Master of Science in data science (MSDS) student Abdul Qadir participated in the American Association of Geographer’s (AAG) annual conference at Washington DC from April 3-7, 2019. At the conference, Qadir presented his research on the topic “Synergistic use of optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) time series imagery for improved mapping of monsoon crops for small-scale farmers”. His research focuses on developing methodology to accurately map small farms in the developing countries such as India, using satellite data and incorporating machine learning algorithms and field surveys. In his research he integrates SAR imagery which can easily penetrate the clouds with optical imagery for improved mapping of the farms which. This research is useful for agriculture crops monitoring and generating agriculture statistics for small farmlands in developing countries.

Abdul Qadir is currently working as Research Assistant (RA) and conducting his thesis research under the supervision of MSDS affiliated faculty member Dr Pinki Mondal in Department of Geography.

Photo of Abdul Qadir and Pinki Mondal at the American Association of Geographers Conference in Washington, DC.

Abdul Qadir and Professor Pinki Mondal at the American Association of Geographers Conference in Washington, D.C.