Director

Riccardo Lanari

Director: Riccardo Lanari

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Riccardo Lanari was born in Napoli, Italy, in 1964 and graduated in 1989, summa cum laude, in Electronic Engineering at the University of Napoli, Federico II. In the same year, following a short experience at ITALTEL SISTEMI SPA, he joined IRECE and after IREA, a Research Institute of CNR (the Italian National Council of Research), where he currently occupies the position of senior researcher. His main research activities are in the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing field as well as in SAR interferometry techniques; on this topic he holds two patents, has authored more than 80 international journal papers and, in 1999, the book entitled “Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing”, written in collaboration with prof. Giorgio Franceschetti and edited by CRC-PRESS. Riccardo Lanari has been a visiting scientist at different foreign research institutes, including the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan (1993), the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR), Germany (1991 and 1994) and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA (1997, 2004 and 2008), where he received a NASA recognition for the technical developments related to the SRTM mission. Riccardo Lanari has served as chairman and technical program committee member at several international conferences. Moreover, he acts as reviewer of several peer reviewed international journals. Riccardo Lanari has lectured in several national and foreign universities and research centers; he has been adjunct professor of Electrical Communication at the l’Università del Sannio (Benevento) from 2000 to 2003 and, from 2000 to 2008, lecturer of the SAR module course of the International Master in Airbone Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, offered by the Institute of Geomatics in Barcelona (Spain). In 2013, he qualified as a Full Professor both in the area of  Telecommunications and of Geophysics. He is also Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE-GRSS) and, since 2013, Fellow of the IEEE Society. In December 2010 he became acting director of IREA and then, in Novembre 2011, he was appointed director of IREA.