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169 Giovanna Sona
born in Milano 6/2/1961.

1987 - Degree in Physics (110/110 with honours) at Università Statale di Milano; thesis title: "Studio mediante tecnica PIXE (Particle Induced X-Ray Emission) dell'inquinamento da polveri in località urbane della Sicilia" (Study of dust polluttants in Sicily towns through Particle Induced X-Ray Emission technique) - Co-operates with Institute of Applied Physics and ENEL in meteorological and air pollutants data analysis.
1988-1990 - works at Agip S.p.A (Italian national oil company), in the Oil Reservoir Modelling Section, following the acquisition, testing, use and teaching of simulator sw.
1991-1994 - Ph.D. in Geodetic and Topographic Sciences at Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Transport Infrastructures and Surveys (DIIAR) of Politecnico di Milano, developing researches on earth gravity field modeling. Thesis title : "La determinazione dei modelli globali di campo gravitazionale anomalo" (Determination of global models of anomalous gravity field ) Supervising professor: Prof. Fernando Sansò.
Takes part to Mediterranean geoid computation Project (GEOMED), and is in the local organizing committee of the first "International School on the Determination and Use of the Geoid" (Milano)
1994-1996 - co-operates with DIIAR Politecnico di Milano on global and local earth gravity field modeling, and on satellite gradiometric missions (GEM-ESA mission); develops numerical methods for the use of ellipsoidal harmonic functions in geopotential models (sw ELGRAM-Ellipsoidal Gravity Model Manipulator). Wins the "IAG 1996 best paper award for young authors" with the work "Numerical problems in the computation of ellipsoidal harmonics" - Journal of Geodesy.
1996-1998 works as researcher at CNR Istituto di Ricerca sul Rischio Sismico (National Research center - Seismic hazard research institute) - Co-operates with International Geoid Service (I.Ge.S.) at DIIAR, developing researches and software for local and global geopotential models, on satellite measurements.(radar-altimetry, GPS) and on the validation over Italy of the global geopotential model DMA-NASA EGM96.
Since 1999 is full time researcher at DIIAR, where carries on research activities on Physical Geodesy and the modelling of earth gravity field with statistical methods.
Takes part to Italian geoid computation (ITALGEO95, ITALGEO99, ITALGEO05), with assessment and updating of italian DTM. Works within I.Ge.S. at the European Gravimetric Geoid Project. (EGGP)

Since 2000 works also in the fields of photogrammetry and image analysis, taking part to the Italian research projects : "I Sistemi Inerziali Integrati di Posizionamento nella fotogrammetria aerea/ Integrated Inertial Systems for Positioning in Aerial Photogrammetry " (Cofin 2002, Coord.Prof.Galetto), and "Il GEOPIXEL, definito geometricamente e radiometricamente come entità sul territorio/ GEOPIXEL, radiometrically and geometrically defined" (Prin 2005, Coord.Prof.Dequal)

Teaching
From AA91/92 to AA96/97 and AA98/99, AA00/01 lectures for the course 'Statistical and Probabilistic Methods and Stochastic Processes' (MPSPS - Prof.Sansò) - Bachelor in Environmental Engineering and in Computer Engineering , Campus Milano and Como.
From AA 93/94 to AA96/97 lectures for the course 'Elements of Statistics' (Prof.Sansò) - Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Como Campus.
In AA99/00 and 00/01 is professor of Matematica B (Statistics ) - Bachelor in 'Logistic and Production Eng.' and 'Computer Engineering'.
In AA01/02 is professor for the Course of Probability Calculus - Bachelor in Computer Eng., and takes part to the realization of the Bachelor Computer Engineering On Line with lessons of statistics.
From AA00/01 to AA04/05 is professor of the Course of Photogrammetry - Bachelor in Environmental Engineering.
Since AA04/05 is professor of the Course of Digital Photogrammetry and Image Analysis - Master in Environmental Engineering.

Main publications

F.Sansò, G.Sona (1993) "The challenge of computing the geoid in the nineties" Surveys in Geophysics - N.14 - Kluwer Acad.Publ. - Netherland.

F.Sansò, G.Sona (1993) "Correzioni ellissoidiche ai modelli globali di gravità" Atti dell'11° Convegno GNGTS .

B.Benciolini, F.Sacerdote, F.Sansò, G.Sona (1993) "Study of the gravity field determination using gradiometry and GPS" WP113 ESA Contract N. 9877 Final Report

F.Sansò, G.Sona (1994) "Gravity reductions versus approximate B.V.P.s" Atti del III Convegno Hotine- Marussi L'Aquila, 1-6 giugno 1994 - Springer Verlag - Berlin.

D.Arabelos, R.Barzaghi, F.Sansò, G.Sona (1994) "The gravimetric geoid and the SST in the Eastern Mediterranean" - MARE NOSTRUM - GEOMED Report n.4 - Arabelos e Tziavos edts. - Salonicco.

F.Sansò, G.Sona (1995) "The theory of optimal linear estimation for continuous fields of measurements" Manuscripta Geodaetica N.20 - Springer Verlag - Berlin.

