Rufai Omowunmi Balogun
Earth Observation Data Science Researcher
Rufai Omowunmi Balogun is an Earth Observation Data Science researcher working on pipeline and workflow design at the Institute for Earth Observation, European Research Academy, Bolzano, Italy. His research focuses on developing scalable computing systems and infrastructures for monitoring planetary health including thematic topics such as drought monitoring and soil moisture anomalies. Prior to this, he worked at the CDL GeoHUM and Space4Good as a Geospatial Analyst working on harmonizing datasets for assessing public health emergencies in the African Western Rift, and forest canopy inventory as part of a biomass estimation pipeline, respectively.
He is an Alumnus of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters’ Degree in Copernicus Masters’ in Digital Earth at the University of Salzburg and University of South Brittany.