Dr. Prashanth Marpu is an Associate Professor and Manager of YahSat Space Lab at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. His specialization is in small satellites, image processing, data mining, machine learning, remote sensing, and IoT. Prior to joining Khalifa University, Dr. Marpu was a researcher at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. Before that he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Pavia, Italy working on developing advanced methods for remote sensing data analysis.
Dr. Marpu holds a Ph.D. from Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany, and a M.Sc. in Wireless Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He is involved in designing and building small satellites. Dr. Marpu is a member of the international steering committee of the IEEE Environment Engineering Initiative since 2016 and Council member of the International Society of Digital Earth since 2019.