Guido Cervone


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Research Interests
My formal background is in Computational Science and Remote Sensing, and my research focuses on the development and application of computational algorithms for the analysis of spatio-temporal remote sensing, numerical modeling and social media “Big Data” related to environmental hazards and renewable energy.  I focus on problems related to the fusion of heterogenous data at different temporal and spatial scale.

I am Affiliated Scientist with the Research Application Laboratory (RAL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder CO. I am Research Fellow with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IL.  I am a member of the advisory committee of the United National Environmental Programme (UNEP), division of Disasters and Early Warning Assessment (DEWA).

Other irrelevant interests
My big passion is sailing.  I am a volunteer instructor at the US Naval Academy (USNA), in the Offshore Sailing Training Squadron (OSTS) program.  I sailed over 4000 offshore miles.  I do not own a cell phone.

Research Interests

  • environmental hazards
  • remote sensing
  • geoinformatics
  • social media


  • Laura Harding
  • Elena Sava
  • Carolynne Hultquist
  • Yanan Xin
  • Weiming Hu
  • Martina Calovi (Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy)
  • Yifan Pan (Peking University, Bejiing, China)

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 597A: Data Mining for GeoInformatics
  • GEOG 333: Natural Hazards
  • GEOG 497F: Advanced Remote Sensing