Dino Ienco

Dino Ienco
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE) | INRAE · Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées (MIA)

PhD
Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques to analyse remote sensing data for Agriculture / Environmental challenges

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Introduction
Dino Ienco currently works at the Territoires, Maison de la Télédétection en Languedoc-Roussillon. Dino does research in Data Mining, Databases and Artificial Intelligence.
Additional affiliations
February 2010 - January 2011
Università degli Studi di Torino
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
January 2007 - January 2010
Università degli Studi di Torino
Field of study
  • Data Mining

Publications

Publications (173)
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Change Detection (CD) aims to distinguish surface changes based on bi-temporal remote sensing images. In recent years, deep neural models have made a breakthrough in CD processes. However, training a deep neural model requires a large volume of labelled training samples that are time-consuming and labour-intensive to acquire. With the aim of learni...
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Huge amount of data are nowadays produced by a large and disparate family of sensors, which typically measure multiple variables over time. Such rich information can be profitably organized as multivariate time-series. Collect enough labelled samples to set up supervised analysis for such kind of data is challenging while a reasonable assumption is...
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Soil surface characteristics (SSCs) are of high importance for water infiltration processes in crop fields. As SSCs present strong spatiotemporal variability influenced by climatic conditions and agricultural practices, their monitor has already been explored by using UAV images and multispectral remote sensing. However, each technique has encounte...
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Standard supervised classification methods make the assumption that the training data is fully annotated thus requiring an a-priory labelling process which is both costly and time-consuming. To relax this requirement, many different flavors of weakly supervised learning have been proposed. Among weakly supervised learning strategies, Positive Unlab...
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Forest ecosystems play a fundamental role in natural balances and climate mechanisms through their contribution to global carbon storage. Their sustainable management and conservation is crucial in the current context of global warming and biodiversity conservation. To tackle such challenges, earth observation data have been identified as a valuabl...
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Applications in which researchers aim to extract a single land type from remotely sensed data are quite common in practical scenarios: extract the urban footprint to make connections with socio-economic factors; map the forest extent to subsequently retrieve biophysical variables and detect a particular crop type to successively calibrate and deplo...
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In this letter, we propose a new methodology for Satellite Image Time Series (SITS) land cover mapping, named Two Branches Convolutional Neural Network (TwoBCNN). The main objective of the proposed methodology is to combine pixel- and object-level multi-variate time-series information in the classification process. Experiments were carried out on a...
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This chapter presents an overview of the main time series analysis methods for environment monitoring with earth observation, from classical methods to the deep learning (DL) methods. It summarizes main differences between bi-temporal change detection, annual time series and dense time series analyses, and also presents the three main types of annu...
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Semi-supervised learning is crucial in many applications where accessing class labels is unaffordable or costly. The most promising approaches are graph-based but they are transductive and they do not provide a generalized model working on inductive scenarios. To address this problem, we propose a generic framework for inductive semi-supervised lea...
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In Sub-Saharan Africa, smallholder farms play a key role in agriculture, occupyingmost of the agricultural land. Design policies for increasing smallholder productivityremains a safe way to establish sustainable food systems and boost local economies.However, efforts are still needed in order to achieve accurate and timely monitor-ing in smallholde...
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Extensive research studies have been conducted in recent years to exploit the complementarity among multi-sensor (or multi-modal) remote sensing data for prominent applications such as land cover mapping. In order to make a step further with respect to previous studies which investigate multi-temporal SAR and optical data or multi-temporal/multi-sc...
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Nowadays, huge amount of data are being produced by a large and diverse family of sensors (e.g., remote sensors, biochemical sensors, wearable devices). These sensors typically measure multiple variables over time, resulting in data streams that can be profitably organized as multivariate time-series. In practical scenarios, the speed at which such...
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Full waveform (FW) LiDAR systems have proven their effectiveness to map forest biophysical variables in the last two decades, owing to their ability of measuring, with high accuracy, forest vertical structures. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) system on board the International Space Station (ISS) is the latest FW spaceborne LiDAR...
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Semi-supervised learning is crucial in many applications where accessing class labels is unaffordable or costly. The most promising approaches are graph-based but they are transductive and they do not provide a generalized model working on inductive scenarios. To address this problem, we propose a generic framework, ESA☆, for inductive semi-supervi...
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Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are getting increasing attention to deal with Land Cover Classification (LCC) relying on Satellite Image Time Series (SITS). Though high performances can be achieved, the rationale of a prediction yielded by a DNN often remains unclear. An architecture expressing predictions with respect to input channels is thus propose...
