Alumni

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Farhan PatelRavi ChoksiSanjeev KumarJothirnath SaiAbhishek Saikia
 
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Shreyas BhogteJanhavi ManeArchana SidwadkarSuchita MitraAnkur Purohit
 
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Rameshwar HembramPiter BiswasShivani PatelBageshree HedaooJyoti Waghmare
 
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Akshara P. ByjuSaidalavi C.Poonam Patel

FarhanPatel
Farhan Patel
Image Analyst Supervisor
fpatel@mes.ac.in

Mr. Farhan Patel has completed his M.Sc. in Geomatics from CEPT University in 2014. He holds his bachelor degree in Bachelor of Computer Application from SOM-LALIT College. He has done his Internship on “Utilization of Geospatial Technology to Enhance Mining Activities”. He has completed his Dissertation project on “Web and Mobile Based GIS Application for Forest Right Act Implementation” From IIT, Mumbai.
Beside this he has carried out a Land-use survey near Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad and prepared a digital map as a part of project. He is having knowledge of Programming languages like C, C++, DBMS, Java, UNIX, VB.Net, Asp.Net, PHP. He has worked with softwares like Postgres, Postgis, Geoserver, ArcGIS Desktop, Quantum GIS, Global Mapper, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, NEXT ESA SAR Toolbox, PolSAR, Leica photogrammetry. He has Analyzed Urban Sprawl of Palitana (Bhavnagar district, Gujarat) by taking in to account transportation as well as land use parameters. Before joining UXO. He was working as Junior Research fellow In CEPT University for 6 months On ISRO project called “Dessertification”.

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Ravi Choksi
Analyst
rchoksi@mes.ac.in

Mr. Ravi Choksi is working as an Image analyst at UXO, India. He completed his graduation on Environmental Science from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat and Masters from Doon University, Dehradun. After completing his masters he has done post graduate diploma on Geo information Science and Earth Observation from joint education program of ITC, Netherlands and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun. He has done internship on “Comparison of Urban Rural Temperature (Urban Heat Island) in Ahmedabad Using Remote Sensing and Meteorological Data” from CEPT, Ahmedabad. During his masters he made a project on “Change Analysis and Mapping of Chila Range of Rajaji National Park using Satellite data and Spatial Emphasis on Man Animal Conflict”. In his Post Graduate diploma studies he has done a project on “Monitoring of Agricultural Drought with Using Remote Sensing and Meteorological Data”. He has very good expertise in handelling ERDAS IMAGINE, ArcGIS, QGIS, JOSM and various modelling softwares.

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Sanjeev
Sanjeev Kumar
Analyst
stkumar@mes.ac.in

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar is an Image Analyst at the UXO, India. He received his M.Sc. in Geography from Bangalore University, Bangalore and his B.Sc. in Geography from Calicut University, Kerala. Before joining as an Image Analyst at UXO; he joined as a trainee at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS),  ISRO- Dehradun for mid-career training course on Geoinformation science and Earth Observation with specialization on Geoinformatics, it’s a Joint Education Program of IIRS and ITC (University of Twente), Netherlands. He recently published a manuscript with his supervisors, Mr. Hari Shankar (Scientist, IIRS) and Mr. Kapil Oberai (Scientist, IIRS), entitled WebGIS Based Multimode Road Transportation System: A Case Study of Dehradun City, in which he was done Post Graduate Diploma research during two months period. His master degree is entitled on Demographic Characteristics of Kerala State. He currently resides in Mumbai and his families are in Kerala.

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Jothirnadh Sai
Jothirnadh Sai
Analyst
jsguthula@mes.ac.in

