• Matthew Hansen Matthew Hansen Director GLAD

    Prof. Matthew Hansen is a remote sensing scientist with a research specialization in large area land cover and land use change mapping.

  • Peter Potapov Peter Potapov Research Professor

    My primary research interest is assessing and monitoring forest extent, structure, and composition on national to global extent using open satellite data archives.

  • Anil Kommareddy Anil Kommareddy Director of Computing Facilities

    Has more than 15 years experience in software development and architect level hardware design and deployment. Has extensive experience in development of various scientific applications in GIS and Engineering.


  • Marc Steininger Marc Steininger Associate Research Professor

    Marc is a geographer who uses remote sensing to understand land-cover change and ecosystem processes, including tropical forest loss and regrowth, forest flammability and land-cover change implications for biodiversity.

  • Xiao-Peng Song Xiao-Peng Song Assistant Research Professor

    Xiaopeng’s research focuses on characterizing land cover and land use change such as deforestation, cropland expansion and urbanization and investigating the causes and consequences of LCLUC using an interdisciplinary approach.

  • Alexandra (Sasha) Tyukavina Alexandra (Sasha) Tyukavina Assistant Research Professor, Past Graduate

    Alexandra’s research interests include satellite-based forest cover, disturbance history and intactness mapping, and methods of forest carbon loss quantification.

  • Svetlana Turubanova Svetlana Turubanova Assistant Research Scientist

    Her research interests include boreal forest ecology, forest fire, and biodiversity.

  • Ahmad Khan Ahmad Khan Post-Doctoral Associate, Past Graduate

    Mr. Khan has working experience of more than 25 years as Conservation Biologist, Development practitioner, Wildlife Biologist, and Wetlands Conservationist.

  • André Lima André Lima Post-Doctoral Associate

    In a comprehensive way, I am interested in researching the drivers of LULC in Amazon Basin as well as their relations of cause and effect in this process.

  • Andrés Hernández Serna Senior Faculty Specialist

    Andrés is interested in using Deep learning and Lidar data for ecological, soundscape, biodiversity and land cover/land use change monitoring applications.

  • Indrani Kommareddy Indrani Kommareddy Senior Faculty Specialist

    Software engineer specializing in web development with extensive experience in implementing full software life cycle process including requirement analysis, design, prototyping, interface implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance.

  • Patrick Lola Amani Patrick Lola Amani Senior Faculty Specialist

    His work focuses on studying the human settlement characterization and population distribution, providing technical support to OSFAC on FACET methodology for forest cover monitoring.

  • Bernard Adusei Bernard Adusei Faculty Specialist

    Use multisource satellite remotely sensed imagery for land-use and land-cover characterization especially field crops (soybean, corn, and wheat) at national scale.

  • Eddy Bongwele Is'akaala Faculty Specialist

    Eddy Bongwele is remote sensing specialist with focus on integrating time-series multi-spectral Landsat and Lidar data for mapping forest structure (tree height and cover) and disturbances in Central Africa.

  • Amy Hudson Pickens Amy Hudson Pickens Faculty Specialist

    Amy is interested in water dynamics over time and scripting to automate image processing. She is currently working on GLAD's global water analysis.

  • Emma Minnis Faculty Specialist

    Emma is a Faculty Specialist managing the pre and post award activities of the Global Land Analysis and Discovery lab.

  • Jeff Pickering Jeff Pickering Faculty Specialist

    Jeff is primarily interested in the issues faced by climate change practically and philosophically and the use of geospatial and remote sensing technologies to inform better agriculture and forest management policies.

  • Sam Jantz Sam Jantz Graduate Student

    PhD student I am particularly interested in utilizing remotely sensed data and geo-spatial modeling to support conversation projects.

  • Xinyuan Li Graduate Student

    I am interested in using remote sensing to study the land cover/land use change, especially those in forest cover and crop canopy

  • Diana Parker Graduate Student

    Diana is interested in using remote sensing and qualitative research methods to understand land use change and deforestation drivers in Southeast Asia.

  • Alison Thieme Alison Thieme Graduate Student

    Alison is interested in measuring land cover and land use change to evaluate the impact of international development on the landscape.

  • Qing Ying Qing Ying Graduate Student

    My research interests are land cover and land use change, remote sensing, urbanization, forestry and terrestrial carbon sequestration.

  • Viviana Zalles Viviana Zalles Graduate Student

    She is interested in using remote sensing to research large scale land cover change and its drivers, particularly in the context of tropical deforestation.