California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Pengfei Ma

Pietro Milillo

Special Student

PhD Student 2013, Environmental Engineering, Università della Basilicata – Potenza

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 360
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6932
Fax: (626) 564-0715


Pietro Milillo is a visiting student researcher working with Professor Mark Simons and with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) group within the Italian Space Agency – JPL, Università della Basilicata – Caltech agreement.

His research focuses on digital signal processing with particular attention to GPS and COSMO-SkyMed (CSK) SAR data analysis, interferogram generation, digital elevation model validation, persistent scatterers and SBAS techniques. His main interests are in remote sensing and Earth processes.

Current Projects:
CSK Scansar – Stripmap interferometry
CSK Spotlight – Stripmap interferometry
California Mapping Project (CaliMaP)
Precise CSK Digital Elevation Model mission
CSK Antarctica monitoring
CSK Dynamic Processes
CSK Active Volcanoes Monitoring