Speaker: João Batista.
Abstract: Deforestation has serious implications on biodiversity, on rural communities that are dependent on forests for food and income, and on greenhouse gas emissions that are driving the global climate. One way to control deforestation is through the use of mechanisms that promote sustainable forestry and support economic development. However, these mechanisms require careful forest monitorization to be effective. This monitorization can be made using Remote Sensing techniques. In this work, we used satellite images. Although this has been done for some decades, problems still exist, such as the noise inside each image which is intensified across different images, making the creation of general machine learning models a non-trivial task. In my PhD research, I am currently studying the application of Genetic Programming algorithms in the creation of new hyper-features that are both easily interpretable and able to create models that are general enough to be used in multiple satellite images without the need for an expert to change the parameters for every new image.
More information: https://moodle.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/course/view.php?id=2228.
Seminars of the PhD in Informatics 2019/2020
PhD students, faculty, MSc and BSc students, are all invited to attend. This is an excellent opportunity for cross-disciplinary development through presentation and discussion of edge research going on in our department.
Please make space in your agenda an save the date, even if the subject is apparently not directly related to your research. You may be surprised with the bridging opportunities that pop up, and the PhD student will benefit from comments that we all can make.
Moreover, we all should adopt the scientific culture of attending our most advanced regular seminars and of providing our feedback to the speakers.