Sharif Islam

Virginia, United States


Sharif is a PhD candidate in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis (GEA) at the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech. He is also a graduate research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Remote Sensing at Virginia Tech and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). His research interests include coastal erosion and related adaptation and vulnerabilities and displacement due to climate change and extreme events. He also has some interests in environmental pollution and public health issues. His work involves applying remote sensing, geographic information (GIS), and statistical tools and techniques to satellite/geospatial data to better understand environmental changes and consequences. Sharif holds a double master’s degree in Geography and Applied Statistics and a bachelor’s in Environmental Science and Resource Management. Aside from his scientific interests, he enjoys travelling, hiking, watching soccer and playing tennis!