I am a postdoc researcher in the 3D geoinformation group at the Delft University of Technology, and a research fellow of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS-Institute).

My Research interest

I am working towards the integration of multi-source spatial data, in particular, detailed 3D models (from survey or from design), in interoperable 3D maps, having semantics from open standards and correct geometry.

The inclusion of different levels-of-detail, time, extra information (energy, history, functions, sensor data…) make such maps increasingly powerful to analyse the city (e.g. noise, air quality, urban flooding), visualise effects of changes, communicate, educate.

I envisage the concrete employment of such technology for smart cities applications.


I had my MSc in Architecture (Restoration and Enhancement) from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) (2012), where I also obtained my PhD in Cultural Heritage (2016).

During the years of my PhD and until may 2018, I worked at the the Geomatics group in the Environmental Engineering Department at Politecnico di Torino, straddling this and the Architecture one.

Without forgetting my original passion for architectural heritage-connected topics, I also explored urban and environmental applications, and developed my research for both kinds of application fields.

After exploring the geomatics methods for advanced 3D survey (laser scanning methods and photogrammetry-structure from motion techniques, mainly from unmanned aerial vehicles), I focused my research in the GIS field, towards the use of open standard data models and open technologies to archive high-level-of-detail and semantic information in 3D digital maps.

More things

I am the secretary in the Working Group IV/2: Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).