Katja recently joined GeoVille's Earth Observation Unit, where she is currently working on developing satellite image processing workflows, and conducting comprehensive modeling and analysis of satellite imagery. Katja moved to Innsbruck in 2016 to pursue her PhD at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck. Originally from Croatia, she now calls the Austrian Alps her home. On the weekends you will find her hiking or biking, whilst taking photographs along the way.
Katja is an enthusiastic personality with 6+ years of scientific experience. Her expertise include complex modeling, algorithm development, data analysis, and data visualization. She possesses a strong analytical background, and is passionate about finding creative solutions to complex problems.
“After completing my PhD studies in theoretical physics, I knew I wanted to apply my technical and problem-solving skills in an application-oriented environment, addressing some of the present-day challenges of the world around me. Joining GeoVille represented a fantastic opportunity to pursue these goals, given the company's portfolio of impactful and inspiring projects, and the focus on developing high quality and innovative solutions through cutting-edge data science.
In my current role, I work on analyzing land usage intensity across Europe, as well as developing a high resolution map of land surface temperature in Austria, with the goal of giving our clients meaningful and actionable insights from the collected raw data. Here I use my analytical and numerical skills to identify the right questions, and to design and execute the data processing algorithms. Since joining GeoVille, I have felt very inspired by the positive impact that the company is making in the society. By synthesizing satellite imagery and the complex remote sensing data into valuable information, Geoville provides tools that can be used to make decisions and take action responsibly and sustainably.”
With her background and knowledge, Katja is a valuable team member at GeoVille and we are excited to see her future development in the field of Earth Observation innovation.