Distinguished Professor Biswajeet Pradhan is an internationally established scientist in the field of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing and image processing, complex modelling/geo-computing, machine learning and soft-computing applications, natural hazards and environmental modelling and remote sensing of Earth observation.
He is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems (CAMGIS) at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology in University of Technology Sydney.
He is also the distinguished professor at the University of Technology, Sydney.
He is listed as the World’s most Highly Cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics Report in 2018, 2017 and 2016 as one of the world’s most influential mind. In 2018, he has been awarded as World Class Professor by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Indonesia. He is a recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany. In 2011, he received his habilitation in “Remote Sensing” from Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Since February 2015, he is serving as “Ambassador Scientist” for Alexander Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
Professor Pradhan has received 55 awards since 2006 in recognition of his excellence in teaching, service and research. Out of his more than 450 articles, more than 425 have been published in science citation index (SCI/SCIE) technical journals. His H-index is 65 (Scopus) with more than 12,600 citations. He has written eight books and thirteen book chapters. He is the Associate Editor and Editorial Member in more than 8 ISI journals.
He has completed 23 research projects amounting to USD 14 Million. He is a member of many international professional bodies such as Committee of Space research (COSPAR), Senior Member of IEEE, United Nations Outer Space Research Programme (UNOOSA) and many more. He sits as board member of many national programs in South-East Asia. He is a regular reviewer for many international bodies alike European Science Foundation, Dutch Research Council, Austrian Science Foundation, Research Council UK (RCUK), Swiss National Science Foundation, Belgian Remote Sensing Program and many more.
He has supervised 37 PhD students (21 graduated, 15 as primary supervisor); 10 MSc students (with thesis), 9 graduated as primary supervisor; and 30 MSc students by course work.
Professor Pradhan has widely travelled abroad visiting more than 52 countries to present his research findings.