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Speaker: Massimiliano Cannata (SUPSI)

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Massimiliano Cannata, professor in Engineering Geomatics (Ph.D., MSc)

Massimiliano is professor in Geomatics at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and head the division of geomatics within the Institute of Earth Sciences (IST-SUPSI). He received the PhD in Gedoesy and Geomatics after his master degree in environmental engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.
He's currently active in the Open Source community (OSGeo Charter Member, GRASS GIS PSC, ZOO-project PSC, istSOS PSC) and his interests are mainly related to (i) natural hazards; (ii) monitoring systems; (iii) GIS embedded environmental modeling and (iv) geospatial Web services development.
Massimiliano has over 10 years of experience of projects in Europe, Asia and Caribbean where he conduct both applied research projects, mainly funded by Swiss National Science Foundation or European research programmes, and consultancy, mostly funded by Swiss Administration or World Bank.