People

People

The Center for Remote Sensing includes a community of scientists, students, and staff. Please scroll down for a complete list, or click on the links to see each group.

Core Faculty

Alessandro Baccini

Research Professor, Earth & Environment
Publications: ResearchGate, Linkedin
Contact: abaccini@bu.edu, CAS 334E
Research Foci: forest carbon, land cover change, terrestrial carbon cycle


 

Farouk El-Baz

Emeritus Professor, Earth & Environment
Former Director, Center for Remote Sensing
Publications: ResearchGate, Linkedin
Contact: farouk@bu.edu
Research Foci: use of space technology in the fields of archaeology, geography, and geology


 

Cédric Fichot

Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment
Lab website: Aquatic Photo-biogeochemistry and Remote Sensing Group
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Linkedin
Contact: cgfichot@bu.com, 617-353-2182, STO 141G
Research Foci: marine optics, remote sensing, coastal and estuarine biogeochemistry, photochemistry, water quality, NASA DEVELOP


 

Mark Friedl

Director
Professor, Earth & Environment
Lab website: Land Cover and Surface Climate Group
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate, Linkedin
Contact: friedl@bu.edu, 617-353-5745, STO 439E
Research Foci: land surface climatology, global land cover dynamics, remote sensing


 

Jeffrey Geddes

Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment
Lab website: Atmospheric Chemistry Group
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Contact: jgeddes@bu.edu, 617-358-0208, CAS 439F
Research Foci: atmospheric chemistry, air quality, remote sensing


 

Yuri Knyazikhin

Research Professor, Earth & Environment
Lab website: Climate and Vegetation Research Group
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Contact: jknjazi@bu.edu, 617-353-8843, CAS 334C
Research Foci: passive and active remote sensing of vegetation


 

Magaly Koch

Research Associate Professor, CRS
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Contact: mkoch@bu.edu, 617-353-7302, CAS 431C
Research Foci: remote sensing of arid lands, water resources, and natural hazards


Ranga Myneni

Professor, Earth & Environment
Lab website: Climate and Vegetation Research Group
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Contact: rmyneni@bu.edu, 617-353-5742, STO 449
Research Foci: vegetation remote sensing with satellite data and climate-vegetation interactions


 

Pontus Olofsson

Research Professor, Earth & Environment
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Contact: olofsson@bu.edu, 617-353-9374, CAS 334D
Research Foci: remote sensing of land change and terrestrial carbon dynamics


 

Valerie Pasquarella

Research Assistant Professor, Earth & Environment
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Follow: @valpasq
Contact: valpasq@bu.edu, 617-353-9709, CAS 433
Research Foci: the intersection of remote sensing and ecology, mapping and monitoring of landscape dynamics


Curtis E. Woodcock

Professor, Earth & Environment
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Contact: curtis@bu.edu, 617-353-5746, CAS 436A
Research Foci:

  • Monitoring forest change and its implication on terrestrial carbon budgets
  • Urbanization as a component of global change
  • The influence of forest canopy structure on canopy gap structure and radiation transmission
  • Validation of terrestrial remote sensing products

Postdocs

 

Paulo Arévalo

Postdoctoral Associate
Website
Publications: Google Scholar, ResearchGate
Follow: @paulo_arev
Contact: parevalo@bu.edu, CAS 431B
Research Foci: applications of remote sensing for land cover monitoring and estimation of areas of change and carbon emissions


Florian Gollnow

Postdoctoral Associate
Publications: Google Scholar
Contact: emailhere@bu.edu
Research Foci: Land cover, land use, land systems science


Radost Stanimirova

Postdoctoral Associate

Website
Publications: Google Scholar
Contact: emailhere@bu.edu
Research Foci: Land cover, land change science, South America


Xiaojing Tang

Postdoctoral Associate
Publications: Google Scholar, Linkedin
Contact: xjtang@bu.edu
Research Foci: remote sensing of land use and land cover change; near real-time monitoring of forest disturbance; spatiotemporal monitoring of carbon emissions and uptake; time series analysis and data fusion


Staff

Madison Berman

Research Fellow
Contact: madiberm@bu.edu, CAS 431E
Research Foci: NASA MEaSUREs and the monitoring of forest carbon, land cover, land cover change, and the effects of environmental change on the terrestrial carbon cycle at the regional and global scale.


Iryna Ureneck

Center for Remote Sensing Administrator
Contact: iureneck@bu.edu, 617-353-9709, STO 433


NASA DEVELOP National Program, Massachusetts-Boston Node

NASA DEVELOP: DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, aims to integrate NASA Earth observations into global environmental decision-making to foster future innovation and cultivate the professionals of tomorrow.

Celeste Gambino

Fellow
NASA DEVELOP website
Publications: Linkedin
Contact: celeste.gambino@ssaihq.com