Surya S. Durbha, Ph.D.

 

Ph.D., Mississippi State University (MSU), USA

Email:     sdurbha@iitb.ac.in

Office:    209, CSRE, IIT Bombay

Office Phone:  (022) 2576-7679

 

     

 

              

Key Research Interests

Geosemantics, knowledge-based systems, image information mining, cloud computing-based Geocomputations, Geospatial standards, Interoperability, sensor webs, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Remote sensing, Bio-physical variables retrieval from remote sensing data

 

Teaching

GNR 629: Advances in Geospatial Standards, Interoperability and Knowledge Discovery

GNR 605: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (Co-teach)

GNR 402: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Professional Experience

Assistant Research Professor  (Jul 2009-March 2011)

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) Mississippi State University

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor (2007-2011)

Department of Electrical and Computer Eng. Mississippi State University

Assistant Research Professor (Dec 2006-June 2009)

Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), Mississippi State University

Scientist (SD), (1998-2001)

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Division, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)

Department of Space, Govt. of India

Product Executive (1997-1998)

Rolta India Ltd.

 

Awards & Honors

State Pride Faculty Award (2010), Mississippi State University

Outstanding Research Award (HM) (2008), GRI, Mississippi State University.

Best paper, International conference on Geoinformatics and natural resource assessment, monitoring and management. 9-11, March-1999, India.

 

Synergistic Activities - Professional

Scientific Committee Member, Pattern Recognition in Remote Sensing (PPRS), Istanbul, Turkey, August 2010

Program Committee Member, Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Mining (SSTDM), 2010.

Technical Planning Committee Member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2010).

Invited Session Co-Chair: IGARSS 2010 (Data Mining and Machine Learning for Remote Sensing) (2 sessions)

Tutorial Co-Instructor: IGARSS 2010 (Advanced Classification Techniques for Remote sensing)

Session Co-Chair: GIS Techniques and Standards (oral), Geographic Information Science: Techniques (oral)

Session Co-Chair: GIS Techniques and Standards I (poster), GIS Techniques and Standards II (poster)

Technical Planning Committee Member, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 09).

Invited Session Co-Chair: IGARSS 09 (Data Mining and Machine Learning for Remote Sensing)

Tutorial Co-Instructor: IGARSS 09 (Recent Advances in Classification)

Member: Bagley Research Advisory Committee (2007)

Program Committee Member: Semantics Scientific Knowledge Integration (SSKI), Symposium, Stanford. (Part of the AAAI Symposium series, Stanford), 2008

Program Committee Member: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data Mining (SSTDM), 2008.

Co-Chair: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 08 (Geographic Information Science Applications Session, Data Mining Tools and applications Session, Geographic Information Science tools Session)

 

Peer-Reviewed Journals

 

Gokaraju, B., Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (In Press).  Ensemble Methodology using Multi-Stage Learning for Improved Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms , Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters IEEE.

Gokaraju, B., Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Sep 2011).  A Machine Learning Based Spatio-Temporal Data Mining Approach for Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Gulf of Mexico. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing IEEE, 4(3), 710-720. [Document Site]

Han, F. X., King, R., Lindner, J., Yu, T.Y., Durbha, S. S., Younan, N. H., Su, Y., Luthe, J. C., & Plodinec, J.M. (Jan 2011). Nutrient Fertilizer Requirements for Sustainable Biomass Supply to Meet U.S. Bioenergy Goal. Biomass and Bioenergy Elsevier, 35, 253-262.

Durbha, S. S.  King, R. L.  Amanchi, S. K.  Bheemireddy, S.  Younan, N. H (2010). Standards Based Middleware and Tools for the Coastal Sensor Web Applications, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 3(4), 451-466.

Durbha, S. S., King, R. L., and Younan, N. H. (Jan 2010). Wrapper-Based Feature Subset Selection for Rapid Image Information Mining, Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters IEEE, 7(1), 43 - 47.

Shah, V. P., Younan, N., Durbha, S.S., & King, R.L (Jan 2010), Feature Identification via a Combined ICA–Wavelet Method for Image Information Mining, Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters IEEE, 7(1), 18 - 22

Durbha, S.S., King, R.L., Shah, V. P., and, Younan, N. H. (Apr 2009). A Framework for Semantic Reconciliation of Disparate Earth Observation Thematic Data, Computers and Geosciences.

Durbha, S.S., King, R., & Younan, N. (Sep 2008). An Information Semantics Approach for Knowledge Management and Interoperability for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE, 2(3), 358-365.

