Paolo ADDESSO Curriculum

Paolo Addesso received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from University of Salerno (Italy) in 2000 defending a thesis entitled "A bifractal model of earth surface: simulation and statistical analysis." From 2001 to 2003 he worked at Ericsson Lab Italy as a software designer in the network management area. In 2005 he received the Ph.D. degree (from the University of Salerno) defending his thesis on "Modeling and statistical analysis of backscattering from fractal surfaces." From 2005 to april 2015 he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Salerno. Currently he is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer (RTD type A) at the University of Salerno.

He has been a participant in several national research projects and two European (FP7) projects (GENIUS and DESIGN). He is a Member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, of the KAGRA Scientific Collaboration and of the Virgo Scientific Collaboration since 2012, 2013 and 2017 respectively.

He is co-recipient, within LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), of two International Prizes
- 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
- 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize
for being co-author of the paper describing the discovery of gravitational waves, i.e. “Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger”, B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102 – 11 February 2016.
For this discovery, the most representative scientists of LSC, i.e. Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Paolo Addesso won a grant as Visiting Professor at GIPSA-lab, Universitè Grenoble Alpes - FR (23/01- 22/02/2017), for the research project “Data Fusion and Image Analysis for Remote Sensing”, in collaboration with Mauro Dalla Mura and Laurent Condat.

He served as a Reviewer for several journals (IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing) and as Session Chair at the IEEE IGARSS conference. From february 2015 he is editor of the international journal "Mathematical Problems in Engineering", Hindawi Publishing Corporation (IF. 0.802).

His main research interests are about statistical methods in signal processing, with special reference to remote sensing , statistical characterization of nonlinear/multistable systems, gravitational waves detection, detection and estimation theory (sequential and/or distributed) and indoor localization.