Dr. Avik Bhattacharya
Avik Bhattacharya(M’08-SM’16) received the integrated M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 2000 and the Ph.D. degree in remote sensing image processing and analysis from Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France, and the Ariana Research Group, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, in 2007.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (CSRE, IITB), Mumbai, India. Before joining IITB, he was a Canadian Government Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in Ottawa, ON, Canada. He received the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada visiting scientist fellowship at the Canadian national laboratories, from 2008 to 2011. His current research interests include SAR polarimetry, statistical analysis of polarimetric SAR images, applications of Radar Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Cryosphere, Urban and Planetary studies. Dr. Bhattacharya is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS (GRSL). He was an Associate Editor of IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS. He has been the Guest Editor of the special issue on “Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing in India” in IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING (J-STARS), 2017. He is one of the guest editors of the special stream on “Advanced Statistical Techniques in SAR Image Processing and Analysis” in IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS, 2018.
He is the Founding Chairperson of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Chapter of the Bombay Section. He is currently leading the Microwave Remote Sensing Lab (www.mrslab.in) at CSRE, IITB.