About the Author
Dr. Joseph, George started his research career as a Cosmic Ray Scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay. He has been at the Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad since 1973, where he was instrumental in developing a variety of electro-optical sensors for earth observations which were the first of their kind in India. During 1998-2003, as Satish Dhawan Distinguished Professor, Dr Joseph was engaged in studies related to various aspects of remote sensing technology and its applications. He has actively contributed in shaping and guiding the long-term remote sensing programmes of ISRO. Dr Joseph is a Fellow of a number of academies and professional bodies and is a recipient of several awards, including the Padma Bhushan in 1999 for his contributions to remote sensing activities in India.