Spatial Data Science for Sustainability
Exploring petabytes of satellite images to support greener and better societies.
Courses on research methods and GIScience. Advised 25 PhDs and 28 MScs. Committed to gender and background diversity. Open access books on GIScience, Spatial Data Analysis and Spatial Databases (in Portuguese).
Software and Data
Strong support for Open Science. Leader of FOSS for satellite image time series analysis using machine learning. Produced data sets of land-use change and land-use scenarios for balancing production and protection in Brazil.
Key role on reduction of deforestation in Amazonia and Cerrado biomes. Contributed to studies on land use policy options for Brazil and with scientific guidance for Brazil’s pledges to the Paris Agreement.