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Pietro Guccione

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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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Publications - International Journal

[J.2]          P. Guccione, M. Scagliola, D. Giudici, ‘Low-frequency SAR radiometric calibration and antenna pattern estimation by using stable point targets’, submitted to IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, March 2017.

[J.3]          R. Giordano, P. Guccione, ‘ROI-based on–board compression for Hyperspectral Radar images on GPU’, submitted to MDPI Sensors, February 2017.

[J.4]          Antonella Galati, Pietro Guccione, Emanuela Pusceddu, Rocco Caliandro: “Digital fingerprinting of coffee blending by sensitive crystallization”, to be published on Journal of Food Research, Canadian Center of Science and Education, April 2017.

[J.5]          A. Appice, P. Guccione, D. Malerba: “A Novel Spectral-Spatial Co-Training Algorithm for the Transductive Classification of Hyperspectral Imagery Data”, Pattern Recognition, Volume 63, March 2017, Pages 229–245. PR5918, DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2016.10.010.

[J.6]          A. Lombardi, P. Guccione, C. Guaragnella. “Exploring Recurrence Properties of Vowels for Analysis of Emotions in Speech”, Sensors & Transducers Journal (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 204, Issue 9, September 2016, pp. 45-57.

[J.7]          A. Appice, P. Guccione, D. Malerba: “Transductive Hyperspectral Image Classification: Toward Integrating Spectral and Relational Features via an Iterative Ensemble System”, Machine Learning Journal, June 2016, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 343-375, DOI 10.1007/s10994-016-5559-7.

[J.8]          Gianluca Di Profio, Shabnam Majidi Salehi, Rocco Caliandro, Pietro Guccione, Giovanni Nico 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.9]          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.10]      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.11]      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.12]      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.13]      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.14]      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.15]      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.16]      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.17]      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.18]      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.19]      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.20]      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.21]      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.22]      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.23]      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.24]      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.25]      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.26]      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.27]      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.28]      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.29]      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.30]      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.31]      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]        A. Appice, P. Guccione, ‘Exploiting Spatial Correlation of Spectral Signature for Training Data Selection in Hyperspectral Image Classification’, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 T. Calders et al. (Eds.): DS 2016, LNAI 9956, pp. 295–309, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46307-0 19.

[B.2]        Bevilacqua VA, Carnimeo L, Guccione P, Mastronardi G, Uva AE, Fiorentino M, Monno G, Marino F, Dotoli MG, Costantino N, Dassisti M, Carbonara N (2014). An Innovative System for Multimodal Emotion Recognition from Nonverbal Human Features during Job Recruitment. In: AA.VV.. (a cura di): Claudio D'Amato Guerrieri, Gropus Research on HETS and SCS. vol. B, p. 391-401, Roma: Gangemi Editore spa, ISBN: 978-88-492-2965-3

[B.3]        V. Bevilacqua, P. Guccione, L. Mascolo, P.P. Pazienza, A.A. Salatino, “First Progresses 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). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39482-9_76

[B.4]        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.5]        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.6]        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

and more than 50 papers on International Conferences


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, Cosmo SkyMed and BIOMASS with European Space Agency, Italian Space Agency and other national spatial agencies and international companies.

His interests have touched: radar design, SAR simulation, focusing, interferometric processing, calibration, on-board processing and data compression for Earth Observation sensors, modelling of C- and X-band SAR images. Other research interests concern(ed): multivariate statistical techniques on sensor networks data, Information Theory, biomedical processing and image processing, watermarking, speech signal processing and functional Magnetic Resonance Images, analysis of protein sequences, X-ray diffracted spectra.

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 SAR sensors), 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 currently involved in the Commissioning Team of ESA satellite Sentinel-1B (in the past for Sentinel-1A) and in the scientific team for the external calibration of ESA BIOMASS satellite, as scientific consultant of one of the involved companies.

He has been visiting professor at Vicomtech a research institution in Spain, in May 2014.

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 is currently teacher of Multidimensional Signal Processing course, taught in English, for the master degree of Telecommunication Engineering in Politecnico di Bari, Italy.

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 has been supervisor of three Doctorate Students on Synthetic Aperture radar problems, ground based SAR, multivariate analysis applied on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and hyperspectral remotely sensed images classification.

He is rewiever of several international journals publishing with IEEE, MDPI, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis and Hindawi-Wiley editors; he is currently Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Earth Science and Engineering of David Publishing Company; his is author or co-author of about 90 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=8, i10index=6] and in Google Citations [http://scholar.google.com /citations?user=MlEIChIAAAAJ&hl=en h-index=10, i10index=11]. 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.

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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.

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