Cambridge University Researchers

Current Researchers

Adam Noach

I am a PhD student interested in environmental applications of AI to remote sensing data. I study wet woodlands with remote sensing, using TLS and UAV LiDAR

Aland Chan

Aland is a PhD student in the Forest Ecology and Conservation Group. His research focuses on studying forest growth and succession on degraded landscapes

Alex Archibald

Our research involves the development and application of state-of-the-art chemistry-climate models. With these models we are trying to answer a number of questions relevant to society

Alex Copley

Alex Copley is an Earth Scientist, studying active tectonics from the scale of individual fault systems to large mountain ranges. His work spans observations of active deformation

Amandine Debus

Amandine is a PhD student in the Department of Geography and a member of St John’s College. She is interested in combining Earth Observation

Andrea Marinoni

Andrea Marinoni is an associate professor of Applied Remote Sensing with the Earth Observation group, Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and ..

Andrius Ovsianas

Andrius is a PhD student in Engineering Department. He will be developing probabilistic models for structural health monitoring using satellite data...

Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

David Coomes

David is the Director of the Conservation Research Institute and established the earth observation centre. He leads a research group

Debmita Bandyopadhyay

Debmita’s current research in the INTEGRAL project entails the development of machine learning techniques for forest

Edgar Cifuentes

Edgar is interested the conservation of tropical forests. He aims to better understand the effects of land-use and climate change on forest

Emily Lines

Emily is a Lecturer in the Dept of Geography and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow working on ‘Next generation forest dynamics models

Gabriel Martin

Gabriel Martin is Senior Research Associate with the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, his research interests

Gareth Rees

Gareth Rees heads the Polar Landscapes and Remote Sensing group at the Scott Polar Research Institute. The core activity of this group 

Graham Sadler

Graham Sadler is a part-time PhD student at the Scott Polar Research Institute. After a first degree in Geography from UCL

Hamish Campbell

My PhD focuses on “An accurate, scalable and low-cost method for assessing peatland restoration projects using artificial intelligence

Harry Owen

Harry is a postdoc in the department of Geography and interested in the application of remote sensing techniques to understand forest .

James Ball

James is a PhD student in the Forest Ecology and Conservation group, Cambridge. He is using high frequency repeat UAV lidar scanning

Karla Boxall

Karla Boxall is a PhD student whose research uses synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery to identify velocity variations of Antarctic ice shelves

Kyaw Sein Win Tun

Tun (O’Neill) works on (1) Myanmar’s forests’ carbon storage; (2) role of forests in the national economy and socioeconomic development

Madeline Lisaius

Madeline Lisaius is an MRes-PhD student in the Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Risk (AI4ER) CDT. She specializes in applications of

Mark Girolami

Mark is a Computational Statistician. He takes up the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering and holds the RAEng Research Chair in Data Centric

Martin Rogers

I am a machine learning researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the British Antarctic Survey. My research primarily focusses on the application

Milto Miltiadou

Milto’s research includes interpretation of a huge database of forest inventories and fusion of Earth Observation data to produce large scale data driven predictions of forest

Neil Arnold

Neil Arnold is the Interim Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute. His research interests focus on glacier hydrology

Olga Tutubalina

Olga Tutubalina is a Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. After her first degree

Prem Gill

Prem Gill is a PhD Candidate leading the “Seals from Space: the study of Antarctic seals by remote sensing” priority project with the Scott

Rebecca Dell

I am a glaciologist researching ice shelf (in)stability through a range of remote sensing based techniques. My current work is

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Sakthy is the Isaac Newton Trust / Newnham Fellow in Engineering. Her research interests are in applying satellite imaging technologies

Sarab Sethi

I explore how emerging technologies can be used to monitor ecosystems autonomously. In particular, I focus on using the sounds of

Shagun Garg

Shagun Garg is an MRes + PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

Srinivasan Keshav

Srinivasan Keshav is the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology

Tania Maxwell

Tania is working on a global and updateable model and map of soil carbon in tidal marshes. She is currently compiling a global training dataset and will develop

Toby Jackson

My work uses repeat airborne LiDAR to monitor the growth and mortality of tropical trees over time. I am particularly interested in the role of wind as a driver of

Tom Spencer

Tom Spencer is Professor of Coastal Dynamics and Director of Research in Dept of Geography. He is Director of the Cambridge Coastal Research which focusses

Tom Swinfield

I use a variety of remote sensing techniques from structure from motion, LiDAR and multi-temporal satellite observations to assess forest condition and

Alumni researchers

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa

Arnau Garcia-Molsosa was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at Cambridge University

Ben Evans

Ben’s research focuses on the coastal zone, particularly the elucidation of biophysical processes within salt marsh ecosystems and

Boris Bongalov

I worked in the hyperdiverse jungles of Southeast Asia where a single hectare can support hundreds of woody plants

Hannah Cubaynes

I am currently a PhD student working on a joint project, “Whales from Space”, with the British Antarctic Survey and the Scott Polar Research

Jonathan Williams

My research focuses on developing and encouraging the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in aiding tropical rainforest restoration

Laura Bentley

I am interested in how we adapt landscapes to our needs, and how we can make those landscapes work for us and the wider environment long-term…

Matheus Nunes

Matheus received his PhD from University of Cambridge and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth Change Observation Lab

Matt Davey

Matt is an algal physiologist and ecologist senior research associate at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

Oliver Hadeler

I am the programme manager of the CamBridgeSens Strategic Research Network in the university, based in Chemical Engineering

Sacha Khoury

Sacha is a PhD student in the Coomes Lab, Department of Plant Sciences, and is a member of Churchill College, Cambridge

Tom Chudley

I am a PhD student at the Scott Polar Research Institute, interested in the interaction between surface meltwater and the dynamics

Toby Wilkinson

Toby Wilkinson is an archaeologist who specialises in the protohistory of Eurasia, especially the eastern Mediterranean...

Lydia Soifer

Lydia is interested in how climate change affects the distribution of tropical plant species. She is currently working on integrating LiDAR

Alex Guizar-Coutino

I am a PhD student in the Forest Ecology Group. I work on conservation impact evaluation, currently focusing on interventions aimed at reducing


Yi Zhang

Yi is the coordinator for Ecology groups in Department of Plant Sciences.
She helps to manage the activities across the Earth Observation community