Prof. Claudio Persello is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente. Claudio Persello received the Laurea (BSc) and Laurea Specialistica (MSc) degrees in telecommunications engineering and the PhD degree in communication and information technologies from the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively.

Before joining ITC in 2014, he was a Marie Curie research fellow, conducting research activity at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the University of Trento. His main research interests are in the context of machine learning and deep learning for information extraction from remotely sensed images and geospatial data. The activity includes the investigation and development of dedicated deep learning techniques for various remote sensing sensor data and multiple applications, focusing on societal and environmental challenges. He is particularly interested in combining deep learning and Earth observation to address and monitor the progress towards the sustainable development goals.

Dr Persello is a referee for multiple journals and a program committee member of several conferences in the field of remote sensing and image analysis. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and a member of the editorial board of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and MDPI Remote Sensing. He served as publication co-chair for IGARSS 2021. He is co-chair of the Image Analysis and Data Fusion (IADF) GRSS technical committee. His PhD thesis was awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis on Pattern Recognition published between 2010 and 2012 by the GIRPR, i.e., the Italian branch of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has more than 100 publications.