Educational Outreach

National Research Symposium

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT), Mumbai has organized Second National Research Symposium (RACEM-2017) on 22 and 23 December 2017. The symposium was technically co-sponsored by IEEE Bombay Section and IEEE GRSS Bombay Chapter.

The objectives of this Research Symposium were:

  • To showcase the project work of BE, ME, M. Tech. and PhD students
  • To create awareness among faculty members and student about GRSS
  • To give hands-on training on how to download and process remote sensing data

On 22 December 2017, the symposium is started with an inauguration function. Then Dr. Avik Bhattacharya (Chair, IEEE GRSS Bombay Chapter) has given a presentation to create awareness about what is GRSS? Advantages of joining GRSS and activities of GRSS. After that Dr. Avik Bhattacharya has judged the poster presentations which were based on the project work of graduate, undergraduate students and research scholars. The projects were
based on various domains like Image Processing, GIS and Machine Learning.

On 23 December 2017, Mr. Vineet Kumar (research scholar, IIT Bombay and GRSS member) and Mr. Deepankar Mandal (research scholar, IIT Bombay and GRSS member) have conducted a 3 hours hands-on session about how to download remote sensing data and process it using PolSARPro and Snap software.

Data Science & Remote Sensing in Indian Agriculture

Dr. Amiya Tripathy (treasurer, IEEE GRSS Bombay chapter) gave a presentation at IIIT Hyderabad on Data Science & Remote Sensing in Indian Agriculture. This talk was augmented with IEEE GRSS Bombay chapter activities (especially the event held on 22nd and 23rd September 2017 at Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Mumbai).

Remote Sensing in Agriculture

Dr. Amiya Tripathy gave a presentation at the South Asian University in Delhi on Remote Sensing in Agriculture. The talk also included newer perspectives and awareness of IEEE GRSS in India.

Speckle reduction of PolSAR data using non parametric technique

Dr. Sanjay Shitole , Presented research idea “Speckle reduction of PolSAR data using non parametric technique” in Symposium Innovations in Geospatial Technology at Shillong, Meghalaya on 21 Nov 2019.



Machine Learning Applications for Spatio-Temporal Data Analytics

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Mumbai Chapter, in association with Geo-Informatics Centre, Department of Computer Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India has conducted a five day Short Term Training Program (STTP) / workshop  during 7-11 January 2019 at Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Mumbai. The workshop titled “Machine Learning Applications for Spatio-Temporal Data Analytics’ conducted by IEEE GRSS and was aimed at educating the participants. Students, faculties from colleges all over Mumbai had been participated in this workshop which included speakers from prestigious institutions such as IIT-Bombay. A total of 30 participants across Mumbai city have actively taken part in this five days’ workshop.

LaTeX for thesis and research paper writing

Dr.  Sanjay Shitole conducted One-day workshop “LaTeX for thesis and research paper writing” organised by IEEE Bombay Section at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering and research Pune. on 31 Aug 2019

Remote Sensing and GIS in Service of India’s Development

The chapter founding was celebrated by organizing a two-day workshop on June 8-9, 2017 at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. 115 people registered to attend the workshop where 85 participants actually attended, including the IEEE GRSS Globalization Director, Dr. Paul Rosen, Vice President of Publications, Dr. Bill Emery, Head of IEEE India Operations, Mr. Harish Mysore, IEEE GRSS Ahmedabad Chapter chair, Dr. Shivmohan, Chair, IEEE Bombay Section, Mr. Anthony Lobo and Munir Mohammed, IEEE Staff member in India responsible for supporting GRSS activities.