Durbha, S.S., King, R., & Younan, N. (Mar 2007). Support Vector Machines Regression for Retrieval of Leaf Area Index from Multiangle Imaging Spectroradiometer. Remote Sensing of Environment, 107(1), 348-361. (44 citations: http://scholar.google.co.in/scholar cites=3451314226395431824&as_sdt=2005&sciodt=0,5&hl=en)

Shah, V. P., Younan, N., Durbha, S.S., & King, R. L (2007). A Systematic Approach to Wavelet Decomposition Level Selection for Image Information Mining from Geospatial Data Archives. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sending, 45(4), 875-878.9

Durbha, S. S., and King, R. L. (Nov 2005). Semantics-enabled framework for knowledge discovery from earth observation data archives, IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol.43, NO.11.

Durbha, S. S., and Roy, P. S. (2001), Remote Sensing in Strategic Applications, Defence Science Journal, Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Aparna, N., Kant, Y., Durbha, S. S., and Badrinath, K.V.S. (1998). Atmospheric Correction Algorithm for IRS-1C data, Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, vol-2, No.1, pp35-40.

Prasad, K. V., Kant, Y., Durbha, S. S., and Badrinath, K.V.S (1998), Studies on Bio-diversity using Semivariogram approach from IRS-1C data, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, vol.26, no.3.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

 

Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2011). Evaluating transfer Learning Approaches for Image Information Mining Applications. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.

Gokaraju, B., Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2011). Investigation of Evolutionary Feature Subset Selection in Multi-Temporal Datasets for Harmful Algal Bloom Detection. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images, Trento, Italy.

Palacharla, P.K., Durbha, S. S., King, R., Gokaraju, B., & Lawrence, G.W. (Jul 2011). A Hyperspectral Reflectance Data Based Model Inversion Methodology to Detect Reniform Nematodes in Cotton. 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, IEEE Proceedings, Trento, Italy: European Space Agency (ESA) and IGARSS, 249-252. [Document Site]

Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Mar 2011). Ontology Matching Approach for Geospatial Domain Interoperability. Proceeding of the Image Information Mining: Geospatial Intelligence from Earth Observation, Ispra, Italy.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Santhosh, A., Bheemireddy, S., & Younan, N. H. (Dec 2009). Information Services and Middleware for the Coastal Web. Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Mining (SSTDM), Miami, FL.

Dahal, N., Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Oct 2009). Sensor Web for Interoperability in Power Systems. Proceedings of the 2009 North American Power Symposium (NAPS 2009).

Gokaraju, B., Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2009). Sensor Web and Data Mining Approaches for Harmful Algal Bloom Detection and Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,2009 IEEE International, Cape Town, South Africa: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), 3, 789-792. [Document Site]

Bheemireddy, S., Durbha, S. S., King, R., Santhosh, A., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2009). An Ontology Merging Tool to Facilitate Interoperability between Coastal Sensor Networks. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa.

Gokaraju, B., Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2009). Sensor Web and Data Mining Approaches for Harmful Algal Bloom Detection and Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa.

Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., King, R., Han, F. X., Long, Z., Zhu, H., & Rongali, N. (May 2009). Data Assimilation for Assessing Terrestrial Carbon Pools in the Southern United States. Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on REmote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), Stresa, Italy.

Dahal, N., Vinoth, M., Durbha, S. S., Srivastava, A., King, R., Younan, N. H., & Schulz, N.N. (Mar 2009). Wide Area Monitoring Using Common Information Model and Sensor Web. Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Power Systems Conference, Seattle, WA.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Younan, N. H., Amanchi, S.K., & Bheemireddy, S. (Dec 2008). Standards-based Coastal Sensor Web. Proceedings of International Workshop on Spatial and Spatiotemporal Data Mining (SSTDM-08), Pisa, Italy.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Gokaraju, B., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2008). A Proposal for the Standardization of Image Information Mining Systems via OGC Web Services Framework. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2008. IGARSS 2008., Boston, MA: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), 3, 648-651. [Document Site]

Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2008). A Proposal for the Standardization of Image Information Mining Systems via OGC Web Services Framework. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston, MA.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Mar 2008). Coastal Buoy Sensors Data Integration: A Need for Syntactic and Semantic Standardization. Semantic Scientific Knowledge Integration AAAI/SSS Workshop, Stanford, USA.

Shah, V.P., Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Mar 2008). Feature Identification via a Combined ICA-Wavelet Method for Image Information Mining. Proceedings of Image Information Mining: pursuing automation of geospatial intelligence for environment and security.

