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David Landgrebe Award for Professor Giles Foody

IEEE UK and Ireland Section congratulates IEEE Fellow Professor Giles Foody on his recent Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) David Landgrebe Award.  This is a career award, which is given for outstanding contributions in the field of remote sensing image analysis. The contributions relate to at least one of the following fields: classification, image analysis, feature extraction, change detection, data fusion or data mining.

Professor Foody received the David Landgrebe award in recognition of outstanding contributions in image analysis for mapping and monitoring land cover.

Commenting in the award, Professor Foody said “This was flattering to receive and I suspect highlights mainly my excellent network of research collaborators.  I have been fortunate to work on a variety of projects with a range of collaborators, including >36 PhD students who have worked under my supervision. This work has been supported by research funding from a variety of bodies.”

The award was presented at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2019 held Yokohama, Japan during the conference banquet attended by some 600 researchers.

Professor Foody has broad interests in geography – spanning activity that lies in the social sciences (e.g. on the motivations, ability and potential of volunteers/citizen sensors to advance geographic research), the environmental sciences (e.g. on land cover changes on the carbon cycle and patterns of biodiversity) and technology/engineering (e.g. on machine learning methods for image analysis).

His main research interests focus on the interface between remote sensing, informatics and ecology.