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Georgios Mountrakis

Georgios E. Mountrakis
Associate Professor

419 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-4824

Email: gmountrakis@esf.edu

Education

  • Dipl. Eng. National Technical University of Athens, 1998
  • M.S., University of Maine, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of Maine, 2004

Links

  • Space Balloon Project
    A package that was launched from the ESF campus and lifted a pair of cameras some 17 miles above Earth was recovered in Poughkeepsie, providing a group of students with stunning photographs and a lesson in remote sensing.

Research Interests

  • environmental monitoring using remote sensing methods (e.g. impervious surface/vegetation structure using satellite image analysis, uncertainty analysis, context-based image classifiers),
  • environmental modeling using geographic methods (e.g. climate pattern analysis, national forest consolidation dynamics, biodiversity responses to climate/land cover changes, urban growth prediction), and
  • environmental decision systems (e.g. optimal placement of wildlife mitigation structures).

Research stats: 25 journal manuscripts, h-index = 10 (Google Scholar), $1.4M as lead PI from NASA, NSF, USDA Forest Service, USAID and Syracuse Center of Excellence. 

 


Current Graduate Advisees

Roger DoctorRoger Doctor
rjdoctor@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mountrakis
  • Area of Study: Geospatial Information Science & Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institute: Sardar Patel University, INDIA (Environmental Science)

Links
Web Link

Favorite Quote
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. -G. K. Chesterton


Seyed Gholamrez Khatami KalkhoranSeyed Gholamrez Khatami Kalkhoran
sgkhatam@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mountrakis
  • Area of Study: Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Graduate Research Topic
Geospatial Information Science and Engineering

Favorite Quote
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding of a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. Sir Isaac Newton

Home Page
Web Link


Yuguang LiYuguang Li
yli13@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mountrakis
  • Area of Study: Geospatial Information Science & Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institute: Beihang University ()

Links
Web Link

Personal Statement
For the past two years, I tried to explore some issues about the radiative transfer process in the vegetation with some radiative simulation and Monte Carlo techniques. I accomplished the efficiency promotion of traditional Monte Carlo ray-tracing simulation with modification from physical aspects and computational aspects. The acceleration effect is hundreds of times higher by the physical process optimization and of tens of times higher with GPU-based method. Now I come to ESF and plan to plunge myself into the curriculum for the first year. I want to research more about the applications of vegetation remote sensing in the future.


Jian LinJian Lin
jlin27@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mountrakis
  • Area of Study: Environmental Monitoring
  • Undergraduate Institute: Fujian Normal University (Geography)

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
Environment simulation and monitoring

Favorite Quote
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.---Maya Angelou


Zewei XuZewei Xu
zexu@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mountrakis and Quackenbush
  • Area of Study: Geospatial Information Science and Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institute: Northwest University (Geography)

Graduate Research Topic
Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Quote on Graduate Experience
Stand firm and keep thinking

Link
Web Link

Personal Statement
keep moving

Favorite Quote
He who stands on tip-toe, does not stand firm; he who takes the longest strides, does not walk the fastest. ---Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism

Contacts:
qq: 595999414 MSN:xuzeweiaaa@xnmsn.cn


Sheng YangSheng Yang
syang16@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Mountrakis
  • Area of Study: Geospatial Information Science & Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institute: Nanjing University (Geography)
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (ERFEG )

Graduate Research Topic
Forestry Engineering

Quote on Graduate Experience
"A new style of the life and a fresh taste of the world"



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