Manish Verma

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I am interested in geospatial science and its application for spatiotemporal analyses, policy, and decision-making. I have more than fifteen years of experience in combining observations from multiple satellite and airborne sensors, vector data from secondary and primary sources, and models to monitor and understand spatiotemporal variation across a range of topics. My specific interests include geospatial analysis, GIS, spatio-temporal statistics and data science, image processing, and stochastic processes. In my research and consulting I have analyzed a variety of data including remotely sensed data such as from MODIS, Landsat, AVHRR, OCO-2, AIRS, AVIRIS, and SRTM; vector data such as from Census, road network, FLUXNET, SURFRED, OzFlux, Phenocam, and weather stations; and gridded and reanalysis data such as from CMIP5, NCEP, NOAA, and NASA. I often combine multiple languages including MATLAB, R, and Python, extensively use ArcGIS and QGIS, and occasionally also turn to Mathematica and ENVI/IDL. I am also a regular user of both the JavaScript and Python APIs of the Google Earth Engine. I have assimilated data across multiple spatial and temporal scales to bridge gaps in our understanding of small-scale processes and large-scale patterns. My domain knowledge includes remote sensing, mass and energy exchange between the land surface and the atmosphere, photosynthesis, carbon and water cycle, and ecosystem ecology. I have set up and used instruments such as radiometer, spectrometer, gas exchange, and PAR sensors. You can see my CV here. A list of my publications is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Manish_Verma21.  Some of my codes are available here https://github.com/manishverma09.

 

Before coming to research/academia I worked for more than a decade with non-governmental organizations promoting better and inclusive management of natural resources in ecologically fragile areas. I also worked as a consultant and advised several organizations including Oxfam, KfW, Winrock, and Aga Khan Rural Support Program. I love wild animals and go through phases where my enchantment skips from birds to reptiles to mammals. I like reading, cooking, seeking connections between abstract ideas and realities, and travelling with my spouse (Preeti) and my son (Aman).