King, R., Durbha, S. S., & Younan, N. H. (Oct 2007). Shared Ontologies to Facilitate Semantic Interoperability in Earth Observation Archives. Proceedings of PV 2007 - Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation and Value Adding to Scientific and Technical Data, Wessling, Germany.

King, R., Durbha, S. S., & Younan, N. H. (Sep 2007). Sensor Web Enablement for Coastal Buoys and the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing, Florence,Italy.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Shah, V.P., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2007). Image Information Mining for Coastal Disaster Management. Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Barcelona, Spain.

Shah, V.P., Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Jul 2007). Application of the Countourlet Transform for Image Information Mining in Earth Observation Data Archives. Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Barcelona, Spain.

Shah, V.P., Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (May 2007). Multiresolution Segmentation Method for Feature Extraction in Image Information Mining. Proceedings of the American Society for Photogammetry and Remote Sensing Conference (CD ROM), Tampa, FL.

Shah, V.P., Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Apr 2007). Image Information Mining from Geospatial Archives Based on a Combination of the Wavelet Transform and Fourier Phase Descriptor. Proceedings of SPIE: Defense and Security, 6570.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Shah, P., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2006). Semantics-Enabled Knowledge Management for Global Earth Observation System of Systems. IGARSS 2006, Denver, CO.

Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (May 2006). Support Vector Machines Regression to Estimate Leaf Area Index from Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer. Proceedings of 3rd International symposium on FIEOS, Beijing, China.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Oct 2005). Leveraging the Semantic Web Technologies for Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data Archives. ESA-EUSC 2005, Image Information Mining Theory and Application to Earth Observation, Italy.

Shah, P., Durbha, S. S., Younan, N. H., & King, R. (Oct 2005). A Wavelet-Based Approach For Knowledge Mining In Earth Observation Data Archives. ESA-EUSC 2005: Image Information Mining - Theory and Application to Earth Observation, Frascati, Italy.

Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Jul 2005). Interoperability in Costal Zone Monitoring Systems: Resolving Semantic Heterogeneities Through Ontology Driven Middleware. Proceedings of IGARSS05 symposium, Seoul, S. Korea.

Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Jul 2005). Semantics Driven Framework for Coastal Zones. Proceedings of IGARSS05 symposium, Seoul, S. Korea.

Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Jul 2005). Semantics Enabled Framework for Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data in Coastal Zones. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Orlando, FL, 1, 18-23.

Shah, P., Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Jul 2005). Wavelet Features for Information Mining in Remote Sensing Archives. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 5630-5633.

Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Sep 2004). Knowledge Mining in Earth Observation Data Archives: A Domain Ontology Perspective. Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.

 

Book or Book Chapter

 

Shah, V., Durbha, S. S., Younan, N. H., & King, R. (Jun 2008). A Computation Reduction Technique to Primitive Feature Extraction for Image Information Mining via the Use of Wavelets. In M. Gra–a and R. Duro (Eds.), Computational Intelligence for Remote Sensing, Springer Verlag: ISBN 978-3-540-79352-6, 133, 245-266.

 

Non-Refereed Conference Papers

 

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Gokaraju, B., & Younan, N. H. (Jul 2008). A Proposal for the Standardization of Image Information Mining Systems via OGC Web Services Framework. IGARSS 08 Conference.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Younan, N. H., Amanchi, S.K., & Bheemireddy, S. (May 2008). Information Semantic Approach for Interoperability in an Integrated Ocean Observation System. Northern Gulf Institute, Biloxi, MS.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Younan, N. H., & Gokaraju, B. (Mar 2008). A Proposal for the Standardization of Image Information Mining Systems via OGC Web Services Framework. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Image Information Mining, Frascati, Italy: European Space Agency and European Union Satellite Center(ESA-EUSC).

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Younan, N. H., & Gokaraju, B. (Jan 2008). A Proposal for the Standardization of Image Information Mining Systems via OGC Web Services Framework. IGARSS 08, Boston, MA.

Durbha, S. S., King, R., Younan, N. H., Bheemireddy, S., & Amanchi, S. (Jan 2008). Information Semantic Tools for Knowledge Discovery In Integrated Ocean Observing System. IGARSS 08, Boston, MA.

Shah, V.P., Younan, N. H., Durbha, S. S., & King, R. (Apr 2007). Image Information Mining from Geospatial Archives Based on Combination of the Wavelet Transform and Fourier Phase Descriptor. Proc. of SPIE on Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security Conference, Orlando, FL: SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, 6570.

Durbha, S. S., Ling, Y., King, R., & Younan, N. H. (Mar 2007). Coastal Sensor Web Enablement: Syntactic Standardization and Semantic Enrichment. Coastal Geotools, Myrtle Beach, SC.