Dr. Adam J. Stewart

Room:  244 (TUM Ottobrunn Campus)
E-mail: adam.stewart(at)tum.de
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2023, Postdoctoral Researcher, International AI Future Lab – AI4EO, TUM
  • 2022, Research Intern, Facebook AI Research (FAIR), Meta
  • 2021, Research Intern, AI for Good Research Lab, Microsoft
  • 2020, Research Intern, Urban Innovation, Microsoft Research
  • 2018–2023, Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2015–2017, HPC System Administrator, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 2014–2015, Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • 2012–2014, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
  • 2010–2012, Collections Assistant, Paleontological Research Institution

Research Interests

  • Remote sensing for Earth observation
  • Deep learning, self-supervised learning
  • Software design and development


  • Best Paper Runner-Up, ACM SIGSPATIAL (2022)
  • Top 25 Open Source Contributors, Meta (2022)
  • New Frontiers Initiative Graduate Fellowship (2021)
  • R&D 100 Award for Spack (2019)
  • Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate (FLIP) Fellow (2019)
  • Center for Digital Agriculture Seed Funding (2019)
  • Earth on AWS Cloud Credits for Research (2019)
  • Frank H.T. Rhodes Award (2014)
  • Michael W. Mitchell Prize (2013)
  • Engineering Learning Initiatives Research Grant (2012–2013)
  • Gertrude Spencer Prize Honorable Mention (2011)
  • Dean's List (2010–2014)
  • Lockheed Martin Foundation Scholarship (2010)
  • Eagle Scout (2008)

Key Publications

  • Adam J. Stewart, Nils Lehmann, Isaac A. Corley, Yi Wang, Yi-Chia Chang, Nassim Ait Ali Braham, Shradha Sehgal, Caleb Robinson, and Arindam Banerjee. SSL4EO-L: Datasets and foundation models for Landsat imagery. arXiv preprint arXiv:2306.09424, 2023.
  • Adam J. Stewart, Yanchong Li, Zebin Cao, and Lijun Liu. Hemispheric dichotomy of mantle dynamics revealed by machine learning. arXiv preprint arXiv:2306.14312, 2023.
  • Adam J. Stewart, Caleb Robinson, Isaac A. Corley, Anthony Ortiz, Juan M. Lavista Ferres, and Arindam Banerjee. TorchGeo: Deep learning with geospatial data. In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, number 19 in SIGSPATIAL ’22, pages 1–12, Seattle, Washington, 2022. Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Thomas Baer, Alex Cabral, Ron Cohen, Varsha Gopalakrishnan, Vikram Iyer, Gavin Jancke, Kristin Lauter, Craig Michie, Amy Mueller, Outi Nyman, Adam Stewart, Jocelyn Turnbull, and Alexander Turner. Why all cities should have “clean air as a city service”. Technical report, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, July 2020.
  • Andrew K. Melkonian, Michael J. Willis, Matthew E. Pritchard, and Adam J. Stewart. Recent changes in glacier velocities and thinning at Novaya Zemlya. Remote Sensing of Environment, 174:244–257, March 2016.