Francis Oloo

Email: Francis_Omondi.Oloo(at)stud.sbg.ac.at, Phone: +43 662 8044 7569

Phd Topic: “Sensor-to-Simulation via geoprocessing services”

Francis Oloo holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Geoinformatics from the University of Salzburg and a Bachelor’s degree in Surveying from the University of Nairobi. For his Master thesis, he used concepts from geoinformatics to assess the photovoltaic solar energy potential in Kenya. The results of the work have been published in the International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management (IJSEPM). Additionally a conference paper from the same work was selected as the best paper under energy category and presented in the plenary session of the 6th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (ICAT).

Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a research associate at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in Nairobi where he was in charge of design of mobile-based data collection surveys and spatial data management. Additionally Francis worked at KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Centre in Nairobi where he used geospatial concepts to map socio-economic and biological equity in coverage and access to malaria control interventions. His research interests are in GIS, Remote Sensing, Web Mapping and application of GIScience in environmental and medical sciences.

For his PhD work, he will look at the possibility of using real-time sensors to simulate environmental processes.