Prof. Francis Ifeanyi Okeke

Okeke

Prof. Francis Ifeanyi Okeke

Professor
Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics,
Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
Email: francisokeke@yahoo.com

 

 


Education / Training

  1. 2004 –  Post Doctorate  –  Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System   –  Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
  2. 1997  –  PhD  –  Geodesy and Geoinformatics   –   University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  3. 1988  –  MSc   –  Geodesy and Geodynamics  –   University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Research Interests

Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System, Geodesy, Navigation

Publications

1)      Okeke, F. I. and F. Krumm (1998): “Graph, Graph Spectrum and Partitioning Algorithm in a Geodetic Network Structural Analysis and Adjustment”, Bollettino di Geodesia e Scienz Affini, 25, pp 54 –67, April 1998

2)      Okeke, F. I. (2005): “Application of InSAR Techniques for Topographic Mapping and Earth Surface Deformation Monitoring for Nigeria”, Nigerian Journal of Space Research”, Volume 1, No.1 pp 175 – 199, November 2005.

3)      Okeke, F.  and A. Karnieli (2006): “Methods for fuzzy classification and accuracy assessment of historical aerial photographs for vegetation change analyses. Part I: Algorithm development”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 27, Number 1, pp. 153-176, 10 Jan 2006.

4)      Okeke, F and F. Karnieli (2006): “Linear mixture model approach for selecting fuzzy exponent value in fuzzy c-means algorithm”, Ecological Informatics, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 117-124, January 2006.

5)      Okeke, F.  and A. Karnieli (2006): “Methods for fuzzy classification and accuracy assessment of historical aerial photographs for vegetation change analyses. Part II: Practical application”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 27, Number 9-10, pp. 1825- 1838, May 2006.

6)      Okeke, F. I. and U. C. Nkwunonwo (2007): “Production of Digital Soil Map \ Database for Nigeria”, Nigerian Journal of Space Research, Volume 4, pp 37 – 48, December 2007.

7)      Okeke, F. I. and S. O. Mohammed (2007): “Early Warning for Food security for Nigeria using NigeriaSat-1 and other Satellite Images: Applicable Tools and Techniques”, Nigerian Journal of Space Research, Volume 4, pp 91 – 126, December 2007.

8)      Okeke, F I. and Ndukwe E Chiemelu (2015): “Evaluation of Potential Sites for Geothermal and Biomass Resources in a Section of Nigeria using Geospatial Technology”, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria, RAESON, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria, 17th  – 20th June 2015

9)      Akanwa, A.O, Okeke, F.I, Nnodu, V.C and Iortyom, E.T (2017) Quarrying and its Effect on Vegetation Cover for a Sustainable Development Using High-Resolution Satellite Image and GIS. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer, Vol, 76, No. 4, Pp 1-12

10)  Aniekan Eyoh, Francis Okeke  (2017) “Evaluation of the Relationship between Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics and Land Surface Temperature across the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria”, SSRG International Journal of Geoinformatics and Geological Science (SSRG – IJGGS), V4(5),1-12 September to October 2017. ISSN: 2393 – 9206. www.internationaljournalssrg.org/IJGGS/index.html. Published by: Seventh Sense Research Group. Doi 10.14445/23939206/IJGGS-V4I5P101

Awards Received

  1. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship Award for Doctoral Research Program in Germany (1992 – 1997).
  2. Post Doctoral Fellowship Award of the David Blaustein Institute of Desert Research, at the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (2002 – 2004).
  3. University of Nigeria Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Award, October 2008.

Professional Associations

  1. Fellow Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (FNIS) 2013
  2. President Nigerian Association of Geodesy (NAG) 2011 to 2017
  3. Registered Surveyor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( No. 710), 1989
  4. Member Association of America of Geographers (MAAG), 2010
  5. Member Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria, RAESON, 2015

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