MIR MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN, PhD
Remote Sensing Data Scientist, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Research Scientist, Department of Geography, University of Calgary
Geospatial Data Scientist, Geofinancial Analytics, Minneapolis, USA
"My passion is to better understand and mitigate the impacts of nature-human interactions on the environment.”
The general theme of my research is to develop integrated geospatial models towards understanding and mitigating the impacts of nature-human interactions on the environment, ecosystem, and climate. While the target may vary from the built environment to natural settings, the ultimate goal of my research is to continue working towards a flexible and holistic approach to the use of geospatial tools for large-area resource management.
My research is published in Nature Communications, JGR Biogeosciences, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Journal of Hydrology, Remote Sensing, and other high impact journals. Besides publishing peer-reviewed articles, I have contributed to writing science letters and technical reports and have presented my scholarly works to various audiences including researchers, professionals, and the public.
I am also fortunate to obtain a wide range of teaching experience. In addition to developing and teaching undergraduate courses, I have developed and instructed workshops of different lengths and on various topics including 'collection and processing of UAV data for earth observation', 'working with LiDAR point cloud', and 'geospatial object-based image analysis'. Keep an eye on my announcement page for the upcoming workshops.
In my free time, I enjoy playing with my little son and traveling to explore nature.