Employment and Work Experience

Scientist SE
Earth and Climate Sciences
National Remote Sensing Center
Indian Space Research Organization 
Dept. of Space
June 2016 - Present

Research Scientist
Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University
September 2015 - April 2016

Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Climate Change Science Institute, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
September 2012 - Present

• Dept. of Energy - Model-data fusion for retrospective and predictive assessment of the pan-arctic scale permafrost carbon feedback to global change.
• Dept. of Energy - Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) - Arctic.

Postdoctoral Research Associate 
Dept. of Forestry, Michigan State University 
February 2012 - August 2012

Conduct research in projects that aim to integrate forest inventory and remotely sensed data (LiDAR) with ecosystem models to improve prediction of forest carbon sources and sinks over large domains. 
Duties include GIS, advanced scientific computer programming and statistical data analysis.

Graduate Research Assistant 
January 2006 - December 2011 

• Successfully led interdisciplinary team of experts and support personnel in the field in Arctic for 4 years in a 2 million dollar NSF funded project. 

• Developed a new remote sensing technique to study surface hydrology in Arctic ecosystem.
• Developed computing infrastructure for data management, QA/QC and visualization of complex environmental data. 
• Played a key role in developing one PhD dissertation project and one MS thesis project in collaboration with researchers from Cybershare Center of Excellence. 
• Developed several instruments and sensors for improved ecosystem monitoring in multidisciplinary setting.
• Supervised and trained undergraduate students in environmental data processing, field data collection. 
• Prepared and presented technical reports, publications and research findings in national and international conferences and meetings.

Summer Field Research Coordinator 
National Science Foundation funded Biocomplexity Project, Barrow, AK

May 2006 - September 2008 (during summer months only) 

• Collected, processed and presented hyperspectral reflectance and other environmental data of Arctic tundra vegetation to study ecosystem dynamics.

• Supervised and trained undergraduate students and support personnel in field data collection and experimental infrastructure management. 
• Conducted collaborative research with other researchers within the project.

Field Researcher 
IPY-ROAM Antarctic Expedition
December 2007 - January 2008

• Worked as a remote sensing expert and collected, processed and presented hyperspectral reflectance and other environmental data of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems as part of the terrestrial ecology group in the expedition. 

• Supervised and trained undergraduate students and K-12 teachers in field data collection and data processing. 
• Presented research findings in expedition workshops and national conferences.