Gustau Camps-Valls

Gustau Camps-Valls
Image Processing Laboratory (IPL)
     Parc Científic Universitat de València
     C/ Catedràtic José Beltrán, 2
     46980 Paterna (València). Spain
+34 963 544 064 +34 963 543 261

Gustau Camps-Valls (born 1972 in València) is a Physicist and Full Professor in Electrical Engineering in the Universitat de València, Spain, where lectures on machine learning, remote sensing and signal processing. He is the Head of the Image and Signal Processing (ISP) group, an interdisciplinary group of 50 researchers working at the intersection of AI for Earth and Climate sciences.

Gustau is interested in developing AI and causality methods to tackle relevant environmental and societal problems. From detecting and forecasting extreme events (like droughts, heatwaves and floods), to improve Earth models with AI emulation and novel parameterizations, as well as explaining complex systems like the interconnected Earth with causality and equation discovery. He loves tackling crucial challenges in Earth and climate sciences using and developing methods of modern AI. In the last years, Gustau has been at the forefront of AI for tackling relevant socio-economic problems for the humanitarian sector, like modeling and understanding climate-induced migrations, differential vulnerability aggravated by climate change, and the impact of humanitarian aid in food crises. You can get a visual feeling of what I do in this video.

Prof. Camps-Valls published over 300+ peer-reviewed international journal papers, 350+ international conference papers, 25 book chapters, and 6 international books on remote sensing, image processing and machine learning. He has an h-index of 90 with 39000+ citations in Google Scholar. He was listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2011, 2021, 2022 and 2023; currently has 13 «Highly Cited Papers» and 1 «Hot Paper», Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch identified his activities as a Fast Moving Front research (2011) and the most-cited paper in the area of Engineering in 2011, received the Google Classic paper award (2019), and Stanford Metrics includes him in the top 2% most cited researchers of 2017-2023. He publishes in both technical and scientific journals, from IEEE and PLOS One to Nature, Nature Communications, Science Advances, and PNAS.

He has been Program Committee member of international conferences (IEEE, SPIE, EGU, AGU), and Technical Program Chair at IEEE IGARSS 2018 (2400+ attendees) and general at AISTATS 2022. He served in technical committees of the IEEE GRSS & IEEE SPS, as Associate Editor of 5 top IEEE journals, and in the prestigious IEEE Distinguished Lecturer program of the GRSS (2017-2019) to promote «AI in Earth sciences» globally. He has given 100+ talks, keynote speaker in 10+ conferences, and (co)advised 15+ PhD theses.

He coordinated/participated in 60+ research projects, involving industry and academia at national and European levels. He assisted the aerospace industry in Advisory Boards; Fellow Consultant of the ESA PhiLab (2019) and member of the EUMETSAT MTG-IRS Science Team. He is compromised with open source/access in Science, and is habitual panel evaluator for H2020 (ERC, FET), NSF, China and Swiss Science Foundations.

He coordinates the ‘Machine Learning for Earth and Climate Sciences' research program of ELLIS, the top network of excellence on AI in Europe. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow member (2018) in two Societies (Geosciences and Signal Processing) and to ELLIS Fellow (2019). Prof. Camps-Valls is the only researcher receiving two European Research Council (ERC) grants in two different areas: an ERC Consolidator (2015, Computer Science) and ERC Synergy (2019, Physical Sciences) grants to advance AI for Earth and Climate Sciences. In 2021 he became a Member of the ESSC panel part of the European Science Foundation (ESF), and in 2022 was elevated to Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc), Fellow of the Academia Europeae (AE), and Fellow of Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA).