Maciel Zortea is a Research Scientist at IBM Research laboratory in Brazil, where he has worked since 2016. His work focuses on the development of image analysis and machine learning methods to extract information from multiple types of data, with applications in agriculture, environment, and climate. During his career, he developed practical approaches to tackle dimensionality reduction, hyperspectral unmixing, classification, and object recognition. His favorite type of data are images acquired by remote sensing instruments onboard satellites and drones. His work led to research prototypes, publications, and patents. Dr. Zortea earned a Ph.D. from the Università degli Studi di Genova, with a curriculum in Space Science and Engineering in 2007.