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
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
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