Collins Mito is the Head of Remote Sensing and GIS research group in the Department of Physics, University of Nairobi. He obtained his BSc and MSc in the year 1993 and 1998 respectively, from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and his PhD in Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) from University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Italy in 2003. His research efforts have focused on satellite Earth Observation (EO) with main research activities in radiative transfer simulation and modeling of the Earth system, and applications of remote sensing techniques. He was a Principal Investigator (PI) in the European Space Agency (ESA) funded research project: Development of an Operational System for Monitoring and Predicting the Aquatic Plants Proliferation in Lake Victoria (2009-2012). He also  participated (2012-2014) in another ESA project: Monitoring of Aquatic Plants Proliferation as a Co-Investigator (Co-I). Currently, he is a Co-Investigator in the Satellite Based Agricultural Monitoring (SBAM) project funded by Italian Space Agency (ASI).

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