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     Date Submitted:26-12-2011
     Last Modified:26-12-2011 (08:12)
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     Current job:Senior Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote Sensing, Image Interpretation, Hyperspectral Image Processing & Data Analysis Techniques, Applications of Hyperspectral Image analysis in target detection, Vegetation and Crop Mapping.


    Career Objective: To pursue a career in the field of Remote Sensing and GIS technology and applications, which will allow me to utilize the skills which I have obtained during the course of my education and will reinforce and expand upon my knowledge. To make a strong contribution to the organizational goal through continued development of professional skills and hard work.


    Educational Qualifications

    M.Sc. in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (Specialization: Geoinformatics) (IIRS-ITC Joint Education Program) from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands (September 2009 to April 2011).

    Percentage: 76%

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication), S.T.B Engineering College, Tuljapur, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 2001-2005.

    Percentage: 68.4%

    Passed 12th std. securing 69.4% marks, from Army School, Jammu Cantt. (C.B.S.E)  in 2001.

    Passed 10th std. securing 80.2%, marks from Army School, Jammu Cantt. (C.B.S.E) in 1999.


    Areas of Interest:

    Remote Sensing, Image Interpretation, Hyperspectral Image Processing & Data Analysis Techniques, Applications of Hyperspectral Image analysis in target detection, Vegetation and Crop Mapping.


    Technical Skills:

    RS & GIS Tools                   : ENVI 4.7, ArcGIS Desktop 9.3, ERDAS, Google Earth 5.2, ET GeoWizards

    Languages                           : IDL Programming Tools, MATLAB

    Operating Systems          : Win XP, Windows 2007


    M.Sc Research Project

    Title                      : Hyperspectral Subspace Identification and Endmember Extraction by Integration of Spatial-Spectral Information.

    Objective            : To identify an optimal hyperspectral signal subspace in spaceborne hyperspectral datasets with HySime and to pursue endmember extraction by integration of contextual spatial information with the spectrally decomposed subspace.

    Description        : The research work aimed at finding the number of distinct signal sources present          in the hyperion image, analyzing different dimensionality reduction techniques and then the integration of spatial information to identify the number of pure endmembers in the image. The method was able to delineate major LULC classes such as vegetation, agricultural land, forest, etc. It can be used for vegetation mapping e.g. for species identification, agriculture related studies etc.

    Tools                     : ENVI, IDL programming Tools, MATLAB

    Duration              : Eight months

    Institute              : Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India

    University           : ITC, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, The Netherlands


    Work Experience: Research

    1)      Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI):

    Working as Senior Research Fellow at Division of Agricultural Physics, IARI, New Delhi, from 27th June 2011 till date.

    Project:  "Phenomics of moisture deficit and low temperature stress tolerance in rice" funded by NFBSFARA (ICAR) with a vision to accelerate the gene discovery and genetic improvement of crops by integrating precision phenomics with the genomic information.


    Monitoring of Soil and plant water status, water use, physiology, plant growth and yield traits using established imaging and spectroscopy techniques such as high definition color imaging, Hyperspectral Reflectance studies using spectroradiometers or FTIR spectrometers, Fluorescence imaging, NIR and FIR imaging etc.

    ·         Preparation of Thematic maps using spaceborne hyperspectral dataset & field/lab spectra.

    ·         Field trip for in situ spectral data collection using FieldSpec® 3 Hi-Res Portable Spectroradiometer and Juno® SC Handheld GPS.

    ·         Hyperspectral Image Processing using ENVI.

    • Design development of web enabled Spectral Library and Decision Support System for crop spectral signatures.


    Work Experience: Geophysical Data Acquisition

    2)      Asian Oilfield Services Ltd.: 19 Months

    Worked as Instrument Engineer/Observer with Asian Oilfield Services Ltd. Baroda, from 8th February 2008 till August 2009.

    Project: 2-D Seismic Data Acquisition in Nagaland

    Client: Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), India

    The project aimed at acquisition of 2D seismic data and then the analysis and processing of the recorded data.

    Responsibility: Planning activities of field party engaged in collecting seismic data, such as:

    • Seismic data acquisition using ARAM-ARIES (SPM-Lite) seismic data recording instrument while ensuring good data quality.
    • Surveying the area using GPS to determine the location, where the Geophones are to be placed and shot holes to be drilled.
    • Preparation of Thematic Maps using ArcMap for depicting the survey area, the shooting lines, the location of the shot holes and the geophones etc.
    • Determination of shot hole distance, shot hole depth, geophone distance, number of shots to be taken in a day and preparation of daily progress reports.
    • Maintenance and repair of equipments used in seismic acquisition such as remote acquisition modules (RAM and Octal boxes), Geophones, Line telemetry cables, VHF radio sets etc. in laboratory and in field                                                                                                       3)      SHIV-VANI Oil & Gas Exploration Services Ltd.: 9 Months

    Worked as an Electronics Engineer with SHIV-VANI Oil & Gas Exploration Services Ltd. (Seismic Crew S-05) from March2006 to December 2006.

    Project: 2-D Seismic Data Acquisition in Lumding, Assam, India

    Client: OIL India Ltd., India

    The project aimed at acquisition of 2D seismic data and then the analysis and processing of the recorded data.


    • Maintenance of seismic equipments used in acquisition of 2D and 3D seismic data.


    Other Trainings & Courses

    • Attended  Satellite based Distance Learning Programme on “Basics of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS” using EDUSAT National Beam Network at Division of Agricultural Physics, IARI, from 1st August, 2011 to 11th November 2011.
    • Part of the training team of Department of Science and Technology (DST) funded short course on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Agriculture organized by Division of Agricultural Physics, IARI, New Delhi-12, from 2nd of August, 2011 to 11th of August 2011.
    • Attended a short term course on AutoCAD, conducted by DOEACC center, Jammu from 8th June 2009 to 17th July 2009.



    • S. Pargal, S. Agarwal, P.K. Gupta and H.V.D. Werff, “Spatial-Spectral Endmember Extraction for Spaceborne Hyperspectral data” IEEE International Conference on Image Information Processing (ICIIP), 2011.


    Extra Curricular Activities

    1         Active participation in cultural activities of the College

    2         Member of college club during college festivals

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