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Shashi Kumar

Shashi Kumar Phone : +91-135-2524119
Fax : 0135-2741987
Email : shashi[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Designation : Scientist/Engineer – SE
Department : Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Field of Expertise : Polarimetric SAR Remote Sensing
Mail Address : Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Department Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001 India.
  • SAR Remote Sensing
  • Interferometric and Differential Interferometric SAR Remote Sensing
  • Polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) Remote Sensing & Hybrid SAR Polarimetry
  • Polarimetric SAR Interferometry (PolInSAR)
  • SAR Tomography
  • Mathematical and Physical Modeling of Microwave Scattering and SAR Remote Sensing
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  • Life member of Indian Meteorological Society
  • Life member of Astronautical Society of India (ASI)
  • M.Sc. (2009) : Geoinformatics, (Joint education program of IIRS, Dehradun, India and ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands).
  • M.Sc. (2006) : Physics, (Patna University, Patna)
  • Scientist ‘SC’ (December 07, 2009 - December 31, 2013)
  • Scientist ‘SD’ (January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2017)
  • Scientist ‘SE’ (January 01, 2018 -till date)
  • R. P. Amrutkar, S. Kumar, S. Singh, "Forest Tree Height Estimation Using POLInSAR Coherence-based Semi-empirical Modeling" in ISG National Symposium 2013, Visakhapatnam, December 2013. (Best Paper Award)
  • U. Khati, S. Kumar and P. Thakur "Effect of Shift in Polarization Orientation Angle on Multi-wavelength Fully Polarimetric Data" in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, December 2013. (Best Paper Award)
  • R. P. Amrutkar, S. Kumar, S.P.S. Kushuwaha, and G.D. Bhatt, "Forest Biophysical Parameter Retrieval Using PolSAR Technique" in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 11th December 2012. (Best Paper Award)
  • V. Nandan, S. Kumar, and V. Tolpekin, "Retrieval of Volume Scattering information using three component decomposition model based on Compact Polarimetry," in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 7th December 2011. (Best Poster Award)
  • Shashwat Shukla, Shashi Kumar, & Valentyne. A. Tolpekin, (2019). “Petrophysical Insights Into Lunar Mafic Extrusive Basalts Over Reiner Gamma Formation”. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 12(6), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2909352
  • Arun Babu and Shashi Kumar (2019). “SBAS Interferometric Analysis for Volcanic Eruption of Hawaii Island” Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 370, 31–50;. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.01.011
  • Unmesh Khati, Gulab Singh, & Shashi Kumar (2018). Potential of space-borne polinsar for forest canopy height estimation over India - A case study using fully polarimetric L-, C-, and X-Band SAR Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11(7), 2406–2416. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2835388
  • Shashi Kumar, Sara, Raghavendra, Jenia Singh, Shefali Agrawal, & Satya P. S. Kushwaha (2018). “Spaceborne PolInSAR and ground-based TLS data modeling for characterization of forest structural and biophysical parameters”. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 11, 241–253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsase.2018.07.010
  • Shashi Kumar, Sushil K. Joshi and Himanshu Govil, “Spaceborne PolSAR Tomography for forest height retrieval” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2017, Pages 5175 - 5185, ISSN 2151-1535; https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2741723
  • Shashi Kumar, Rahul Dev Garg, Satya P. S. Kushwaha and Uttara Pandey, “Spaceborne SAR Tomography for vertical profile retrieval of forest vegetation” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Volume 87, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 807–816, ISSN 2250-1762; http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s40010-017-0450-x
