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MIGRATE – MIGRation pATterns in Europe is created and maintained by a team of people from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.


Eng. Martina Aiello

Role: data analysis

Eng. Martina Aiello obtained a BSc degree in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2011 with a thesis on the standards created by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to foster interoperability among the available geographic data. In 2014 she received a MSc degree in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering, specializing in Environmental Monitoring and Diagnostics, with a thesis about retrieving bottom coverage and bathymetry properties in marine shallow waters from high resolution satellite images through a bio-optical model. Since november 2014, she is a PhD student in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering and a research assistant at the Laboratory of Remote Sensing of the Milano Leonardo Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Her research activity focuses on object based classification techniques for water environments through high and medium resolution satellite images.

Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli

Role: idea, scientific consultancy, supervision of data and questions

Degree with honors in Physics, PhD in Geodesy. She is Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing at Politecnico di Milano. From 2001 to 2011 she was the Head of the Geomatics Laboratory of the Politecnico di Milano and from 2006 to 2011 she lectured also GIS at ETH of Zurich. Since 2011 she is Vice Rector for the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. She is chair of ISPRS WG IV/4 “Collaborative crowdsourced cloud mapping (C3M)”, Associate Editor of Applied Geomatics Journal (Springer); Member of the Board of the Italian Photogrammetric and Topography Society (SIFET); One of the Directors of OSGeo; Member of the Advisory Board of the ICA-OSGeo Labs Network, chair of the “Capacity Building Working Group” of the UN Open GIS Initiative, Member of the UN_GGIM Academic Network Task Team. She organized (in Como) the first WebMGS Conference in 2010 and the FOSS4G Europe in 2015. In 2015, she was awarded the Sol Katz prize.

Prof. Marco Gianinetto

Role: scientific consultancy

Degree in Engineering, PhD with honors in Geomatics. Currently Associate Professor of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2009 head the Laboratory of Remote Sensing of Politecnico di Milano. Co-Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Remote Sensing (AIT), Associate Editor of International Journal of Remote Sensing (Taylor & Francis), Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (SPIE), Associate Editor of International Journal of Navigation and Observation (Hindawi). Evaluator and referee for national agencies (Italian Ministry of Education University and Research, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems) and international agencies (French National Research Agency, Belgian Science Policy Office, Israel Science Foundation, National Research Council of Romania). Scientific advisory for the study “Space Market Uptake” commissioned by the Directorate General for Internal Policies-Policy Department A for the European Parliament.

Eng. Candan Eylül Kilsedar

Role: technical manager, development of the application

Eng. Candan Eylül Kilsedar obtained her BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Sabancı University-Istanbul/Turkey in 2012. She obtaibed MSc degree in Informatics Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2014. Her MSc thesis focused on deriving insightful data regarding user interactions on web through analyzing logs of web applications. She is strongly interested in web technologies and started working on geospatial data visualization on web during her Master of Science degree. Since November 2015, she is a PhD student in Enviromental and Infrastructure Engineering and temporary research fellow at the GEOlab of the Como Campus at Politecnico di Milano.

Dr. Marco Minghini

Role: project manager, data analysis, questions and answers

Dr. Marco Minghini obtained a BSc degree with honors in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (2008) with a thesis on the ortho-rectification of satellite images using LiDAR DTM. In 2010 he obtained an MSc degree with honors in Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on the georeferencing and WebGIS publishing of historical maps. In 2014 he obtained his PhD with merit in Environmental and Infrastructures Engineering with a thesis on the use of open source software, including mobile data collection and virtual globes for VGI and citizen science applications. Since 2014, he is a temporary research fellow at the GEOlab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Driven by the use of open source software, his current research focuses on geoWeb services and geoWeb applications, citizen science and VGI. He is an active member of COST Action TD1202 "Mapping and the Citizen Sensor", a Charter Member of OSGeo and the Secretary of FOSS4G Europe 2015.

Eng. Mayra Alejandra Zurbarán Nucci

Role: technical manager, development of the application

Eng. Mayra A. Zurbarán Nucci BSc degree in Computer Science at Universidad del Norte in 2006, she is currently a PhD student at the same university doing a research internship at Politecnico di Milano thanks to the awarded grant under the Erasmus Mundus program under the Sustain-T project. Her PhD thesis is about privacy on Location-Based Services (LBS) and location data protection mechanisms. She taught algorithm and programing I & II at Universidad del norte during 2013 and 2015. Since November of 2015 she is a PhD researcher at the GEOLab of the Como Campus of Politecnico di Milano. Her research activity is focused on Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI) and the privacy measures applicable to such data. She is also a python & django enthusiast and a contributor to FOSS community. On her PhD thesis she is focusing on exploring the impact of privacy preserving algorithms on spatial analysis. She is an active member Member of GReCIS.