Giorgos Mountrakis, Ph.D.
Founder & Director | Intelligent Geocomputing Laboratory
Professor | Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering | State University of NY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Associate Editor | ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Deep Learning in Remote sensing
The Landsat archive, with a multi-decadal global coverage is a prime candidate for deep learning classification methods due to the large data volume. We used 21 million labeled annual temporal sequences to compare deep learners with traditional methods. Results indicate substantial classification improvements of deep learning methods (DLMs) over the RF. These improvements are more pronounced on challenging to classify pixels in heterogenous areas. RF classification accuracy reaches about 70% on average, while DLMs are at 86%-95% range, depending on model architecture. See more here.
Remote sensing research highlights
Interdisciplinary research highlights
High urban land consumption linked to lower African American population, higher poverty rate and lower income per capita
2023. Apr: Special Issue on Deep Leaning on the Landsat Archive Announcement
2022. Jan: Grant from SRC Inc to develop deep learning classifiers for remote sensing
2021. Mar: Grant from NASA to develop a rewilding decision support environment for tortoises in the Galapagos.
2020. Mar: Grant from the Healthy Water Solutions Center of Excellence to incorporate satellite measurements in water quality assessments.
2019. Dec: Grant from Onondaga County to monitor harmful algal blooms using satellite observations.
2018. Sept: Promoted to Professor.
2017. Feb: NY Times and Washington Post covered our forest attrition work.
2015. May: SUNY ESF Exemplary Researcher Award Announcement
2015. Jan: New grant from NASA to study Grazing Systems in the Altai Mountain Transboundary Zone.
2015. Jan: Associate Editor for the ISPRS journal.
2014. Mar: New grant from USDA McIntire-Stennis Program to study uncertainty in satellite-derived forest maps.
2013. May: Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
2012. Sep: Received the Excellent Reviewer Award by ISPRS.
2012. May: Invited Keynote Speaker at the 32nd EARSeL Symposium (European RS).
2011. Sep: An educational paper on inquiry-based learning in RS courses was accepted.
2011. Apr: Students presented the space balloon project at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
2010. Nov: A review paper on SVM methods was accepted in the ISPRS journal.
2010. Jun: After invitation attended UN FAO meeting in Rome, Italy.
2009. Aug: Full patent awarded by the USPTO on multi-scale neural networks.
2009. Jan: New grant from NASA to study spatiotemporal relationships between bird migration and climate change.
2008. Oct: Guest Editor for a PE&RS Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence in Remote Sensing.
2008. Aug: Recipient of NASA’s prestigious New Investigator Award to study urban dynamics.