Joint IEEE WIE and GRSS Meeting


IEEE Women In Engineering and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society has organized a distinguished lecture series by Dr. Melba Crawford, Associate Dean of Engineering for Research at Purdue University. The topic of the lecture is "Hyperspectral Remotely Sensed Data: Opportunities and Challenges"

  Date and Time




  • Centennial Campus
  • North Carolina State University, 890 Oval Drive
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • United States 27606
  • Building: Engineering Building - 2
  • Room Number: 3211

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  • Co-sponsored by Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Starts 16 March 2016 07:00 PM
  • Ends 08 April 2016 12:00 AM
  • All times are EST
  • No Admission Charge
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Dr. Melba Crawford


Hyperspectral Remotely Sensed Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Hyperspectral data provides new opportunities for exploiting chemistry specific features to characterize targets, perform atmospheric correction, cross calibrate sensors, and accomplish improved land cover mapping. Significant challenges remain in this area which have given rise to the use of advanced methods for analysis of hyperpsectral data. New developments for feature extraction via global and local manifold learning and strategies for active learning for classification and unmixing of hyperspectral data are presented. For more details refer the flyer at


Melba Crawford is a Professor of Engineering and Agriculture at Purdue University, where she is Director of the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing and the Chair of Excellence in Earth Observation. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Research of the College of Engineering. Previously, she was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin, where she founded an Interdisciplinary research and applications development program in space-based and airborne remote sensing. Dr. Crawford received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illiniois, Urbana and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering from Ohio State University, Columbus.

Dr. Melba Crawford of Purdue University


Hyperspectral Remotely Sensed Data: Opportunities and Challenges



Address:West Lafayette, Indiana, United States


  • Tour of the Center of Geospatial Analysis at 4 pm 
  • Reception at 5 pm
  • Lecture at 6 pm