Dr Peter Caccetta

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Peter Caccetta (BEng(h), Ph.D. Computing Science)
Peter Caccetta received his Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and in 1997 his Ph.D. in Computing Science from Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. He originally joined the CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics in 1991, and worked on the development of broad-scale land cover mapping and monitoring technologies. Since 1999 he has been the Principal Scientist and leader of the Remote Sensing and Image Integration team. In 2004, the team was awarded the CSIRO Chairman’s medal, CSIRO’s highest award, for its work on mapping and monitoring dry land salinity in the South West of Western Australia and its national monitoring of perennial vegetation cover. The national monitoring forms the basis of the land cover change component of Australia’s National Carbon Accounting System, which was winner of the Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, Science for a Global Carbon Monitoring System in 2008 . He is and has been active in the Global Forest Observation Initiative and its precursors. More recently he and his team have developed monitoring systems for cities based on time-series aerial photogrammetry, and satellite based monitoring systems for broad acre cropping. His current interests include the research and development of methodologies and algorithms for land cover change derived from aerial, satellite data and other data.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1989

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Honours
    University of Western Australia

  • 1997

    Doctor of Philosophy, Computing Science
    Curtin University of Technology