Francesco Tonini

Francesco Tonini

Geospatial Data Scientist


• Ph.D. Geomatics University of Florida, 2014  

• M.S. Statistics for Biomedicine, the Environment, and Technology University of Rome (Italy), 2010

• B.S. Statistics and Information Systems University of Florence (Italy), 2007


Francesco is a geospatial data scientist and certified GISP (GIS professional) with a cross-disciplinary background in statistics/machine learning, geospatial analysis/modeling and visualization, and programming. His professional interests include cloud and AI tools to solve global environmental and sustainability challenges, ecosystem services provision, and human-natural systems research. Some of his efforts have also been directed toward bridging the gap between science and stakeholders by improving existing visualization and display approaches to assist with forecasting, prevention, and mitigation of environmental impacts.

Currently, he is leading and coordinating the development of a suite of geo-processing tools and GIS software/web applications on telecoupling.

Research Interests:

Coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), Ecosystem Services, Data Science, Geospatial Modeling, WebGIS, Natural Hazards & Emergency Management

US International Association for Landscape Ecology, American Geophysical Union