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Debsunder Dutta

I am interested in better understanding of ecohydrologic processes through the applications of high resolution remote sensing measurements. Specifically leveraging the use of hyperspectral and LiDAR data from airborne and space-borne platforms for quantitative estimation of soil and vegetation attributes using data driven and physics based approaches.


Education
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, USA (2016).
  • M. Tech. in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India (2011).
  • B. Eng. in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India (2009).

Research Interests
  • Imaging Spectroscopy
  • Thermal Imagery
  • Ecohydrology
  • LiDAR

Professional Experience
  • Caltech Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2016 – Present).
  • Graduate Research Assistant, UIUC and Intensively Managed Landscapes – Critical Zone Observatory (2013-2016).
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, UIUC (2012 – 2013).
  • Teaching Assistant, IIT Kanpur (2010 - 2011).

Selected Awards
  • NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, UIUC (2013 – 2016).
  • Inducted to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UIUC (2013).
  • Ravinder K and Kavita Kinra Fellowship, UIUC (2012 – 2013).
  • Academic Excellence Award, IIT Kanpur (2010).

Selected Publications
  1. Dutta, D., Kumar, P., and Greenberg, J. A., Effect of Spatial Resolution on Characterizing Soil Properties from Imaging Spectrometer Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, (under review, Dec 2016).
  2. Dutta, D., Wang, K., Lee, E., Goodwell, A., Woo, D., Wagner, D., and Kumar, P., Characterizing Vegetation Canopy Structure using Airborne Remote Sensing Data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 1160-1178, Feb. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2620478.
  3. Dutta, D., Goodwell, A. E., Kumar, P., Garvey, J. E., Darmody, R. G., Berretta, D. P., and Greenberg, J. A., On the Feasibility of Characterizing Soil Properties from AVIRIS Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 5133-5147, Sept 2015. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2015.2417547.
This article was featured in the cover of the Journal in the September, 2015 issue.
  4. Goodwell, A.E., Zhu, Z., Dutta, D., Greenberg, J.A., Kumar, P., Garcia, M.H., Rhoads, B.L., Holmes, R.R., Parker, G., Beretta, D.P., and Jacobson, R.B., Assessment of Floodplain Vulnerability during Extreme Mississippi River Flood 2011. Environmental Science & Technology, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 2619-2625, 2014. doi: 10.1021/es404760t.

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