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Elena Donini

Elena Donini (Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering, the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in telecommunication engineering, and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in information and communication technologies from the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, in 2015, 2017, and 2021, respectively.

She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Remote Sensing for Digital Earth unit of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy. She collaborates with the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the University of Trento. She is a member of the scientific team working on the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) instrument, which is on board the European Space Agency (ESA) mission JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) to the Jupiter system and the scientific team working on the subsurface radar sounder (SRS) instrument onboard of the upcoming ESA mission EnVision to Venus. Her research interests are related to the automatic analysis of terrestrial and planetary radar sounder data with machine learning and deep learning techniques.

Dr. Donini received the prizes for the 2022 Best Italian Ph.D. thesis and the 2018 Best Italian Master thesis in remote sensing, awarded by the Italy Chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.


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