Joseph Crispell

Joseph Crispell

Data Scientist

Joseph joined the Campus as a Data Scientist in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) hub in January 2020. He previously worked in academia, studying how pathogens were transmitted between cattle and wildlife. He mainly studied Mycobacterium bovis, a bacterium that causes bovine tuberculosis and is transmitted between cattle and badger populations in the UK.

Joseph is interested in finding and using new sources of data. Outside of work he enjoys all different kinds of sports, particularly climbing.

Posts by Joseph Crispell

Technical report: Predicting cattle camp locations in South Sudan from Sentinel 2 satellite imagery

Cattle are central to many people’s livelihoods in South Sudan, but there are very few recent data on the number of animals and their geographic distribution. Building on previous work, this blog explores new methods, based on convolutional neural networks, that can better distinguish cattle camps from similar landscape features.

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