BioDr. Marco Minghini obtained a BSc degree (2008) and an MSc degree (2010), both with honors, in Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. In 2014 he obtained his PhD with merit in Environmental and Infrastructures Engineering at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on the use of open source software, including mobile data collection and virtual globes for Volunteered Geographic information (VGI) science applications. From 2014 to 2018 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GEOlab (http://geolab.como.polimi.it) of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Since August 2018 he works as Project Officer at the European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, focusing on data interoperability and INSPIRE implementation.
He is an advocate on open source software and open data. He became an OSGeo Charter Member in 2015 and since 2016 he is the Secretary of ISPRS WG IV/4 "Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping (C³M)" (http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm4/wg4.html). He was the responsible and point of contact of the GEOlab for the Geo for All network. He is also an active OpenStreetMap (OSM) mapper, a member of the Italian OSM community, a Voting Member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT, https://www.hotosm.org) and the former Faculty Advisor of PoliMappers (https://polimappers.github.io). He is a regular participant and presenter at global and local FOSS4G events. He was the Secretary and organizer of FOSS4G Europe 2015 (http://europe.foss4g.org/2015).