  • Shashi Kumar, Rahul Dev Garg, Satya P. S. Kushwaha, W. G. N. N. Jayawardhana and Shefali Agarwal, “Bistatic PolInSAR inversion modelling for plant height retrieval in a tropical forest” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, Volume 87, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 817-826, ISSN 2250-1762; http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40010-017-0451-9
  • Himanshu Govil, Neetu Gill, M. Santosh, Rajendran Sankaran and Shashi Kumar, “Identification of new base metal mineralization in Kumaon Himalaya, India, using hyperspectral remote sensing and hydrothermal alteration” Ore Geology Reviews, Volume 92, January 2018, Pages 271-283, ISSN: 0169-1368; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.11.023
  • Pratyusha Gonnuru and Shashi Kumar, “PsInSAR based land subsidence estimation of Burgan oil field using TerraSAR-X data” Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, Volume 9, January 2018, Pages 17-25, ISSN 2352-9385; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsase.2017.11.003
  • Shashi Kumar, Unmesh G. Khati, Shreya Chandola, Shefali Agrawal, Satya P.S. Kushwaha, “Polarimetric SAR Interferometry based modeling for tree height and aboveground biomass retrieval in a tropical deciduous forest”, Advances in Space Research, Volume 60, Issue 3, 5 May 2017, Pages 571-586, ISSN 0273-1177; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2017.04.018
  • Sushil K. Joshi and Shashi Kumar, "Performance of PolSAR backscatter and PolInSAR coherence for scattering characterization of forest vegetation using single pass X-band spaceborne synthetic aperture radar data", Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Volume 11, Issue 2, 26 May 2017, Pages 026022, ISSN: 1931-3195; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.026022
  • Sushil K. Joshi and Shashi Kumar, "Spaceborne PolInSAR tomography for vertical profile retrieval of forest vegetation", Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2 Jan 2017, Pages 016001, ISSN: 1931-3195; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.016001
  • M.D. Behera, P. Tripathi, B. Mishra, Shashi Kumar, V.S. Chitale and Soumit K Behera, “Above-ground biomass and carbon estimates of Shorea robusta and Tectona grandis forests using QuadPOL ALOS PALSAR data”, Advances in Space Research, Volume 57, Issue 2, 15 January 2016, Pages 552-561, ISSN 0273-1177; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2015.11.010
  • P. Sai Bharadwaj, Shashi Kumar, S.P.S. Kushwaha and Wietske Bijker, “Polarimetric scattering model for estimation of above ground biomass of multilayer vegetation using ALOS-PALSAR quad-pol data”, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volumes 83–84, 25 September 2015, Pages 187-195, ISSN 1474-7065, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2015.09.003
  • P. Ajith Kumar and Shashi Kumar, “Estimation of optical maturity parameter for lunar soil characterization using Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)”, Advances in Space Research, Volume 53, Issue 12, 15 June 2014, ISSN 0273-1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2014.01.009
  • Shashi Kumar, U. Pandey, S.P.S. Kushwaha, R.S. Chatterjee, and W. Bijker, "Aboveground biomass estimation of tropical forest from Envisat advanced synthetic aperture radar data using modeling approach", Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol: 6 (1), 063588, Oct. 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.063588
  • S. Kumar & P.K. Thakur (Eds.). (2014), Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Applications. Lecture Notes, ISPRS TC VIII Pre-Symposium Tutorial, NRSC, Hyderabad, 7-8 December, 2014

National Conferences/Workshops

  • Sushil Kumar Joshi and Shashi Kumar, "Tree species wise backscatter analysis of plantation forest using fully polarimetric SAR data" National Symposium on Geomatics for Digital India & Annual Conventions of ISG & ISRS; 16-18 December 2015 Jaipur, India.
  • Richa Prajapati and Shashi Kumar, "Comparative study and analysis of incoherent decomposition models for scattering characterization in urban areas" National Symposium on Geomatics for Digital India & Annual Conventions of ISG & ISRS; 16-18 December 2015 Jaipur, India.
