Reed Anderson Reed Anderson

(PhD Student)


Department for Physiological Diversity
German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Deutscher Platz 5a
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 9733241

My research focuses on extracting quantitative biotic parameters on grasslands through data classification and segmentation algorithms. This means using smartphones to extract structural plant information from networked grassland experiment plots and using deep learning to convert that information into usable metrics for environmental researchers.

  • Estimating biotic parameters to support environmental experimentation and modeling.
  • Improving classification and segmentation algorithms for vegetation through advances in machine learning.
  • Developing open-source sensor and processing tools for global in-situ sensing.

My advisors at UFZ are Jan Bumberger, Stan Harpole and Peter Dietrich. I am completing my dissertation under Hans-Gerd Maas, my university advisor at TU Dresden.

Current research (point cloud)

MS, Computer Science - University of Colorado, Boulder

PhD Candidate, Photogrammetry - Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technische Universität Dresden