Geoinformatics Unit



Current Position

Bruno Adriano is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Geoinformatics Unit, the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), Japan. His research is focused on the fusion of remote sensing technologies and high-performance numerical simulation for disaster management.
He is a member of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers JSCE (2013) and the IEEE (2014).


2018 Jun - Present    Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN AIP, Japan
2016 Apr - 2018 Mar    JSPS Research Fellow, Tohoku University, Japan
2013 Apr - 2016 Mar    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan

Journal Papers

  1. Y. Endo, B. Adriano, E. Mas, and S. Koshimura, " New Insights into Multiclass Damage Classification of Tsunami-Induced Building Damage from SAR Images ," Remote Sensing, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 2059, 2018.
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    Abstract: The fine resolution of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images enables the rapid detection of severely damaged areas in the case of natural disasters. Developing an optimal model for detecting damage in multitemporal SAR intensity images has been a focus of research. Recent studies have shown that computing changes over a moving window that clusters neighboring pixels is effective in identifying damaged buildings. Unfortunately, classifying tsunami-induced building damage into detailed damage classes remains a challenge. The purpose of this paper is to present a novel multiclass classification model that considers a high-dimensional feature space derived from several sizes of pixel windows and to provide guidance on how to define a multiclass classification scheme for detecting tsunami-induced damage. The proposed model uses a support vector machine (SVM) to determine the parameters of the discriminant function. The generalization ability of the model was tested on the field survey of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and on a pair of TerraSAR-X images. The results show that the combination of different sizes of pixel windows has better performance for multiclass classification using SAR images. In addition, we discuss the limitations and potential use of multiclass building damage classification based on performance and various classification schemes. Notably, our findings suggest that the detectable classes for tsunami damage appear to differ from the detectable classes for earthquake damage. For earthquake damage, it is well known that a lower damage grade can rarely be distinguished in SAR images. However, such a damage grade is apparently easy to identify from tsunami-induced damage grades in SAR images. Taking this characteristic into consideration, we have successfully defined a detectable three-class classification scheme.

  2. S. Karimzadeh, M. Matsuoka, M. Miyajima, B. Adriano, A. Fallahi, and J. Karashi, " Sequential SAR Coherence Method for the Monitoring of Buildings in Sarpole-Zahab, Iran ," Remote Sensing, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 1255, 2018.
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    Abstract: In this study, we used fifty-six synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images acquired from the Sentinel-1 C-band satellite with a regular period of 12 days (except for one image) to produce sequential phase correlation (sequential coherence) maps for the town of Sarpole-Zahab in western Iran, which experienced a magnitude 7.3 earthquake on 12 November 2017. The preseismic condition of the buildings in the town was assessed based on a long sequential SAR coherence (LSSC) method, in which we considered 55 of the 56 images to produce a coherence decay model with climatic and temporal parameters. The coseismic condition of the buildings was assessed with 3 later images and normalized RGB visualization using the short sequential SAR coherence (SSSC) method. Discriminant analysis between the completely collapsed and uncollapsed buildings was also performed for approximately 700 randomly selected buildings (for each category) by considering the heights of the buildings and the SSSC results. Finally, the area and volume of debris were calculated based on a fusion of a discriminant map and a 3D vector map of the town.