Gianfranco Fornaro received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Napoli in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Roma “La Sapienza” in 1997. He is a Senior Researcher at the Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell'Ambiente (IREA) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR); he has been also an Adjunct Professor of telecommunications at the Universities of Cassino and Napoli Federico II, and of signal theory at the University of Reggio Calabria. His main research interests regard the signal processing field with applications to synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data processing, SAR interferometry, differential SAR interferometry for airborne and spaceborne systems, and multichannel processing for coherent SAR image fusion. Dr Fornaro has been a Visiting Scientist at the German Aerospace Establishment (DLR) and at the Politecnico of Milano; he has been also an Invited Lecturer at the Istituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) in Sao José dos Campos (Brazil) and at RESTEC (Tokyo). Dr. Fornaro has been invited as the Chairman and Cochairman at several international conferences; he was a member of the technical program committee for the TIWRS 2003. He is also responsible for the Remote Sensing Unit of the Regional Center of Competence “Analysis and Monitoring of the Environmental Risk” supported by The European Community on Provision 3.16. He has authored more than thirty international peer-reviewed journal papers and almost sixty papers in proceedings of international conferences in the SAR processing field. Dr. Fornaro was awarded in 1997 the Mountbatten Premium by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
Biography Updated on 14 December 2005