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Authors: L. Crocco, R. Persico and F. Soldovieri
Issue: Vol 6, No 6, December 2008 pp. 423 - 423
DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2008030
Special Topic: GPR – Tomography, Imaging and Modelling
Language: English
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Abstract:
Lorenzo Crocco was born in Naples, Italy, in 1971. He received the Laurea degree summa cum laude in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in applied electromagnetics from the University of Naples “Federico II”, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since 2001, he has been a Research Scientist with the Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council (IREA-CNR) in Naples. His scientific interests concern inverse electromagnetic scattering problems, with particular attention to the development of effective solutions and methods for non-invasive diagnostics and ground-penetrating radar applications. More recently, he has also been engaged in the study of advanced microwave imaging for early-stage breast cancer screening. Dr Crocco is the author of more than thirty papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has been the General Co-chair of the IV International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR2007). Dr Crocco was the recipient of the G. Barzilai Award for Young Scientists from the Italian Electromagnetic Society (SIEM) in 2004 and the Young Scientist Award at the XXVIII URSI General Assembly (2005). Dr Crocco is a Fellow of The Electromagnetics Academy (TEA).

Raffaele Persico was born in Naples, Italy, on May 15, 1969. He received his degree in Electronic Engineering summa cum laude from the University of Naples Federico II, in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree from Second University of Naples, in 1999. He has been Research Scientist in the Consortium for Advanced Research in Remote Sensing Systems (CO.RI.S.T.A.) and at the Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Council of Researches (IREA-CNR). Since January 2007, he has been Research Scientist in the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage (IBAM-CNR). His main, current research interests include GPR systems, linear and nonlinear inverse scattering problems and related topics, especially with regard to GPR data processing and in relation to archaeology and monitoring of monuments. He was Co-chair of the IV International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR), held in June 2007 in Naples.

Francesco Soldovieri received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Salerno in 1992. Afterwards, he received his Ph.D. in electronic engineering in 1996 from University of Naples “Federico II”. In 1993, he joined the Electromagnetic Research Group of the University of Naples and in 1998/1999 he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the same institution. Since 2001 he has been a Researcher at the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the Italian National Research Council (IREA-CNR). Since 2006 he is a Senior Researcher at IREA. He was General Chair of the IV International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (IWAGPR) in 2007. Since 2002, he has been involved in the Technical Committees of the GPR Conference and IWAGPR Workshop. He was awarded the 1999 Honourable Mention for the H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He is listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2006–2007 and 2007–2008. His main scientific interests include electromagnetic diagnostics, inverse scattering, GPR applications, antenna diagnostics and characterization and security applications.


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