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Dr. Kasra Rafiezadeh Shahi

Dr. Kasra Rafiezadeh Shahi
Building C 4, Room 1.27/1.28 (Büro)
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Postdoc fellow in the section of Hydrology. Currently, working on the following projects,

  • Decisions for the Design of Adaptation Pathways and the Integrative Development, Evaluation and Governance of Flood Risk Mitigation Strategies in Changing Urban-rural Systems (DECIDER)
  • (Semi/Un)supervised machine learning flood damage assessment (SURF)

Research Interests:

  • Machine/deep learning
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Multi-sensor data fusion
  • Remote sensing


  • 11/2022 - present: researcher at Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre GFZ, Germany
  • 07/2018 - 11/2022: researcher at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany


  • 2018 - 2022: Doctor of Science in unsupervised machine/deep learning mapping (clustering) for single-/multi-source remote sensing data in the faculty of Physics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2016 - 2018: Master of Science in geo-information science and remote sensing in the faculty of ITC, University of Twente, the Netherlands

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