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CODE 104827
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/02
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

In this course, basic concepts of remote sensing and of the analysis of the resulting imagery are discussed.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Remote Sensing — Based on the concepts ruling the generation and propagation of electromagnetic wave fields, the objective is to provide the students with basic knowledge about the fundamentals and basic definitions of remote sensing; passive remote sensing in the optical, microwaves, and infrared frequency bands; active remote sensing and radar imaging; instrumentation for remote sensing. Satellite Images — The objective is to provide the students with basic knowledge about past, current, and forthcoming space missions for Earth observation; computational methods for the display, the modeling, and the filtering of satellite imagery; change detection techniques for multitemporal data; and regression techniques for bio/geophysical parameter retrieval from remote sensing. In this framework, machine learning techniques rooted in the areas of ensemble learning, neural networks, and kernel machines will be discussed as well.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Based on the concepts ruling the generation and propagation of electromagnetic wave fields, after the course the student shall have basic knowledge about the fundamentals and definitions of remote sensing; passive remote sensing in the optical, microwaves, and infrared frequency bands; active remote sensing and radar imaging; and instrumentation for remote sensing.
The student shall also know about models and techniques to operate with remote sensing imagery for statistical modeling, spatial-contextual classification, semantic segmentation, and supervised regression. The methodological bases of these techniques are framed within the image processing, pattern recognition, and machine learning disciplines.
In general terms, after the course, the student shall be familiar with specific topics of prominent interest in the Earth observation field.

TEACHING METHODS

Class lectures and laboratory exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Basic concepts ruling the generation and propagation of electromagnetic waves and fields
- Fundamentals and definitions of remote sensing
- Passive remote sensing in the optical, microwaves, and infrared frequency bands
- Active remote sensing and radar imaging
- Instrumentation for remote sensing
- Space missions for Earth observation
- Statistical modeling of remote sensing imagery
- Semantic segmentation of remote sensing images through probabilistic graphical models
- Bio/geophysical parameter regression from remote sensing data through ensemble learning, kernel machines, and neural networks

This course also contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: Objectives no. 4 and 8.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Bishop C., Pattern recognition and machine learning, Springer, 2006
  • Campbell J. B. and Wynne R. H., Introduction to remote sensing, Guilford Press, 2011
  • Elachi C., Van Zyl J., Introduction to the physics and techniques of remote sensing, Wiley, 2006
  • Goodfellow I., Bengio Y., and Courville A., Deep learning, MIT Press, 2016
  • Hastie T., Tibshirani R., and Friedman J., The elements of statistical learning, Springer, 2008
  • Ulaby F. T. and Long D., Microwave radar and radiometric remote sensing, Artech House, 2015
  • Manolakis D. G., Lockwood R. B., and Cooley T. W., Hyperspectral imaging remote sensing, Cambridge University Press, 2016
  • Moser G., Analisi di immagini telerilevate per osservazione della Terra, ECIG, 2007
  • Moser G. and Zerubia J. (eds.), Mathematical models for remote sensing image processing, Springer, 2018
  • Sonka M., Hlavac V., Boyle R., Image processing, analysis, and machine vision, Cengage Learning, 2015
  • Class slides will be provided to the students through AulaWeb.

For additional information in the case of students with learning disorders, see below "Further information."

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SILVANA DELLEPIANE (President)

FEDERICA FERRARO

GIULIA IACONI

ANDREA RANDAZZO

SEBASTIANO SERPICO

ALESSANDRO FEDELI (President Substitute)

GABRIELE MOSER (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination on the topics included in the syllabus of the course.

Students with learning disorders ("disturbi specifici di apprendimento", DSA) will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Within the oral examination, the student's knowledge of the course topics and his/her capability to discuss how to address simple problems of remote sensing and of satellite image analysis shall be evaluated.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
08/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
22/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
12/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/05/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with disabilities or learning disorders can use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course, CC'ing the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita).

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

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