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Section Board for 'Urban Remote Sensing' (60)

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Prof. Dr. Soe Myint
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Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; geospatial statistics; land use land cover change and prediction; assessment and monitoring of drought, land degradation, and desertification; landscape fragmentation; urban environmental modeling including urban water use and climate analysis; forest characterization including coastal environments; disaster assessment, recovery, and monitoring; agriculture water use, evapotranspiration, and surface energy analysis; spatial modeling; and classification algorithm development
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Prof. Dr. Martin Aubé
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Department of Physics, Cégep de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC J1E 4K1, Canada
Interests: light pollution; remote sensing and modelling; lighting standards
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Dr. Peng Fu

Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: plant physiology; urban climate; data fusion; urban ecology
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Prof. Dr. Anthony Brazel
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School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Interests: physical geography; climatology; urban climate; climate change; applied climatology
Dr. Devrim Akca
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Department of Civil Engineering, Isik University, TR-34980 Sile, Istanbul, Turkey
Interests: sensor calibration; 3D city modeling; laserscanning; photogrammetry; machine vision; cultural and natural heritage applications; high accuracy object measurement and 3D modeling
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Dr. Sharolyn Anderson
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US National Park Service, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: remote sensing; ecosystem services; land use; geography; Landsat
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Dr. Rohan Bennett
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Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: ICT4D; land informatics; digital business
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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bitelli
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DICAM, Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: geomatics; remote sensing; geospatial data processing; change detection
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Prof. Dr. Stefania Bonafoni
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Dipartimento d'Ingegneria, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy
Interests: remote sensing of environment; urban heat Island; downscaling techniques; microwave radiometry from satellite and ground-based sensors; GNSS for atmospheric applicatons
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Prof. Dr. Riccardo Buccolieri
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali (DiSTeBA), University of Salento, S.P. 6 Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: urban air quality and microclimate; experimental and computational fluid dynamics; turbulence and pollutant dispersion; urban ventilation and vegetation
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Dr. Alessandra Budillon
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Engineering Department, Universita' degli studi di Napoli Parthenope, Centro Direzionale, Isola C4, 80143 Napoli, Italy
Interests: statistical signal processing; SAR processing; SAR interferometry; SAR tomography; urban monitoring
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Prof. Dr. Frank CANTERS
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Cartography and GIS Research Group, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel, Belgium
Interests: urban remote sensing; impervious surface mapping; urban morphology; urban land-use mapping; urban dynamics; urban green; urban ecosystem services
Dr. Nektarios Chrysoulakis
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Director of Research, Remote Sensing Lab, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), 100 N. Plastira Str., Vassilika Vouton, GR 70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: urban physics; urban climate; surface fluxes; urban metabolism; urban resilience; urban planning
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Dr. Thomas Corpetti
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CNRS – LETG Rennes, Place du Recheur Henri Le Moal, 35043 Rennes, CEDEX, France
Interests: remote sensing; urban environments; physical models; time series; data assimilation; classification; regression, fusion; pasture systems; agriculture
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Dr. Chengbin Deng
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Department of Geography, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
Interests: urban remote sensing; image processing; GIScience/ geospatial data science for urban analytics; land cover and land use change; urban science; sustainable urban development
Dr. Gregory Dobler
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Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Data Science Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: urban data science; cities as complex systems; observational data analysis techniques; energy consumption; air quality; lighting technology; public health; sustainability
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Dr. Pinliang Dong
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Department of Geography and the Environment, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA
Interests: LiDAR remote sensing; GIS; urban environments; geoscience
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Dr. Christopher D. Elvidge
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Earth Observation Group, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
Interests: remote sensing of nighttime lights; gas flares and biomass burning
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Dr. Ronald C. Estoque
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Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8687, Japan
Interests: GIScience and remote sensing; sustainability science; land change science; social–ecological system; ecosystem services; climate change impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation; forest transition; forest cover monitoring
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Dr. Meredith Franklin
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Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, and of Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California, 2001 North Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Interests: environmental statistics; spatial statistics; remote sensing; environmental epidemiology
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Dr. Tilottama Ghosh
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Earth Observation Group, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA
Interests: nighttime lights; sustainability science; economic and social geography; geospatial analysis
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Prof. Dr. Jochen Hack
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Research Group SEE-URBAN-WATER, Section of Ecological Engineering, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Technical University of Darmstadt, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: green infrastructure; urban ecology; ultra high resolution urban land use / land cover classification; urban streams
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Dr. Peter Hofmann
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1. ITC, University Twente, Hengelosestraat 99, 7514 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
2. Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1, 94469 Deggendorf, Germany
Interests: remote sensing; (object-based) image analysis; artificial intelligence; GIScience
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Iodice
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (DIETI), University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Interests: microwave remote sensing and electromagnetics; modeling of electromagnetic scattering from natural surfaces and urban areas; simulation and processing of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) signals; electromagnetic propagation in urban areas
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Dr. Miroslav Kocifaj
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Slovak Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, 842 48 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: light scattering; light pollution; radiative transfer; small particles; aerosol optics
Dr. Panagiotis Kosmopoulos
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Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development & Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, 15236 Penteli, Greece
Interests: sustainable development; renewable energy; environmental research; earth observation; atmospheric impacts on solar irradiance and human health
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Dr. Simone Kotthaus
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Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), CNRS, École Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, 91128 Palaiseau, CEDEX, France
Interests: urban climate; boundary layer; remote sensing
