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Bartholomew Thiong'o Kuria

PhD Student

Room 230b
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn

Phone: (+49)228/73-9705


Research interests

  • remote sensing
  • agriculture (food security mapping)
  • GIS


Study area

Trans Nzoia County, Kenya


Curriculum Vitae


  • since 10/2014: Doctoral (PhD) studies, Remote Sensing Research Group, Bonn University, Germany
  • September 2009-May 2011: Master of Science (MSc.) Geomatic Engineering (GEOENGINE), Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany
  • May 2003-April 2008: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Geomatic Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Thika, Kenya


Professional Experience

  • Since March 2012: Institute of Geomatics, GIS and Remote Sensing, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Nyeri,
  • June 2011-January 2012: GIS Consultant, Ingineurbüro für Luftbildauswertung und Vermessung (ILV), Germany,
  • February 2009-May 2009: GIS Specialist, Kenya Roads Board roads digization project, Gath Consulting Engineers, Muthangari Drive, Nairobi
  • August 2008-December 2008: Data Analyst, Forest Inventory Project, Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Nairobi,
  • May 2007-July 2007: Intern, Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Nairobi,
  • May 2006-June 2006: Intern, Kenya Institute of Surveying and Mapping (KISM), P.O. Box 64005-00620, Nairobi
  • June 2002-Marc 2003: Tutor in Mathematics and Physics, St. Elisabeth Secondary School, Karen, P.O. Box 313-00502, Karen


PhD Project

Prediction of maize crop yield using high resolution optical and radar satellite imagery in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya


Other activities

Honours and awards

  • Ingineur, Gesellschaft für Interfaces mbH (IGI) academic award at the University of Stuttgart, 2010
  • Masters scholarship award from the Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD), Germany
  • Doctoral scholarship award from the Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD), Germany