Midekisa, Alemayehu

Ph.D. Geospatial Science & Engineering

Dr. Midekisa graduated with his Ph.D. in 2014 under the supervision of Dr. Michael Wimberly. He is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). His graduate research focused on quantifying the spatial and temporal drivers of malaria using high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution earth observation data in the Ethiopian highlands. Dr. Midekisa was awarded a NASA Earth Science Systems Fellowship (NESSF), for his Ph.D. proposal titled “Integrating Multi-sensor Satellite Data for Malaria Early Warning in the Amhara region of Ethiopia”. He has over 7 years of research experience in the field of geospatial sciences application research.

Prior to joining SDSU, he taught at Arba Minch University and Adama University in Ethiopia. He also worked as a Graduate Fellow in the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He earned his B.Ed. in English from Haramaya University (the former Alemaya University) and M.S. in Remote Sensing and GIS from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. He obtained a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering from South Dakota State University, USA.

Last modified: 
Dec 02, 2014