Francesca Bovolo (S’05–M’07-SM’13) received the “Laurea” (B.S.), the “Laurea Specialistica” (M.S.) degrees in telecommunication engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. in Communication and Information Technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively where she has been a research fellow until June 2013.
She is the founder and the head of the Remote Sensing for Digital Earth unit at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy and a member of the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSLab) in Trento.
Her main research activity is in the area of remote-sensing image processing. Her interests are related to multitemporal remote sensing image analysis, change detection in multispectral, hyperspectral and SAR images, and very high resolution images, content-based time series retrieval, and domain adaptation. She conducts research on these topics within the context of several national and international projects. She is a referee for several international journals. She is one of the Co-Investigarotors of the Radara for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) instrument of the ESA JUpiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE).
Dr. Bovolo ranked first place in the Student Prize Paper Competition of the 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Denver, August 2006). Since January 2011 she is an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. She has been guest editor for the Special Issue on “Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Data” of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. She is the Technical Chair of the Sixth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote-Sensing Images (MultiTemp 2011). From 2006 to 2013, she has served on the Scientific Committee of the SPIE International Conference on “Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing”. Since 2014 she is co-chair of the same conference. She is the publication chair for International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015. Since 2012 she is a member of the international program committee of the conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods. She has served on the Scientific Committee of the IEEE Fourth and Fifth International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images (MultiTemp 2007 and 2009) and of the IEEE GOLD Remote Sensing Conference in 2010, 2012, and 2014.