Jakob Schwalb-Willmann

animal-environment interaction

About

Jakob is a scientist at the University of Würzburg with an academic background in Earth observation and spatial data science. His research focuses on the machine-learning-driven analysis and exploitation of integrated movement tracking and remote sensing data for geoanalytical applications. In particular, he is investigating techniques to recognize patterns in the interaction of animal movements and environmental conditions, e.g. to identify phenological events, detect environmental changes and disruptions or retrieve and label ground-truth data. He has extensive experience in using and developing Open Source software tools for the advanced analysis of imagery and spatial data, in particular for pattern learning and pattern recognition, and has a passion for visualizing data.

 

Courses

  • Advanced Programming (MET2): Practical training to strengthen technical skills. From web APIs and data visualization over machine learning for computer vision to automating development environments.

 

About

Jakob is a scientist at the University of Würzburg with an academic background in Earth observation and spatial data science. His research focuses on the machine-learning-driven analysis and exploitation of integrated movement tracking and remote sensing data for geoanalytical applications. In particular, he is investigating techniques to recognize patterns in the interaction of animal movements and environmental conditions, e.g. to identify phenological events, detect environmental changes and disruptions or retrieve and label ground-truth data. He has extensive experience in using and developing Open Source software tools for the advanced analysis of imagery and spatial data, in particular for pattern learning and pattern recognition, and has a passion for visualizing data.

 

Courses

  • Advanced Programming (MET2): Practical training to strengthen technical skills. From web APIs and data visualization over machine learning for computer vision to automating development environments.

 

Recent News

EAGLE summer dialogue 2022

EAGLE summer dialogue 2022

After two years we finally had our EAGLE summer dialogue again with many Earth Observation alumni, now working in various research organizations and companies. Great to talk to all our past and present students and also seeing all the students getting to know each...

MSc defense by Antonio Castaneda

MSc defense by Antonio Castaneda

On Friday, 1st of July at 9am Antonio will present his M.Sc. thesis "Potential and limits of using UAS in forest monitoring". From the abstract: "The exponential development, usage, and application of uncrewed area systems (UAS) have given remote scientists a clear...

EAGLE application in 2022

EAGLE application in 2022

We received again more than 200 applicants from all over the world. In total applicants from 42 different countries applied to our international Earth Observation M.Sc. program, covering countries such as Hungary, Morocco, Malaysia, Kenya, Nepal or Columbia. We are...

EAGLE application deadline 2022

EAGLE application deadline 2022

Our application deadline for 2022 is approaching. If you want to study applied Earth Observation and learn about a variety of remote sensing sensors and methods as well as about fields of applications, submit your application at the latest on May 15th. Accepted...

MSc thesis defense by Nestor Gualsaqui

MSc thesis defense by Nestor Gualsaqui

On March 8th at 10:30 Nestor will present his M.Sc. thesis "Pre-crop emergence weed mapping using high satellite imagery". From the abstract: "During the last decades, the growth of the world population has been increasing and weather fluctuations around the world...

MSc defense Nils Karges

MSc defense Nils Karges

Nils Karges will present his M.Sc. thesis "Exploring spatial relationships of soundscape variables in urban areas. " on 15th of February at 9:30. From the abstract: "This work describes the relationship between soundscape and the underlying landscape in an urban...

MSc defense Camilo Zamora

MSc defense Camilo Zamora

On Friday 11th of February at 9am Camilo Zamora will present his M.Sc. thesis "Deforestation dynamics in the Dry Chaco ecoregion: a three decades of change detection and fragmentation study analysis". From the abtract: "Tropical forests represent 52% of global forests...

MSc idea and interesting presentations

MSc idea and interesting presentations

on Friday 18th of February at 9am we will have the following presentations:   Jakob Rieser - Thesis Idea: "A Synergistic Use of Optical and SAR Remote Sensing Data for the Long-term Evolution of Biocrusts and their Activity across diverse Dryland Ecosystems"....

Our EAGLEs featured on the University page

Our EAGLEs featured on the University page

Our EAGLEs Sofia, Annika, Antonio, Andreas and Nils are featured on the University webpage with their UrbanSens idea of combining mobile IoT sensors and Earth Observation data for urban climate monitoring. Their success winning the DLR Copernicus challenge rewarded...

Great dashboard by our EAGLE students

Great dashboard by our EAGLE students

our EAGLE students created various informative remote sensing and spatial environmental data dashboards and learned a lot how to communicate their Earth Observation research in an interactive online platform. One example by our student Ronald Okoth is shown below and...

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