Wathela Alhassan

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Division: Astrocent (Warsaw)



E-mail: walhassan@camk.edu.pl

About me:

Wathela Alhassan is a Ph.D. candidate at the Particle Astrophysics Science and Technology Center (AstroCeNT) in Warsaw (Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Geophysics) and a scholarship holder at Geoplanet Doctoral School (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center).

His doctoral work is supervised by prof. Tomasz Bulik.

He worked as a researcher at the Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Institute of Space Research and Aerospace (ISRA) in Sudan, where he was managing two research projects devoted to:

  • to improve the performance of the FIRST classifier,
  • ISRA - on-site selection for finding the best location to establish an optical astronomical observatory using satellite imageries and Geographic Information System (GIS) based on multiple criteria.

Wathela Alhassan was on the Machine Learning Engineers team building a Machine Learning Model to quantify the influence of climate anomalies on forced displacement of individuals and communities in Somalia through satellite imagery analysis. He was also a teaching assistant at the University of Cape Town.

His fields of research interest are as follow:
  • astrophysics,
  • machine learning,
  • geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing,
  • data science.

    • Degrees and titles:
      • 2012BSc in Astronomy & Meteorology Department of Astronomy and Meteorology, Omdurman University, Omdurman (Sudan).
      • 2015MSc in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) Council of Bioscience, Advanced technology and Environment, Sudan Academy of Science, Khartoum (Sudan).
      • 2016BSc (Honours) in Astrophysics and Space Science from Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa).
      • 2019MSc in Astrophysics and Space Science from Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) and De Astronomy, University of Cape Town (South Africa).
      (source: https://astrocent.camk.edu.pl/?team=wathela-alhassan)