Mr. Jothirnadh Sai is a GIS professional who completed his Masters in the field of Geo-Informatics from Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente (Netherlands). He also did his Bachelors in Geo-Informatics from Andhra University College of Engineering (AUCE). He had a functional work experience in GIS from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.
He had a strong passion towards Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing applications so he dedicated his past six years in swotting and understanding these applications. Projects such as finding the shortest distance within the roadway networks of Netherlands, designing a web-based MVC application for Tourism in India, creating a web-based information gathering application for Andhra University, Finding the best suitable sites for the construction of new schools in Dehradun city and Arial estimation of Lake Naivasha in Africa using remote sensing images are some projects, which strengthened his technical, interpersonal and relationship management skills. He has completed his research on “Visual analytics applied to crowdsourced geo-information” from ITC, Netherlands in which he worked with different crowdsourced geo information applications such as OpenStreetMap and Flickr.
He have had an excellent academic record. He was elected as the Chief Student Co-ordinator of “YounGISh’12” where he successfully led a team of 120 students for one year. He was also appointed as the board member of Indian Students Association (ISA) in University of Twente (UT) and acted as the Public Relations Coordinator. Being board members of one of the biggest association of UT, he successfully conducted many events and represented the traditional cultures of India to the international students. Being one among two students to get UT scholarship out of 155 students from his International faculty proves his academic record.
Moreover, he had completed certification courses form ESRI online on Python and ESRI CityEngine. He had knowledge on programing languages like C, Python, JavaScript, XML, HTML 5, Statistical Software R, SQL and DBMS. His international background and multicultural experience and ability to get along well with people by taking initiative brought him to Urban Expansion Observatory, where he has joined as an Image Analyst.

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AbhishekSaikia
Abhishek Saikia
Analyst
asaika@mes.ac.in

Mr. Abhishek Saikia is a Masters in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, ITC, Netherlands and an alumni of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun. He received his B.Tech. from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun in Geosciences in 2013. His master’s thesis was for a duration of 6 months in the field of seismic hazard detection and monitoring by the application of remote sensing and GIS along with aspects of geology and geophysics. His master’s thesis was conducted at IIRS, Dehradun under a joint education programme (JEP) with ITC, Netherlands. He completed his masters in 2015. He also has International research and education exposure during his time at IIRS-ITC JEP with a three month stay at ITC, Netherlands where he defended his Thesis proposal and also participated in advanced research modules as a part of his M.Sc. curriculum. He has also participated actively in “Geodynamics and Seismicity Investigations (part of Monitoring and assessment of ecosystem processes and services in Western Himalaya project under EOAM programme of ISRO” during his M.Sc. research period at IIRS, Dehradun and completed his thesis work as a part of this project on seismic hazard assessment of the Dehradun region. He has participated in short course on Digital Mapping and GIS under National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization, Kolkata during his graduation studies. He has also worked as an intern in Oil India Limited, Duliajan in the fields of Geology and Reservoir Engineering during his graduate studies. He has extensive experience in remote sensing and GIS softwares including ArcGIS Desktop, Quantum GIS, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, Postgres, Postgis and ILWIS. He has also worked with Ground Penetrating Radar, Resistivity meter and DGPS instruments extensively during his thesis work.

He is enthusiastic about research in the field of seismic hazards and disaster management. He specializes in the application of geo information science, geology and geophysics for the assessment of seismic and natural hazards. His interest in the field of geo-information science and its applications has persuaded him to join the Urban Expansion Observatory as an Image Analyst.

He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Indian cricket team. He is interested in music, reading and is an avid traveller. He currently resides in Panvel, Navi Mumbai.

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Shreyas-Bhogte
Shreyas Bhogte
Analyst
sbhogte@mes.ac.in

Shreyas Bhogte graduated with a Masters in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from Symbiosis Institute of Geo-informatics in 2010. He was working as a “GIS Specialist” with JustDial Ltd., Mumbai where his responsibilities includes updating all pan India street Level Geocode through Open Street Maps as well as processing and re-structuring all street level Geocode via QGIS software along with processing street layers in .SHP format using QGIS software.
His team has collected accurate Geocodes for more than a million listings which has had a tremendous effect on the web-search as well as on the JustDial in-coming calls.Prior to joining JustDial Pvt. Ltd., He has worked with MapMyIndia where his responsibilities include Total Quality Check before sending the GIS data into Navigator, also to do all the Topological checks and Geocoding for Point of Interest. He has completed a project on “Estimation of Vegetation Biomass (Carbon Sequestration Potential) for Beed, Aurangabad and Jalna districts of Maharashtra, India using Geospatial Techniques” with Indian Space Research Organization as a part of his summer internship while studying Masters at Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics, Pune, India.
His hobbies include Astronomy, Cricket and Photography.
He is a member of leading Astronomy institution ‘Khagol Mandal’ and has volunteered their programs.
He has worked as a Trainer and Expert Astronomer Examiner in September 2006 at 11th International Astronomy Olympiad, held at Mumbai and He also has attended Indian Amateur Astronomers Meet, held at Ponda, Goa in the year 2005.