  • Shashi Kumar, Sai P. Bharadwaj, Rushanka P. Amrutkar , Kiledar S. Tomar, Neeraj Agrawal, Shefali Agarwal and S.P.S Kushwaha, " PolSAR and PolInSAR Remote Sensing for Forest Structural and Biophysical Parameter Retrieval" NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) workshop at SAC on 19-20 November 2015
  • Rohit Mangla, Shashi Kumar, Subrata Nandy, Mukul Trivedi, Kamaljeet Singh, “Integration of SAR and LiDAR Remote Sensing using machine learning based regression model for forest aboveground biomass estimation" NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) workshop at SAC on 19-20 November 2015
  • Kiledar S. Tomar, Shashi Kumar, Valentyn Tolpekin “Hybrid polarimetric decomposition for aboveground biomass estimation using semi-empirical modelling” NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) workshop at SAC on 19-20 November 2015
  • Sushil K. Joshi, Shashi Kumar, Ho T. M. Dinh “Tomographic Processing of Fully Polarimetric Spaceborne SAR Data for Backscatter Power Retrieval at Different Heights of Forest Vegetation” " NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) workshop at SAC on 19-20 November 2015
  • Anil Kumar, Saurabh Shanu, Poonam Kainthura, Shashi Kumar, Manish Prateek, “ Implementation of Evolutionary Computing Algorithm in PolSARpro SIM Tool " NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) workshop at SAC on 19-20 November 2015
  • S. Kumar, S. Chandola, U. G Khati, S. Agarwal and S.P.S Kushwaha, "PolInSAR based Modeling for Forest Aboveground Biomass and Tree Height Retrieval" NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) workshop at SAC on 17-18 November 2014
  • S. Kumar, "Hybrid polarimetric data analysis and decomposition modeling of Lunar Surface for scattering information retrieval at S-band wavelength using Chandrayan-1, Mini-SAR" Second Mini SAR workshop at SAC on 15th Sept 2011.

International Conferences/Workshops

  • Asopa, U., Shashi Kumar., & Thakur, P. K. (2018). PSInSAR Study of Lyngenfjord Norway, using TerraSAR-X Data. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. 4, pp. 245–251). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-245-2018
  • Babu, A., & Shashi Kumar. (2018). Tree canopy height estimation using multi baseline rvog inversion technique. In International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives (Vol. 42, pp. 605–611). Retrieved from https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85057601912&partnerID=40&md5=3ca8c5aba316d988f3532d663b076e2c
  • Bhowmick, R. S., Kumar, A., Singh, G. D., & Shashi Kumar. (2018). Model for land cover estimation using unsupervised machine learning on Google maps color images. In International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives (Vol. 42, pp. 147–154). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-5-147-2018
  • Dini Das, A. S., Shashi Kumar., Babu, A., & Thakur, P. K. (2018). Insar coherence and polarimetric parameters based characterization of flooded area -case study of a natural world heritage site kaziranga national park. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. 4, pp. 265–272). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-265-2018
  • Gonnuru, P., & Shashi Kumar. (2018a). C-band SAR interferometry for change detection analysis in Krishna River Delta. In 2018 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Photonics (ICMAP) (pp. 1–2). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMAP.2018.8354534
  • Gonnuru, P., & Shashi Kumar. (2018c). TerraSAR-X based PsInSAR for subsidence mapping of Burgan oil field, Kuwait. In 2018 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Photonics (ICMAP) (pp. 1–2). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMAP.2018.8354473
  • Gonnuru, P., Shashi Kumar., & Kumar, A. S. (2018). Psinsar coherence based displacement analysis of Krishna delta using sentinel-1 interferometric wide swath data. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. 4, pp. 273–278). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-273-2018
  • Grover, A., Shashi Kumar., & Kumar, A. (2018). Ship detection using sentinel-1 SAR data. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. 4, pp. 317–324). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-317-2018
  • Shashwat, S., & Shashi Kumar, (2018a). Effect of polarization orientation angle compensation on airborne L - Band UAVSAR data for the Munich area, Germany. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR (Vol. 2018–June, pp. 784–789). Retrieved from https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050471169&partnerID=40&md5=eb9a6e3c10ae9c3dd1ec61f3bfba968e
  • Shashwat, S., & Shashi Kumar, (2018b). Hybrid polarimetric decomposition modelling of lunar surface for scattering characterization using miniature RADAR data. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, EUSAR (Vol. 2018–June, pp. 794–799). Retrieved from https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050509379&partnerID=40&md5=8d81674aff88b7fc7a2c376228ae34f1
  • Shukla, S., Majumdar, S., Maiti, A., & Shashi Kumar. (2018). New insights into solar wind implanted volatiles for lunar regolith characterization: A simulation based approach. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. 4, pp. 199–206). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-199-2018
  • Shukla, S. and Shashi Kumar. 2018. “Remote Compositional Pyroxene Estimates in the Reiner Gamma Formation Using Feature-Oriented Pca: New Insights Into Lunar Swirls.” Pp. 1624–27 in IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.
