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     Date Submitted:25-01-2017
     Last Modified:15-02-2017 (02:37)
    Job information
     Current job:Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRemote Sensing, GIS, SAR, Earth Observation, R, Shell, Glacier

    Professional employment and educational qualifications

    Since 12.2012-- PhD scholar in Institute of Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    2010-2012-- Master of Technology in Geomatics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India; CGPA 9.0/10.

    09.2011-05.2012-- DAAD IIT Masters’ Sandwich scholar in Institute of Cartography, TU Dresden, Germany

    2008-2010-- Lecturer at the Electronics Department of Jaipur Engineering College, India.

    2004-2008-- Bachelor in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University of Rajasthan, India; 70.9/100.

    Teaching Experience and Thesis Supervision

    2008-2010-- Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing in Bachelor of Engineering course in Jaipur Engineering College, India

    2015-- Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Bachelor of Geography course in FAU Erlangen, Germany

    2016-- Mr. Stefan Lippl (Automatic delineation of glacier outlines using InSAR coherence)

    2016-- Mr. Frank Feifer (Identification of landslides and their volume estimation)


    Processing and analysis of optical and SAR data for DEM generation, deformation monitoring and vegetation parameter estimation using commercial software packages (e.g. GAMMA RS Software, ENVI SARScape)

    Map production, Geospatial Data Management and Processing using ArcGIS 10.2, QGIS 2.8.

    Computational operations using R programming software and Shell scripting.

    Awards and Achievements

    2015-- Outstanding Student Poster Award, European Geoscience Union (EGU) Assembly.

    2011-- DAAD IIT Masters’ Sandwich Scholarships (01.09.2011-31.05.2012)

    2010-- MHRD, Government of India Scholarship (2010-2012)

    Languages Known

    Hindi (Mother Tongue), English (Advanced), German (A2)


    Holzer, N., Vijay, S., Yao, T., Xu, B., Buchroithner, M., and Bolch, T. Four decades of glacier variations at Muztag Ata (eastern Pamir): a multi sensor study including Hexagon KH-9 and Pleiades data, Cryosphere, 9, 2071-2088, doi:10.5194/tc-9-2071-2015, 2015.

    Vijay, S. and Braun, M. Elevation change rates of glaciers in the Lahaul-Spiti (Western Himalaya, India) during 2000-2012 and 2012-2013, Remote Sensing, 8(12), 1038, doi:10.3390/rs8121038, 2016

    Khare, S., Ghosh, S.K., Latifi, H., Vijay, S. and Dahms, Thorsten. Seasonal-based analysis of vegetation response to environmental variables in mountainous forests of Western Himalaya using Landsat 8 data, International Journal of Remote Sensing (Accepted). 2016

    Vijay, S. and Braun, M. Seasonal and interannual variability of Columbia Glacier, Alaska (2011-2016): ice velocity, front position, surface elevation and ice discharge, Remote Sensing of Environment (Submitted on 24.10.2016, under review). 2016.

    Lippl, S., Vijay, S. and Braun, M. Automatic delineation of debris-covered glacier using InSAR coherence derived from X-, C-, L-band radar data: A case study at Yazgyl Glacier, Karakoram. (in preparation)

    Selected conference participations

    2016-- Observation of glacier mass changes over Western Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh, India) during 2000-2013 using TanDEM-X and SRTM-C/X DEMs, EGU General Assembly, Vienna.

    2016-- The application of interferometric SAR (InSAR) coherence to delineate debris-covered glaciers in the Karakoram, ESA Living Planet Symposium, Prague.

    2015-- Seasonal variability of surface velocities, elevation and volume changes of Columbia Glacier, Alaska using high-resolution TanDEM-X satellite time series data. ESA Fringe Workshop 2015, Frascati.

    2013-- Glacier dynamics and elevation change measurements in the Karakoram Range and Alaska using TanDEM-X data. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, UK.

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