Paola Mazzoglio

PhD Student

Politecnico di Torino

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture Duca degli Abruzzi, 24

10129, Torino, Italy

Tel.: +39-011-090-5606



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Born in Alessandria (AL), 24th February 1991.

  • Since November 2019: Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. Research topic: “Statistical analysis of spatial hydrologic variables: a problem-solving approach”. Supervisors: Prof. Pierluigi Claps, Prof. Ilaria Butera.
  • June 2017 – October 2019: GIS, remote sensing and hydrological modelling specialist at ITHACA (Information Technology for Humanitarian Assistance, Cooperation and Action), Torino.
  • February 2017: Successfully passed the qualification exam for the profession of engineer (section A, civil/environmental sector).
  • October 2016 – June 2017: Research grant at DIATI Department of Politecnico di Torino. Advisor: Prof. Francesco Laio. Research topic: “Analysis of the interaction between artificial light sources and rain fields for the development of an estimation precipitation method from photographic images”.
  • September 2016 – June 2018: Data scientist at WaterView SRL, Torino.
  • July 2016: Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Water Engineering specialization) at Politecnico di Torino. Title of the dissertation: “Laboratory experiment supporting an estimating precipitation method from photographic images”. Supervisors: Prof. Francesco Laio, Eng. Paolo Cavagnero.
  • March 2014: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.




A.Y. 2021/2022 – Teaching Assistant of the “Fluid mechanics” BSc course in “Mechanical Engineering” of Politecnico di Torino.

A.Y. 2020/2021 – Tutor of the “Civil Protection” MSc course in “Environmental and Land Engineering” and in “Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning” of Politecnico di Torino. Tutor of the “Hydrology” MSc course in “Civil Engineering” of Politecnico di Torino.

A.Y. 2019/2020 – Tutor of the “Civil Protection” MSc course in “Environmental and Land Engineering” and in “Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning” of Politecnico di Torino.




Mazzoglio P., Parodi A., Parodi A. Detecting extreme rainfall events using the WRF-ERDS workflow: the 15 July 2020 Palermo case study. Water, 2022, 14(1), 86. [Article]

Mazzoglio P., Parodi A. Identificazione di eventi estremi di pioggia da dati previsionali. Nova Ex Coelo, 2021. [Article][Journal]

Mazzoglio P., Macchia S., Gallo E., Winter J., Claps P. Disaster tales as communication tool for increasing risk resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2021, 12, 341-354. [Article]

Mazzoglio P., Butera I., Claps P. I2-RED: a massive update and quality control of the Italian annual extreme rainfall dataset. Water, 2020, 12, 3308. [Article]

Mazzoglio P., Laio F., Balbo S., Boccardo P. ERDS: an Extreme Rainfall Detection System based on both near real-time and forecast rainfall measurements. Annual of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Sofia), 2019, 52, Issue S1, 1423-1433. [Article]

Mazzoglio P., Laio F., Balbo S., Boccardo P., Disabato F. Improving an Extreme Rainfall Detection System with GPM IMERG data. Remote Sensing, 2019, 11, 677. [Article]




Mazzoglio P., Danovaro E., Ganne L., Parodi A., Hachinger S., Galizia A., Parodi A., Martinovič J. Exploitation of multiple model layers within LEXIS Weather and Climate Pilot: an HPC-based approach. In: Terzo O., Martinovič J. (Eds.), HPC, big data, and AI convergence towards exascale. CRC Press, 147-164, 2022. [Chapter]

Mazzoglio P. Insights on a global Extreme Rainfall Detection System. In: Michaelides S. (Ed.), Precipitation Science. Elsevier, 135-155, 2022. [Chapter]

Mazzoglio P., Ajmar A., Schumann G.J.P., Balbo S., Boccardo P., Perez F., Borgogno-Mondino E. Satellite-based approaches in the detection and monitoring of selected hydrometeorological disasters. In: Nhamo G., Chapungu L. (Eds), The Increasing Risk of Floods and Tornadoes in Southern Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, 19-37, 2021. [Chapter]

Mazzoglio P., Domeneghetti A., Ceola S. Flood detection and monitoring with EO data tools and systems. In: Schumann G.J.P. (Ed.), Earth Observation for Flood Applications. Elsevier, 195-215, 2021. [Chapter]




