Qi Gao received her MSc degree in Earth-oriented Space Science and Technology from the Technical University of Munich (Germany) in 2014, the PhD in Earth and Space Sciences from Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse III), France and from La Salle School of Engineering (Ramon Llull University), Catalonia in 2019. She also worked as an RD engineer in isardSAT company in Barcelona from 2015 over 5 years. She joined CTTC in April 2020 as a Researcher.
Her research activity is related to the analysis and processing of satellite remote sensing data and the development of scientific and technical applications and algorithms. She is specialized in hydrological remote sensing including soil moisture estimation and water level retrievals using satellite altimeter. Her PhD activity was about water resources estimation in continental surfaces using microwave remote sensing. Currently, in CTTC, she is involved in the researches about the measurement and monitoring of deformations using SAR interferometry techniques (InSAR). Her main research interests are in SAR and SAR interferometry, land deformation, hydrology, etc.