Love Data 2023 - Sensing Networks for Data-Driven Decisions in Africa

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Sensing Networks for Data-Driven Decisions in Africa

Wednesday, February 8 @ 11:00

Speaker: Anthony Vodacek

The economic, educational, and political development of African countries is destined to be one of the main stories of the 21st century. Data from remote sensing and sensor networks (Internet of things – IoT) can play a key role in supporting decision-making across a range of application areas and African researchers are keen to apply sensing networks to their problems. I will discuss two ongoing research projects built around sensing systems in an African context. One is the use of acoustic networks for agricultural monitoring and the other supports remote sensing of water quality in the African Great Lakes. 

Anthony Vodacek is a Professor of Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He received his B.S. (Chemistry) in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.S. and Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) in 1985 and 1990 from Cornell University. His areas of research lie broadly in multi-modal remote sensing with a focus on the coupling of imaging with modeling and machine learning for application to monitoring both terrestrial and aquatic systems in natural and human environments. He is on the Fulbright Specialist roster, is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research, and is supporting the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education effort to build a monitoring system for the African Great Lakes. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and supports the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society global initiative as the ad hoc regional liaison to Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Fellow of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.

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When and Where
February 08, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room/Location: Zoom

Open to the Public

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