- B.S., Biology, University of the Philippines
- M.S., Remote Sensing, University of the Philippines
- Ph.D., Remote Sensing, Chiba University (Japan)
Jose Edgardo L. Aban is a seasoned research and project manager and an advocate of satellite remote sensing
education. He served for almost two decades at the Department of Science and Technology
of the Philippines and has taught as a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography,
Development, and Environmental Studies at the Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, where
he was instrumental in the establishment of an image processing laboratory.
Prior to joining UOG, Aban served as a technical consultant at the Asian Development
Bank, as project manager of the GIS-based project dubbed “Communication and Information
Systems for the Control of Avian Influenza” of the ASEAN Foundation, and as a consultant
of a mapping unit of an agricultural company in Indonesia.
- land use/cover change analysis
- global change analysis
- ecosystems change research
- applications of non-parametric methods for global change analysis and modeling (power
and singular spectrum analysis of multi-temporal datasets) using satellite data (e.g.
normalized difference vegetation index - NDVI) and climatic data
- development of pre-processing algorithms for noise reduction in satellite images
- phenological change analysis and its relationship with changes in floral and faunal
- climate change impacts (sea-level rise scenarios) modeling with the use of digital
elevation modeling, climatic oscillations (e.g. ENSO, PDO), drones, among others.