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Monika Kuffer received her PhD from the University of Twente (NL) and one MSc in Human Geographer (TU Munich) and a second MSc in Geographic Information Science (University of London). She is working as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC, University of Twente). Her main research foci are urban remotes sensing, monitoring deprived areas (e.g., slums) and analyzing urban form and dynamics with remote sensing, spatial statistics and spatial metrics. Her research is driven by providing spatial information to support planning and decision-making processes in complex cities, towards inclusive, livable and sustainable cities.


  • G Geography (General)
  • urban planning
  • urban remote sensing
  • slums
  • informal areas
  • deprivation
  • poverty
  • machine learning
  • urban modelling
  • spatial statistics

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slum Social Sciences
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remote sensing Earth & Environmental Sciences
image analysis Earth & Environmental Sciences
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image resolution Earth & Environmental Sciences
city Earth & Environmental Sciences
urban population Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

3D Modelling for Property Valuation in China: A High-resolution Remote Sensing-based Approach

Ying, Y., Koeva, M. N., Kuffer, M. & Asiama, K. O., 26 Sep 2019, In : GIM International. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
Remote sensing
remote sensing
urban development
2 Citations (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

Because space matters: conceptual framework to help distinguish slum from non-slum urban areas

Lilford, R., Kyobutungi, C., Ndugwa, R., Sartori, J., Watson, S. I., Sliuzas, R., Kuffer, M., Hofer, T., Porto de Albuquerque, J. & Ezeh, A., 11 Apr 2019, In : Annals of Global Health. 4, 2, p. 1-7 7 p., e001267.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Poverty Areas
Health Surveys

Challenges of Mapping the Missing Spaces

Gevaert, C. M., Kohli, D. & Kuffer, M., 2019, IEEE - Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, 2019. Vannes: IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

image processing
remote sensing
informal settlement
spatial data
nongovernmental organization
2 Citations (Scopus)

Deprivation pockets through the lens of convolutional neural networks

Wang, J., Kuffer, M., Roy, D. & Pfeffer, K., 1 Dec 2019, In : Remote sensing of environment. 234, p. 1-16 16 p., 111448.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

neural networks
Neural networks

Detection of informal graveyards in lima using fully convolutional network with VHR images

Debray, H., Kuffer, M., Persello, C., Klaufus, C. & Pfeffer, K., 24 May 2019, 2019 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2019. IEEE, p. 1-4 4 p. 8808983. (2019 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Urban growth
public health
informal settlement