LUNCH and LEARN Workshop
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 11:45 -14:15hrs
-> Open source satellite imagery and machine learning tools to inform infectious diseases research

Primary Instructors: Hamed Alemohammad, PhD. Lead Geospatial Data Scientist, Radiant.Earth
and Vincent Seaman PhD, Senior Program Officer, Polio Eradication Program, Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation.

The objective of this two-hour workshop is to introduce remote-sensing capabilities that
support disease surveillance, program planning, evaluation, research design and modeling. We
will speak to issues around access to topical, relevant, and quality geospatial data; the tools and
knowledge required to deploy fundamental geospatial processes; the role of machine learning
(ML) in analyzing remotely-sensed data.

The intended audience is public health researchers familiar with geospatial approaches and
who are interested in remote sensing data and machine learning techniques.

Four speakers will cover a range of topics including population estimation using building
footprints derived from satellite imagery, and machine-learning tools and strategies such as
automated change detection. The speakers will also share case studies to illustrate the utility
of these approaches and concepts such as “fit-for-purpose” data.

If you wish to participate, please complete this online request form. Workshop attendance is
limited to 40 participants. A boxed lunch will be provided.

For more information contact:
Victoria M Gammino, PhD, MPH
Chief Science Officer