Dr. Francesco Nex is currently Associate 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 in the CIEM Project 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 120 publications in international journals and conferences. He is/was involved in several European and national research projects dealing with UAV data processing. 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 with different roles in 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.