Professor Roccaís research activities have
been dedicated to digital signal processing in television bandwidth
compression, in emission tomography, in seismic data processing and in
Synthetic Aperture Radar.
The research activities in seismics were
dedicated to multichannel filtering, interpolation of faulted surfaces,
migration in the frequency domain, Dip Move out processing, non linear
deconvolution, offset and shot continuation, and to the use of drill bit
noise for "while drilling" investigations.
The non seismic research
activities have been dedicated to television bandwidth compression, where
he first introduced and analysed the technique of motion compensation, to
emission tomography and to Synthetic Aperture Radar where he first
proposed the use of seismic migration for focusing and the use of twin
satellites for SAR interferometry, a concept that was then exploited for
the ERS1/2 TANDEM experiment of the European Space Agency.
currently working on SAR Permanent Scatterers for interferometry and
studying future possible missions.. He visited the System Sciences
Department at UCLA in 1967 - 68, and then the Department of Geophysics of
Stanford University as Visiting Professor in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983,
1986, 1987/88. He was Department Chairman from 1975 to 1978 and was then
elected in the Commissione d'Ateneo (University Board, 1980 - 1993).
He is a cofounder of two small technological companies,
Telerilevamento Europa and Aresys, both spin-off companies of the
Politecnico di Milano.
Distinctions / Memberships
President of the Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale in Trieste
Coordinator of the first EEC research program in
Geosciences, and in the coordination Committee of the Geoscience II
Program within the Program JOULE2.
Member of the Scientific Council of
the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS,
and of the Scientific Advisory Group for SAR of the European Space Agency.
Past President of the European Association of Exploration
Geophysicists, Honorary Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
(1989) and of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
Honeywell International Award (HUSPI) 1979, Symposium Prize
Paper Award at the IGARSS 1989, 1999, EUSAR 2004. Schlumberger Award of
the EAGE for 1990, Italgas Award for Telecommunications 1995, Special
Commendation Award of the SEG in 1998, Award for Technology of the Eduard
Rhein Foundation in 1999 for the invention of motion compensation in video
coding divided with Dr. L. Chiariglione (for the development of the MPEG2
Doctorate Honoris Causa in Geophysics from the Institut
Polytechnique de Lorraine in 2001.
Associate Editor of ''Journal of
Seismic Exploration'' and in the Editorial Committee of the ''Oil &
Gas Science and Technology (Revue de l' Institut Francais du
PERISSIN, D.; ROCCA, F, (2006)
High-Accuracy Urban DEM Using
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE
SENSING. Page(s): 3338- 3347 Volume: 44 Issue: 11 Part: 2 Nov. 2006
DIXON, T. AMELUNG, F. FERRETTI, A. ROCCA, F. NOVALI, F. Novali, et al.,
New Orleans Subsidence and Relation to Flooding after
Hurricane Katrina, as measured by Space Geodesy,
441, N. 7093, June 2006, pp. 587 - 588.
MONTI GUARNIERI A. ROCCA,F. (2006),
Burst mode SAR's for wide
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
ROCCA F. (2004).
Diameters of the Orbital Tubes in Long-Term
Interferometric SAR Surveys.
IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING
LETTERS. vol. 1, pp. 224-227 ISSN: 1545-598X.
ROCCA F., ATZORI, TOLOMEI, FERRETTI. (2004).
Inflation rate of
the Colli Albani volcanic complex retrieved by the permanent scatterers
SAR interferometry technique.
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS. vol.
31, pp. 12606-12610 ISSN: 0094-8276.
ROCCA F., BURGMANN, FERRETTI, NOVALI. (2004).
Slow-Moving Landslides from Permanent Scatterer Analysis.
SCIENCE. pp. 1952-1956 ISSN: 0036-8075.
COLESANTI, C, FERRETTI, A., ROCCA F. (2003).
SAR monitoring of
progressive and seasonal ground deformation using the permanent scatterers
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING.
vol. 41, pp. 1685-1701 ISSN: 0196-2892.
ROCCA F., FERRETTI, PRATI. (2003).
Monitoring landslides and
tectonic motion with the Permanent Scatterers Technique.
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY. vol. 68, pp. 3-14 ISSN: 0013-7952.
FERRETTI A., PRATI C., ROCCA F. (2001).
Permanent Scatterers in
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE
SENSING. vol. 39, pp. 8 - 20 ISSN: 0196-2892.
FERRETTI, C. PRATI, ROCCA F. (2000).
Nonlinear subsidence rate
estimation using Permanent Scatterers in SAR interferometry.
TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. vol. 38, pp. 2202 - 2212
A. FERRETTI, C. PRATI, ROCCA F. (1999).
Multibaseline INSAR DEM
reconstruction: the wavelet approach.
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON
GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. vol. 37, pp. 705 - 715 ISSN: 0196-2892.
GATELLI F., MONTI GUARNIERI A., PARIZZI F., PASQUALI P., PRATI C.,
ROCCA F. (1994).
The wavenumber shift in SAR interferometry,
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING. vol. 32, pp. 855 -
865 ISSN: 0196-2892.
CAFFORIO C., PRATI C., ROCCA F. (1991).
SAR data focusing using
seismic migration techniques.
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS. pp. 194 - 207 ISSN: 0018-9251.