SpA, Italy, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College of London, UK and ESRIN-ESA.

[R.6]      ESA-ESRIN Contract “Support to Cryosat algorithm implementation”, September 2004, in cooperation with ARESYS srl, ACS System SpA, Italy, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College of London, UK and ESRIN-ESA.

[R.7] ESA-ESRIN Contract N° 18343/04/I-LG “Technical Support for Quality Assestment and Quality Optimization of ASAR Products”, in cooperation with Milan Technical University, July 2004.

[R.8]    Telespazio S.p.A. Contract  #200220974: “Multi-mission ground segment facility development for acquisition and processing of RadarSAT1 data”, November 2002

[R.9]    ESA-ESRIN Contract N° 15609/01/NL/SF on "ASAR Processor Verification", March 2002, in cooperation with  Milan Technical University

[R.10]    ESA-ESTEC  Contract N° 14143/00/NL/GD,  “ENVISAT PF-ASAR Interferometric Products”, March 2001 in cooperation with Milan Technical University, Zurich Technical University - Remote Sensing Laboratory and SARMAP s.r.l;

[R.11] ESA-ESTEC Contract N° 12285/97/NL/GS: “ENVISAT ASAR SCANSAR Modes Study and Simulation”, May 1999, in cooperation with  Milan Technical University.

[R.12]    Geotec and Digimat, srl, Matera, Italy - DEE. “Studio, Progettazione e realizzazione di un servizio avanzato di monitoraggio dei movimenti del suolo”, July 2007.

[R.13]   Elettronika-DEE: “Studio e realizzazione di un codificatore stereo FM numerico”, Elettronika s.r.l. of Palo del Colle, Italy and Electrotecnics and Electronics Dept., may 2000.

[R.14]   Programma PASS, sottoprogramma “Formazione funzionari della Pubblica Amministrazione”, terza annualità, Avviso 2/99del 10 maggio 1999, progetto “Integra” ID 213

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