Sophie Crommelinck

IT Business Analyst

Main focus: Digital Technology

Twitter handle: @SCrommelinck

Websites/blogs: , ,

Languages: German, English, French, Dutch

City: Karlsruhe

Country: Germany

Topics: computer vision, remote sensing, academic writing, academia (international & national), big data, python, open source, open data, programming, machine learning, research, open science, gis


My background lies within geography, geo-informatics, remote sensing, photogrammetry, computer vision, and machine learning. My experiences include capturing remote sensing data with drones and laser scanners, developing geo-spatial algorithms, and tailoring image analysis and machine learning. In my PhD research, I have developed an open source mapping software that simplifies the digitization of land rights in developing countries. Engaging with the open source community has made me realize the value of openly communicating and sharing insights to further develop.

As a PhD researcher in an international research & innovation EU project, I have published journal and conference papers that have been cited >100 times. Speaking about my knowledge during academic publishing workshops, has been an enriching experience. From presenting my work on state of the art technology at international conferences across Europe and Africa, I developed the ability to communicate technical expertise in a clear and engaging way.

I have lived and worked in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United States, and I am able to speak German, English, Dutch and French fluently. From studying across Europe, I gained insights into different academia systems and their varying approaches to science and education.

I am looking forward to share my expertise and enthusiasm about digital technology, academia, and public speaking.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Conferences where I presented and discussed my PhD work

  • 23.-26. August 2016: FOSS4G, Bonn, Germany

  • 14.-16. September 2016: GEOBIA, Enschede, Netherlands

  • 06.-09. June 2017: ISPRS Workshop, Hannover, Germany

  • 28. June 2017: FOSS4G NL, Groningen, Netherlands

  • 29.-30. June 2017: LANDac, Utrecht, Netherlands

  • 02.-11. August 2017: QGIS Developer Meeting, Nødebo, Denmark

  • 04.-07. September 2017: UAV-g, Bonn, Germany

  • 24. November 2017: Fachaustausch Geoinformation, Heidelberg, Germany

  • 04.-07. June 2018: ISPRS TC II Symposium, Riva del Garda, Italy

  • 13.-14. June 2018: Urban Studies Symposium, Enschede, Netherlands

  • 11. July 2018: FOSS4G NL, Almere, Netherlands

  • 28. September-02. October 2018: its4land Workshop, Kajiado & Nairobi, Kenya

  • 25. October 2018: Symposium on Feature Extraction for Cadastral Boundaries, Enschede, Netherlands

  • 29. November 2018: NCG Symposium, Wageningen, Netherlands

  • 03. April 2019: Geospatial World Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 10.-14. June 2019: Geospatial Week, Enschede, Netherlands

  • 23.-24. July 2019: EALAN Conference, Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • 13.-16. August 2019: AfriGEOSS Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya

This talk is in: English