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WE WELCOME PROF. GUIDO CERVONE AND PROF. MARCO TEDESCO AS AFFILIATES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EXCELLENCE

Publication Date: 
25.11.2020

Marco Tedesco and Guido Cervone have become official affiliates of EMbeDS in October 2020.

Guido Cervone is a Professor of Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, and an Associate Director of the Institute for Computation and Data Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also an Affiliate Scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and an Adjunct Professor at the Lamonth-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University. He received a B.S. (1998) at the Catholic University of America, an M.S. (2000) in Computer Science at the George Mason University, and Ph.D. in Computational Science and Informatics (2005) at the George Mason University.  

Guido's research sits at the intersection of geospatial science, atmospheric science and computer science.  He focuses on the development of computational algorithms for the analysis of remote sensing and numerical modeling data associated with extreme events, hazards and renewable energy. The two main themes of his research are the study of uncertainty associated with probabilistic forecasts for rare and extreme events; and atmospheric characterization using hyper-spectral remote sensing scenes.  

Marco Tedesco is a Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and an Adjunct Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). He received his Laurea in Electronic Engineering at the University of Naples- Federico II. Marco began his PhD at the Italian National Research Council in Florence, where he studied and developed theoretical models to account for the interaction between electromagnetic waves and snow particles for remote sensing applications. Next he moved to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Washington DC, where he spent five years. He moved to CCNY in 2008 as an Assistant Professor, and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. During his time, he founded and directed the Cryosphere Processes Laboratory and was a rotating Program Manager at the National Science Foundation between 2013 and 2015. In January 2016, he joined Columbia University and NASA GISS. Dr.

Marco’s research focuses on the dynamics of seasonal snowpack, ice sheet surface properties, high latitude fieldwork, exobiology, global climate change and its implications on the economy and real estate. He authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, and the recent book “Ghiaccio - Viaggio Nel Continente che scompare” published in Italy by Il Saggiatore and translated in several languages, including English, Spanish, Dutch and Polish. He lives in New York City.