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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Sarina AdeliSarina Adeli
sadeli@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi and Quackenbush

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Fred AgyemanFred Agyeman
foagyema@syr.edu

Environmental Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institution: University of for Development Studies (Ag Tech)

Previous Graduate Study: State University of New York, (Environmental Resources Engineering)

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Personal Statement
I want to be an innovative person in all fields practicable and accessible to me for self development as well as making a meaningful impact to the agenda of environmental management.

Graduate Research Topic
Anaerobic Digestion Enhancement and Stability through Synergistic Ammonia Recovery using Vacuum Thermal Stripping

Favorite Quote
"Every man has the right to decide his own destiny" - Bob Marley

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Sara Akbarnejad NesheliSara Akbarnejad Nesheli
sakbarne@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Atef AmricheAtef Amriche
aaamrich@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institution: National Higher School of Agro (Agronomy / Soil scie)

Previous Graduate Study: Mediterranean Agronomic Instit (Geoinformation in En)

Personal Statement
The journey of my higher education began with agronomic studies and specialization in soil science at the "Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Agronomie" (Algeria). My interest in GIS and remote sensing applications started growing after a first exposure to precision farming concepts. My passion for technology and innovations in computer science pushed me to further explore these two disciplines. My first Master thesis focused on using SAR data to map surface soil moisture in a semiarid area in Algeria. After that, I got a full scholarship from the international center for higher agronomic studies in the Mediterranean (CIHEAM) and enrolled in the Master of Science program "Geoinformation in environmental management" at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Chania (Greece). My thesis work was focused on land cover mapping in the Mitidja plain - North Algeria. My goal here at SUNY ESF is to develop essential programming skills and a strong numeric and statistical background, necessary to address key environmental issues using remote sensing data.

Favorite Quote
" Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life " ... Wislawa Szymborska

Research interests
Remote sensing / GIS / data mining / land cover & land use mapping / decision support systems / soil science.

Presentations
Soil resources and sustainable soil management in Algeria (representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) - FAO Near East & North Africa - Global Soil Partnership. http://www.slideshare.net/FAOoftheUN/soil-resources-and-sustainable-soil-management-in-algeria-ministry-of-agriculture-and-rural-development-atef-amriche

Abigail BeckmanAbigail Beckman
abeckman@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Endreny

John BisgroveJohn Bisgrove
jbisgrov@syr.edu

ERE Forest Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Jessica BuhrleJessica Buhrle
jbuhrle@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s):

Claudia CordnerClaudia Cordner
cacordne@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Morin

Maggie DeMarcoMaggie DeMarco
mademarc@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institution: Binghamton University

Favorite Quote
"People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, and all life for happiness. Find the good in Monday, the warmth in winter, and laughter in every day." -Unknown

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Shi GuangShi Guang
sguang@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Liam HanleyLiam Hanley
lihanley@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Tao

Sina JarahizadehSina Jarahizadeh
sjarahiz@syr.edu

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi

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Personal Statement
I have a BSc and MSc in Geomatics Engineering from Tabriz University, and K. N. Toosi University of Technology in Iran with focus on remote sensing and photogrammetry and has been the first-class student in both by BSc and MSc. My experience is on machine learning and computer vision for photogrammetric applications such as processing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV aka Drone) imagery. I am skilled in many professional software packages in the field of geospatial analysis, remote sensing and photogrammetry (e.g. PiX4D, AGISoft, ArcGIS). I am also skilled in Visual Basic(VBA), MATLAB and Python programming.

Graduate Research Topic
Currently, my PhD research here at ESF is centered on developing and advancing algorithms for processing UAV images with application in 3D forest modeling at very detailed scales under supervision of Dr. Bahram Salehi. I have also played volleyball for many years at the university and provincial levels and currently am a member of Syracuse volleyball team.

Undergraduate Institution
University Of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Master Graduate Institution
K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Previous Graduate Institution
York University, Toronto, Canada

Research interests
UAV, Close, Aerial, and Satellite Photogrammetry / Remote Sensing / Computer Vision / Machine Learning / Image Processing / Mapping and Navigation / SFM / Programming / Artificial Neural Networks

Rabia KhanRabia Khan
rkhan06@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi

Sarah KingSarah King
sking15@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Morin

Madusha Maha GamageMadusha Maha Gamage
mmahagam@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institution: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri (Remote Sensing)

Personal Statement
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in the field of Remote Sensing. I do believe, the developments in the field of freely available Satellite images and software will ultimately benefit in a broad range of applications to tackle the most challenging environment issues. My undergraduate thesis based on building feature detection from Landsat 8 satellite image. Now I am interesting on microwave image processing. Under this wide area of research, I am more willing to focus on microwave image classification, image denoising and processing, and application of SAR images such as extract the subwater features, and deformation and subsidence monitoring.

Research interests
Satellite Remote Sensing for land cover, land surface, marine and coastal applications, GIS applications and spatial modelling, Geostatistic, Spatio-Temporal analysis on earth and its environment.

Marvin MandelaMarvin Mandela
mnmandel@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Tao

Cecelia McAuliffeCecelia McAuliffe
cpmcauli@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Daley

Kalyani MerKalyani Mer
kmer01@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Egiebor and Tao

Undergraduate Institution: PANJAB UNIVERSITY (CHEMISTRY)

Previous Graduate Study: PANJAB UNIVERSITY (CHEMISTRY)

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Graduate Research Topic
Production, Characterization, and Evaluation of Activated Biochar for Application in Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Favorite Quote
"The heavier the branches, the lower they bend. Only the ones without any fruit stay up in the air. The higher you rise in life, the lower you must bend and if you can't, you aren't successful enough." - Anamika Kamal Makhija

Xiaoyu NiXiaoyu Ni
xni109@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Michaela RegnerMichaela Regner
mregner@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Andrea RossAndrea Ross
aross17@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Shaw,s

Haifa TamiminiaHaifa Tamiminia
htamimin@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi

Zhixin WangZhixin Wang
zwang127@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institution: Xi'an University of Science an (Geographic Informati)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Chinese Academy (Signal and Informati)

Gwendolyn WebsterGwendolyn Webster
gwebster@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University of Athens

Personal Statement
My research interests are based in urban hydrology, focused on evapotranspiration and the water balance and how these are affected by urbanization and the heterogeneity of an urban landscape.

Graduate Research Topic
Urban Evapotranspiration

Favorite Quote
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." -Henry David Thoreau

Scott WolcottScott Wolcott
scwolcot@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny and Newman,l

Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Center Buffalo (Civil Engineering)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY Center Buffalo (Civil Engineering )

Graduate Research Topic
Treatment of High Strength Organic Wastewater using Green Walls

Favorite Quote
“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” - Colin Powell