Large Scale Computer Vision for Remote Sensing Imagery
June 19, 2021, Virtual
in conjunction with the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2021 Conference
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Keynote Speakers

Inbal Becker-Reshef, NASA Harvest
Dr. Becker-Reshef is the Director of NASA Harvest (NASA’s Applied Science Program on Food Security and Agriculture housed at University of Maryland), Visiting Professor at University of Strasbourg and Program Scientist at the GEOGLAM Secretariat. Her work is focused on the application of satellite information for agricultural monitoring from the field to global scales, in support of decisions in food security and agricultural markets. She worked closely with national and international partners to initiate the GEOGLAM (GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring) Program, adopted by the G20 in 2011 and within this program leads the Crop Monitor initiative which provides global, consensus-driven crop condition assessments on a monthly basis. Her background is in soil sciences and remote sensing and she earned her Ph.D in Geographical Sciences from the University of Maryland. In 2016 She was recognized by the US State Department for her work on Food Security and Technologies, winning the US Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE) awarded by John Holdren, Former Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

Claire Monteleoni, University of Colorado Boulder
Claire Monteleoni is an Associate Professor, and the Associate Chair for Inclusive Excellence, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the founding Editor in Chief of Environmental Data Science, a Cambridge University Press journal, launched in December 2020. She joined CU Boulder in 2018, following positions at University of Paris-Saclay, CNRS, George Washington University, and Columbia University. She completed her PhD and Masters in Computer Science at MIT and was a postdoc at UC San Diego. She holds a Bachelor’s in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard. Her research on machine learning for the study of climate change helped launch the interdisciplinary field of Climate Informatics. In 2011, she co-founded the International Conference on Climate Informatics, which turned 10 years old in 2020, and has attracted climate scientists and data scientists from over 20 countries and 30 U.S. states. She gave an invited tutorial: Climate Change: Challenges for Machine Learning, at NeurIPS 2014.

Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich
Davide Scaramuzza is a Professor of Robotics and Perception at both departments of Informatics (University of Zurich) and Neuroinformatics (joint between the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich), where he directs the Robotics and Perception Group. His research lies at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning, using standard cameras and event cameras, and aims to enable autonomous, agile navigation of micro drones in search and rescue applications. After a Ph.D. at ETH Zurich (with Roland Siegwart) and a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania (with Vijay Kumar and Kostas Daniilidis), from 2009 to 2012, he led the European project sFly, which introduced the PX4 autopilot and pioneered visual-SLAM-based autonomous navigation of micro drones in GPS-denied environments. From 2015 to 2018, he was part of the DARPA FLA program (Fast Lightweight Autonomy) to research autonomous, agile navigation of micro drones in GPS-denied environments. In 2018, his team won the IROS 2018 Autonomous Drone Race, and in 2019 it ranked second in the AlphaPilot Drone Racing world championship. For his research contributions to autonomous, vision-based, drone navigation and event cameras, he won prestigious awards, such as a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award, an SNSF-ERC Starting Grant, a Google Research Award, the KUKA Innovation Award, two Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships, the European Young Research Award, the Misha Mahowald Neuromorphic Engineering Award, and several paper awards. He co-authored the book "Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots" (published by MIT Press; 10,000 copies sold) and more than 100 papers on robotics and perception published in top-ranked journals (Science Robotics, TRO, T-PAMI, IJCV, IJRR) and conferences (RSS, ICRA, CVPR, ICCV, CORL, NeurIPS). He has served as a consultant for the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency's Fukushima Action Plan on Nuclear Safety and several drones and computer-vision companies, to which he has also transferred research results. In 2015, he cofounded Zurich-Eye, today Facebook Zurich, which developed the visual-inertial SLAM system running in Oculus Quest VR headsets. He was also the strategic advisor of Dacuda, today Magic Leap Zurich. In 2020, he cofounded SUIND, which develops camera-based safety solutions for commercial drones. Many aspects of his research have been prominently featured in wider media, such as The New York Times, BBC News, Discovery Channel, La Repubblica, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, and also in technology-focused media, such as IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, Tech Crunch, Wired, The Verge.

Lorenzo Bruzzone, University of Trento
Lorenzo Bruzzone is currently a Full Professor of telecommunications at the University of Trento where he is the founder and the director of the Remote Sensing Laboratory ( in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science. His current research interests are in the areas of remote sensing, radar and SAR, signal processing, machine learning and pattern recognition. He promotes and supervises research on these topics within the frameworks of many (40+) national and international projects. Among the others, he is currently the Principal Investigator of the Radar for icy Moon exploration (RIME) instrument in the framework of the JUICE mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and of the High Resolution Land Cover project in the framework of the Climate Change Initiative of ESA. He is the author (or coauthor) of 294 publications in referred international journals, more than 340 papers in conference proceedings, and 22 book chapters. He is editor/co-editor of 18 books/conference proceedings and 1 scientific book. His papers are highly cited, as proven from the total number of citations (36000+) and the value of the h-index (88) (source: Google Scholar). He was invited as keynote speaker in many (40+) international conferences and workshops. Since 2019 he has been Vice-President for Professional Activities of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). Dr. Bruzzone is the recipient of many international awards. He is the co-founder of the IEEE International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote-Sensing Images (MultiTemp). Since 2003 he has been the Chair of the SPIE Conference on Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing. He has been the founder of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine for which he has been Editor-in-Chief between 2013-2017. He has been Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE GRSS between 2012-2016. He is IEEE Fellow.

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