2021 Virtual Keynote Speaker Series
In 2019, the ISPRS Keynote Speaker Programme was initiated to provide an opportunity for ISPRS Ordinary, Associate, and Regional Members to enhance the scientific quality of their events and to attract more participants by inviting top quality international experts to speak.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the programme has unfortunately come to a halt. Therefore, ISPRS has decided to host a monthly virtual Keynote Speech, and invites you to attend. The first Keynote Speaker is Jan Dirk Wegner, from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, who will talk about Deep learning for global vegetation analysis on Tuesday April 27 at 8-10 am EDT, 2-4 pm CEST. The link to the event can be found here:
Topic: 2021 ISPRS Keynote Series
Time: Apr 27, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Abstract - Deep learning for global vegetation analysis
Worldwide analyzes and estimates of vegetation parameters such as biomass or vegetation height are essential for modeling climate change and biodiversity. Traditional allometric approaches usually have to be adapted for specific ecosystems and regions. It is therefore very difficult to carry out homogeneous, global modeling with high spatial and temporal resolution and, at the same time, good accuracy. Data-driven approaches, especially modern deep learning methods, promise great potential here. In this talk, new research results on the large-scale determination of vegetation parameters will be presented, which are being developed in the EcoVision Lab.
Bio - Jan Dirk Wegner
Jan Dirk Wegner holds the "Data Science for Sciences" chair at the Institute for Computational Science, University of Zurich, as an Associate Professor and is head of the EcoVision Lab at ETH Zurich.
Jan was PostDoc (2012-2016) and senior scientist (2017-2020) in the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing group at ETH Zurich after completing his PhD (with distinction) at Leibniz Universität Hannover in 2011.
Jan was granted multiple awards, among others an ETH Postdoctoral fellowship and the science award of the German Geodetic Commission. He was selected for the WEF Young Scientist Class 2020 as one of the 25 best researchers world-wide under the age of 40 committed to integrating scientific knowledge into society for the public good.
Jan is vice-president of ISPRS Technical Commission II and chair of ISPRS II/WG 6 "Large-scale machine learning for geospatial data analysis". Together with colleagues, he is organizer and chair of the CVPR EarthVision workshops.