  • Singh, A., Meena, G. K., Shashi Kumar., & Gaurav, K. (2018). Analysis of the effect of incidence angle and moisture content on the penetration depth of L-and S-band SAR signals into the ground surface. In ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. 4, pp. 197–202). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-5-197-2018
  • Tripathi, A., & Shashi Kumar. (2018). Effect of Phase Filtering on Interferometry based Displacement Analysis of Cultural Heritage Sites. In 2018 5th IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, UPCON 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPCON.2018.8597027
  • Tripathi, A., Shashi Kumar., & Maithani, S. (2018). Spaceborne bistatic polarimetrie SAR for scattering analysis and classification of man-made and natural features. In 2018 3rd International Conference on Microwave and Photonics (ICMAP) (pp. 1–2). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMAP.2018.8354494
  • Tripathi, A., Maithani, S., & Shashi Kumar. (2018a). Minimization of the ambiguity of merging of urban builtup and fallow land features by generating “C2” covariance matrix using spaceborne bistatic dual Pol SAR data. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology, RAIT 2018 (pp. 1–4). https://doi.org/10.1109/RAIT.2018.8389058
  • Tripathi, A., Maithani, S., & Shashi Kumar. (2018b). X-band persistent SAR interferometry for surface subsidence detection in Rudrapur City, India. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 10793). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2326267
  • Awasthi, Shubham, Shashi Kumar, P. K. Thakur, and Snehmani Mani “Snow Density Retrieval Using Hybrid Polarimetric Spaceborne SAR Data.” 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing - Space Applications: Touching Human Lives, ACRS 2017. Vol. 2017–Octob. N.p., 2017. Print.
  • Awasthi, S., Shashi Kumar, and P.K. Thakur. “Analysis of Polarization Orientation Angle Shift on High Resolution Spaceborne X-Band and C Band Sar Data.” 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing - Space Applications: Touching Human Lives, ACRS 2017. Vol. 2017–Octob. N.p., 2017. Print.
  • Awasthi, Shubham, Shashi Kumar, Praveen Kumar, and Snehmani. “Snow Depth Estimation with Co-Polar Phase Difference Using Multi-Temporal Spaceborne TerraSAR-X Data.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–5. Web.
  • Awasthi, Shubham, Shashi Kumar, and Praveen Kumar Thakur. “Evaluation of RISAT-1 FRS-2 Quad Pol Data to Be Fully Polarimetric Data.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–9. Web.
  • Kulshrestha, Anurag, Shashi Kumar, and Wietske Bijker. “Dark Spot Detection and Characterisation of Marine Surface Slicks Using PolSAR Remote Sensing.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–7. Web
  • Kumar, Akash, Shashi Kumar, and S K Srivastav. “Investigating the Scattering Mechanism in Low Calcium Pyroxene Zones over the Bullialdus Crater on Moon Using M3 and Mini-RF Data.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–10. Web
  • Shashi Kumar et al. “PolInSAR Based Modelling for Scattering Characterization and Forest Parameter Retrieval.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. Vol. 119. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–10. Web.
  • M. N. S., Ramya, and Shashi Kumar. “Comparison of PolInSAR and PolInSAR Coherence Based Land Use/Land Cover Classification.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–10. Web.
  • Shukla, S., Shashi Kumar, and S. Agrawal. “Mineral Mapping of FeO and TiO2 of the Cassini Crater Using Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) of Chandrayaan-1.” 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing - Space Applications: Touching Human Lives, ACRS 2017. Vol. 2017–Octob. N.p., 2017. Print.
