Category: Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy & Students to hold symposium tomorrow on Digital Image Processing

April 29th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Events, Faculty, Graduate students, Presentations, Robert Kennedy, Talks

Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy and his Digital Image Processing, GE 440/640, students will be holding a student symposium tomorrow, Wednesday April 30th, from 11:00 to 2:30 pm on Digital Image Processing

The symposium will feature student talks lasting roughly 12 minutes in length with 3 minutes allotted for a Q&A session.

The event will be held in CAS 132. Pizza and drinks will be provided around lunch time.

All are welcome to attend.

Robert Kennedy to give invited lecutre at Clark University

April 24th, 2014 in 2014, April-14, Faculty, Robert Kennedy, Talks, Trips

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University has invited Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy to present his work on landscape change analysis.
His talk will be held later today, Thursday April 24th.

The talk is part of a departmental colloquium series for other researchers and for graduate students.

To learn more about Robert Kennedy’s work, check out his profile page or his recent publications in our publication section.

Lucy Hutyra and Robert Kennedy selected to serve on Science Steering Group of the North American Carbon Program

February 18th, 2014 in 2014, Faculty, February-14, Joining Team/Committee, Lucy Hutyra, Meeting, Robert Kennedy, Trips

Department of Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy have been selected to serve on the Science Steering Group of the North American Carbon Program (NACP).

As part of their service, Hutyra and Kennedy will be in Washington DC today and tomorrow, February 18th and 19th, to meet meet with fellow members of the Science Steering Group to discuss issues related to the North American Carbon Cycle.

Working with representatives of the federal agencies that fund and support carbon cycle science, the Science Steering Group meets roughly twice a year to discuss and advance the science and understanding of the North American Carbon Cycle.

To learn more about the work of Assistant Professor Hutyra and Assistant Professor Kennedy, review the publications and grants sections of our website.


Robert Kennedy and Neeti Neeti take part in NASA Carbon Monitoring System Science Team Meeting

November 6th, 2013 in 2013, Faculty, November-13, Researchers, Robert Kennedy, Talks, Trips

Professor Robert Kennedy and Post-doctoral Associate Dr. Neeti Neeti are in Pasadena, CA this week to take part in the NASA Carbon Monitoring System (NASA-CMS) science team meeting at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.

The NASA-CMS science team will meet from November 5th to November 7th to discuss current and future projects. Professor Kennedy and Dr. Neeti will be reporting on a NASA-funded project that examines national-scale forest biomass maps, and they will be bringing their regional-scale forest carbon monitoring program into the NASA-CMS program.

To learn more information about NASA-CMS, visit their website or visit NASA’s main site.

Curtis Woodcock and Robert Kennedy participate in USGS & NASA Landsat Science Team Meeting

October 31st, 2013 in 2013, Curtis Woodcock, Faculty, Meeting, October-13, Robert Kennedy, Trips

Chair of the Department Dr. Curtis Woodcock and Assistant Professor Dr. Robert Kennedy attended the USGS & NASA Landsat Science Team meeting this week. From Tuesday Oct 29th to Thursday Oct 31st, Dr. Woodcock and Dr. Kennedy  met with fellow scientists and experts at the USGS Earth Resource Observation System Data Center in Sioux Falls, SD to discuss recent research and the future direction of Landsat and other remote sensing programs.

For over forty years the Landsat program has been collecting space-based images of the planet in an effort to provide data on the changing environment and landscape of the Earth. These images provide useful data to experts in agriculture, forestry, regional planning, geology, cartography, education, and other fields.

The 24 member team led by Dr. Woodcock and Dr. David Roy of South Dakota State University will serve from 2012 to 2017. Along with his responsibilities as team co-leader, Dr. Woodcock contributes his expertise in monitoring land cover condition, change, and type. Dr. Kennedy contributes his expertise in the use of time series approaches to improve Landsat’s characterization of land surface dynamics.

To learn more information about Landsat, visit the USGS Landsat website or click here for more information about the current Landsat Science Team.

Professor Kennedy Researches a Disturbance in the Forest

January 14th, 2013 in 2013, 2013, Faculty, January-13, News, Publications, Robert Kennedy

Kennedy's imagery covers lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service in Washington state, Oregon and northern California.A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an ecosystem.

Called LandTrendr, this computer program is able to find patterns previously buried within vast amounts of scientific data. Still in development, it’s already led to seeing for the first time in satellite imagery an obscured, slow-moving decline and recovery of trees in Pacific Northwest forests.

Comparing satellite data to ground data, scientists uncovered the cause. “It was, as it turns out, bugs,” says Robert Kennedy, a remote sensing specialist at Boston University, who consulted with U.S. Forest Service experts to confirm his observations. Click for entire article…

E&E Welcomes New Faculty

August 24th, 2012 in 2012, Faculty, Michael Dietze, Robert Kennedy

The department welcomes two new faculty to Boston University. Professor Mike Dietze has teaching and research interests in a broad range of ecosystem ecology, while Professor Robert Kennedy uses remote sensing to study the Earth’s biogeochemical cycles.