Researcher biography

Dr James Watson is a member of the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program (

James received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland, and has previously worked at the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (University of Leeds, United Kingdom) and the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (UQ). He is a contributing author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5), and designed the data pipeline of the GECKO proximal sensing project. James has developed a number of novel feature detection algorithms, and is experienced in high performance computing, dynamic visualizations, and the calibration and programming of hyperspectral, LIDAR, GPS and thermal sensors.