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prof.dr.ing. F.C. Nex (Francesco)

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About Me

Prof. Francesco Nex is currently Associate (UHD1) Professor in the Earth Observation Science (EOS) Department at the University of Twente.

Francesco Nex received his master degree in Environmental Engineering (2006) and his PhD degree (2010) from the TU Turin (Italy). From 2011 to 2015 he was with the 3DOM unit of FBK (Italy) working as Marie-Curie Post-Doc from 2011 to 2014 and then as Researcher. In 2015, Francesco moved to the University of Twente, where he worked as Assistant and then Associate Professor at the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). His research focuses on fusing elements from photogrammetry , deep learning and robotics to develop innovative solutions for Geomatics applications. Francesco is author of over 150 publications in international journals and conferences. He is/was involved in several European and national research projects dealing with UAV data processing. He is leading the UAV centre of the ITC Faculty. He is the Chairman of the ICWG I/II (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: sensors and applications) of the ISPRS (International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and he was the PI of three ISPRS scientific initiatives. He has been serving in different roles on the Editorial boards of three indexed journals. In 2020, he was awarded with the ISPRS President’s Honorary Citation and the E.H. Thomson Award.


Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Antennas
Deep Learning
Disasters
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Uav)
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Damage
Detection
Imagery
Vehicle

Publications

Recent
Mwangangi, K. K., Mc'okeyo, P. O. , Oude Elberink, S. J. , & Nex, F. (2022). Exploring the potentials of UAV photogrammetric point clouds in facade detection and 3D reconstruction of buildings. In A. Yilmaz, J. D. Wegner, R. Qin, F. Remondino, T. Fuse, & I. Toschi (Eds.), XXIV ISPRS Congress “Imaging today, foreseeing tomorrow”: Commission II (B2-2022 ed., Vol. 43, pp. 433-440). (International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B2-2022-433-2022
Karam, S. , Nex, F. C., Karlsson, O., Rydell, J., Bilock, E., Tulldahl, M. , Kerle, N., & Holmberg, M. (2022). Micro and macro quadcopter drones for indoor mapping to support disaster management. In S. Hinz, R. Q. Feitosa, M. Weinmann, & B. Jutzi (Eds.), ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. Volume V-1-2022, pp. 203-210). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-v-1-2022-203-2022
Zhang, N. , Nex, F. C. , Vosselman, G. , & Kerle, N. (2022). Unsupervised harmonious image composition for disaster victim detection. In The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: Congress “Imaging today, foreseeing tomorrow”, Commission III (B3-2022 ed., Vol. 43, pp. 1189–1196). (The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information ). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B3-2022-1189-2022
Nex, F., Armenakis, C., Cramer, M., Cucci, D. A., Gerke, M., Honkavaara, E., Kukko, A. , Persello, C., & Skaloud, J. (2022). UAV in the advent of the twenties: Where we stand and what is next. ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing, 184, 215-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2021.12.006
Stöcker, C. (2021). Unmanned aerial vehicle mapping for responsible land administration. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553032
Kumaar, S. , Lyu, Y. , Nex, F. , & Yang, M. Y. (2021). CABiNet: Efficient Context Aggregation Network for Low-Latency Semantic Segmentation. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (pp. 13517-13524). (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2021-May). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA48506.2021.9560977
Zhang, N. , Nex, F. C. , Kerle, N. , & Vosselman, G. (2021). Towards Learning Low-Light Indoor Semantic Segmentation with Illumination-Invariant Features. In N. Paparoditis, C. Mallet, F. Lafarge, M. Y. Yang, A. Yilmaz, J. D. Wegner, F. Remondino, T. Fuse, & I. Toschi (Eds.), The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (B2-2021 ed., Vol. XLIII-B2-2021, pp. 427-432). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B2-2021-427-2021
Mc'okeyo, P. O. , Nex, F. , Persello, C. , & Vrieling, A. (2020). Automated Co-Registration of Intra-Epoch and Inter-Epoch Series of Multispectral Uav Images for Crop Monitoring. In N. Paparoditis, C. Mallet, F. Lafarge, S. Hinz, R. Feitosa, M. Weinmann, & B. Jutzi (Eds.), ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci (1 ed., Vol. 5, pp. 309-316). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-V-1-2020-309-2020
González-Aguilera, D., Ruiz De Oña, E., López-Fernandez, L., Farella, E. M., Stathopoulou, E. K., Toschi, I., Remondino, F., Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, P., Hernández-López, D., Fusiello, A. , & Nex, F. (2020). Photomatch: An open-source multi-view and multi-modal feature matching tool for photogrammetric applications. In N. Paparoditis, C. Mallet, F. Lafarge, S. Kumar, P. L. N. Raju, S. P. Aggarwal, S. R. Reyes, M. Ustuner, F. Tsai, & V. Liesenberg (Eds.), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (B5 ed., Vol. 43, pp. 213-219). (International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B5-2020-213-2020

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