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Janhavi-Mane
Janhavi Mane
Analyst
jmane@mes.ac.in

Ms. Janhavi Mane has completed her P.G. Diploma from IIRS, Dehradun in Remote Sensing and GIS with specialization in Satellite Image Processing and Photogrammtery in 2014 where she worked on “Semi Automatic Modeling Method for Industrial Application Using Close Range Photogrammtery”. She received her B.E. in Computer Science from Mumbai University where she submitted a project on “Plant Recognition Through Leaf Feature Mapping”. She is familiar with ERDAS Imagine, SeaDAS, ArcGIS, ILWIS, ENVI, Photomodeler. She is having knowledge of Programming languages like C, C++, Java, Matlab, IDL. She has worked as a Project Assistant at CSIR-NIO, Goa.

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Archana Sidwadkar
Analyst
asidwadkar@mes.ac.in

Miss. Archana Balkrishna Sidwadkar is Masters in Geology (First Class) from the University of Pune, Maharashtra. She has received her Bachelor Degree in Geology from Fergusson College in Pune. She has completed a Post graduation Diploma in Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing in December 2014.
During her education she conducted a number of geological field surveys in the mines of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Goa. She had her Hydrological excursions in Konkan and Karnataka. She also has interests in music, photography and adventure sports.

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Suchita Mitra
Analyst
smitra@mes.ac.in

MS. Suchita Mitra is an Image Analyst at UXO-India. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the Calcutta University, Kolkata and completed her Masters of Science in Geoinformatics from TERI University, New Delhi in 2013. During her post graduation, she has worked on “Shade Tree Density Analysis in the Tea Gardens of Tinsukia District, Assam” while serving as an Intern in RRSC-E, ISRO. This paper was presented as poster in the National Symposium on Space technology for Food and Environment Security and Annual Convention of ISRS and ISG, New Delhi in December 2012. She has also been a Trainee at The energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi and worked on “Risk Assessment and review of prevailing laws, standards, policies and programs to climate proof cities-Guwahati, Assam”. Right after her post graduation she has joined the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal in Kolkata as a Junior Research Fellow and worked for 1 year 4months on Land use Land Cover Mapping of West Bengal for the SIS-DP project undertaken by NRSC, ISRO. She now resides in Panvel, Navi Mumbai.

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Ankur Purohit
Analyst
apurohit@mes.ac.in

Mr. Ankur Purohit is an Image Analyst at the UXO, India. He holds a Bachelor degree in Information Technology from Dr. G.Y Pathrikar College, Aurangabad. He has completed his M.Sc. in Geomatics from CEPT University in 2015. He has done his Internship on “Urban Planning using GIS”. He has developed an android app for Lavasa City as a part of his Dissertation project on “Construction Monitoring App” from Lavasa Corporation Limited, Lavasa. Before pursuing masters in Geomatics he was working as a “Digital Cartographer” at Tom Tom India Pvt. Ltd.
He also completed a certificate course in Advanced GIS from All India Institute of Local Self Government, Pune. He has knowledge about Programming languages like C, C++, DBMS, Java, VB.Net, Asp.Net, PHP. He has also worked on open source software’s as well. Apart from studies he is passionate about trekking, expeditions, football, watching documentaries and travelling.

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Rameshwar
Rameshwar Hembram
Analyst
rhembram@mes.ac.in

Mr. Rameshwar Hembram is a qualified Regional Planner from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Following his under-graduation in Physical Planning in 2010 from the same institute and completed Master’s Degree in Regional Planning in May, 2013. He had worked on the various sector of planning such as spatial planning, road transport alignment, feasibility studies, land acquisition plan, townships and management of geo database. During the academic year he had gained experience in the several planning concept on several studio exercises like Panchayat and Block level Development plan; Developmental Strategies for Mega Region, Chennai and in terminal project did research on the impact of the religious town on the surrounding region.

In professional field he had worked as trainee in Municipal Corporation of Delhi and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) for six weeks each as a part of curricullum gaining experience in work culture in Government and Non-Government agencies. Beyond this after under graduation he was involved for 6 months in preparation of City Development Plans of 6 cities of Bihar. After completion of Post-Graduation in 2013 he had worked on projects like Superimposition of Revenue Map over Survey plan and Ring road plan; Preparation of Land Acquisition Plan of Sawai Madhopurbyepass and various surveys and layout plan preparation in and around Jaipur city for Public as well as Private Clients.

