Google Earth Engine Mini Summit 2018 in Tokyo

Meet our speakers

* Speaker information will be updated soon.

Nicholas Clinton

Nick Clinton

Developer Relations for Google Earth Engine

Nick Clinton is on the Earth Engine developer relations team. He received a bachelors, masters and PhD from the department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. From 2008-2011, Nick worked in the Airborne Sensor Facility of NASA Ames Research Center, producing science quality calibrated imagery and supporting sensor maintenance for thermal, multispectral and hyperspectral imagers. From 2012-2015, he was on the faculty of the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China. He joined Google in 2015.

Simon Ilyushchenko

Simon Ilyushchenko

Climate Reliability Engineer from Google Earth Engine

Simon has been at Google for 11 years. He started as an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) on Google's storage infrastructure, and then later joined the Earth Engine team just as it was being formed, working primarily on data ingestion.

Michael DeWitt

Michael DeWitt

Software Engineer from Google Earth Engine

Michael started working on Earth Engine in 2012. He particularly enjoys empowering research partners to perform important, large-scale analyses. As a Software Engineer, he has developed scalable image-processing algorithms, added new data management (import/export) capabilities, and contributed to the platform's overall stability. 

Hyungjun Kim

Hyungjun Kim

Project Associate Professor from Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Hyungjun Kim is a global hydrologist with research interests including integration of satellite remote sensing and numerical modeling to investigate global energy and water cycles under changing climate. He has been researching with JAXA and NASA satellite missions and leading international model simulation projects. Hyungjun has been working as a faculty member at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo since 2012 and also is currently a visiting scholar at UCLA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA.

Akira Kato

Akira Kato

Associate Professor from Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan

Dr. Akira Kato received Ph.D. at University of Washington, Seattle, USA. His specialty is forest remote sensing, especially LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). There are three main research topics, the reconstruction of tree crown structure from high resolution LiDAR data using computer graphic technique, quantification of the woody biomass using terrestrial laser, and analyzing the ecological network in urban area using large coverage of airborne LiDAR data. A portable terrestrial laser scanner has been developed and used to take 3D data of any type of forest (from tropical to boreal forest) in the world to automate field survey as field validation of satellite remote sensing. 

Takeo Tadono

Takeo Tadono

Associate Senior Researcher from Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Takeo Tadono is in charge of calibration, validation, and research activities on the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) series satellites, which are developed by JAXA and mainly focusing on responsible of natural disasters, environmental issues, geospatial information related applications, etc. ALOS-2 L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is currently on orbit, and ALOS-3 high-resolution optical and ALOS-4 as successor ALOS-2 will be coming soon.

Toshio Okumura

Toshio Okumura

Group Leader of Application Development Group from Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan

Toshio is in the research and development department in Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC). He is in charge of application development, especially for agriculture and ocean field.

Tomomi Matsuoka

Tomomi Matsuoka

Program Manager from Google Earth Outreach Japan