Michail-Christos Tsoutsos is a PhD Candidate in Geoinformatics and Natural Hazards at the School of Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Athens, Greece). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Geography (grade “excellent”) from the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean (Lesvos, Greece) and his Master’s Degree in Geoinformatics from the School of Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Athens, Greece).
He has received two scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation in Greece (IKY) for his performance during the academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 and two scholarships from the European Union, due to his performance in his undergraduate studies, in the context of his Erasmus Traineeship-Work Placement in Norway during the time periods 01/03-30/06/2015 and 01/07-30/09/2015. Moreover, he has been awarded the “NTUA Thomaidion Award”, provided by the National Technical University of Athens, for his publications at one scientific journal in 2021 and at the proceedings of two international conferences in 2019 and 2022. Ηis Master’s thesis investigates spatial point pattern analysis and has been published at the European Journal of Geography (https://www.eurogeojournal.eu/index.php/egj/article/view/168). He has work experience in the scientific fields of Earth Observation and Geospatial Modelling/Spatial Analysis, where it is noteworthy that his Erasmus Traineeship-Work Placement at the Department of Geography of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway) focused on topics related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications and natural hazards, while his volunteering (in the context of his military service) at the Hellenic Military Geographical Service (Athens, Greece) focused on topics pertaining to GIS and Cartography.
He currently works as research associate at the Operational Unit “BEYOND Centre for Earth Observation Research and Satellite Remote Sensing” of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens (IAASARS-NOA) in the scientific fields of Geoinformatics and Natural Hazards.
Natural Disasters, Multi-hazards, Earth Observation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Satellite Remote Sensing applications, Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Risk Assessment, Spatial Statistics, Spatial Epidemiology.