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Piter Biswas
Analyst
pbiswas@mes.ac.in

Mr. Piter Biswas concluded his schooling from West Bengal State Board, India. After the schooling he has accomplished his Under Graduation course in the year 2014 from School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, with a focus on Urban and Rural Planning. He has some particular interest in land use planning and urban transport and his past work with Geo Informatics System fits well with the Planning, Designing and Mapping Division’s work.

The person has already had significant experience with land use planning and policies. The works which was done by him mainly focused on New Urbanism, Smart Growth and Local Area Planning. During his coursework in the Bachelor’s program at the School of Planning & Architecture has focused on additional work in environmental planning, site analysis, informal sector, city development plan, regional development plan and statistical methods. He also has good hands on software like AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Photoshop, Coral Draw, Google Sketch Up and MS Office.

The internship experience which he has got during his degree course primarily been in the public and government sector in different regions which include “Dispersal plan of East-West Metro Railway Corridor, Kolkata” was a govt. project which he has contributed his working experiences under Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA). He also has some experiences in his degree course period which includes “District Development Plan of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala” and “City Development Plan of Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan”. Except these, he has also worked 6months with Radical, Bhopal on “AIIMS Zonal Plan, Bhopal”, “Front Lake Development, Upper Lake, Bhopal” and 21 different city development plan projects those cities are Bareli, Bari, Akodia, Akra, Guna, Betul, Sanchi, Badarwas, Narsinghgarh, Jeron Khalsa, Badagaon, Barigarh, Barod, Nalkheda, Taricharkalan, Nemawar, Bijawar, Niwari, Gairatgunj, Vidisha and Obaidullaganj (Madhya Pradesh) as a part timer. However, he has worked also with Sumit Gothi & Associates, Bhopal on Landuse Change, Real Estate Projects and Institutional Campus Design.

In his final year thesis program he worked on “A comparative study of peripheral development of municipalities within Kolkata Metropolitan Area, West Bengal”. During his graduation he wrote an article on “Slum _A JNNURM Perspective”, which was published by ITPI, Bhopal, MP Chapter.

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Shivani Patel
Analyst
spatel@mes.ac.in

Ms. Shivani Patel is an Image Analyst at UXO – India. She has completed her M.Tech in the field of Geomatics from CEPT University in 2015. She pursued her bachelor degree in Information Technology from Silver Oak College of Engineering and Technology, GTU, Ahmedabad in 2013.

She has completed her Dissertation project on “Development of an automated tool for deriving Desertification Vulnerability Index (DVI) using ArcGIS” from Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad. She did her bachelor project on “LAW-ERP System” from Regent Computronics Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad. She has knowledge of programing languages such as C, C++, ASP.Net, Python, and HTML. She has good command in various software such as ArcGIS Desktop, JOSM, Quantum GIS, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, NEXT ESA SAR Toolbox, PolSAR, Leica photogrammetry, SQL Server, Rhinoceros and Grasshopper (plugin). She is adroit in utilizing computer applications to support analytical efforts and product development and also she seems capable of deploying worldwide. She likes to spend her free time in learning and evolving different types of skills.

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Bageshree
Bageshree M. Hedaoo
Analyst
bmhedaoo@mes.ac.in

Miss Bageshree M. Hedaoo is Postgraduate in Applied Geology from Department of Geology, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur (MH). During her Acadamic session she undergo Field Excursion around the state of Orrisa, West Bengal, Sikkim and Madhya Pradeshand also attend Mine Training at Singarenicolleries Co. Ltd., Khammam (A.P.). She also has completed Advance certificate course in Hydrogeology from Nagpur University. She has good proficiency in various softwere such as Quantum GIS 2.8.1, ERDAS IMAGINE 11,ArcGIS9.3, Arc view 3.2a, Autodesk Map,AutoCAD.Before joining UXO she was associated with Genesys International Pvt. Ltd., Pune as GIS Trainee. She also worked as GIS Assistant at AND Pvt. Ltd., Pune.

