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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

Links
LinkedIn Profile

Sara Akbarnejad NesheliSara Akbarnejad Nesheli
sakbarne@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Atef AmricheAtef Amriche
aaamrich@syr.edu

ERE Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

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

Jessica BuhrleJessica Buhrle
jbuhrle@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Personal Statement
Working as an undergraduate research assistant for the Senior Scientist of UNH's Stormwater Center sparked my curiosity of water resources engineering. I had a key role in collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing stormwater and soil samples, thus, furthering my interest in the use of green infrastructure/ best management practices. I want to build a strong presence in the field of environmental resources engineering, and continue to innovate systems that can manage and/or treat water resources in a most effective, least invasive way.

Graduate Research Topic
Optimizing Biofiltration Systems for Effectiveness of Nutrient Reduction in Stormwater Runoff

Favorite Quote
"It's not an adventure if everything goes right." -unknown

Research Interests
water resources, stormwater management, water quality, green infrastructure, soil physics, water chemistry, waste management

John CarnevaliJohn Carnevali
jocarnev@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Morin

Maggie DeMarcoMaggie DeMarco
mademarc@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

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

Home Page
Web Link

Seyed Babak Haji Seyed asadollahSeyed Babak Haji Seyed asadollah
shajisey@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Taye HamidTaye Hamid
tmhamid@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Mohamad Javad HashemiMohamad Javad Hashemi
mhashemi@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): You

Sina JarahizadehSina Jarahizadeh
sjarahiz@syr.edu

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi

LinkedIn
Web Link

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

Abigail JockAbigail Jock
arjock@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Rabia KhanRabia Khan
rkhan06@syr.edu

ERE Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi

Sarah KingSarah King
sking15@syr.edu

ERE Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Morin

Kalyani MerKalyani Mer
kmer01@syr.edu

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

LinkedIn
Web Link

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

Adam MitchellAdam Mitchell
amitch27@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Links
linkedin.com/in/adam-r-mitchell-567510218

Personal Statement
Growing up hunting and fishing with my dad, I developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. In an effort to save and conserve our environment I chose to pursue a graduate education in environmental engineering. At ESF, I'm working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to compost non-marketable paper products that otherwise enter landfills, such as wax-corrugated cardboard. My thesis is not yet finalized, but I'm interested in the biological, both microbial and mycological, mechanisms of paper degradation in composting systems.

Graduate Research Topic
Composting Non-Marketable Wastepaper Products

Favorite Quote
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a commodity to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold

Ryan RuggieroRyan Ruggiero
raruggie@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wang

Maryam Saffari AmanMaryam Saffari Aman
msaffari@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Daley

Haifa TamiminiaHaifa Tamiminia
htamimin@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Salehi

Zhixin WangZhixin Wang
zwang127@syr.edu

ERE Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Hanyue YangHanyue Yang
hyang101@syr.edu

Environmental Resources Engin

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): You