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Professor Sebastiano B. Serpico is a full professor of telecommunications at the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa and a fellow of the IEEE. He received the Laurea (M.S.) degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Genoa, Italy. He is the Coordinator of the research group on Signal Processing and Recognition Methods and Systems of the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture of the University of Genoa. His current research interests include pattern recognition for remote sensing image analysis. He was the Chairman of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies (ISICT) from 2003 to 2019. He has been the project manager of numerous research projects and an evaluator of project proposals for various programs of the European Union, Italian Space Agency, Italian Ministry of Education and Research, etc. He is the author (or coauthor) of over 200 scientific articles published in journals and conference proceedings. He received the Education Award from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in 2019, the Interactive Symposium Paper Award at the IEEE IGARSS in 2016, and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing in 2010. He is an associate editor of the international journal IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS). From 1998 to 2002, he was the chairman of the SPIE/EUROPTO series of conferences on Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing. He was Co-Chair of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in 2015 (Milan, Italy). He is a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Genoa.