Postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Miguel Ángel Maté González

Miguel Ángel Maté González is an Eng. in topography (2012) and has a MsC in Cartographic Geotechnologies in Engineering and Architecture (2013), a MsC in Secondary Education and a PhD in Geotechnologies applied to Construction, Energy and Industry (2017). The applicant’s doctoral Thesis titled “Implications of photogrammetry and laser techniques in the identification and characterization of anthropic traces on bone remains in Pleistocene archaeological sites”, was awarded with the Extraordinary Award by the University of Salamanca.


Technical and scientific contributions: During pre-doctoral formation, the applicant was awarded with a Promotion of Young Employment and Implementation of the Youth Guarantee in R&D of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness – PEJ-2014-P-00412. As member of the TIDOP Research Group (University of Salamanca) he is co-author of 40 scientific publications, 28 of which are indexed in the JCR impact list for International journals (being corresponding author of 8 of them), 11 belonging to the first quartile. The applicant is also author of a book chapter and has a H index of 12 and i-10 of 14. On top of the above, he has developed a software patent from an European Project and has participated in International Conferences (10), workshops, courses in the scientific week. Additionally, the candidate has collaborated in the organization of scientific activities, being part of the organization committee of the International Symposium CIPA Ávila, reviewing projects and manuscripts as well as being Editor 2 of a Special Issue of different JCR international journals (among other merits). As part of their educational formation, the applicant was assistant professor in the Archaeology Degree in Complutense University of Madrid, contributing in the technical formation for cultural heritage documentation and conservation topics.


Mobility: As for International Activity, the applicant has participated in 3 International projects (in addition to 6 National and 3 Regional projects) and has carried out relevant international and national collaborations from the predoctoral and postdoctoral stays. The results of these mobility programs have included the publication of 20 JCR papers and the development of a patent.


Leadership: the candidate has worked for two years at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ávila, University of Salamanca and has been in charge of projects in the field of Cultural Heritage, in the TIDOP Research Group (http://tidop.usales). In these projects, the applicant deals with the 3D documentation of Cultural Heritage assets applying knowledge in advanced geomatics for the generation of descriptive models, generation of Heritage Building Information modelling (HBIM), connection of databases with the predictive model HBIM (Computer Vision – Machine Learning / Deep Learning), and others. In this period, the applicant has also improved his formation through 13 months of post-doctoral stays in relevant International and National Institutions. Regarding this field of research, they are Principal Research (PR) of two projects and member of 12 more projects. The investigator has worked in different research institutions since 2013, collaborating with researchers from all the world. Finally, the candidate obtained in this last year: a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 (Grant agreement ID: 894785); and and a contract as a professor with the figure of Profesor Ayudante Doctor at the university Politécnica de Madrid.


Dr. Marco Piras


Prof. Piras is an associate professor at the Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) and he is working on Geomatics field, in particular on the use of drones for geomatics application, low cost sensors and data fusion, mobile LiDAR and moving handled system, indoor navigation, virtual reality and 3D modelling. Prof. Piras works in the geomatic’s groups at the POLITO, which has a lot of experiences on CH and innovative solution for 3D model, even using low cost solution. He is PI in national projects and he is PP in several European projects. He is Management board member on the research center called PIC4SER, which is focused on Service robotics ( Moreover, he is on the scientific committee of VR@POLITO, which is a research center on VR at the POLITO ( This last center is mainly focused to develop innovative solution about virtual reality and augmented reality solution, from small to large scale objects. He has published more than 110 papers (61 Scopus indexed and more than 500 citations) on national and international journal, book’s chapters and proceedings.

During his PhD career, in 2009 he won the ASITA’s award called “young researcher on geomatics”, thanks to his research and PhD activities and in 2007, his PhD thesis as received a special mention by Italian academic society of topography and mapping. Prof. Piras is secretary (2019-2022) of the Italian society of photogrammetry and topography (SIFET) and member of the directive board of the same society. Moreover, it is member of the GFOSS society and he is active member on ISPRS society, especially on the close range and sensors working groups. He is member of the editorial board for Applied Geomatics journal. He leads a research section about a “moving lab” on a project called “Excellent Department” funded my Italian Ministry of University (800k€ for this section). He is reviewers in several international journals as SENSORS, APPLIED SCIENCES, APPLIED GEOMATICS. He has been invited speaker and speaker in several national and international conferences (e.g. EGU, ION GNSS++, ISPRS, UAV-g, CIPA…).