Giacomo Patrucco

D Category
Service Centre of the Department of Architecture and Design (D.AD)

Docente esterno e/o collaboratore didattico
Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)


Research interests

3d metric survey
3d modelling
Artificial intelligence
Cultural heritage
Digital photogrammetry
Laser scanning


Giacomo Patrucco is PhD in Geomatics (2023). He graduated in Architecture for Sustainable Design at the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2016. Since 2015 he has been a member of the student team DIRECT (Disaster RECovery Team) where he currently holds the role of tutor. Since 2017 he has been collaborating with the Laboratory of Geomatics for Cultural Heritage (G4CH Lab, Polytechnic University of Turin) in several research projects and teaching activities. At the moment he is holding the role of technical responsible of the Laboratory. He partecipated in several documentation missions in UNESCO Word Heritage sites in Oman, Turkmenistan, Bahrain, London, Iraq, Mongolia, Kurdistan, Turkey. He is currently collaborating with CRAST (Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino) in the framework of research experiences regarding the investigation techniques in archaeological contexts, with GiFLE (Grupo de Investigación en Fotogrametría y Láser Escáner) of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Departamento de Ingeniería Cartográfica, Geodesia y Fotogrametría) on a research on the the implementation of multispectral images in the framework of photogrammetric pipelines for the documentation, monitoring and non-invasive diagnostic of the built heritage and with MAIER (Missione Archeologica Italiana a Hierapolis di Frigia). His research actually focuses on several aspects regarding 3D metric survey techniques (data acquisition through geomatic techniques aimed at documenting built heritage; movable heritage digitisation; classification and semantic segmentation of images using machine learning and deep learning techniques; optical and multispectral 3D data fusion; documentation and monitoring of archaeological sites using 3D sensing technologies and non-visible imagery).

Research topics

  • Classification and semantic segmentation of images using deep learning techniques aimed at optimising photogrammetric pipelines and automatic identification of built assets degradation.
  • Digitisation of museum artefacts using geomatic techniques (very close-range digital photogrammetry, structured light 3D scanning systems, triangulation-based laser scanning systems).
  • Documentation and monitoring of archaeological sites using geomatic techniques.
  • Use of multispectral images (NIR, TIR, etc.) in photogrammetric processes aimed at the documentation, monitoring and non-invasive diagnostic of built heritage.


ERC sectors

PE8_3 - Civil engineering, architecture, maritime/hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, waste treatment
SH5_12 - Computational modelling and digitisation in the cultural sphere
PE6_8 - Computer graphics, computer vision, multi media, computer games
SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage
PE10_14 - Earth observations from space/remote sensing
PE6_11 - Machine learning, statistical data processing and applications using signal processing (e.g. speech, image, video)
PE2_15 - Metrology and measurement


Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Awards and Honors

  • Premio Miglior Poster SIFET2017 conferred by SIFET - Società Italiana di Fotogrammetria e Topografia, Italy (2017)
  • Best Paper Award "ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 9th International Congress & 3rd GEORES - GEOmatics and pREServation" 2021 conferred by Committee of the conference "ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 9th International Congress & 3rd GEORES - GEOmatics and pREServation" 2021, Spain (2021)
  • Video contest: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF CULTURAL HERITAGE promoted by CIPA HD conferred by CIPA HD (2023)


Editorial boards

  • HERITAGE (2023-), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series


  • MetroArchaeo 2023 - 2023 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (19/10/2023-21/10/2023), Certified auditor
  • International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Digital Humanities (AI4DH) (11/9/2023-15/9/2023), Program committee
  • CIPA HD Symposium 2023 (25/6/2023-30/6/2023), Chair della sessione "Digital Heritage Diagnostic and Preservation"
  • Digital & Documentation. Vol. 2 - Digital strategies for Cultural Heritage (14/6/2019-14/6/2019), Participation to the organizing committee




Master of Science

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