Dr. Monika Kuffer
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Department Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, 7514 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: machine learning; poverty; slums; spatial statistics; urban remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Sang-Hyun Lee
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Department of Atmospheric Science, Kongju National University, 56 Gongjudaehak-ro, Gongju 32588, Korea
Interests: atmospheric boundary layer processes and parameterization; urban meteorology and air quality modeling; quantitative verification of anthropogenic emissions
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Prof. Dr. Noam Levin
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Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; light pollution; conservation planning; conflict research
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Prof. Dr. Junxiang Li
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School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: urban remote sensing; urban ecology; landscape ecology; urban biodiversity; urban structure and functions; urban ecosystem services
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Dr. Xuecao Li
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Collage of Land Science and Technology, China Agriculture University, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: urban remote sensing; urban growth models; sustainable development
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Prof. Dr. Xiaoping Liu
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School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: urban remote sensing
Dr. Hua Liu
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Department of Political Science & Geography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; urban environmental changes; public health
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Prof. Dr. Victor Mesev
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Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: image classification; urban morphology; dasymetric mapping; population
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Dr. Zina Mitraka
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Remote Sensing Lab, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), N. Plastira 100, GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: urban remote sensing; thermal remote sensing; urban climate; urban heat fluxes; urban surface cover and morphology; support to urban planning; urban resilience
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Dr. Vijay Natraj
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
Interests: trace gas retrievals for air quality and climate applications; aerosol composition and vertical profiling; radiative transfer in cloudy atmospheres; coupled surface-atmosphere retrievals for imaging spectroscopy; fast radiative transfer techniques for retrievals, OSSEs and climate models; information theoretical analyses for instrument design; earth and (exo)planetary atmospheric characterization using scattering, emission and polarimetry
Prof. Dr. Janet Nichol
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School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton BN19RH, UK
Interests: urban heat island; atmospheric remote sensing; global biomass trends; climate change
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Dr. Leo Paolini
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School of Environment, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: urban ecology; vegetation dynamics; time series analysis; LiDAR; land surface temperature; environmental monitoring
Dr. Claudio Persello
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Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Earth Observation Science, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: remote sensing; machine learning; deep learning
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Prof. Dr. Karin Pfeffer
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Full Professor, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: urban studies; urbanization; urban deprivations; spatial inequality; quality of life; urban vulnerabilities; urban patterns; urban governance; urban infrastructures
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Prof. Dr. Dale A. Quattrochi
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Earth Science Office, ZP11, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, Huntsville, AL 35812, USA
Interests: thermal remote sensing; urban heat island analysis; geospatial techniques and remote sensing; land use/land cover change
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Dr. Salman Qureshi
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Institute of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, Rudower Chaussee 16, 12489 Berlin, Germany
Interests: urban ecosystem services; spatial pattern recognition and LULC change modelling; socio-ecological complexities; urbanization and sustainability; environmental cognition and landscape perception
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Prof. Dr. Gilda Schirinzi
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università Degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, 80133 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: microwave remote sensing; signal processing; synthetic aperture radar (SAR); differential interferometry; DEM reconstruction; SAR tomography; image processing for remote sensing applications; radar signal processing; urban remote sensing; structure monitoring.
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Dr. Gunho Sohn
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Augmented Urban Space Modeling Lab, GeoICT Group, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P5, Canada
Interests: augmented urban space modeling; 3D city model reconstruction; spatial data analytics; photogrammetry; computer vision; machine learning
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Dr. Nicholas J. Tate
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School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, UK
Interests: GIScience; remote sensing; spatial statistics; geostatistics; Surface characterisation and modelling of scale; Pedagogic applications in GIS and data science; population modelling
Dr. Austin Troy
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University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204, United States
Interests: urban environmental management; remote sensing; GIS; green infrastructure; urban forestry
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Prof. Dr. Anton Van Rompaey
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: socio-ecological systems; land use change; rural-urban migrations; human-environment interaction; geography; remote sensing
Dr. Chuyuan "Carter" Wang
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Department of Geography & Environmental Planning, Towson University, Towson, MD, USA
Interests: remote sensing; urban climate; urban sustainability; land use land cover change; terrestrial ecosystems
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Dr. Mingshu Wang
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Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, Department of Geo-information Processing, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: GIScience; geodata science; urban informatics
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Dr. Christiane Weber
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DR CNRS (AgroParisTech, CIRAD, CNRS, Irstea, Maison de la Télédétection, 500 rue Jean-François Breton, 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: urban environment; urban multifunctionnality; remote sensing
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Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Wentz
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School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Interests: shape and pattern analysis; geographic information science; applications of GIS to urban environment; urban remote sensing; water resource management
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Dr. Bailang Yu
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Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Interests: nighttime light remote sensing; urban remote sensing; object-oriented analysis for remotely sensed images; LiDaR (Light Detection and Ranging)
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Prof. Dr. Danlin Yu
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Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
Interests: urban/regional studies; GIS, spatial econometrics, spatial analysis; environmental sustainability; urban remote sensing
Dr. Mikhail ZHIZHIN
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1. University of Colorado, 325 Broadway St, E/GC2, Boulder CO 80305, USA
2. Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC 28801-5001, USA
Interests: multispectral remote sensing; nighttime observations; gas flares; VIIRS Nightfire; VIIRS Boat Detector; high performance computing; pattern recognition; computational geophysics
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Dr. Xuan Zhu
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School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: remote sensing of environment and natural resources; LiDAR remote sensing; UAV remote sensing; spatial analysis and modelling; spatial data science
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