R.Barzaghi, A.Manzino, D.Sguerso, G.Sona (1995) "Preparazione dei dati gravimetrici ed altimetrici per la stima del geoide italiano: ITALGEO95" Atti 13° Convegno GNGTS.

G.Sona (1995) "Numerical problems in the computation of ellipsoidal harmonics" , Journal of Geodesy, Vol.70, N.1/2. - Springer Verlag - Berlin (vincitore premio "IAG 1996 best paper award for young authors")

R.Barzaghi, M.A.Brovelli, A.Manzino, D.Sguerso, G.Sona (1996) "The new Italian quasi-geoid: ITALGEO95", Bollettino di Geodesia e Scienze Affini, N.1.

A.Albertella, F.Migliaccio, F.Sansò, G.Sona (1996) "The problem of polar caps in a gradio-metric mission" , IGeS Bull.N.5 - DIIAR - Politecnico di Milano - Dicembre 1996.

A.Albertella, R.Barzaghi, F.Sansò, G.Sona, (1997) "Geopotential models validation at IGeS", IGeS Bull.Special Issue N.6 - DIIAR - Politecnico di Milano.

R.Barzaghi, M.Brovelli, A.Manzino, F.Sanso', D.Sguerso, G.Sona (1997) "Il Geoide in Italia e le sue future applicazioni" - Atti del Mini Workshop "Geodesia Spaziale nel Mediterraneo"- Cagliari- Febbraio 1997.

A.Albertella, M.Brovelli, F.Migliaccio , G.Sona (1997) 'Esercizi di trattamento statistico dei dati ' Vol.I "Probabilità - Variabili casuali a una dimensione - Variabili casuali bidimensionali - Covarianza" e Vol.II "Teoria della stima - Inferenza statistica - Catene di Markov - Processi stocastici" - Citta' Studi Edizioni - Milano

R.Barzaghi, A.Borghi, G.Sona (1998) "New covariance models for local applications of collocation" - Atti IV Hotine Marussi Symp. on Math. Geodesy - Sett.1998 -Trento.

Barzaghi R., Barbarella M.., Dominici D., Fiani M., Gandolfi S., Sona G.(1998) : "A comparison between the ITALGEO95 and GPS/leveling data along the coasts of Italy" . - Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth - Vol.23, N°1.

Barzaghi R., Betti B., Borghi A., Sona G., Tornatore V.(1999): Ulteriori sviluppi nella stima del Quasi-geoide italiano e future prospettive. .- Atti 3° Conferenza Nazionale ASITA - Vol.1, Napoli - Novembre 1999

Sanso' F., Sona G. (2001): ELGRAM: an Ellipsoidal Gravity Model Manipulator -Bollettino di Geodesia e Scienze Affini- LX N°3 - lug.ago.set.2001

R. Barzaghi, A. Borghi, M. A. Brovelli, G.Sona (2001), A Comparison Between Two Methods for Outliers Detection in DTM Data Italy-Canada Workshop 3-4 aprile 2001

Barzaghi R., Betti B., Borghi A., Sona G., Tornatore V.(2002): The Italian quasi-geoid ITALGEO99 Bollettino di Geodesia e Scienze Affini- LXI N°1 - gen.feb.mar.2002

Sona G. Developing and testing the ellipsoidal gravity model manipulator ELGRAM (2002)- IGeS Bull. N 12 - Maggio 2002 - DIIAR - Politecnico di Milano

Casella V., Franzini M., Forlani G., Galetto R., Manzino A., Radicioni F., Sona G.,Villa B. (2004) - Initial results of the Italian project on direct georeferencing in aerial photogrammetry - IAPRS, Vol XXXV, Atti del XX Congresso ISPRS, Istambul.
Sansò F., Sona G., Villa B., Lo Brutto M., Forlani G., Pinto L., Casella V., Galetto R., Franzini M., Radicioni F., Grassi S., Manzino A.M., Roggero M. (2004) - Stime rigorose di accuratezza e parallassi residue su blocchi acquisiti industrialmente - Bollettino SIFET, n. 2, 2004, ISSN 0392 4424.
L.Biagi, M.C.De Lacy, S.Maroli, E.Nespoli, G.Sona, (2004) Trabajos geodesicos con GPS para el apoyo fotogrammetrico en la provincia de Como (Italia) - 4^ Asamblea Hispano Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geofisica - Figueira da Foz 2004 - Spain

Barzaghi R., Borghi A., Carrion D., Sona G. (2007), Refining the estimate of the Italian quasi-geoid-Bollettino di Geodesia e Scienze Affini

Borghi A., Carrion D., Sona G. (2007), Validation and fusion of different databases in preparation of high resolution geoid determination- Geophysical Journal International

Sampietro D., Sona G., Venuti G. (2007) Residual Terrain Correction on the Sphere by an FFT Algorithm, Proceedings 1st Int.Symposium on the International Gravity Field Service "Gravity Field of the Earth" 28 Agosto - 1 Settembre 2006 - Istanbul IAG Symposia series by Springer Verlag






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