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Chief Scientist and Senior Consultant

Ran Goldblatt, Ph.D., serves as Chief Scientist and Senior Consultant at New Light Technologies, specializing in remote sensing, geospatial analysis, and image processing. His expertise aids disaster response by innovating data fusion methods and managing multi-source imagery for FEMA and other clients. In his role, he forges partnerships with renowned academic institutions like UCSD, organizes international conferences, and spearheads a summer internship program. Ran also designs academic courses in geospatial science and collaborates on research projects in developing nations.

With a background as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy, Ran holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Tel-Aviv University. His research focuses on utilizing remote sensing tools to study land use changes' impact on economic development, mapping built environments worldwide, analyzing industrialization in developing regions, monitoring land degradation in semi-arid areas, and tracking coral bleaching events.