Fabio Dell'Acqua obtained his 5-year degree "cum laude" (hons.) in Electronics Engineering and his Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. In year 2000 he was associate researcher at the Division of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK. In 2001 he obtained a permanent position as an assistant professor at the Department of Electronics, University of Pavia, Italy.
From 2015 he is Associate Professor of Remote Sensing at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy. He teaches courses in remote sensing at the University of Pavia, and at the International Risk and Emergency Management Master at the UME (Understanding and Managing Extremes) School in Pavia, Italy. He also taught courses at the University of Florence between 2009 and 2014. Every academic year he tutors on average around 5 undergraduate and/or master students for their final thesis activity. He has established strong links with companies with business in Remote Sensing applications. His research interests focus on radar data processing and radar/optical data fusion for risk-related applications. In this area he is/has been participating to, or leading, several research projects, both at national and international level.
He was editorial board member for the Elsevier Journal of Information fusion between 2008 and 2012, and for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine between 2013 and 2014.
From 2011 to 2015 he organized yearly editions of an International Summer School on Data Fusion in Aerospace Applications, which attracted up to 40 students from around the world. In February 2014, he co-founded a University spin-off company, named Ticinum Aerospace, to exploit commercially his research results in the use of EO data for risk management. In 2016 he started leading an H2020 MSCA-RISE exchange project, "EOXPOSURE" on the use of remote sensing for analyzing environmental disease spread factors. He is Life Member of the Technical and Scientific Board of the Lombardy Aerospace Industry Cluster.