Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Dr. Philippe Rufin

Dr. Philippe Rufin
Status Postdoctoral researcher P_FOTO.jpg
E-Mail philippe.rufin@hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-6829
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

About me

Geographer by training, with special interest in human-environment interactions on local to global scales. Curious about remote sensing & big data applications in the context of food production, water resources, and sustainable land management.

I like: #landuse, #rstats, #python, #datascience, #space, #machinelearning, #openscience. Follow @philrufin for updates.


Curriculum Vitae

09/2021 - 06/2023

Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth and Life Institute
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

04/2019 - 09/2021

Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth Observation Lab
HU Berlin, Germany

09/2017 - 03/2019

Research Assistant, Earth Observation Lab
HU Berlin, Germany

06/2015 - 04/2019

Doctoral Researcher, Earth Observation Lab / IRI THESys
HU Berlin, Germany.

05/2014 - 09/2015

Research Assistant, Earth Observation Lab / IRI THESys
HU Berlin, Germany

10/2013 - 11/2013

Guest Researcher
National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

10/2011 - 05/2014

M.Sc. Physical Geography of Human-Environment Systems
HU Berlin, Germany / Stockholms Universitet, Sweden

12/2011 - 04/2014

Student Collaborator, Land System Science Cluster
HU Berlin, Germany

10/2007 - 10/2011

B.A. Geography & Social Sciences
HU Berlin, Germany / Aix-Marseille Université, France


Selected publications

Rufin, P.; Rabe, A.; Nill, L.; Hostert, P. (2021): GEE Timeseries Explorer for QGIS – Instant access to petabytes of Earth observation data. In Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. XLVI-4/W2-2021, pp. 155–158. more...

Rufin, P.; Frantz, D.; Yan, L.; Hostert, P. (2021): Operational Coregistration of the Sentinel-2A/B Image Archive Using Multitemporal Landsat Spectral Averages. In IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 18 (4), pp. 712–716. more...

Rufin, P., Frantz, D., Ernst, S., Rabe, A., Griffiths, P., Özdoğan, M., & Hostert, P. (2019). Mapping Cropping Practices on a National Scale Using Intra-Annual Landsat Time Series Binning. Remote Sensing, 11, 232. more...

Rufin, P., Gollnow, F., Müller, D., & Hostert, P. (2019). Synthesizing dam-induced land system change. AMBIO, 92, 90. more...

Rufin, P., Levers, C., Baumann, M., Jägermeyr, J., Krueger, T., Kuemmerle, T., & Hostert, P. (2018). Global-scale patterns and determinants of cropping frequency in irrigation dam command areas. Global Environmental Change, 50. more...