Self-committed and motivated researcher, I love tackling new challenges and implementing.
After graduating as TLC engineer in the University of Ferrara, I gained experience as spatial analyst for air quality applications
during my PhD, developing geostatistical multivariate models for particles exposure mapping, with satellite imagery.
During my postdoctoral fellowship in the Jacobs University in Bremen, I am (currently) working on the design and implementation of OGC geo-image web services (WCS/WCPS) for visualization and server-side processing of Big spatio-temporal gridded datasets via the open-source rasdaman project.
In the recent years I have been working continuously in highly international environments, developing side by side with my team members, tutoring students and providing continuous support to the open-source community willing to use our software.
I have been presenting the proceedings of my research at several international scientific conferences and symposiums. I am able to summarize the key aspects of a work and present it in a proper manner to others, leveraging the level of details to the different contexts: from the short presentation to domain outsiders up to more technical tutorials for full dedicated workshops. Technically, I am a Linux user since years; I am fond of many programming languages (e.g. Java, Bash, R, or C/C++); I have been designing and implementing active PostgreSQL databases; I am a gitenthusiast and I can easily deal with distributed and versioned development.
<2014. Design and development for Web-based access and analysis of time series of regularly and irregularly gridded geoimages through the rasdaman Array DBMS and its Java servlet. Active role in the OGC “Temporal Ad-Hoc” Working Group for the definition of spatio-temporal Coordinate Reference Systems for coverages.
>2014. Engineering innovative solutions for optimized mine clearance in the field of Humanitarian Demining: automated mine/UXO detection via droids, real-time telemetry monitoring, multi-actor multi-point network protocol definition, advanced GIS user interface with decision-support systems.
P. Baumann, et al. Big data analytics for Earth Sciences: the EarthServer approach. International Journal of Digital Earth, 0(0):1–27, Mar 2015.
P. Campalani, A. Beccati, S. Mantovani, and P. Baumann. Temporal analysis of atmospheric data using open standards. In 4 th
Symposium on Geospatial Databases And Location Based Services. ISPRS Technical Commission, May 2014.
P. Baumann, J. Yu, D. Misev, K. Lipskoch, A. Beccati, P. Campalani, and M. Owonibi. Geographical Information Systems: Trends and Technologies, chapter Preparing Array Analytics for the Data Tsunami. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, May 2014.
J. Yu, P. Baumann, D. Misev, P. Campalani, M. Albani, F. Marelli, D. Giaretta, and S. Crompton. Point of view: Long-term access to Earth archives across multiple disciplines. Computer Standards & Interfaces, 2014.