Uttam Kumar

Assistant Professor

Email: uttam@iiitb.ac.in


  • Ph.D (IISc. Bangalore)

Dr. Uttam Kumar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum, Diploma in Advanced Computing from CDAC Pune, Master’s Degree in Geoinformation Science from University of Twente, The Netherlands and Ph.D. in Algorithms for Geospatial Data Analysis from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He worked as a Project Assistant and as a Research Associate at IISc, Bangalore, and was a Visiting Scientist at GISE Lab, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Bombay. He moved to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Mountain View, California, USA as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow and subsequently served as a Visiting Scientist at NASA Ames/USRA for almost 4 years. He earned professional certifications in Data Science (Computational Data Analytics) and Machine Learning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; in Big Data from Stanford University, CA; in Spatial Computing from University of Minnesota; and in Geospatial Intelligence & Revolution from Pennsylvania State University, USA.

He has published 32 research papers in national/international journals, 7 book chapters, 45 papers in conference proceedings and 7 technical reports. He has delivered 50 invited guest lectures by different institutions and organizations in India and abroad. He is the reviewer of 19 national and international scientific journals, reviewer for several conferences, and has served as session chair and judge in several conferences and competitions. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, AGU, IEI (India), OSGeo, ISRS and IAENG.

He has received several awards including The Institute of Engineers India (IEI) Young Engineers Award 2016; NASA Group Achievement Award by NASA, Washington, D.C.; Certified Sentinel of Science Award 2016 in the Earth and Planetary Sciences; Listed in the Who’s Who in the World 2016; Best Paper Award 2015 in International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Analysis, UC Berkley; Best Paper Award 2015 in International Conference on Remote Sensing and Applications, Los Angeles; Best Paper Award 2014 by Boletín Geológico y Minero, Spain; Young GeoSpatial Scientist Award 2011, New Delhi; Best Paper Award 2011 by Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Bhopal; and Best Paper Award 2011 by IIT Kharagpur, India.

Research Interests

  • Data mining, Remote sensing, Digital image processing, Management Information System (MIS), Geographic Information System (GIS), large scale geospatial data analysis and free and open source software.