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Geography and Environmental Science

UAVs, Cubesats and big-data analytics: new horizons in Earth observation Seminar

21 October 2020
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Geography & Environmental Science Seminar


Professor Matthew McCabe - Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: High-resolution data collected by drones and shoe-box sized satellites (CubeSats) have ushered in a new era in Earth and environmental sensing. Harnessing these remote sensing advances offers the potential for new insights on the sustainability and security of our food and water systems. In parallel, machine learning approaches, together with the rise of cloud computing and the data-cube, have enabled a dramatic shift in how distributed information can be compiled, interrogated and disseminated. In combination, these digital platforms provide opportunities to address many food and water security related concerns. In this talk, I will review some recent efforts to exploit these new Earth observing systems, along with the application of novel machine learning approaches that are enabling the production of scalable, field-level, agricultural informatics.

Bio: Matthew McCabe is a Professor of Remote Sensing and Water Security at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. His research focuses on issues related to water and food security, climate change impacts, precision agriculture, water resources monitoring and modeling, and the novel use of technologies for enhanced Earth system observation. Prof McCabe has published more than 170 research papers and has been recognized as a highly cited researcher. He is a Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and an Associate Editor for Remote Sensing.


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