George Azzari

George Azzari, PhD

Postdoctoral scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Stanford University
Y2E2 Bldg - MC4205, 473 Via Ortega, room 369
Stanford, CA 94305
 

Research Interests

Data Science for Food Security, Remote Sensing, Big Data, Machine Learning, Agriculture, Management Practices Impact, Crop Yields Estimates, Crop Classification, Crop Modeling

Bio

George Azzari joined FSE as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in February 2015. He works with David Lobell on designing, implementing, and applying new satellite-based monitoring techniques to study several aspects of food security. His current focuses include estimates of crop yields, crop classification, and detection of management practices in Africa, Asia, and the United States.  

George's research uses a variety of satellite sensors from the private and public sector -including Landsat (NASA/USGS), Sentinel 1 and 2 (ESA), MODIS (NASA),  RapidEye (Planet), Planet Scope (Planet), and Skysat (Terrabella)- combined with crop modeling and machine learning techniques. 
 
He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, where he worked with Mike Goulden on monitoring post-fire succession of southern California ecosystems from remote sensing data. He examined the impact of topographic illumination effects on long time series of optical satellite data.

Stanford Affiliations

Earth System Science

Other Affiliations

Stanford Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Lab