Arbeitsgruppe Fernerkundung und Geoinformationsverarbeitung

Prof. Svitlana Kuznichenko

Philipp Schwartz Stipendiatin

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Svitlana Kuznichenko is a professor at the Odesa State Environmental University (OSENU) in Ukraine. Between August 2022 and December 2023 she participated in the OPENSPACES project at the Department of Geography and Geology and the Interdisciplinary Centre on Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) of University of Greifswald. The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the Ukraine Digital program to support teaching at universities in Ukraine during war times. Since January 2024, she has been a Philipp Schwartz fellowship recipient.

Prof. Kuznichenko has extensive experience in the field of geoinformation science and has been involved in several international as well as national projects related to environmental conservation and ecological safety. Her research interests encompass geospatial modeling and environmental monitoring with geodata and satellite imagery. Prof. Kuznichenko particularly focuses on integrating multi-criteria decision-making approaches into GIS and on analyzing geo-environmental risks. Her research project is dedicated to developing an approach for assessing the risk of soil degradation in Ukraine, considering the influence of military-technogenic factors.



since 01/2024 University of Greifswald - Philipp Schwartz Fellow at the Earth Observation and Geoinformation Science Lab
12/2023 – 08/2022 University of Greifswald – Co-PI and senior project scientist as visiting professor from the partner university. DAAD project Ukraine digital: OPENSPACES
05/2022– 09/2007 Odesa State Environmental University 09/2007 – 09/2017 - Associate Professor of Department of Information Technology 09/2017 – 02/2021 - Head of Department of Information Technology 02/2021 – 05/2022 - Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, Management and Administration
01/2004– 09/2006 Odesa State Environmental University – PhD student of Land Hydrology, Water Resources, Hydrochemistry Dissertation title: „Water and salt balance of the Kugurluy-Yalpug lake system under regulation conditions“
09/1993– 06/1998 Odesa State Polytechnic University – Student of Computer Control and Automation System. Specialist (MSc equivalent).