Dr. Saurabh Prasad joins the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as an assistant professor. Dr. Prasad earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Mississippi State University in 2008. He was an assistant research professor at the Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), and an adjunct assistant professor at the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Mississippi State University from January 2009 through December 2011. At Mississippi State University, Dr. Prasad was the technical lead on several projects funded by NASA, NGA, and DHS as a PI/Co-PI.
Dr. Prasad's research interests include statistical pattern recognition and adaptive signal processing, with applications to automatic target recognition and land cover classification for hyperspectral remote sensing. In particular, his current research entails the use of information fusion techniques for designing robust statistical pattern classification algorithms for hyperspectral remote sensing.