Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt

PhD candidate / Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Research

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ - Leipzig, Germany

Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

I’m a PhD student at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig and at the Institute for Geography at the Leipzig University. Coming from an physical and machine learning background, my former work was the detection of helplessness of persons in front of a ticket vending machine with an Memory Hidden Markov Model (PhD project in Chemnitz) and the detection of special gestures for suicide preparation in prison cells at a company. For my PhD project here I aim to combine remote sensing data with data from FORMIND via machine learning to explore the influence of weather extremes in the carbon balance of forests.


  • Machine Learning
  • Ecology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Data Science


  • PhD candidate in Remote Sensing, since 06/2021

    UFZ Leipzig/ University of Leipzig

  • PhD candidate in Computational Science, since 10/2012

    Chemnitz University of Technology

  • MSc in Computational Science, 2012

    Chemnitz University of Technology

  • BSc in Computational Science, 2010

    Chemnitz University of Technology

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