Shanmugapriya Selvaraj

Research Assistant
  • Research Interests
    • SAR and Optical time series analysis
    • Vegetation phenology and dynamics monitoring
    • Vegetation biophysical parameter retrieval
    • Crop discrimination and health assessment
    • SAR Polarimetric and Interferometric applications
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Since 2021

    Research Assistant, Department for Earth Observation, Institute of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    2020 - 2021

    Research Assistant, Photonics and Microwave Division, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
    Research Title – “Landslide Monitoring using INSAR/DINSAR/SBAS/PSINSAR time series over Himalayan region”

    2017- 2019

    Master of Technology in Remote Sensing and GIS with specialization in Agriculture and Soils
    Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Space Research Organization, India 

    Research Title – “Pearl millet discrimination and biophysical parameters retrieval using SAR polarimetry” 

    2013- 2017

    Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Information Technology
    Agriculture college and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

    Research Title – “Impact of climate change on the Length of Growing Period of crops”

  • Projects

    Current Project

    •  SALDI – South African Land Degradation Monitor (Since 2021) 

    Completed Projects 

    • NMHS – National Mission on Himalayan Studies (2020 - 2021) 
    • SUFALAM - Space Technology Utilization for Food Security, Agriculture Assessment, and Monitoring (2017- 2019)


  • Publications


    • Shanmugapriya, S., Srivastava, H. S., Haldar, D., & Chauhan, P. (2021). Eigen vector-based classification of pearl millet crop in presence of other similar structured (sorghum and maize) crops using fully polarimetric Radarsat-2 SAR data. Geocarto International, 1–11. link



    • Shanmugapriya, S., Haldar, D., & Danodia, A. (2019). Optimal datasets suitability for pearl millet (Bajra) discrimination using multiparametric SAR data. Geocarto International, 1–18. link
    • Shanmugapriya, S., Haldar, D., & Danodia, A. (2019)., Time series Sentinel-1A profile analysis for heterogeneous kharif crops discrimination in North India. URSI AP-RASC 2019, New Delhi, India, 09-15 March 2019


    • Gholba, N. D., Babu, A., Shanmugapriya, S., Singh, A., Srivastava, A., & Saran, S. (2018). Application of various open source visualization tools for effective mining of information from geospatial petroleum data. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-5, 167–174


    • Mugilan, G., Ragunath, K., & Shanmugapriya, S. (2017). Impact of climate change on Length of Growing Period in western zone of Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Natural Sciences