Vassilia (Lia) Karathanassi


I am a Professor in the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. I have received an MSc in Rural and Surveying Engineer at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an MSc. in Geography at the University Paris IV, and a PhD in Remote Sensing at NTUA. Since 1998, I have been a member of faculty within the Remote Sensing laboratory at NTUA. My research interests include the processing of multispectral, hyperspectral and SAR data. In recent years, my main research area is SAR and hyperspectral remote sensing. I am author of more than thirty articles in referred international journals and more than fifty papers in proceedings of international congresses, with more than 300 citations. I have participated in more than 27 research projects, in many of them as principal researcher and project leader.

I served as the SEO-DWARF project coordintator during the first year of the project. Up to now, I have been seconded in Planetek Italia (Bari, Italy). In the SEO-DWARF project besides coordination I have contributed to the examination and definition of the User Requirements and the System Design, the literature review of the Phenomena under investigation as well as the relevant Remote Sensing Algorithms which will be used.