Talk Title: Earth Observation and Digital Transformation: perspectives from Infrastructure Engineering
Jagannath Aryal received his PhD degree in Optimisation and Systems Modelling. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.
He leads a research group on Earth Observation and intelligent solutions to societal problems. His research focuses on optimal utilisation of Earth Observation, geo-information, and geo-statistics to develop new methods in geospatial situational awareness in disaster and emergency situations and object recognition / identification in multiple hierarchies. Objects of interest derived from sensing technology (Ground / Satellite based) are applied in modelling and mapping various systems taking sustainability and resilience into account. He has experience of different high impact educational institutions from different continents. His research collaboration on Earth Observation, geospatial engineering, and spatial analysis extend to the prominent UK/European universities (including the University of Cambridge; CNRS, France; University of Salzburg; University of Twente). He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Spatial Science (Taylor & Francis), and Remote Sensing (MDPI), and reviews the scientific journals for IEEE, Springer, and Elsevier. He leads the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Commission Committee of SSSI, Australia as a national chair.
Dr. Aryal will also give a Workshop entitled: “ Digital Infrastructure Engineering Systems for Future Development”.