Muscat, The Remote Sensing & GIS Centre at Sultan

Qaboos University (SQU) in cooperation with the Department of

Computer Science at the University and the IEEE Geoscience and

Remote Sensing Society (IEEE-GRSS) organized an International

Forum on Remote Sensing Applications in the Era of Machine

Learning: Applications and Opportunities at SQU.

The forum was held under the patronage of Honourable Dr. Saeed

al-Muharmi, member of the State Council.

Dr. Yaseen Al Mulla, Director of Remote Sensing and GIS Research

Center at SQU, in his welcome address, gave an overview of the

research projects carried out by the Center in this field. Then Dr.

Abdullah Al-Hamdani, Head of Computer Science Department, gave a

speech explaining the academic programs in the department related to

this field.

Dr. Farid Melgani, Representative of the International Society for

Remote Sensing IEEE-GRSS, presented the keynote speech of the

forum, in which he gave an overview of the International Society along

with examples of the remote sensing applications in Machine Learning.

IEEE-GRSS is the largest association in the world on geoscience and

remote sensing.

Then, eight papers were presented by speakers from four countries

in addition to speakers from the university and PhD students.

The aim of the forum, which was attended by a number of

governmental bodies and specialized companies, NGOs and students,

was to shed light on this technology, its applications and to exchange

expertise among the research scientists. It was a platform for

postgraduate students to learn more about applications of this

technology and its potentials as objectives for their research thesis.

The fields of research cooperation were opened with IEEE-GRSS and

the international bodies participated in the forum.

Source: Oman News Agency