Biography

I am a biologist and I hold a PhD in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS applications. I work as an assistant researcher for CONICET at the Mario Gulich Institute of the Argentinian Space Agency (CONAE) in Córdoba, Argentina. My research is focused on uncovering environmental drivers of vector-borne disease outbreaks. I am mostly interested in those environmental features that can be derived by means of satellite image analysis, remote sensing time series and GIS-based techniques.

I am a strong advocate for OSGeo and free and open source software for geo-spatial (FOSS4G). Moreover, I am part of the GRASS GIS Development team and have recently become the new project chair. I have also volunteered as a mentor for GRASS GIS in the Google Code-In contest introducing high school students into the Open Source world.

Interests
  • Remote sensing time series
  • Image analysis
  • GIS
  • SDM
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Free and Open Source Software
Education
  • PhD in Biological Sciences, 2012

    National University of Río Cuarto

  • MSc in Spatial Applications for Early Warning and Response to Emergencies, 2015

    National University of Córdoba

  • Biologist (5-year course of studies), 2005

    National University of Río Cuarto

Skills

Remote sensing

90%

GIS

90%

R

70%

Statistics

70%

Coding

70%

Scientific writing

90%

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Researcher
July 2018 – Present Córdoba, Argentina

Responsibilities include:

  • Research on the environmental drivers of vector-borne diseases
  • Supervision of MSc and PhD students
  • Teaching
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoc researcher
July 2016 – June 2018 Enschede, The Netherlands

Responsibilities include:

  • Research in image analysis for Health Geography
  • Supervision of MSc and PhD students

Contact

  • veroandreo@gmail.com
  • Ruta Provincial C45 Km 8, Falda del Cañete, Córdoba 5187
  • Mon to Fri 08:30 to 16:30