Matt Aitkenhead

The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom


Matt Aitkenhead received his B.S. degree in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of St Andrews, Fife, UK, in 1995 and his M.S. degree in soil science, M.Phil degree in soil science, and Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK, in 1996, 1998, and 2002, respectively. Currently, he is a Soil Scientist at The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK. Aitkenhead has a background in a wide range of AI and environmental topics and in the modeling of complex environmental systems, and, as an interdisciplinary scientist, he has qualifications in a range of subjects. He has over 50 publications including refereed papers, conference proceedings, technical reports, and popular articles and has expertise in neural networks, soil modeling, land cover mapping, remote sensing interpretation, environmental modeling, soil formation, land use and land use change and computer programming. During his career, he has developed several novel modeling and classification AI-based methods and software packages that utilize remote sensing and environmental data in a wide range of environmental applications.

Biography Updated on 3 July 2011

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