Luciano Alparone received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1985 and 1990, respectively.
Since 2002, he has been an Associate Professor of electrical communications with the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, University of Florence. During the spring of 2000 and summer of 2001, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Tampere International Centre for Signal Processing, Tampere, Finland. His research interests are data compression for remote sensing and medical applications, multiresolution image analysis and processing, multisensor data fusion, and processing and analysis of SAR images. He authored or coauthored over 60 papers on peer-reviewed journals and a total of 300 publications.
Dr. Alparone was a recipient of the 2004 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters Prize Paper Award for his study on "A global quality measurement of Pan-sharpened multispectral imagery".