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Cibele Teixeira Pinto, imaging engineer

Cibele Teixeira Pinto
Cibele Teixeira Pinto, PhD, imaging engineer and instructor

Cibele Teixeira Pinto works as an instructor of image processing courses and as an imaging engineer for the IP lab. Her interest in calibration started in 2006, halfway through her undergraduate studies because of a science initiation program. During her studies in Brazil, she and two of her advisors were the first to perform the radiometric calibration on the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite 4 (CBERS-4). For a year during her PhD program, she worked at the SDSU Image Processing Lab. Then, she finished her degree and was hired by SDSU in January 2017.


She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in remote sensing from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), in Brazil.

She has her undergraduate degree in math.

Areas of specialty

Propagation of uncertainty in calibration

Vicarious calibration

Cross calibration

She currently works with the reflectance-based cross calibration of the Landsat archive (from Landsat 8 OLI to Landsat 1 MSS). She is responsible for the vicarious calibration campaign.



Calibração de Sensores Orbitais Book Cover

Ponzoni, F. J.; Pinto, Cibele .T; Lamparelli, R. A. C.; Zullo Junior, J.; Antunes, M. A. H. Calibração de Sensores Orbitais. São Paulo: Oficina de Textos, 2015. 96p.

Title in English: Orbital Sensor Calibration. ISBN: 978-85-7975-167-7


Pinto, C. T; Ponzoni, F. J.; Castro, R. M.; Leigh, L. ; Mishra, N.; Aaron, D.; Helder, D. First in flight radiometric calibration of MUX and WFI on-Board CBERS-4. Remote Sensing 2016, 8, 1-22.

Pinto, C. T; Ponzoni, F. J.; Castro, R. M.; Leigh, L.; Kaewmanee, M.; Aaron, D.; Helder, D. Evaluation of the uncertainty in the Spectral Band Adjustment Factor (SBAF) for cross-calibration using Monte Carlo simulation. Remote Sensing Letters 2016, 7, 837-846.

Pinto, C. T.; Ponzoni, F. J.; Barrientos, C.; Mattar, C.; Santamaría Artigas, A.; Castro. R. M. Spectral and Atmospheric Characterization of a site at Atacama Desert for Earth Observation Sensors Calibration. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 2015, 12, 2227-2231.