Assistant Research Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Sofia received a B.S. and M.S. in Forestry Science, and Ph.D. (2012) in Water Resources, Soil Conservation & Watershed Management from the University of Padova (Italy). Her area of research is geomorphology and digital terrain analysis, with a special interest in feature extraction from high resolution topography. Her recent research interest concerns anthropogenic landscapes, incorporating the related human-induced processes.
The 2019 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Giulia Sofia for developing cutting-edge techniques for understanding geomorphic processes and land-use history with high-resolution topographic data, and quantifying human impact on the landscape.