2015-2016 Graduate Student Open Access Award
Congratulations Koreen on receipt of a 2015-2016 Graduate Student Open Access Award!
These monetary awards of $1000.00 were established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.
Koreen Millard, PhD candidate, Geography and Environmental Studies
- “On the Importance of Training Data Sample Selection in Random Forest Image Classification: A Case Study in Peatland Ecosystem Mapping” from Remote Sensing (2015) 7:8489-8515.
Koreen Millard is in the final stages of completing her PhD in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, specializing in geomatics and remote sensing. She obtained her MSc in Applied Geomatics from Acadia University in 2008, a post-graduate advanced diploma in Geographic Information Science from the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Nova Scotia in 2006, and a BA in Environmental Studies and Geography in 2005 from Bishop’s University. Koreen’s thesis research focuses on the use of active remote sensing technologies (LiDAR and SAR) to improve techniques in mapping and monitoring peatland hydrological conditions (water table depth and soil moisture). In order to better understand and validate information gained through remotely sensed imagery, her work involves extensive field data collection and has taken her to many sites throughout temperate and sub-arctic Canada.
Source: Carleton MacOdrum Library, 2015-2016 Award Recipients
Best Student Oral Presentation
Recently at the 37th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing in Winnipeg Koreen was awarded 3rd place for Best Student Oral Presentation. She presented an oral presentation entitled “Assessment of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-acquired imagery for creation of point clouds, digital elevation and surface models (DEM and DSM) and orthophotos: case study within vegetated peatland environments” (co-authors: Lindsay Armstrong, Fernanda Moreira Amaral, Doug Stiff and Murray Richardson).