Professor Vipin Kumar

CSENG Computer Science & Eng
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Data Mining Research in Climate Science, Earth Science, and Bioinformatics

This group has two major research tracks:

  • Understanding Climate Change Using Data-Driven Approaches: Data-driven approaches that have been highly successful in other scientific disciplines hold significant potential for application in environmental sciences. This Expeditions project addresses key challenges in the science of climate change by developing methods that take advantage of the wealth of climate and ecosystem data available from satellite and ground-based sensors, the observational record for atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial processes, and physics-based climate model simulations.
  • Monitoring Land Cover Change at Global Scale: The key focus of this project is to develop new computer science methods and tools that enable effective monitoring of various land cover changes happening on the earth's surface. This group has analyzed various land cover changes such as forest fires, deforestation, insect infestation in forests, urbanization, agricultural changes, and monitoring of water resources. The group has made significant improvements in monitoring forest fires at global scale. Currently, the major focus has been on monitoring change in water bodies across the globe using remote sensing datasets.

Project Investigators

Saurabh Agrawal
Reid Anderson
Kaiwei Ang
Kshitij Aranke
Vishnu Arun
Gowtham Atluri
Nathaniel Balas
Bruno Bins Ely
Mace Blank
Kenson Cai
Nyssa Capman
Yashu Chamber
Xi Chen
Ravi Choudhary
John Chrostek
Sanjoy Dey
Joey Engelhart
James Faghmous
Joanna Fakhoury
Joseph Flora
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