Harini Sridharan

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Phone: (865)241-3794
Email: sridharanh@ornl.gov

Education

PhD, Geospatial Science, University of Texas at Dallas (2012)
      Dissertation Title: Object-Based Image Classification of Hyperspatial and Hyperspectral data
Master of Science, Geospatial Science, University of Texas at Dallas (2009)
      Thesis Title: Population Estimation - A Third Dimensional Perspective
Bachelor of Engineering, Geo-Informatics, College of Engineering, Anna University (2007),
      Thesis: Automated Road Extraction from High Resolution Data

Professional Experience

2012 August – Current, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2011, June – 2011, August, Software Engineering Intern, ERDAS Inc, Remote Sensing Division,
      Norcross, Georgia
2009, August - Present, Teaching Assistant, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences,
      The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
2009, May – 2009, July, GIS Analyst, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences,
      The University ofTexas at Dallas, Texas
2008, January – 2009, April, Research Assistant, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences,
      The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
2007, September -  2007, December, Database Designer, Office of Sponsored Projects,
      The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas

Publications and Presentations

  • Sridharan H., (2011). Urban Forest Mapping Using Worldview-2 8 Band Imagery. Submitted to Student Honors Paper Competition of the Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 2012 Annual Meeting. New York City, NY.
  • Sridharan, H. (2011). Expectation-Maximization Based Dasymetric Mapping of Population at Building-level using LIDAR Derived Volume. Association of American Geographers, 2011 Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.
  • Sridharan H. (2011). Multi-level urban forest classification using the WorldView-2 8-Band Hyperspatial imagery. 8-Band Research Challenge. DigitalGlobe. http://www.digitalglobe.com/downloads/8bc/UrbanForestry_8Band.pdf
  • Qiu, F., Fang, Sridharan, H., & Chun, Y. (2010). Spatial Autoregressive Model for Population Estimation at the Census Block Level Using LIDAR-derived Building Volume Information. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 37, 239-257.
  • Sridharan, H., Qiu, F. (2010). Population Estimation from an additional third dimensional perspective. Association of American Geographers, 2010 Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.
  • Sridharan, H., Qiu, F., Denis, D. (2009). Spectral Separability Analysis of Urban Tree Species Using Spectrometer Measurements. Association of American Geographers, 2009 Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Working Papers

  • Sridharan, H., Qiu, F., (2011). Dasymetric areal-Interpolation using LiDAR derived building volume information. Working paper under review, submitted to Geographical Analysis.

Awards

  • 2011 - Won Remote Sensing Illustrated Paper Competition (2nd place) for the paper “Expectation-Maximization Based Dasymetric Mapping of Population at Building-level using LIDAR Derived Volume” at the Annual Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle
  • 2011 - Recipient of  ASPRS ERDAS Internship Scholarship award
  • 2011 - Recognized by DigitalGlobe as one of the top 15 researches among 500+ proposals from 79 countries for the DigitalGlobe 8-Band Research Challenge for the paper titled “Multi-level urban forest classification using the WorldView-2 8-Band Hyperspatial imagery.”
  • 2009 - Won Application Development Contest (2nd place) at the Association of IT Professionals Conference, Dallas
  • 2009 - Won Business Idea Competition (2nd place) for the business proposal “ IPhone Application for Navigation of Visually Impaired” at the  Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The University of Texas at Dallas

Research Interests

  • Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA)
  • Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Semantic information identification from LiDAR and Hyperspatia/Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • GPU processing for Remote Sensing.
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Geovisualization

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