Dr. JOAQUIM SOUSA got his Ph.D. degree in Surveying Engineering from the University of Porto (and TUDelft), in 2010, writing his thesis on the “Potential of integrating PSInSAR Methodologies in the Detection of Surface Deformation”, and the Master degree in Surveying Engineering from the University of Porto, in 2001, working in the DEM Extraction using Radargrammetry. In 2010, he became Assistant Professor and joined the Department of Engineering of Sciences and Technology School of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), as lecturer in Surveying Engineering (including, among other topics: Remote Sensing, GIS, Topography, Technical Drawing and Programming. He is author of some national publications on GIS and Topography.
Nowadays, his main interest focus on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for forest and agriculture applications, especially with regard to image processing algorithms, using RGB, NIR, multi and hyperspectral, Thermal and LiDAR sensors. In summary, precision agriculture and forestry, remote sensing, in-field sensing and applied machine learning are among his main interests.
He is the leader of UTAD’s UAV group, being involved in several research projects with total funds exceeding 7 M€.