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Francisco Salgado-Castillo

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Francisco Salgado-Castillo

G.19a, Cassie Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU


About Francisco

My name is Francisco, and I’m a part of Newcastle University’s fourth cohort of students in the EPSRC CDT in Geospatial Systems.


I have a background in Computer Science, Electronics, and an MSc in Spatio-Temporal Analytics and Big Data Mining from University College London.


Before joining the CDT, I worked as a research assistant at Universidad del Azuay’s Instituto de Estudios de Régimen Seccional del Ecuador (IERSE) in Cuenca, Ecuador. Our interdisciplinary team worked with geospatial and earth observation data for Ecuador’s social and environmental development.


My interest in Geospatial Systems is profound, and I am confident that the CDT is the perfect place to develop the skills I need to better serve my research community and assist in the sustainable development of our countries.


Even though I am in my first year, what attracts me the most about the programme is its people, a vibrant group of academics, staff, and students who are very welcoming and supportive. My experience so far? Like “standing on the shoulders of giants”, I would say.


My Interests: data science, artificial intelligence, internet of things, climate change, hiking, and blackberry ice cream.


MRes Research

Remote capture across platforms for wild plant conservation.



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