Welcome...

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

Adjunct Professor

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

Ancillary Activities

  • CNR - IRPI (Italian Research Council)
    Research associate - CNR IRPI (Italy)

Publications

Recent
Dadrass Javan, F. , Nex, F., Samadzadegan, F. , Alsadik, B., Buuk, L., & Askari, O. (2023). Empowering students with geospatial solutions through challenge-based learning. In G. Reilly, M. Murphy, B. V. Nagy, & H.-M. Jarvinen (Eds.), SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education: Engineering Education for Sustainability, Proceedings (pp. 315-324). (SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education: Engineering Education for Sustainability, Proceedings). Societe Europeenne pour la Formation des Ingenieurs (SEFI). https://doi.org/10.21427/H6EN-NS11
Udugama, U. V. B. L. , Vosselman, G. , & Nex, F. (2023). Mono-hydra: Real-time 3D scene graph construction from monocular camera input with IMU. In N. El-Sheimy, A. A. Abdelbary, N. El-Bendary, & Y. Mohasseb (Eds.), ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. X-1/W1-2023, pp. 439-445). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-X-1-W1-2023-439-2023
Alsadik, B. , Nex, F., & Yadav, Y. (2023). Hybrid adjustment of UAS-based LiDAR and image data. In N. El-Sheimy, A. A. Abdelbary, N. El-Bendary, & Y. Mohasseb (Eds.), The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: ISPRS Geospatial Week 2023 (Vol. XLVIII, pp. 633-640). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVIII-1-W2-2023-633-2023
Bergado, J. R. , & Nex, F. C. (2023). Dense point cloud extraction from UAV imagery using parallax attention. In N. El-Sheimy, A. Abdelbary, N. El-Bandary, & Y. Hohasseb (Eds.), ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: ISPRS Geospatial Week 2023 (W1-2023 ed., Vol. X-1, pp. 1027-1032). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-X-1-W1-2023-1027-2023
Zhang, N. (2023). Supporting first responders in emergencies using computer vision and drones. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558440
Tilon, S. M. (2023). A Routine and Post-disaster Road Corridor Monitoring Framework for the Increased Resilience of Road Infrastructures. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation]. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036557115
Alsadik, B. , Dadrass Javan, F. , & Nex, F. C. (2023). UAV Remote Sensing for Smart Agriculture. GIM International, 2023(1), 14-17. Article issue 7 volume 36.
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

UT Research Information System

Google Scholar Link

Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1225
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1225
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands