Elena Belcore

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture (DIATI)


Interessi di ricerca

Earth digital twins
Environmental mapping
Land use land cover change
Laser scanning
Multispectral optical sensors
Precision agriculture
Uav photogrammetry
Ultra-high resolution image classification


Elena Belcore is a researcher in Geomatics at the Politecnico of Turin, Italy. In 2016, she earned her M.Sc. degree in Forestry and Environmental Science, further honing her expertise in the field. She then embarked on a career in research and international organizations, starting as a Junior officer at UNESCO-WWAP from 2016 to 2017. During this period, she worked on the collection and analysis of gender-disaggregated water data. In May 2021, defended her PhD in Geomatics at the Politecnico of Turin. Her doctoral research was focused on the classification of land cover in critical areas, using cutting-edge satellite and drone-derived imagery at very high thematic and spatial resolutions. Currently, she continues her research in the field of artificial intelligence for high-resolution environmental monitoring and mapping. Her research activities are diverse, encompassing geomatics for smart and precision agriculture. She specializes in sensor integration for creating digital twins in agriculture, as well as geospatial and multitemporal data collection. Her research interest is the semantic segmentation and classification of very high-resolution drone datasets for environmental monitoring and vegetation cover.

Settore scientifico discliplinare

CEAR-04/A - Geomatica
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile ed architettura)

Linee di ricerca

  • Le tecniche geomatiche per la costruzione del componente geospaziale dei Digital Twins per il monitoraggio agricolo e ambientale.


Settori ERC

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)
PE10_4 - Terrestrial ecology, land cover change


Goal 2: Zero hunger
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

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Premi e riconoscimenti

  • Best Paper Award GISTAM conferito da International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management (GISTAM) (2022)
  • Premio pubblicazioni BAD (Borsisti, Assegnisti, Dottorandi) dell'Associazione Georisorse e Ambiente (GEAM) conferito da Associazione Georisorse e Ambiente (GEAM) (2022)
  • Premio Giovani SIFET conferito da SIFET (Società Italiana di Fotogrammetria e Topografia), Italia (2018)

Partecipazioni scientifiche

  • Socio effettivo o corrispondente - Società Italiana di Fotogrammetria E Topografia, Italia (2019-)


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Dottorato di ricerca

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Corso di laurea magistrale

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Aree di ricerca


  • Muhammad Abraiz. Corso in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (39o ciclo, 2023-in corso)


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