  • Shukla, Shashwat, Shashi Kumar, and Shefali Agarwal. “Mineral Mapping of FeO and TiO2 of the Cassini Crater Using Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) of Chandrayaan – 1.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–10. Web.
  • Tripathi, Akshar, and Shashi Kumar. “SAR Interferometry Based Displacement Mapping of Cultural Heritage Sites.” The 38th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, ACRS 2017, Space Applications: Touching Human Lives. Vol. 1. New Delhi: Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), 2017. 1–6. Web.
  • Shashi Kumar, & Sushil K. Joshi (2017). SAR tomography for forest structure investigation. 2016 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC). IEEE.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/APMC.2016.7931452.
  • Sushil K. Joshi ; Shashi Kumar ; Shefali Agrawal and Ho T. M. Dinh " PolInSAR tomography for vertical profile retrieval of forest vegetation using spaceborne SAR data ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987709 (May 11, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2228068; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2228068
  • Shashi Kumar ; Hari P. Kattamuri and Shefali Agarwal " Dark spot detection for characterization of marine surface slicks using PolSAR remote sensing ", Proc. SPIE 9878, Remote Sensing of the Oceans and Inland Waters: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges, 98780K (May 7, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2224415; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2224415
  • Shashi Kumar ; R. D. Garg and S. P. S. Kushwaha "Deorientation of PolSAR coherency matrix for volume scattering retrieval ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987705 (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223680; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2223680
  • Neeraj Agrawal ; Shashi Kumar and Valentyn Tolpekin " Polarimetric SAR interferometry-based decomposition modelling for reliable scattering retrieval ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987708 (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223977; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2223977
  • Kiledar S. Tomar ; Shashi Kumar ; Valentyn A. Tolpekin and Sushil K. Joshi " Semi-empirical modelling for forest above ground biomass estimation using hybrid and fully PolSAR data ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987729 (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223639; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2223639.
  • Rohit Mangla ; Shashi Kumar and Subrata Nandy " Random forest regression modelling for forest aboveground biomass estimation using RISAT-1 PolSAR and terrestrial LiDAR data ", Proc. SPIE 9879, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV, 98790Q (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2227380; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2227380.
  • Sushil K. Joshi ; Shashi Kumar and Shefali Agrawal " Performance of PolSAR back scatter and PolInSAR coherence for scattering characterization of forest vegetation using TerraSAR-X data ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987707 (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223898; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2223898.
  • Shashi Kumar ; Vivek Gupta ; Pratyusha Gonnuru and Sushil K. Joshi " PolSAR calibration and reconstruction of hybrid polarimetric RISAT-1 data for pseudo quad-pol decomposition: a comparison with quad-pol ", Proc. SPIE 9881, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV, 98812C (May 2, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2225425; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2225425.
  • Asmita Gupta ; Shashi Kumar and Uttara Pandey " Effect of polarization orientation angle shift on X-band TDM SAR COSSC product of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987726 (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2223704; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2223704.
  • Ramya M. N. S. and Shashi Kumar " Feature extraction using multi-temporal fully polarimetric SAR data ", Proc. SPIE 9877, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing III, 987718 (May 5, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2227310; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2227310.
  • Richa Prajapati ; Shashi Kumar and Shefali Agrawal " Simulation of SAR backscatter for forest vegetation ", Proc. SPIE 9881, Earth Observing Missions and Sensors: Development, Implementation, and Characterization IV, 98811T (May 2, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2224036; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2224036.
  • Ajith Kumar P. and Shashi Kumar " Estimation of lunar surface maturity and ferrous oxide from Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) data through data interpolation techniques ", Proc. SPIE 9880, Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Remote Sensing Technology, Techniques and Applications VI, 988018 (April 30, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2228050; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2228050.
