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Kussul Nataliia

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Professor, Doctor of sciences (second scientific degree) in Applied Mathematics, Deputy Director of Space Research Institute, Head of Department of Space Information Technologies and Systems

Deputy head of specialized council on thesis defence at Space Research Institute

Professor of National Technical University of Ukraine Kiev Polytechnic Institute (computer science & intelligent systems, programming languages)

Member of CEOS Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS)

Expert of the European Commission

Main areas of scientific researches: Grid technologies, design of distributed software systems, parallel computations, intelligent data processing methods, neural networks, satellite data processing, risk management and space weather

Author of numerous publications. Read more ResearchGate, GoogleScolar, ORCID_ID

Education (degrees, dates, universities):

1998 - 2001 Post-Doctor Student of Space Research Institute, National Academy of Science of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine. Doctor of sciences (second scientific degree) in Applied Mathematics

1987 - 1991 Postgraduate Student of Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine; Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics.

1982 - 1987 Student of Kiev State University; graduated with honours; M.S. degree in Mathematics (with honour).

Career:

2009 - present - Space Research Institute, National Academy of Science of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine; Associate director

2002 - present Space Research Institute, National Academy of Science of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine, Head of Department of Space Information Technologies and Systems

1996 - 1998 - Space Research Institute, National Academy of Science of Ukraine and National Space Agency of Ukraine; Senior Scientific Researcher.

1987 - 1996 - Institute of Cybernetics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine; Student-Researcher, Junior Scientific Researcher, Scientific Researcher, Senior Scientific Researcher

Experience with international projects and initiatives:

Parcel based classification for Agricultural Mapping and Monitoring (Ukraine) (2014-2015) Personal contract for experts of the European Commission

Stimulating Innovation for Global Monitoring of Agriculture and its Impact on the Environment in support of GEOGLAM (SIGMA) (2013-2017), FP7 of European Commission

Crop area estimation with satellite images in Ukraine (2010-2011), European Commission Joint Research Center (EC-JRC) contract within MARS project.

Analysis of Climate Change & Food Security based on Remote Sensing & In Situ Data Sets (2011-2012), U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) project with NOAA.

State Space Agency of Ukraine (2012) contract on the creation of the geoportal for Ukrainian remote sensing satellite Sich-2

Joint Experiment for Crop Assessment and Monitoring (JECAM) Ukraine (2011-present), establishment of the JECAM test site in Ukraine, application of EO techniques for agriculture.

SAR parameters optimization for crop classification (2012-present), supported by the Canadian Space Agency within SOAR-JECAM initiative.

GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment (GA.4.Disasters) (2011-2013) within CEOS Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS).

The Namibian Trans-boundary Flood-Disease Monitoring and Mitigation System An International SensorWeb Pilot Project (2010-present), an international project for Namibia with participation of UN-SPIDER, NASA, DRL, Namibia Department of Hydrology, Space Research Institute, CSA, NOAA, EC-JRC, ITC

Career-related Activities:

2005 - present Member of CEOS Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS)

1997 -present Professor of National Technical University of Ukraine Kiev Polytechnic Institute (computer science & intelligent systems, programming languages)

2003 - 2007 Chair of the branch of Software Engineering Department in National Aviation University

2002 - 2004 - Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University and European University (computer science & intelligent systems, programming languages)

2000 - 2001 - Senior mathematician in Comgates Ukraine LTD (graph theory & network routing)

1996 - 2006 - Interpreter (English) & Scientific Editor in Computer Publishing Companies Dialektika and Junior

1999 - 2000 - Senior system developer in Communico Ukraine LTD (neuronet modeling systems, image recognition)

1995 - 1996 - Lecturer in International Scientific-Educational Center (computer science)

Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies:

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society member

AGU member

Member of the CEOS Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS)

Head of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) Regional Support Office in Ukraine

Chair of the Referee Committee for the Regional Intel ISEF Competition in Ukraine

Member of international scientific societies in applied mathematics GAMM and Women in science

Awarded the Letter of Recognition by the Supreme Body of Ukraine for merits before Ukrainian people (2005)

The winner of the grant of the President of Ukraine for young scientists(1992-2000)

    

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