My current research interests include monitoring, analyzing and
forecasting urban sprawl. In the past I have been using day-time optical
data and more recently night-lights (DMSP/OLS and VIIRS data) in this
context. Recently I have developed an intercalibration method for the
DMSP/OLS time series that improves the process by applying different
correction coefficients per pixel, rather than a single set of
correction coefficients per raster, which is the standard approach.
Currently I am experimenting with forecasting methods in order to
project the DMSP/OLS times series in the future (e.g. up to 2025). The
forecasted rasters can be used to measure and anticipate the impact of
urbanization or to predict whether countries or regions converge or
diverge in terms of urbanization.
|Ph.D., Land use mapping with remote sensing||2003||University of Thessaly (EL)|
|M.Sc., Geodetic & Geographical Information Systems||1995||University College London (UK)|
|B.S., Urban & Regional Planning||1994||University of Thessaly (EL)