Dr. Magaly Koch is a geologist specialized in the application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to study groundwater resources and environmental change in arid lands. She graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1986 with a M.Sc. in Geology. Her PhD research, on the use of remote sensing in ground water studies, was undertaken at Boston University, USA, and completed in 1993. Subsequently she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship by the European Union to undertake post-doctoral research at the Earth Science Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain. Her current post is that of Research Associate Professor at the Remote Sensing Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
She will be participating in the Cambridge Science Festival.