BioMargherita Di Leo (a.k.a. Madi) graduated in Environmental and Territorial Engineering with a specialization natural risks management. She gained her PhD in Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Physics (DIFA) at the University of Basilicata. Since 2012, she is a scientific / technical project officer at European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC). Her current research interests entail machine learning / deep learning techniques applied to forest health monitoring and remote sensing. Since November 2011, she has been an OSGeo Charter Member. Former board member of GFOSS.it (Associazione Italiana per il Software Geografico Libero), the Italian OSGeo local chapter. Member of GRASS GIS community. Since November 2012, she has been member of GRASS PSC. Co-Founder of the Open Geoscience Committee. Since 2015, OSGeo Google Summer of Code admin. She has been Google Summer of Code mentor in 2014 and Google Code-In mentor in 2017/18.