Serge Olivier Kotchi
Dr. Serge Olivier Kotchi received the B.S. degree in land surveying from the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB), Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, in 2000, the M.S. degree in geomatics from the Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in Geographical Sciences from the same university in 2015. From 2003 to 2009, he was a Teaching and Research Assistant with the Université Laval. Since 2009, he has been a Medical Geographer with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada. His research interests include tele-epidemiology, public health geomatics, uncertainty assessment of remote sensing-based indices, and more specifically the development of indicators of determinants of health and agroenvironmental indicators based on remote sensing to support epidemiological studies and public health risk assessment. Dr. Kotchi is a member of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, and the Canadian Remote Sensing Society. He was the recipient of the 2015 National Best Ph.D. Thesis Award from the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, the Canadian Francophonie Excellence Scholarship, the Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Best Student Poster Presentation award at the 32nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing/14th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection, and the Best Student Poster Presentation Award at the Second Summit Meeting of the Champlain Branch of the Canadian Institute on Geomatics.