Overview of some research activities at Australia s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research organisations in the world. It employs over 6000 scientists at more than 50 centres throughout Australia and overseas. The core research undertaken at CSIRO focuses on the main challenges facing Australia at present time, and includes research areas such as health, agriculture and food supply, mineral resources and mining, information and communication technologies, understanding climate change, and sustainable management of the environment, the oceans and water resources. In this talk, I will present an overview of my recent research work at CSIRO, which involves aspects of Bayesian filtering and hierarchical modelling for applications related to environmental mapping and monitoring, and model-data fusion for water resource assessment at continental scale.

About the presenter:

Eric Lehmann graduated in 1999 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. He received the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, from the Australian National University (Canberra) in 2000 and 2004 respectively. Between 2004 and 2008, he held various research positions with National ICT Australia (NICTA) in Canberra and the Western Australian Telecommunications Research Institute (WATRI) in Perth, WA, where he was active in the field of acoustics and array signal processing, with emphasis on sequential Monte Carlo methods (particle filtering) for acoustic speaker tracking. He is now working as a Research Scientist for CSIRO in Perth, within the division of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics. His current work involves the development of statistical image processing techniques for remote sensing imagery (optical and synthetic aperture radar), with a focus on the multi-sensor analysis and integration of spatio-temporal data for environmental mapping and monitoring. He also contributes to the scientific research on Bayesian hierarchical methods for the assimilation of soil moisture satellite data with modeled estimates (model-data fusion) for water resource management.

Eric Lehmann
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research organisations in the world. It employs over 6000 scientists at more than 50 centres throughout Australia and overseas. The core research undertaken at CSIRO focuses on the main challenges facing Australia at present time, and includes research areas such as health, agriculture and food supply, mineral resources and mining, information and communication technologies, understanding climate change, and sustainable management of the environment, the oceans and water resources. In this talk, I will present an overview of my recent research work at CSIRO, which involves aspects of Bayesian filtering and hierarchical modelling for applications related to environmental mapping and monitoring, and model-data fusion for water resource assessment at continental scale.
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4/20/12 2:00 PM
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