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Many real world data can be modeled by a graph with a set of nodes interconnected to each other by multiple relationships. Such a rich graph is called multilayer graph or network. Providing useful visualization tools to support the query process for such graphs is challenging. Although many approaches have addressed the visual query construction, f...
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Satellite image time series (SITS) collected by modern Earth Observation (EO) systems represent a valuable source of information that supports several tasks related to the monitoring of the Earth surface dynamics over large areas. A main challenge is then to design methods able to leverage the complementarity between the temporal dynamics and the s...
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Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) can be seriously impacted by the initial parameters assignment, which may result in poor generalization performances on new unseen data. With the objective to tackle this crucial issue, in the context of RNN based classification, we propose a new supervised layer-wise pretraining strategy to initialize network param...
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The unprecedented possibility to acquire high resolution Satellite Image Time Series (SITS) data is opening new opportunities to monitor the different aspects of the Earth Surface but, at the same time, it is raising up new challenges in term of suitable methods to analyze and exploit such huge amount of rich image data. One of the main tasks assoc...
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European satellite missions Sentinel-1 (S1) and Sentinel-2 (S2) provide at high spatial resolution and high revisit time, respectively, radar and optical images that support a wide range of Earth surface monitoring tasks, such as Land Use/Land Cover mapping. A long-standing challenge in the remote sensing community is about how to efficiently explo...
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Due to the proliferation of Earth Observation programmes, information at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolution is collected by means of various sensors (optical, radar, hyperspectral, LiDAR, etc.). Despite such abundance of information, it is not always possible to obtain a complete coverage of the same area (especially for large ones...
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Monitoring the ecological status of natural habitats is crucial to the conservation process, as it enables the implementation of efficient conservation policies. Nowadays, it is increasingly possible to automate species identification, given the availability of very large image databases and state-of-the-art computational power which makes the trai...
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Irrigation plays a significant role in agricultural production in order to meet the global food requirement under changing climatic conditions. To fulfill the high demand for food with an ever-increasing global population, better planning of irrigation is required. Therefore, more focus is being set on the assessment of irrigation performance for i...
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Nowadays, great quantities of data are produced by a large and diverse family of sensors (e.g., remote sensors, biochemical sensors, wearable devices), which typically measure multiple variables over time, resulting in data streams that can be profitably organized as multivariate time-series. In practical scenarios, the speed at which such informat...
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Nowadays, modern Earth Observation systems continuously collect massive amounts of satellite information. The unprecedented possibility to acquire high resolution Satellite Image Time Series (SITS) data (series of images with high revisit time period on the same geographical area) is opening new opportunities to monitor the different aspects of the...
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Nowadays, there is a general agreement on the need to better characterize agricultural monitoring systems in response to the global changes. Timely and accurate land use/land cover mapping can support this vision by providing useful information at fine scale. Here, a deep learning approach is proposed to deal with multi-source land cover mapping at...
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Due to the proliferation of Earth Observation programmes, information at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolution is collected by means of various sensors (optical, radar, hyperspectral, LiDAR, etc.). Despite such abundance of information, it is not always possible to obtain a complete coverage of the same area (especially for large ones...
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Nowadays, huge volume of satellite images, via the different Earth Observation missions, are constantly acquired and they constitute a valuable source of information for the analysis of spatio-temporal phenomena. However, it can be challenging to obtain reference data associated to such images to deal with land use or land cover changes as often th...
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Describing how communities change over space and time is crucial to better understand and predict the functioning of ecosystems. We propose a new methodological framework, based on network theory and modularity concept, to determine which type of mechanisms (i.e. deterministic versus stochastic processes) has the strongest influence on structuring...
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Semi-supervised learning is a family of classification methods conceived to reduce the amount of required labeled information in the training phase. Graph-based methods are among the most popular semi-supervised strategies: a nearest neighbor graph is built in such a way that the manifold of the data is captured and the labeled information is propa...
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This letter proposes a deep learning model to deal with the spatial transfer challenge for the mapping of irrigated areas through the analysis of Sentinel-1 data. First, a convolutional neural network (CNN) model called "Teacher Model" is trained on a source geographical area characterized by a huge volume of samples. Then, this model is transferre...
