Keynote

Keynote

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu

SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiang Zhu

Xiaoxiang Zhu is the professor for Signal Processing in Earth Observation (SiPEO, www.sipeo.bgu.tum.de) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany. She is also the founding head of the department of EO Data Science in DLR’s Earth Observation Center.

Zhu received the Master (M.Sc.) degree, her doctor of engineering (Dr.-Ing.) degree and her “Habilitation” in the field of signal processing from TUM in 2008, 2011 and 2013, respectively. She was a guest scientist or visiting professor at the Italian National Research Council (CNR-IREA), Naples, Italy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and University of California, Los Angeles, United States in 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. Her main research interests are remote sensing and Earth observation, signal processing, machine learning and data science, with a special application focus on global urban mapping.

Xiaoxiang Zhu is an associate editor of IEEE TGRS and SPIE JARS and the author of 200 scientific publications, among them about 150 full-paper-peer-reviewed and 10 paper awards. She has received several important scientific awards, for example the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2015, Innovators under 35 of Technology Review Germany in 2015, IEEE GRSS Early Career Award in 2016, ERC Starting Grant in 2017 and Helmholtz Excellence Professorship in 2018 etc.

Link: www.professoren.tum.de/en/zhu-xiaoxiang/

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Mauser

SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Mauser

Chair for Geography and Remote Sensing

Career

Education in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography und Hydrology at University of Freiburg, Germany and Maryland, USA. Master in Physics | Master in Geography | PhD in Hydrology

Since 1991 Chair for Geography and Remote Sensing, LMU München

2003-2008 Chair „National Committee for Global Change Research“ of German Science Foundation (DFG) and German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

2004-2008 Member Scientific Advisory Boards of the Earth System Science Centre (ESSC), University of Reading England, National Environmental Research Council, Great Britain

2005-2008 Member Scientific Advisory Board, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Since 2006 Member Scientific Advisory Boards of the German Hyperspectral Satellite Mission “EnMap“ of DLR

Since 09/10 Member of the Supervisory Board of the “Umweltforschungszentrum (Centre for Environmental Research)”, Leipzig, of the German Helmholtz Association of Research Centres (HGF)

Since 2011 Member of the “High Panel on Science and Innovation for Development” of UNESCO, Paris, France

2013-2017 Chair of the “Earth Sciences Advisory Committee” of the European Space Agency ESA, Frascati, Italy

Research Interests:

  • Development and application of regional to global land surface processes models
  • Remote sensing image processing and data assimilation into models
  • Global Change and sustainability research (water availability, food production under changing global and regional boundary conditions, scenarios for adaptation and sustainable development)

Website: www.geographie.uni-muenchen.de

SPEAKER

Quillon Harpham

Quillon Harpham is a Principal Scientist in the Coasts and Oceans Group at HR Wallingford in the UK. He specialises in hydroinformatics and water sector information systems. He is a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Marine Scientist and Chairman of the OpenMI Association. He is the company’s technical representative at the Open Geospatial Consortium and also formerly directed SeaZone, HR Wallingford’s marine data division.

Quillon has an MSc in Numerical Analysis, a BSc in Mathematics and over 20 years’ track record of research and development into water sector information systems and data structures. He has designed, coded and implemented a number of award winning projects ranging from water supply to flooding and standardisation. He sits on a number of advisory and special interest groups including the UKEOF Data Advisory Group and the European Commission Marine Knowledge Expert Group.

His publications centre around water sector numerical modelling and supporting spatio-temporal data, with a focus on data and numerical model integration, data and metadata structures and the application of these to particular use cases.

Link: www.hrwallingford.com/people/quillon-harpham

The event will be organized in close cooperation with the Technical Committee of Environmental Informatics of the German Informatics Society.

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