Title : Global remote sensing trends and new frontiers for exploring the urban landscape


Title : Ethics in AI and Earth Observation: Multi-cultural and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Abstract:   Prof. Paolo Gamba Abstract:   Prof. Mrinalini Kochupillai

Biography:  Paolo Gamba is currently Full Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Pavia, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering “cum laude” from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the same University in 1993. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and from 2009 to 2013 he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.


Biography:  Mrinalini Kochupillai is Guest Professor and Core Scientist of the International Future AI Lab “ AI4EO“ Affiliated Senior Researcher, Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Technical University of Munich (TUM). She has been a senior research fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (2014-2018), and the Chair for Business Ethics at the Technical University of Munich (2018-2019).



Title : Urban research needs and grand sustainability challenges


Title : Mapping Tunisia’s Urban Evolution: From Ancient Carthage to Future Prediction Models Using Remote Sensing

Abstract:   Prof.Debra Roberts   Abstract:   Dr. Asma REJEB

Biography:  Prof. Debra Roberts holds a PhD in urban biogeography and is currently head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives Unit in eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa). She was a lead author of Chapter 8 (Urban Areas) and a contributing author to Chapter 12 (Africa) of Working Group II’s contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


Biography:  Dr. Asma REJEB holds a PhD in Geomatics from Western Brittany University in France and is currently an assistant professor in the urban planning department at the University of Carthage, Tunisia’s National School of Architecture and Urban Planning. She actively engages in teaching various modules related to spatial analysis and GIS. Beyond her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Rejeb has played a significant role in contributing to the development of the Master’s degree program in urban planning at the University of Carthage, Tunisia, and serves as a guest editor and reviewer for various international, high-quality, and peer-reviewed journals.