Full Professor of Geomatics at Bologna University, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM). Coordinator of the \Building and Urban Systems Engineering\ Master, Engineering and Architecture School, University of Bologna. Coordinator of Italian Association of Professors in Surveying and Cartography (AUTeC). Coordinator of the Ph.D. Course in “Geomatics and Transportation Engineering”. Member of the ICA (International Cartographic Association) Commission “Digital Approaches to Cartographic Heritage” (2011-2015). Principal Investigator in different national and international projects (FP7, Central Europe), responsible for a number of surveying projects in Italy and in different countries, he is author of about 250 national and international publications. His main research interests are related to integration of geomatic techniques to environmental change detection and Cultural Heritage, 3D modelling and GIS, digital approaches to cartographic heritage, ground deformation monitoring, risk and disaster mitigation by remote sensing and terrestrial techniques.