A few years ago, when I was a researcher, I had to put at the end of journal papers a little biography... the last was in 2012, and it was the following:
Adamo Ferro received the M.S. degree in telecommunications engineering (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Trento, Trento, Italy, in 2008 and 2011, respectively.
During summer 2010, he was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology/NASA, Pasadena. He is currently with the Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. His main interests include the analysis of planetary radar sounder signals for information extraction purposes, and very high resolution synthetic aperture radar signal characterization in urban environments aimed at the automatic extraction of man-made structures. He is Participating Scientist of the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument science team.
Dr. Ferro was a recipient of the prize for the best Italian Master Thesis on Remote Sensing presented in 2008 awarded by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing South Italy Chapter.
Since then many things changed. I got off of satellites and space probes and now I work on the Earth as a Telecommunication Engineer for the Municipality of my city. I'm in charge of managing, maintaining and extending its network (fibre optic, WiFi, etc.) and the technological services that run on it (e.g. video surveillance, traffic monitoring, monitoring of public lighting). I have the opportunity to design and test different monitoring solutions, using different tools (open source!), also self-developed on the basis of the experience gained during my years at the university. Finally, I'm not getting bored. I still have the will to learn, solve problems and develop my own solutions... I think I'm still alive, right?
Anyway, I also have other interests, like travelling and photography... you could also have a look at my 500px profile. I'm definitely alive.