Background Information


Address:Makerere UniversityDepartment of Geomatics and Land ManagementP.O. Box 7062 Kampala, UGANDA

Mobile:+256782017541

Name: Anthony Gidudu
Date of Birth: 30th November 1970
Nationality: Ugandan
Address: Makerere UniversityDepartment of Geomatics and Land ManagementP.O. Box 7062 Kampala, UGANDA
Courses Taught Remote Sensing,Environmental studies,Cartography,Research methods and GIS
Research Interests
Gasification,Environmental applications of remote sensing,Cartographic visualisation, Machine Learning
Email: agidudu@tech.mak.ac.ug, anthony.gidudu@gmail.com

Post Graduate Education

2007 – 2008 University of Cape Town Cape Town, South AfricaPost Doctoral Research
2003 – 2006 University of Cape Town Cape Town, South AfricaPhD (Geomatics)Land Cover Mapping Through Optimizing Remote Sensing Data for SVM Classification
1997 – 1998 Cranfield University Bedford, United KingdomMSc. Environmental Monitoring

Continuous Professional Development

7th – 8th Sept. 2009 University of Leicester Leicester, United Kingdom Certificate of Attendance: Remote Sensing of Fire for National Greenhouse Gas Accounting
29th June – 4th July 2008 University of Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa Certificate: Polarimatric SAR
7th – 25th April 2008 Geoinformation Center – Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand Certificate: MODIS Data and Potential Applications
Sept. to Dec. 2002 Center for Image Analysis – Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden Certificate: Application Oriented Image Analysis

Professional Experience

2010 to Date Senior LecturerMakerere UniversityKampala, Uganda Lecturing in Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Land Development, Cartography, Geohazards and Environmental studies
2007 to 2010 LecturerMakerere University, Kampala, Uganda Lecturing in Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Computer studies, Cartography, Survey Mathematics, Principles of Surveying and Natural Environmental studies
1995 to 2006 Assistant LecturerMakerere UniversityKampala, Uganda Lecturing in Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems, Computer studies, Cartography, Survey Mathematics, Principles of Surveying and Natural Environmental studies

Publications

  • Gidudu, A., Otukei J.R, and Musinguzi M (eds.) 2011: Advances in Geomatics Research. In Publications     Proceedings of the First Conference on Advances in Geomatics Research. Kampala/Uganda, (3-4)
  • August, 2011
  • Quinn, J. A, Okori,W and Gidudu, A. 2010. Increased-specificity famine prediction using satellite observation data, First Annual Symposium on Computing for Development. London, United Kingdom. 17th – 18th December 2010
  • Gidudu, A., Abe, B., and Marwala. T., 2009. Random Ensemble Feature Selection for Land Cover Mapping. 2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium. Cape Town, South Africa. 12th – 19th July 2009
  • Gidudu, A., Abe, B., and Marwala. T., 2009. Investigating the Effect of Ensemble Size on Classification Accuracy. 2nd International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes (EOGC2009). Chengdu, China 25th – 29th May 2009.
  • Gidudu, A., Abe, B., and Marwala. T., 2008. Ensemble Feature Selection for Hyperspectral Imagery. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa.
  • Cape Town, South Africa 27th – 29th November 2008.
  • Gidudu, A., Hulley, G. and Marwala. T., 2008. An SVM Multi-Classifier Approach to Land Cover Mapping. In Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference. Oregon, Portland, USA. 28th April – 2nd May 2008.
  • Gidudu, A., Hulley, G. and Marwala. T., 2007. Image Classification Using SVMs: One-against-Many Vs One-against-One. In Proceedings of the 28h Asian Conference on Remote Sensing. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 12th – 16th November 2007.
  • Gidudu, A., and Ruther, H., 2007. Comparison of Feature Selection Techniques for SVM Classification. 10th Intl. Symposium on Physical Measurements and Spectral Signatures in Remote Sensing (eds M.E. Schaepman, S. Liang, N.E. Groot, and M. Kneubuhler), Intl. Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVI, Part 7/C50, ISPRS, Davos (CH) ISSN 1682-17′
  • Gidudu, A., and Ruther, H., 2007. Land Cover Mapping: Optimizing Remote Sensing Data for SVM classification. Journal of Remote Sensing, 11: 695 – 702.
  • Otim, E., T and Gidudu, A., 2009. A Change Vector Analysis Approach to Land Cover Change Detection. In Proceedings of AfricaGIS 2009 Conference, Kampala, Uganda. 26th – 30th October 2009
  • Oteng, M., and Gidudu, A. 2007. Monitoring Urban Sprawl Using Remote Sensing Technology – The Ca of Kampala. In Proceedings of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy – Institution of Surveyors of Uganda (CASLE/ISU) Conference. Kampala, Uganda. 16th – 17th November 2007.
  • Mthembu, L., Gidudu, A. and Greene, J., 2006. The evaluation of Centre splitting as a data reduction technique. In Proceedings of The 17th Annual Symposium of Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa. Parys, South Africa. 29th November -1st December 2006.
  • Gidudu, A., and Ruther, H., 2005. Land Cover Mapping: Optimizing SVM Classification through data reduction. In the Proceedings of The 9th International Symposium: Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing (ISPMSRS05) Beijing, China. 17th – 19th October 2005.
  • Gidudu, A., and Ruther, H., 2005. Land Cover Mapping: Optimizing SVM Classification through feature selection. In Proceedings of The 1st International Conference on Advanced Remote Sensing for Earth Observation; Systems, Techniques, and Application. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 7th – 11th May 2005.
  • Gidudu, A., and Ruther, H., 2004. Land Cover Mapping: Exploring Support vector Machines. In the Proceedings of The 15th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. Nov. 2004

Successful Grant Application

  • Senior Researcher: Curriculum review of the Undergraduate Land Survey program
  • Source: Uganda National Council for Science and Technology – Millennium Science Initiative
  • Grant: $1,250,000
  • Duration: 2010 – 2013

PhD Supervision

PhD supervisor: Ronald Ssengendo; Topic: Developing a Geoidal model for Uganda – Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

 

Doctoral Board Committee Member: Lilian Mono Wabineno; Topic: Developing a Land Information System for Uganda – Makerere University (Ongoing), Kampala, Uganda

Professional Affiliation

  • Fellow – Institute of Surveyors of Uganda (ISU)
  • Member – American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Member – Geoinformation Society of South Africa (GISSA)
  • Member – Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA)
  • Member – Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society of the United Kingdom (RSPSoc)

Service to Community

  • Promoter: Mama Tendo Foundation – an NGO advocating for safe motherhood and effective parenting (2006 – to date)
  • Chairman: Young Marrieds Fellowship, All Saints Cathedral – Nakasero, Kampala (2009/10)
  • Reviewer: National Research Foundation, Pretoria, South Africa – THRIP and THUTHUKA Research Programs (2007 and 2008 )

Conference Organization

  • Chair Local Organising Committee: Advances in Geomatics Research 2011
  • Scientific Committee: AfricaGIS International Conference 2009
  • Reviewer: Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA) Conferences (2007 – 2008)
  • Reviewer: Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy /Institution of Surveyors of Uganda (CASLE/ISU) Conference (2007)

Professional Practice/Outreach Services

  • President: Land Surveying Chapter of the Institution of Surveyors of Uganda (2001- 2002)
  • Chief Examiner: Uganda National Examinations Board. Duties involved marking and overseeing quality of exams for students doing Surveying as part of their Diplomas in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Water Engineering (2002)
  • External Examiner: Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam Tanzania (2010 – 2012)

 

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