Education and Work

Education and Work

Presenting Tech Idea at Google's Geo for Good 2019

Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, Global Ecology Unit (Unit Leader: Prof. Colin Prentice, Group Leader: Dr. Wolfgang Knorr) (5/2002-3/2004)

PhD, Gifu University (Japan), United Graduate School of Agriculture, Forest Planning (4/1999 - 3/2002) 

Master, Shinshu University (Japan), Faculty of Agriculture, Forest Planning (4/1997 - 3/1999)

Bachelor, Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia), Faculty of Forestry (9/1990 - 11/1994)

Major Work Experience

Professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand Natural Resources Management (NRM) (01/2020-present)

Associate Professor, AIT, Thailand NRM (01/2016-12/2020) 

Associate Professor, University of Hyogo, Kobe, Japan, Graduate School of Applied Informatics (4/2004-12/2015)

Charles Bullard Fellow in Forest Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA (9/2008-8/2009)

Postdoc Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, Global Ecology Unit (5/2002-3/2004)

Forester, SL International Limited, Sarawak (Malaysia) and Cambodia, Logging Operations (02/1995-3/1996)

Visiting and Adjunct Positions

Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London, London, UK
Research: Applications of Google Earth Engine for land cover change detection (Host: Prof. Colin Prentice)

Visiting Associate Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia (Host: Prof. Lian Pin Koh)

Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan

Designated Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan.

Scientific Visitor, Department of Earth Sciences, Bristol University, UK
(Host: Dr. Wolfgang Knorr)

Administrative Positions

Head, Department of Development and Sustainability, SERD, AIT (4/2021 - present)

Chair, AIT-STARS (AIT Strategic Taskforce on Admission and Recruitment of Students). Duties: Plan and execute the promotion and marketing strategies for student recruitment for all schools

Coordinator, NRM, AIT, Thailand. Duties: Managed the academic program of natural resources management, students, faculty and staff

Other Positions

Advisor (appointed by the Cambodian King), Royal Academy of Cambodia, carrying an official rank of Excellency 

Regional Director (RIJI) for Kinki region, Japan Society of Forest Planning. Kinki region covers seven prefectures

Advisor to Cambodia’s National Taskforce on Preah Vihear Temple Area, Cambodia (Provided advice on managing natural resources in Preah Vihear temple area in Cambodia.)

Advisor “Assessment of bioenergy production from managing natural forests and grasslands in Cambodia.” Japan NUS Co., Ltd., Japan

Advisor “Prey Long Forests (Cambodia) under the REDD+ Scheme.” Conservation International, Japan.

Consultant “logging industry and forest concession in Cambodia.”  Hosei University, Japan

Technovation for Sustainability

Krufarm. Krufarm connects forest communities with sustainability sponsors for sustainability activities, carbon offsetting, and livelihood improvement

Krutour. Krutour connects local guides with sustainability travelers for local traditional activities, ecotourism, and carbon offsetting. Available on Google Play Store 

Krumap. Krumap detects and alert the near real-time land cover change for law enforcement officers, NGOs, and communities. This tech was awarded by Google’s Next Step Award in 2019.

Co-founder, LEET Intelligence Co., Ltd. LEET provide services and development of APP and online platforms for various types of mapping. 

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