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European satellite missions Sentinel-1 (S1) and Sentinel-2 (S2) provide at highspatial resolution and high revisit time, respectively, radar and optical imagesthat support a wide range of Earth surface monitoring tasks such as LandUse/Land Cover mapping. A long-standing challenge in the remote sensingcommunity is about how to efficiently exploit mu...
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Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) can be seriously impacted by the initial parameters assignment, which may result in poor generalization performances on new unseen data. With the objective to tackle this crucial issue, in the context of RNN based classification, we propose a new supervised layer-wise pretraining strategy to initialize network param...
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In most real world scenarios, experts dispose of limited background knowledge that they can exploit for guiding the analysis process. In this context, semi-supervised clustering can be employed to leverage such knowledge and enable the discovery of clusters that meet the analysts’ expectations. To this end, we propose a semi-supervised deep embeddi...
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The huge amount of data currently produced by modern Earth Observation (EO) missions has allowed for the design of advanced machine learning techniques able to support complex Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) mapping tasks. The Copernicus programme developed by the European Space Agency provides, with missions such as Sentinel-1 (S1) and Sentinel-2 (S2),...
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Mapping irrigated plots is essential for better water resource management. Today, the free and open access Sentinel-1 (S1) and Sentinel-2 (S2) data with high revisit time offers a powerful tool for irrigation mapping at plot scale. Up to date, few studies have used S1 and S2 data to provide approaches for mapping irrigated plots. This study propose...
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In most real world scenarios, experts dispose of limited background knowledge that they can exploit for guiding the analysis process. In this context, semi-supervised clustering can be employed to leverage such knowledge and enable the discovery of clusters that meet the analysts' expectations. To this end, we propose a semi-supervised deep embeddi...
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A major issue affecting optical imagery is the presence ofclouds. The need of cloud-free scenes at specific date is cru-cial in a number of operational monitoring applications. Onthe other hand, the cloud-insensitive SAR sensors are a solidasset and they provide orthogonal information with respect tooptical satellite, that enable the retrieval of i...
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Modern Earth Observation (EO) systems produce huge volumes of images with the objective to monitor Earth surface. Due to the high revisit time of EO systems such the Sentinel-2 constellation, satellite image time series (SITS) are continuously produced allowing to improve the monitoring of spatio-temporal phenomena. How to efficiently analyze SITS...
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In this work we introduce and evaluate a deep learning model, mbCNN, that combines together satellite imagery and Volunteer Geographical Information (VGI) data to deal with different types of built-up surfaces. Differently from most of the previous works that only consider Urban/Non-Urban settings involving only one urban LULC class, here, we inves...
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Nowadays, modern Earth Observation systems continuously generate huge amounts of data. A notable example is represented by the Sentinel-2 mission, which provides images at high spatial resolution (up to 10 m) with high temporal revisit period (every 5 days), which can be organized in Satellite Image Time Series (SITS). While the use of SITS has bee...
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The expansion of satellite technologies makes remote sensing data abundantly available. While the access to such data is no longer an issue, the analysis of this kind of data is still challenging and time consuming. In this paper, we present an object-oriented methodology designed to handle multi-annual Satellite Image Time Series (SITS). This meth...
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Modern Earth Observation systems provide remote sensing data at different temporal and spatial resolutions. Among all the available spatial mission, today the Sentinel-2 program supplies high temporal (every five days) and high spatial resolution (HSR) (10 m) images that can be useful to monitor land cover dynamics. On the other hand, very HSR (VHS...
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In this work we introduce and evaluate a deep learning model, mbCNN, that combines together satellite imagery and Volunteer Geographical Information (VGI) data to deal with different types of built-up surfaces. Differently from most of the previous works that only consider Urban/Non-Urban settings involving only one urban LULC class, here, we inves...
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Radar and Optical Satellite Image Time Series (SITS) are sources of information that are commonly employed to monitor earth surfaces for tasks related to ecology, agriculture, mobility, land management planning and land cover monitoring. Many studies have been conducted using one of the two sources, but how to smartly combine the complementary info...
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Radar and Optical Satellite Image Time Series (SITS) are sources of information that are commonly employed to monitor earth surfaces for tasks related to ecology, agriculture, mobility, land management planning and land cover monitoring. Many studies have been conducted using one of the two sources, but how to smartly combine the complementary info...
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The use of Very High Spatial Resolution (VHSR) imagery in remote sensing applications is nowadays a current practice whenever fine-scale monitoring of the earth’s surface is concerned. VHSR Land Cover classification, in particular, is currently a well-established tool to support decisions in several domains, including urban monitoring, agriculture,...
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Nowadays, modern Earth Observation systems continuously generate huge amounts of data. A notable example is represented by the Sentinel-2 mission, which provides images at high spatial resolution (up to 10m) with high temporal revisit period (every 5 days), which can be organized in Satellite Image Time Series (SITS). While the use of SITS has been...