Faculty & Staff

Professor Xuhui Lee is the Director of the Yale Center for Earth Observation.  He is the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology at the School of the Environment.

You can learn more about his courses and research projects at his F&ES web page.

Tarek Kandakji is a Remote Sensing Specialist in the School of the Environment and the Manager of Yale Center for Earth Observation. Tarek can be reached via email at


YCEO Steering Committee

The center has a steering committee consisting of faculty involved in geospatial analysis and satellite image processing from across the university, representing many disciplines.  Members include:

Ron Smith and Mark Brandon from the Department of Geology & Geophysics
Karen Seto, and Tim Gregoire from Forestry & Environmental Studies
Durland Fish and Ted Holford from the School of Public Health
Walter Jetz from Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Rod McIntosh from the Department of Anthropology
Ben Kiernan and Bill Rankin from the Department of History