Aditya Retnanto, a Master of Computational Analytics and Public Policy Student (MSCAPP) student at Harris Public Policy, is working with Harris Assistant Professor Amir Jina on a project that utilizes remote sensing tools to detect marine debris in oceans. His fellowship consists of working with Google Earth Engine data and developing machine learning models to classify plastic pixels. Aditya’s research interest is in human-environment interaction, specifically how technology can be used to augment sustainable decision-making.

“I enrolled in MSCAPP to utilize my prior technical skills and learn where I can apply them for social good. At EPIC I am grateful for the opportunity to use my machine learning skills and learn more about the current uses of remote sensing in the field of economics. Professor Amir Jina’s mentorship has strengthened my abilities as a researcher.”