From 1999 to 2002, he cooperated with the Signal Processing and Telecommunications Group, Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering, University of Genoa. Since 2002, he has been an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor of telecommunications at the University of Trento, Italy, where he has taught pattern recognition, machine learning, radar remote-sensing systems, and digital transmission. He is currently the Head of the Intelligent Information Processing (I2P) Laboratory, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento. His research interests are in the area of processing, pattern recognition and machine learning techniques applied to remote sensing and biomedical signals/images (classification, regression, multitemporal analysis, and data fusion). He is coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications and is a referee for several international journals.
Dr. Melgani has served on the scientific committees of several international conferences. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, of the International Journal of Remote Sensing, and a Senior Member of the IEEE Society.