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Jyoti-Waghmare
Jyoti Waghmare
Analyst
jwaghmare@mes.ac.in

Ms. Jyoti Waghmare is dedicated and a passionate environmentalist. She aspires to reach the apex in the field of research releasing tremendous potential of Geoinformatics for environmentally sound and sustainable development.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2010 and Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences in 2012 from University of Mumbai. To supplement her interest she opted for a diploma course in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System from Mumbai University and successfully completed in the year 2013. Her research interests centre on Geoinformatics, climate change, Conservation of Natural resources and sustainable solutions to urban environmental issues.
Her work experience includes socio-economic impact assessment and risk assessment studies, plotting of ground features on Google Earth and Wikimapia, creation and maintenance of Geodata, scrutinizing proposals of various categories of industrial and infrastructural projects, creating comprehensive analysis reports for Forest and Environmental Clearance under Environmental Impact Assessment notification of Ministry of Environment and Forests. Also, being a data visualization enthusiast she contributed to the company’s website through several articles and graphical publications on current environmental issues and environmental day’s celebrated worldwide promoting environmental awareness.
Ms. Jyoti has assisted Thane Municipal Corporation pollution control cell in conducting air and noise quality assessment at road intersections/Chowks of Thane City which also provided her the opportunity to interact with a Government organization. She has represented her college at various academic platforms by actively participating and volunteering for various events, workshops and seminars showcasing current environmental issues and multidisciplinary applications of RS and GIS. She has also conducted practical on satellite image interpretation using visual image interpretation keys for M.Sc. Environmental Sciences students.
Her experience in the corporate industry, research work in geomatics and interaction with governmental organisation has piqued her interest in exploring sustainability as a key tool to achieve tangible results in environmental conservation efforts and has brought her to Urban Expansion Observatory where she has joined as Image Analyst.

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Akshara P. Byju
Akshara P. Byju
Analyst
apbyju@mes.ac.in

Ms. Akshara P. Byju is an Image Analyst at the UXO, India. She has completed her Master in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation with specialization in Geo-Informatics from ITC (University of Twente), The Netherlands. She has completed her dissertation on the topic ‘Non- Linear Separation of Classes using a Kernel based Fuzzy –c Means approach’ and developed a MATLAB tool for classification. She has done her Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering and has done projects like development of an android application, a server based database management system for a gas agency. She has good command in the MATLAB, C++, Arcgis, ERDAS IMAGINE, MySQL, Android Emulator and Java.

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SaiDalvi
Saidalavi C.
Analyst
saidalavic@mes.ac.in

Mr. Saidalavi, working with UXO India, has done his B.A. Geography from Calicut University and M.Sc. Geography from Madras University. Also he has completed PG Diploma in GIS from Mysore University. He started his Professional Career through DSM Soft Pvt. Ltd., Tamil Nadu in 2007 and worked with different companies like COWI India Pvt Ltd. New Delhi, Luminous Engineering Technologies New Delhi and Gensys International Bangalore. Now he is with 8 years experience in Geospatial Departments like Photogrammetry, GIS, Cartography and Arial Triangulation. He also worked as Quality leader and supervisor. Also he has worked for more than 10 different projects from various countries. Before joining with UXO he worked for GCS Riyadh, Saudi Arabia around 4 Years, as a Consultant from Genesys International since 2011 to 2015. During his academic period he has done a project on GIS application for Kerala tourism. His hobbies are like watching sports and cooking.

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Poonam-Patel
Poonam Patel
Analyst
ppatel@mes.ac.in

Ms. Poonam Patel has completed her M.Sc. in Geomatics from CEPT University in 2015. She holds her bachelor degree in Geology from M.G.Science University in 2013.

She worked on,“Vulnerability Index Model –A case study of Bhavnagar District” for her M.Sc Dissertation from CEPT University. She has done her Internship at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT (NIRD) Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. In this period of internship she worked on land use land cover mapping, change detection using satellite images in ERDAS, she also worked on Microwave Images like filtering images and classification of images in ENVI, POLSAR Pro and NEST. She has done teaching assistance ship for land scape architecture subject in CEPT University during her last semester. During her bachelor degree she conducted a number of geological field surveys in the mines of Himmatnagar, Mount Abu and Ambaji.

She has presented paper on ESRI User conference 2014 on “Preparation of Watershed Action Plan”. She has worked with software’s like Geoserver, ArcGIS Desktop, Quantum GIS, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, NEST ESA SAR Toolbox, JOSM, PolSAR Pro, Leica photogrammetry.

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