  • Sushil K. Joshi, Shashi Kumar “PolSAR Backscatter and PolInSAR Coherence based Analysis for Forest Tree Species” in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 15th December 2015
  • Richa Prajapati, Shashi Kumar, Shefali Agarwal “Comparative Analysis of Incoherent Decomposition Models for scattering information retrieval”, in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 15th December 2015
  • Asmita Gupta, Shashi Kumar and Sushil Joshi “Analysis of Polarization Orientation Angle Shift Effect On TerraSAR-X Data” in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 15th December 2015
  • U. Khati, S. Kumar, S. Agrawal and J. Singh, “Forest height estimation using Space-borne PolInSAR dataset over Tropical forests of India” ESA POLinSAR 2015 - 1st BIOMASS Science Workshop at Frascati, Italy : 26-30 January 2015
  • J. Singh, S. Kumar and S.P.S. Kushwaha, “A Study on PolInSAR Coherence based Regression Analysis of Forest Biomass (Barkot Reserve Forest India), Using Radarsat-2 Datasets” ESA POLinSAR 2015 - 1st BIOMASS Science Workshop at Frascati, Italy : 26-30 January 2015
  • J. Singh, S. Kumar and S.P.S. Kushwaha, “POLINSAR Coherence-Based Regression Analysis of Forest Biomass Using RADARSAT-2 Datasets” Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 631-635, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-631-2014, 2014
  • R. Mangla and S. Kumar, “DEM Construction using DInSAR” Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 817-820, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-817-2014, 2014
  • R. Gurunadham and S. Kumar, “Extraction of aqueous minerals on Mars using CRISM based Targeted Reduced Data Records” Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 431-436, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-431-2014, 2014
  • K. Tummala, A. K. Jha, and S. Kumar, “Study of the Effects of Target Geometry on Synthetic Aperture Radar Images using Simulation Studies” Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 1227-1231, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-8-1227-2014, 2014
  • C.D. Richardson and S. Kumar, "Effects of Polarization Orientation Angle Shift Compensation in Total Modelled Power and Span of Coherency Matrix" in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 11th December 2012.
  • C.D. Richardson and S. Kumar, "Polarimetric scattering model for multilayered vegetation in tropical forest," in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 7th December 2011.
  • P.M. Balaji and S. Kumar, "Estimation and correction of tropospheric and ionospheric effects on Differential SAR Interferograms," in International Conference on Microwaves, Antenna, Propagation & Remote Sensing, ICMARS, Jodhpur, 7th December 2011.

M.Sc. Geoinformatics Research

  • Preethi Malur Balaji (2009-2011)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Mr. Gerrit Huurneman (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Estimation and Correction of Tropospheric and Ionospheric Effects on Differential SAR Interferograms
    (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2011/msc/gfm/balaji.pdf)
    (https://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/balaji_p_m.sc_thesis.pdf)
  • Charles D Richardson Chelladurai (2009-2011)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Dr. Yousif Hussin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Polarimetric Scattering Model for Multilayered Vegetation in Tropical Forest
    (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2011/msc/gfm/richardson.pdf)
    (https://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/charles_d_msc.pdf)
  • Vishnu Nandan (2010-2012)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Retrieval of Volume Scatterer Information using Three Component Decomposition Model Based on Compact Polarimetry
    (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2012/msc/gfm/nandan.pdf)
    (http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/Nandan_Vishnu_28113_Thesis.pdf)
  • Ruchi Verma (2010-2012)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar, Mr. P.L.N. Raju (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Polarimetric Decomposition Based on General Characterisation of Scattering from Urban Areas and Multiple Component Scattering Model (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2012/msc/gfm/verma.pdf)
    (http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/Verma_Ruchi_28154_Thesis.pdf)
  • Abhishek Banerjee (2010-2012)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar, Prof. Dr. S.P.S. Kushwaha (IIRS, Dehradun), Prof. Dr. Alfred Stein and Dr. Wietske Bijker (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Tea Bush Biomass Assessment through Polarimetric Decomposition and Semi-empirical Modeling
