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Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.
My research using Machine Learning is mainly focus around geoscience and how to use such ML framework in unconventional context.
My research in geostatistics mainly focuses on statistical simulations. More precisely, to develop new algorithms in Multiple Point Statistics (MPS) and Machine Leraning to generate complex structure.
Remote sensing had a huge impact on my career and remains important to me. Currently, most of my research in remote sensing is done through collaborations on different projects from Vegetation evolution (Vietnam and Valais), growing season, frozen lakes and even NPP (net primary productivity) evolution in ocean. Currently, most of hese studies are done on online platforms such as Google Earth Engine, which enable studies through a gigantic amount of data.
I put particular importance on investigation cutting-edge solutions, from both a technological as well as algorithmic point of view. Most applications of these solutions are done through collaborations.
Furthermore, I put particular effort and time into allowing the results of various studies to be available to the community though functional, open and easy-to-use software or library.
The time may not be very remote when it will be understood that for complete initiation as an efficient citizen of one of the new great complex world wide states that are now developing, it is as necessary to be able to compute, to think in averages and maxima and minima, as it is now to be able to read and to write.
Don't Fear Changing Fields: Success in a specialized field often requires both exceptional skill and luck due to high competition. Switching fields can not only broaden your knowledge and challanges, but also provide you with a unique perspective that sets you apart.
Make your own subject! If you need to work on a project, try to adjust it to fit your interests. Usually, you can convince professors to deviate from the original topic. Why? For you, it's more interesting to work on something you're passionate about. On the other hand, if a professor provides a subject, it's probably their expertise field (they'll notice any shortcuts you take). Conversely, if you choose a subject, you become the expert, and the professor might even learn something new.
I am always eager to mentor motivated students.
However, there are a few things to note: