Dr Salvatore G.P. Virdis is an Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. His formal background is in applied geological sciences and remote sensing. Dr Virdis recent and current research interests centre upon Geo-Information and Earth Observation Science to assess and evaluate present and future changes of anthropogenic origin as well as their effects on natural and non-natural physical/human environment. He uses integrated field-based, remote/proximal sensing techniques and advanced geospatial modelling on a variety of spatial and temporal scales, ranging from seasonal to decadal processes. He has several publications in high impact factor international journals and more than 18 years of teaching experience. At AIT he is supervising and mentoring several Master and PhD candidate students.