Focus areas: Urban Resilience, Climate Adaptation, Earth Observation

Honors & Awards

  • Community-Based Research Fellow, Haas Center for Public Service (2020)
  • Stanford Graduate Fellow in Science and Engineering (SGF), Stanford University (2018 - Present)
  • Queen's Jubilee (QUEST) Scholar, Institution of Civil Engineers (2012 - 2016)

Education & Certifications

  • M.Eng., University College London (UCL), Civil Engineering (2016)
  • Visiting Student Researcher, California Institute of Technology (2016)
  • Visiting Student Researcher, University of Oxford (2015)
  • Visiting Student, ETH Zürich (2015)

Stanford Advisors

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Project Groups Lead, Space Technology for Disaster Management, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) (August 1, 2017 - May 1, 2019)


    CA, USA

  • Co-lead and Co-founder, Space Technologies for Earth Applications, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) (May 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020)


    CA, USA

Work Experience

  • Research Associate, ETH Zürich (2017 - 2018)


    Zürich, Switzerland

  • Young Graduate Trainee, European Space Agency (ESA) (2016 - 2017)


    Noordwijk, Netherlands

All Publications

  • Detecting damaged buildings vulnerable to rainfall flooding using optical satellite imagery and deep learning AGUFM Velterop, E., Suckale, J., Uzkent, B. 2019
  • Current and near-future state of space technology for disaster situations International Astronautical Federation, IAF Velterop, E., Sirorattanakul, K., Novellino, A., Muhire, D., Amrutkar, R., Patial, S., Vargas-Sanabria, D., Ibitolu, H., Pyne, B., Vidal de Prados, A., Mbouendeu Charles-aimé, N., Towashiraporn, P. 2019
  • Building Damage Risk by Modeling Interferometric Time Series IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS Cerchiello, V., Tessari, G., Velterop, E., Riccardi, P., Defilippi, M., Pasquali, P. 2017; 14 (4): 509–13
  • Using high-resolution SAR data to monitor deformations at a very detailed scale RENDICONTI ONLINE SOCIETA GEOLOGICA ITALIANA Tessari, G., Velterop, E., Pasquali, P., Floris, M. 2016; 41: 259–62