Matteo Giuseppe Ziliani

PhD Student

PhD Student


Research Interests

​Matteo completed his BSc and MS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Politecnico of Milan in Italy. After graduation, he spent almost 8 months undertaking research as an intern at KAUST, working on data assimilation techniques for improving flood forecasts in urban areas, under the supervision of Professor Ibrahim Hoteit in the Earth Fluid Modeling and Prediction group. Since September 2016 he has been working as a PhD student in the HALO group and his research interests is now focused on crop yield forecasting methods integrated with UAV and Remote Sensing applications.

Selected Publications

  • Intra-season crop height variability at commercial farm scales using a fixed-wing UAV
    Ziliani et al.
    Remote Sensing, 10(12), 2018


  • ​M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico of Milan, Italy, 2015
  • B.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico of Milan, Italy, 2012

Non-KAUST Affiliations

Data Scientist, Hydrosat in Luxembourg.

Research Interests Keywords

Environment modeling Agricultural monitoring Remote sensing Crop forecasting