Begüm Demir
Professor and Head of the Remote Sensing Image Analysis (RSiM) Group
Technische Universität Berlin
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
EN 627, Einsteinufer 17, 10587, Berlin, Germany
E-mail: demir [at] tu-berlin.de
Tel:+49 (0) 30 3142 3771

Latest News
  • February 2020 - I will be an Invited Speaker at the Conference on Big Data and Machine Learning in Geosciences organized by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The talk will be on "Deep Earth Query: Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives".
  • January 2020 - We made public an alternative class-nomenclature to allow DL models for better describing the complex information content of Sentinel-2 images in BigEarthNet! For details, please visit this link.
  • December 2019 - We have open PhD positions in Deep Learning for Satellite Image Analysis! For details, please visit this link.
  • September 2019 - I will be a Keynote Speaker at: 1) the Φ-week organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) in Frascati, Italy; and 2) the Conference on GeoInformation for Disaster Management in Prague, Czech Republic. Both talks will be on " Machine Learning for Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives".
  • July 2019 - I’m a Principle Investigator of a new project 'IDEAL-VGI - Information Discovery from Big Earth Observation Data Archives by Learning from Volunteered Geographic Information', which is funded by the German Research Foundation for the period 2019-2022.
  • June 2019 - I'm an Invited Lecturer at the 2019 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Summer School organized by IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society in Yokohama, Japan, in July 2019.
  • June 2019 - I will be an Invited Speaker at the Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Remote Sensing and Astrophysics, Crete, Greece, July 2019. The talk will be on "Scalable Processing of Big Data in Earth Observation".
  • May 2019 - I'm a Guest Editor of the special issue on "Recent Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing: Technologies, Standards and Applications" of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.
  • March 2019 - I'm a Guest Editor of the two special issues within the MPDI Remote Sensing journal, which are "Deep Learning and Data Mining for Hyperspectral Imagery" and "Big Data in Remote Sensing for Urban Mapping".
  • November 2018 - I have been appointed as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.
  • July 2018 - I'm the recipient of the prestigious "2018 Early Career Award" presented by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS).
  • February 2018 - I will start at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany in April 1st!
  • December 2017 - I close 2017 by being promoted to be an Associate Professor at University of Trento!
  • October 2017 - BigEarth was introduced to all local press in Trento with our Rector. (See press release)
  • September 2017 - BigEarth is on Corriere del Trentino and on local Turkish newspaper.
  • September 2017 - I got an European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant with my project: BigEarth - Accurate and Scalable Processing of Big Data in Earth Observation. Welcome home BigEarth!
  • August 2017 - I got the accreditation ("abilitazione") for Associate Professor in Telecommunications in the national competition in Italy.