    (http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/Banerjee_Abhishek_28155_thesis.pdf)
  • Bala Bhavya Kausika (2011-2013)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Polarimetric Modeling of Lunar Surface for Scattering Information Retrieval at S-band wavelength using Chandrayan-1, Mini-SAR
    (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2013/msc/gfm/kausika.pdf)
    (http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/M.Sc_.Thesis_Bhavya%20Kausika.pdf)
  • P Sai Bharadwaj (2011-2013)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar, Prof. Dr. S.P.S. Kushwaha (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Wietske Bijker (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Polarimetric Scattering Model for Biophysical Characterization of Multilayered Vegetation using Spaceborne PolSAR Data
    (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2013/msc/gfm/poolla.pdf)
    (http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/MSC_THESIS_SAI_BHARADWAJ_POOLLA_30005.pdf)
  • Shreya Chandola (2012-2014)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Polarimetric SAR Interferometry for Forest Aboveground Biomass Estimation
    (http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2014/msc/gfm/chandola.pdf)
  • Abhishek Sobbana (2012-2014) Supervisors: Shashi Kumar (IIRS, Dehradun) and and Prof. Dr. S.P.S. Kushwaha (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Wietske Bijker (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Non reflection symmetry based polarimetric modeling for forest biophysical characterization using spaceborne PolSAR data
    https://ezproxy.utwente.nl:2315/library/2014/msc/gfm/sobbana.pdf
  • Kiledar Singh Tomar (2013-2015)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Hybrid Polarimetric Decomposition for Aboveground Biomass Estimation using Semi-Empirical Modelling
    (http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/Kiledar_MSc_Thesis_13-15.pdf)
  • Neeraj Agrawal (2013-2015)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: PolInSAR based scattering information retrieval for forest aboveground biomass estimation
    https://ezproxy.utwente.nl:2315/library/2015/msc/gfm/agrawal.pdf
  • Amit Haldar (2014-2016)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar Mr. S. Raghavendra (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. George Vosselman (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Terrestrial laser scanning based modelling for forest structural parameter retrieval
    https://ezproxy.utwente.nl:2315/library/2016/msc/gfm/haldar.pdf
  • Gautam Solanki (2014-2016)
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar (IIRS, Dehradun) and Dr. Valentyn Tolpekin (ITC, The Netherlands)
    Research Title: Polarimetric SAR interferometry based inversion modelling for tree height estimation https://ezproxy.utwente.nl:2315/library/2016/msc/gfm/solanki.pdf

Supervision of M.Tech Research

  • Rushanka Pramod Amrutkar (2011-2013)
    Course: M.Tech in “Remote Sensing and GIS” under CSSTEAP at IIRS Dehradun
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Dr. Sarnam Singh
    Research Title: Extraction of Forest Biophysical Parameters using PolInSAR based Semi-empirical Modeling
  • Unmesh Govind Khati (2012-2014)
    Course: M.Tech in “Remote Sensing and GIS”
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Ms. Shefali Agarwal
    Research Title: PolInSAR based Scattering Information and Physical Property Retrieval of Natural Features
    http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/Unmesh_Khati_mtech_2012-14.pdf
  • Kimeera Tummala (2012-2014)
    Course: M.Tech in “Remote Sensing and GIS”
    Supervisors: Mr. Ashutosh Kumar Jha and Shashi Kumar
    Research Title: Extraction of Forest Biophysical Parameters using PolInSAR based Semi-empirical Modeling
    http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/kimeera_mtech_2012-14.pdf
  • Jenia Singh (2013-2015)
    Course: M.Tech in “Remote Sensing and GIS”
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Mr. S. Raghavendra
    Research Title: PolinSAR and TLS data modeling for forest biophysical parameter characterization
    http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/JENIA_MTech_2013-15.pdf
  • Rohit Mangla (2013-2015)
    Course: M.Tech in “Remote Sensing and GIS”
    Supervisors: Shashi Kumar and Mr. S. Raghavendra
    Research Title: Machine learning based Regression model for forest Aboveground Biomass Estimation using RISAT-1 POLSAR and TLS Lidar Data
    http://www.iirs.gov.in/iirs/sites/default/files/StudentThesis/Rohit_Mangla_MTech_2013-15.pdf