Our Team

Steffen Fritz

EOCS Head, Deputy Program Director

Steffen Fritz is Deputy Program Director of IIASA's Ecosystem Services and Management Program, and Leader of the Center for Earth Observation & Citizen Science (EOCS). Steffen joined IIASA in 2007 and leads the EOCS scientific agenda along with numerous related projects. He was awarded the ERC funded CrowdLand Project in 2014.
 

Linda See

Senior Research Scholar

Linda See is deputy head of EOCS and a senior Research Scholar at IIASA. LInda joined IIASA in 2012 and leads the efforts on scientific publications in EOCS, working closely with the development team. Among other projects she leads the Urban Europe funded FloodCitiSense project and the Austrian-funded ADAPT-UHI project.

Ian McCallum

Research Scholar

Ian McCallum is deputy head of EOCS and a Research Scholar at IIASA. Ian joined IIASA in 2000 and is responsible for interactions between EOCS and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). In addition he works on projects related to flood risk, marginal lands in Europe and the food, water and energy nexus.
 

Olha Danylo

Research Scholar

Olha Danylo is a Research Scholar at IIASA. Olha joined IIASA in 2014 with an Ernst Mach Scholarship. Her current scientific interests include the usage of GIS and machine learning tools to analyze spatial and remote sensing data, aiming to improve environmental mapping and contributing to urban climatology science.

Dahlia Domian

Research Scholar

Dahlia Domian is a Research Scholar at IIASA. Dahlia joined IIASA as a Group and Project Officer in 2014. Among other activities, Dahlia currently is the Principal Investigator of the WeObserve Project, an H2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA) for the Citizens Observatories.
 

Martina Dürauer

Research Application Developer

Martina Dürauer is a Research Scholar, joining IIASA in 2013. She is a research application developer, managing the geospatial infrastructure supporting the Geo-Wiki. In particular, she develops and supports the numerous campaigns that are run using Geo-Wiki.

Dilek Fraisl

Research Scholar

Dilek Fraisl joined IIASA's Ecosystem Services and Management (ESM) Program in March 2016. She is responsible for the full project lifecycle of the assigned research projects at the Center for Earth Observation and Citizen Science (EOCitSci).
 

Gerid Hager

Research Scholar

Gerid Hager joined IIASA in 2016, to work for the Systems Thinking for Transformation project (SYSTRANS), which aims to promote a systems view in educational practice through building on IIASA’s research approaches. Additionally, she works on the GROW project, a citizen observatory for improving soil data and empowering growers, family farmers and gardeners through evidence-based practices.

Neha Joshi

Research Scholar

Conducting application-based research on the mapping of peatlands and non-peatlands degraded due to fires, drainage and land use change in Indonesia, as a part of the RESTORE+ project. The research involves the use of a time series of radar and optical satellite imagery to capture subtle, dynamic and long-term changes to land surfaces.

Mathias Karner

Software Developer

Mathias Karner joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) at IIASA in May 2012 as a Research Scholar. He is involved in the Geo-Wiki project with a focus on mobile devices and smartphones and exploring other technologies for working with spatial data. 
 

Juan Carlos Laso Bayas

Research Scholar

Working with statistical analysis of spatially explicit crowdsourced and remotely sensed data. Co-principal investigator in the collaboration project between IIASA and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). 

Myroslava Lesiv

Research Scholar

Myroslava Lesiv joined IIASA in September 2014, as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. She was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship. Her main scientific interests involve high-performance information technologies for ecology and environmental protection, synergy methods for land cover mapping and approaches to the creation of geoinformation systems for GHG spatial inventories.

Victor Maus

Research Scholar

Victor Maus joined IIASA's Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program as a Research Scholar in September 2016. His research will contribute to improving land cover data sets and developing a dynamic database to support model calibration and validation for GLOBIOM, EPIC, G4M, and BeWhere. His main research interests are geoinformatics, environmental modeling, and Big Data Analytics.
 

Inian Moorthy

Research Scholar

Inian Moorthy joined IIASA's Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program as a Research Scholar in April 2015. He currently works with the Earth Observation Systems (EOS) group and his research interests include quantitative remote sensing, citizen science, and crowdsourcing mechanisms to complement Earth Observation datasets and processing chains. 
 

Moemen Saad

Application Developer

Moamen Saad joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) in January 2017, as an application developer in the Earth Observation Systems (EOS) Group. He is involved in the Horizon 2020 funded Grow project with focus on mobile devices and smartphones.
 

Dmitry Shchepashchenko

Senior Research Scholar

Dmitry Shchepashchenko was a participant of IIASA's Young Scientists Summer Program in 1995. He returned to the Institute in November 2007 as a Research Scholar to work with the Forestry Program, now Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program. His recent projects have included a full carbon account of Northern Eurasia, Global forest/biomass/land cover mapping, remote sensing application.
 

Tobias Sturn

App and Game Developer

Tobias Sturn joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) at IIASA in April 2014, to design and develop serious games like Cropland Capture, Picture Pile or FotoQuest Go. His interests cover human-computer interaction, computer graphics and all aspects of gaming, especially games with a purpose and edutainment.

Anto Subash

Software Developer

Anto Subash joined the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) in Jan 2017, as an application developer in the Earth Observation Systems (EOS) Group. He is responsible for ICT support in the field of web mapping and application development, in particular with respect to data collection using satellite data or ground based data collection.