Mazzoglio P., Ajmar A., Parodi A., Bovio L., Parodi A., Pasquali P., Martinovic J. The WRF-ERDS workflow in the November 2020 Calabria flood event. In: Borgogno-Mondino E., Zamperlin P. (Eds.). Geomatics and Geospatial Technologies. ASITA 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, 2022, vol 1507. [Proceeding][Conference recording in Italian]

Mazzoglio P. ERDS: un sistema per l’identificazione di eventi estremi da dati satellitari e previsionali. In: Arena F., Lanzoni S., Malara G. (eds). Atti del 37° Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche, 14-16/06/2021. [Proceeding]

Parodi A., Danovaro E., Hawkes J., Quintino T., Lagasio M., Delogu F., D’Andrea M., Parodi A., Sardo B.G., Ajmar A., Mazzoglio P., Brocheton F., Ganne L., García-Hernández R.J., Hachinger S., Hayek M., Terzo O., Krenek J., Martinovic J. LEXIS Weather and Climate large-scale pilot. In: Barolli L., Poniszewska-Maranda A., Enokido T. (Eds). Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems. CISIS 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, 2021, vol 1194. [Proceeding]

Mazzoglio P., Laio F., Sandu C., Boccardo P. Assessment of an Extreme Rainfall Detection System for flood prediction over Queensland (Australia). 3rd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-3). Proceedings, 2019, 18(1), 1. [Proceeding]




Mazzoglio P., Butera I., Claps P. Orographic influence on the spatial variability of rainfall extremes in Italy. AGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans & Online, 13-17 Dec 2021, H45ZA-10. [Abstract][Poster]

Mazzoglio P., Pasquali P., Parodi A., Parodi A. Improving weather forecasts by means of HPC solutions: the LEXIS approach in the 2020 Bitti flood event. EMS Annual Meeting 2021, online, 6–10 Sep 2021, EMS2021-125. [Abstract]

Mazzoglio P., Butera I., Claps P. How landscape and climate affect the spatial variability of the Italian rainfall extremes? Some initial clues based on I2-RED. EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-7159. [Abstract]

Mazzoglio P., Parodi A., Parodi A., Bovio L., Martinovic J. Heavy rainfall identification within the framework of the LEXIS Project: The Italian case study. 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, 2021[Abstract] – [Poster]

Mazzoglio P., Balbo S., Laio F., Boccardo P., Pasquali P. ERDS: un sistema open source per il monitoraggio di eventi di pioggia intensa. FOSS4G Italia 2020[Abstract]

Mazzoglio P., Laio F., Balbo S., Boccardo P. ERDS: an Extreme Rainfall Detection System based on both near real-time and forecast rainfall measurements. Eighth Bulgarian-Austrian Seminar “Hydrological hazards and related problems”, 2019, Sofia (Bulgaria). [Abstract]

Mazzoglio P., Boccardo P., Laio F., Balbo S., Disabato F. ERDS: a satellite-based approach in the extreme rainfall detection field. AIT 2018 – IX Conference of the Italian Society of Remote Sensing, 2018, Firenze (Italy). [Abstract] (page 137).

Mazzoglio P., Laio F., Disabato F., Angeluccetti I. GPM precipitation data as input for a real time extreme rainfall detection system. EGU General Assembly, 2018, Vienna (Austria). [Abstract]

Angeluccetti I., Disabato F., Perez F., Balbo S., Mazzoglio P., Keramitsoglou I., Kiranoudis C.T. TRIBUTE ‘TRIgger Buffers for inundaTion Events’: the importance of flood hazard and vulnerability assessment. EGU General Assembly, 2018, Vienna (Austria). [Abstract]




Brocheton F., Danovaro E., Mazzoglio P., Pasquali P., Parodi A., Parodi A., D’Andrea M., Ferretti M., Ferretti F., Ganne L., Scionti A., Hayek M., Golasowski M. Final deployment of test-bed infrastructure components with full interoperable model layers. LEXIS Deliverable D7.8. 2021.

