Invitation du chapitre IEEE Section de Québec «Geoscience & Remote Sensing» (GRSS) : Conférence invitée du Prof. Bruzzone

Le Chapitre IEEE GRSS a la plaisir de vous inviter à une conférence dans le cadre du programme IEEE DLR (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program).

Quand: le mardi 14 juin 2016 à 10h30 am
: Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot, local 1120
Aucune réservation nécessaire
Renseignements: Xavier Maldague, , tel.: 418.656.2131 p.2962

Current scenario and challenges in the analysis of multitemporal remote sensing images

Conférencier: Lorenzo Bruzzone, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy

In the last decade a large number of new satellite remote sensing missions have been launched resulting in a dramatic improvement in the capabilities of acquiring images of the Earth surface. This involves an enhanced possibility to acquire multitemporal images of large areas of the Earth surface, with improved temporal and spatial resolution with respect to traditional satellite data. Such new scenario significantly increases the interest of the remote sensing community in the multitemporal domain, requiring the development of novel data processing techniques and making it possible to address new important and challenging applications. The potentials of the technological development are strengthen from the increased awareness of the importance of monitoring the Earth surface at local, regional and global scale. Assessing, monitoring and predicting the dynamics of land covers and of antrophic processes is at the basis of both the understanding of the problems related to climate changes and the definition of politics for a sustainable development. Nonetheless, the properties of the images acquired by the last generation sensors pose new methodological problems that require the development of a new generation of methods for the analysis of multitemporal images and temporal series of data.
After a general overview of the problems related to the analysis of multitemporal images and time series of data, this talk will focus on the very important problem of automatic change detection between multitemporal images. The development and the use of effective automatic techniques for change detection are of major importance in many of the above-mentioned application scenarios. The increased geometrical resolution of multispectral and SAR sensors, the increased revisit time of high resolution systems, and the expected availability of time series of hyperspectral images in the near future result in many different methodological problems as well as in very important new possible applications. The talk will address these problems by pointing out the state of the art and the most promising methodologies for change detection on images acquired by the last generation of satellite sensors. Examples of the use of change-detection approaches in operative scenarios will be provided.

Lorenzo Bruzzone (S’95–M’98–SM’03–F’10) received the Laurea (M.S.) degree in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1993 and 1998, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor of telecommunications at the University of Trento, Italy, where he teaches remote sensing, radar, pattern recognition, and electrical communications. Dr. Bruzzone is the founder and the director of the Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. His current research interests are in the areas of remote sensing, radar and SAR, signal processing, and pattern recognition. He promotes and supervises research on these topics within the frameworks of many national and international projects. Among the others, he is the Principal Investigator of the Radar for icy Moon exploration (RIME) instrument in the framework of the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of the European Space Agency. He is the author (or coauthor) of 161 scientific publications in referred international journals (111 in IEEE journals), more than 220 papers in conference proceedings, and 17 book chapters. He is editor/co-editor of 16 books/conference proceedings and 1 scientific book. His papers are highly cited, as proven form the total number of citations (more than 15000) and the value of the h-index (63) (source: Google Scholar). He was invited as keynote speaker in 30 international conferences and workshops. Since 2009 he is a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. Dr. Bruzzone ranked first place in the Student Prize Paper Competition of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Seattle, July 1998). Since that time he was recipient of many international and national honors and awards. Dr. Bruzzone was a Guest Co-Editor of different Special Issues of international journals. He is the co-founder of the IEEE International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote-Sensing Images (MultiTemp) series and is currently a member of the Permanent Steering Committee of this series of workshops. Since 2003 he has been the Chair of the SPIE Conference on Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing. Since 2013 he has been the founder Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING MAGAZINE. Currently he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING and the CANADIAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING. Since 2012 he has been appointed Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.