Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Curriculum Vitae


since 06/2010, scientific collaborator (temporary on leave), Land System Science Cluster, Geomatics Lab, Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Prof. Dr. Patrick Hostert

Project collaboration, Environmental Mapping and Monitoring Program (EnMAP) Core Science Team, Natural Ecosystems; Dr. Sebastian van der Linden, Dr. Pedro J. Leitão, Prof. Dr. Patrick Hostert: assessment of the application potential of EnMAP hyperspectral satellite data

Doctoral studies (since 2012), Dr. Sebastian van der Linden, Prof. Dr. Patrick Hostert, “Operational mapping of sparse shrub cover by means of machine learning from annual Landsat and simulated EnMAP satellite data” (working title of PhD thesis), including the participation of summer schools, and workshops, as well as, research stays in Portugal and the UK, University of Southampton


10/2001-05/2010, university education                  

Thesis title: Forest cover change of post-socialist landscapes in Albania and Kosovo: A remote sensing and statistical approach

10/2005–03/2010: Diploma (equivalent to Master’s degree), Geography, Geomatics, and Geology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

10/2003–09/2005: Student of Geography and Geomatics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Berlin

10/2001–09/2002: Student of Geography and Romanic Philology, Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany


until 1999, school education

General qualification for university entrance (Abitur), Mathematical and scientific high school (Gymnasium), Münsingen, Germany


Work experience & internships

06/2010–09-2010, self-employed contract, Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle, Germany, Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller, scientific analysis and consultancy for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ): feasibility study of Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification Verification (MRV REDD+) Systems for fire detection patterns of shifting cultivation from MODIS data in Laos

04/2010–05/2010, self-employed contract, " Humboldt-Innovation GMBH”, Berlin, Dr. Sebastian van der Linden: development of documentation material for the use of hyperspectral algorithms with the EnMAP Box software

05/2009, self-employed contract, " BGI Solutions / Borchert GeoInfo GmbH ", Berlin, GIS analysis

08/2008–01/2009, self-employed contract, Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle, Germany, Prof. Dr. Daniel Müller; multi-temporal Landsat satellite image classification of Albania and Kosovo forest cover

08/2008–01/2009, student collaborator, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geography Department,  Dr. Prof. Tobia Lakes: multi-temporal Landsat satellite image classification of Greater Tirana, Albania, urban cover

12/2007–01/2008, self-employed contract, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Dr. Prof. Katharina Spieß: GIS analysis for the socio-economic panel (SOEP)

04/2007–04/2009, student collaborator, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin", Dr. Klaus Neitzel, assistance in computer and network administration of the Geography Department

01/2007–07/2007, internship, Leibnitz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Dr. Ulrike Hirt, GIS data acquisition and preprocessing of agriculture waste water provided from the German Federal Statistical Office


Non-geographic work & internships

06/2003 internship, Helios Hospital, Berlin

03/2003–04/2003 internship, German Red Cross, Tübingen

03/2003 internship, Hospital of Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany

12/2002–01/2003 employment, DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, Department of Chassis Development and Development Suspension Systems

10/1999–08/2000: civilian service, German Red Cross, Reutlingen


Technical Skills

Programming languages: Matlab, R, IDL

Operating systems: Windows, Linux

Remote sensing and GIS specific tools: Arc-GIS, GRASS GIS, ENVI, ERDAS, ATCOR