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

Our EAGLE 2020 generation

Our EAGLE 2020 generation

Our new EAGLE Earth Observation students arrived and we took a group picture while keeping the required distance due to the current situation. Unfortunately not all students could arrive on time for the group picture and hence cannot be seen on the image below. We are...

New EAGLE stickers arrived

New EAGLE stickers arrived

Just in time for the welcome of the new EAGLEs we received our new EAGLE stickers. They are a first trial of irregular shaped stickers and more will come. The fit nicely with our "old" PixelschubserIn sticker (pixel pusher) and more formal "Remote Sensing Scientist"....

internship, inno lab  and MSc idea presentations

internship, inno lab and MSc idea presentations

On Thursday 24th of September from 10am onwards we will have a range of presentations covering a MSc idea presentation Patrick Sogno on "Earth Observation for Exposome Mapping - Proof of Concept and Case Study in Augsburg, Germany" followed by various internship...

M.Sc. defense by Michael Wang

M.Sc. defense by Michael Wang

Michael Wang will present his thesis "Comparison of Surface Urban Heat Islands Using the World Settlement Footprint Imperviousness Layer" on Sept. 17th at 10am. From the abstract: "In the growing field of surface urban heat island (SUHI) analysis, impervious surface...

MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

Fowad Ahmed will present his M.Sc. thesis "Agricultural landscape Configuration and Pattern Analysis with VHR Imagery in Bavaria" on Friday 11th at 11am. from the abstract: "Hedgerows and woody linear features are an integral part of the landscapes where they exist....

New EAGLEs in 2020

New EAGLEs in 2020

we are finally through all 140 interviews of eligible EAGLE applications. We had again very good and highly suitable candiates and in total 25 applicants passed the interviews and are accepted to the EAGLE program. Our new EAGLEs are from various countries (15...

M.Sc. Defense by Felix Glasmann

M.Sc. Defense by Felix Glasmann

Felix Glasman will defend his M.Sc. thesis "The FireBIRD Mission: Potential for the Detection of Gasflaring" on Thursday 30th of July at 11am. From his abstract: "The controversial but widespread process of gas flaring has received growing attention over the recent...

EAGLE student Henrik Fisser won ESA competition

EAGLE student Henrik Fisser won ESA competition

Congratulations to Henrik Fisser, whose Sentinel-2 analysis on truck detection has been awarded the first prize for the European Data Cube COVID-19 contest! He uses the reflectance patterns of long moving vehicles in Sentinel-2 images. Please see the ESA webpage for...

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