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Teaching at FAU

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Fall 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 (Syllabus).

 

This course introduces state-of-the-art techniques for the processing and interpretation of hyper- and ultra-spectral data with a focus on thematic information extraction from airborne and spaceborne hyperspectral sensors. The course will cover the full hyperspectral remote sensing processing chain: data acquisition, data processing, and thematic mapping. This course is now conducted fully on-line.

Example projects previous students conducted:

1)       Hilton A. Cordoba: The Effects of Water on Soil Spectra.

2)       D. J. Forbes: A CO2 Sustainability Index Based on Night Time Hyperspectral Remote Sensing.

3)       Christine Mitchell: Comparing Classification and Assessment within ENVI.

4)       Tom Kenny: Differentiating Bermudagrass from Vegetation in an Urban Scene Using Hyperspectral Imagery

5)       John G. Zahina-Ramos: The Potential Application of Hyperspectral Data for mapping hydrologic and Topographic variability: A Test of Concept.

6)       Donna Selch: Spectrum Analysis of Salinity in Clean Water.

 

Photogrammetry and Aerial Photo Interpretation, Spring 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Syllabus)

 

This course introduces concepts, theories and applications of photogrammetry. It will cover history, principle, interpretation, geometry, stereoscopy of aerial photography, and fundamentals of analytical photogrammetry. Students will learn state-of-art techniques for digital orthophoto production using Leica Photogrammetry Suite (LPS) for ERDAS IMAGINE, and go through a sequence of hands-on soft-copy photogrammetric procedures and image interpretation labs. Software packages including ERDAS IMAGINE, Stereo Analyst, and ArcGIS will also be used for this class. There is no prerequisite for this class, but students need to have basics for math calculations and high school algebra. This course is mixing/on-line (80% is on-line).

 

Example projects previous students did:

 

1)       Cindy Shaw: Change Detection of Pompano Beach Air Park, 1940- Present

2)       Kimberly G. Ferran: Mastering Techniques for the Utilization of GIS & Remote Sensing as Tools in Environmental Assessment.

3)       Tom Kenny: The Evolution of Tourist Lodging in the Walt Disney World Areas: A change Detection Analysis Through the Use of Aerial Photograph.

4)       James Gammack-Clark: An Investigation of “Grass Roots” Aerial Photography.

 

Digital Image Analysis, Offered each Spring and Fall (Syllabus)

 

Students will learn advanced theories and common applications for remote sensing of the earth, and they will go through a sequence of hands-on remote sensing procedures and projects with a variety of common remote sensing data sets.  Preliminary exposure to digital image analysis procedures in Remote Sensing would have already prepared students for this second course, Digital Image Analysis. This course is now conducted fully on-line.

 

LiDAR Remote Sensing, Fall 2012, 2014, 2015 (Syllabus)

 

This course introduces principles of LiDAR, LiDAR sensors and platforms, LiDAR data view, processing, and analysis, and LiDAR applications. Students will master basic skills of LiDAR needed to leverage the commercial LiDAR sources and information products in a broad range of applications, including topographic mapping, vegetation characterization, and 3-D modeling of urban infrastructure. Students will learn several software packages (ArcGIS LAS Dataset; FUSION/LDV; PointVue LE; LAStools) for LiDAR data displaying, processing, and analyzing. This course is now conducted fully on-line.

 

Graduate Student Mentoring

Donna Selch (Graduated in summer 2016): Donna finished her M.A. at FAU in 2012. Her dissertation research focuses on water quality monitoring and modeling in the Florida Everglades using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Donna is now a visiting assistant professor at Stony Brook University.

 

Hannah Cooper (Ph.D. student since Fall 2013): Hannah finished her M.S. from University of Hawaii. Her research focuses on application of GIS/remote sensing in sea level rise and coastal mapping. http://student.fau.edu/hcooper2013/web/

 

Pramod Pandy (Ph.D. student since Fall 2015)

 

Sara Denka (Ph.D. student since Fall 2016)

 

Molly Smith (Ph.D. student since Fall 2016)

 

Nicole Gamboa (M.S., graduated in Spring 2016): Now with Sigma Space.

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