Parodi A., Ganne L., Parodi A., Mazzoglio P., Brocheton F. Deployment of test-bed infrastructure components and adoption of Weather and Climate Data Interchange for model layer interoperability. LEXIS Deliverable D7.6. April 2020. [Report]

Brocheton F., Manubens N., Hawkes J., Mazzoglio P., Ajmar A., Parodi A., Vaccaro N., Rocco F., Peveri R. Deployment of the First Test-bed Infrastructure Components in HPC/Cloud. LEXIS Deliverable D7.4. October 2019. [Report]

Balbo S., Mazzoglio P. Report on satellite-derived parameters related to the estimation of extreme rainfall detection. TRIBUTE Deliverable DC2. April 2018.




Claps P., Mazzoglio P., Deidda R., Volpini G., Perucca E. Updating the UPH list with recent disasters: the case of Bitti (Sardinia, 2020). In: Mini-workshop on novel hydrological concepts for the engineering practice. 29/09/2021, Bologna, Italy.

Mazzoglio P. Influence of geomorphological parameters on the spatial variability of rainfall extremes. In: “Talks in Eco-Hydro Research” organized by the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, 04/06/2021.

Mazzoglio P. Estremi pluviometrici: analisi di frequenza a scala regionale. In: webinar organized by Autorità di Bacino del Fiume Po within the “Aggiornamento degli estremi idrologici nel bacino distrettuale del fiume Po” series, 29/01/2021.

Open Days dell’Innovazione. 6-7/03/2019, Torino (Italy). Invited speaker at the “Agri-Tech” discussion table.

Angeluccetti I., Mazzoglio P. An extreme rainfall detection system based on near real-time measurements. In: Seminari Internacional sobre planificació i gestió del risc d’inundació en ambients mediterranis, 06/03/2019, Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

Mazzoglio P. Extreme rainfall detection system based on both near real-time and forecast rainfall measurements. In: Flood forecasting meets machine learning Workshop, 16-17/01/2019, Google campus in Tel Aviv. [Presentation]

Mazzoglio P. The ITHACA contribution to the TRIBUTE project. In: TRIBUTE Workshop, 26/09/2018, Torino (Italy).

Mazzoglio P., Pensa S. TRIBUTE in the flood events in Piedmont area. In: TRIBUTE Workshop, 14/06/2018, Palma de Mallorca (Spain).




  • May 2021 – August 2021: Support for the hydrological analysis necessary for the design of infrastructures for the mitigation of the hydraulic risk in Bitti (Sardegna).
  • January 2021 – ongoing: Project “Caratterizzazione del regime di frequenza degli estremi idrologici nel Distretto Po, anche considerando scenari di cambiamento climatico”, collaboration between Autorità di Bacino Distrettuale del Fiume Po and the Universities of the Po river basin.
  • November 2019 – November 2020: Support in the development of a WebGIS for RESBA (REsistenza degli SBArramenti) Interreg project.
  • February 2019 – December 2021: Collaboration in the “Weather and Climate” Pilot of LEXIS (Large-scale EXecution for Industry & Society) H2020 project (
  • November 2018 – December 2018: Collaboration in the project “Global Land High Resolution Hot Spot Monitoring” within the “Global Land Component” of the Copernicus Land Service (C-GL-HRM) – Lot 1 ( Land cover and land cover change analysis and validation.
  • September 2018 – October 2018: Collaboration for a long-term consultancy to the European Environment Agency in implementing the In-Situ component of the Copernicus programme (, with a particular focus on the mapping component of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.
  • August 2018 – September 2018: Analysis of available rainfall measurement for the upgrade of a drought monitoring early warning system (
  • April 2018 – October 2019: Management and elaboration of geospatial information in the framework of “Copernicus Emergency Management Service” ( On-demand and fast provision (within hours or days) of geospatial information derived from satellite remote sensing and completed by available in situ or open data sources in support of the emergency management activities immediately following an emergency event.
  • June 2017 – ongoing: Development and validation of an early warning system based on both near real-time and forecast rainfall measurement (ERDS – Extreme Rainfall Detection System –
  • June 2017 – December 2018: Participation in the project TRIBUTE (TRigger BUffer zones for inundaTion Events), Prevention Project for EU Civil Protection, DG-ECHO 2017-2018. Improvement of a satellite-based extreme rainfall detection system, analysis and elaboration of precipitation data.




LAST UPDATE: 19/01/2022