Director Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

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Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Dehradun

Dr. R.P. Singh received M.Sc. degree in Physics from IIT, Delhi and Ph.D. degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He started his career at Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad in 1991 and has made outstanding contribution in the area of Earth and planetary (Mars) observations and their scientific applications. Prior to Joining Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Dehradun, he was Group Director at Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.

He was member of Indian Mars Mission study team and led a team of scientists for scientific analysis of data from Mars Orbiter mission as Principal Investigator of Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument. His major contributions in field of Earth Observations are related with sensor system studies and retrieval of geophysical parameters. He has worked towards development of techniques for crop monitoring, detection of greenhouse gases, ecological studies and hydrological applications.

He is associate fellow of Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) and Chief Editor, Journal of Geomatics of India Society of Geomatics. He is recipient of prestigious Prof. P. R. Pisharoty Memorial Award 2005 of Indian Society of Remote Sensing.

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