Welcome! My name is Karthikeyan Lanka. I am working as an Assistant Professor in Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE), IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai. I am an Associate Faculty in IDP in Climate Studies. My group works in the areas of remote sensing of terrestrial processes, land-atmosphere interactions, and agricultural droughts. You can follow my group updates at Ecohydrology Website

I am looking to hire motivated PhD students through CSRE, and IDP in Climate Studies. For more details, visit the Opportunities page (Updated: March, 2023)


  • PhD – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2013-2018)
  • MSc (Engg.) – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2011-2013)
  • BTech – SASTRA University, Thanjavur (2007-2011)


  • Assistant Professor - CSRE, IIT Bombay - 2019-Present
  • Post Doctoral Researcher - Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson - Feb 2019-Jul 2019
  • Research Associate - Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - Mar 2018-Dec 2018

Teaching at IITB

  • GNR621 – Natural Resources: Hydrosphere, Cryosphere and Atmosphere
  • GNR653 – Data Analysis Methods for Geospatial Applications
  • GNR641 – Remote Sensing in Water Resources and River Basin Management
  • GNR640 – Geospatial statistics (new elective introduced)
  • GNR644 – Remote Sensing in Surface Water Resources (new elective introduced)