Giorgos Mountrakis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor on GIS and Remote Sensing
Founder of Intelligent Geocomputing Lab
Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering
State University of NY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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Featured Educational Activity
How can we integrate hands-on activities in remote sensing courses while teaching students fundamentals on relevant technology? Find out below.
Student-built sensor reaches ~90,000 feet and takes images of space.
Featured Research Paper
How can we recover from missing spectral information (e.g. due to sensor malfunction) using contextual information from adjacent pixels? Find out below.
G. Mountrakis, L. Luo (2011). Enhancing and replacing spectral information with intermediate structural inputs: A case study on impervious surface detection. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(5):1162-1170. [Download 1.8MB pdf]
Patent awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office
A full patent on multi-scale radial basis function neural networks was issued on August 18, 2009. (Patent #7,577,626). Find first manuscript discussing the new method here.
Accepting new graduate student applications (MS/PhD) for Fall 2013. Read more.
2013. Jan: Paper accepted in ISPRS journal addresses representativeness issues of reference datasets.
2012. Dec: Paper discussing the effect of classification’s methodological decisions in Hurricane Katrina analysis was accepted in RS Journal.
2012. Nov: Paper on integration of urban growth prediction models in remote sensing classification was accepted in IJRS.
2012. Oct: Review paper on urban growth prediction models was accepted in JGIS.
2012. Sep: Received the Excellent Reviewer Award by ISPRS.
2012. Aug: Welcoming three new graduate students (one MPS, one MS and one PhD).
2012. Aug: New research grant from USAID to investigate climate change impacts in south Russia.
2012. Jun: Paper on a novel multi-scale RBF network accepted in high impact PLOS One Journal.
2012. May: Invited Keynote presentation given at the 32nd EARSeL Symposium (European RS).
2012. Apr: Six posters presented at the annual ESF Spotlight on Research.
2012. Mar: Four presentations given at ASPRS conference by our research group.
2012. Feb: Seven presentations given at AAG conference by our research group.
2012. Jan: Invited Keynote Speaker for 32nd EARSeL Symposium (May 2012).
2011. Nov: Paper accepted on super-resolution mapping.
2011. Sep: Two papers accepted, an educational paper on teaching RS and a paper on personalized geospatial queries.
2011. Aug: Teaching starts with Surveying and Spatial Analysis courses for Fall 2011.
2011. Aug: Collaborative paper accepted in Journal of Environmental Modelling & Software.
2011. May: Paper on urban growth modeling accepted in the Journal of Geographic Information System.
2011. Apr: Our undergraduate students presented their space balloon course project at the 2011 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
2011. Mar: Paper on impervious surface classification accepted in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
2011. Jan: Teaching this semester includes a remote sensing course and a digital image analysis course.
2010. Dec: Paper accepted on impervious surface detection under missing spectral information (RSE journal).
2010. Nov: A review paper on SVM methods was accepted in the ISPRS journal.
2010. Oct: A paper accepted on image classification and another on vehicle-wildlife collision models.
2010. Sep: Paper accepted in IJRS on multi-thread classifiers for impervious surface detection.
2010. Aug: New Fall semester starts teaching the Spatial Analysis course.
2010. July: Proposal submitted to NASA to study tortoise-climate interactions.
2010. June: After invitation attended UN FAO meeting in Rome, Italy.
2010. May: Spring 2010 semester ends with several visits to various NASA science meetings.
2010. Apr: RS student project successfully reaches near space.
2010. Mar: Getting ready to launch payload to space in the Remote Sensing course.
2010. Feb: Paper on impervious surface detection appears in Remote Sensing of Environment.
2010. Jan: Spring semester starts soon, teaching a remote sensing and a digital image processing course.