Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

Head of Φ-Lab, European Space Agency (ESA)

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Paris

Stream: Artificial Intelligence

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu’s current role as head of the Φ-lab Explore Office is to explore the potential of new digital and transformative technologies, such as AI, in mining the large amount of data sets delivered routinely by EO satellites orbiting our planet. This role presents the unique opportunity to lead a small team of researchers at ESA in developing a suite of use cases, capacity and open tools with AI and EO – helping to shape the future of EO for the benefit of science and decision-makers.

Pierre-Philippe’s background is in earth sciences. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s from the University of Liege (Belgium), a PhD in oceanography from the University of Louvain (Belgium), and a management degree from the University of Reading Business School (UK). He brings expertise of over 20 years of work in environmental monitoring and modelling across disciplines from remote sensing and modelling up to weather risk management.