About the Author
Prof. Siddan Anbazhagan is Director, Centre for Geoinformatics and Planetary studies, and Head, Department of Geology at Periyar University, India. He obtained PhD from Bharathidasan University (1995) and was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for his post-doctoral research in Germany. Dr. Anbazhagan’s research interests include remote sensing and GIS for applied geomorphology, hydrogeology and disaster mitigation. His current area of interest is planetary remote sensing. His research has been funded by ISRO, DST, MHRD and UGC. Anbazhagan has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications including an edited book on Exploration Geology and Geoinformatics. He serves as a reviewer for several remote sensing, environmental and water resources journals. He currently serves as Syndicate member and Coordinator for Research & Development in the Periyar University.
Dr. S.K.Subramanian is a Senior Scientist, heading Hydrogeology Division at National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad, India, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He completed his higher education from IIT Bombay and Indian School of Mines. Dr. Subramanian has more than 30 years of professional experience in Remote Sensing and Geomorphology. He has coordinated number of National mission projects including Integrated Mission for Sustainable Development (IMSD), National (Natural) Resources Information System (NRIS), Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM) and National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) especially in Geomorphology and Groundwater. In addition, he has been involved in several research projects including geomorphologic evolution of West Coast, mass movement in the Kosi catchment, geomorphology of Nepal, Chambal Ayacut of Rajasthan state and integrated studies and mapping of Dubai, UAE. He has authored or co-authored nearly 50 publications.
Xiaojun Yang is within the Geography Department of Florida State University, USA. He obtained BS in Geology from the Chinese University of Geosciences (CUG) (1986), MS in Paleontology from CUG's Beijing Graduate School (1989), MS in Applied Geomorphology from ITC (1995), and PhD in Geography from the University of Georgia (2000). His research interest includes the development of geospatial information science and technologies with applications in environmental and urban domains. His research has been funded by EPA, NSF, and NASA. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications including three books and six journal theme/special issues. He was Guest Editor for Environmental Management, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Photogrametrical Engineering and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, and Computer, Environment and Urban Systems. He currently serves as Chair, Commission on Mapping from Satellite Imagery, International Cartographic Association.