How to Book a Speaker

Requests for sponsorship of a lecture by one of the Distinguished Speakers is initiated by the local chapter with approval by the GRSS. The chapter contacts the speaker and after agreement is reached on the details of the visit, the chapter submits an application form to the chairman of the Distinguished Speakers program.
Support for a speaker is limited to $1250 per domestic trip and $2500 for a trip between continents. The number of funded trips per speaker is limited (2 domestic and 1 intercontinental) and the number of funded events per chapter per year is limited (two).
No honorarium is to be paid to the speakers who are members of this program.
The following are the steps to book a speaker.

  1. Chapter contacts the speaker and arranges details of the visit;
  2. The Chapter submits a proposal to the chair of the Distinguished Speaker program. This should include (see application form):
    • Speaker’s name with title and abstract for talk;
    • Description of event (e.g. chapter meeting);
    • Travel plan (details of travel to be funded)
    • Budget (airfare, rental car, hotel, meal allowance, etc)*
  3. Chapter and Speaker are informed by the GRSS of approval;
  4. Event takes place;
  5. Reimbursement to Speaker
    • Speaker submits IEEE expense voucher for reimbursement;
    • Voucher must conform to approved budget;
    • IEEE/GRSS reimburses speaker.

Available Speakers

  • Hirose_Photo_10Jan143

    Akira Hirose

    • Topic: Advanced Neural Adaptive Processing in Interferometric and Polarimetric Radar Imaging
    • Institution: Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Univ. of Tokyo
    • Country: Japan
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • ACFrery

    Alejandro Frery

    • Topic: Statistics and Information Theory in Remote Sensing with SAR.
    • Institution: Instituto de Computação, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió
    • Country: Brazil
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • Scavuzzo

    Carlos Scavuzzo

    • Topic: Landscape Epidemiology: A new high social impact area for Space Technology Application
    • Institution: National University of Cordoba
    • Country: Argentina
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • chris_ruf_pic_2015

    Christopher J. Ruf

    • Topic: NASA Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) Earth Venture Mission
    • Institution: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • Country: USA
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • david_long_pic

    David Long

    • Topic: Satellite Scatterometry: Winds, Vegetation, and Ice
    • Institution: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
    • Country: USA
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • Pottier_IEEE_Color2

    Eric Pottier

    • Topic: SAR Polarimetry: From Basics to Applications
    • Institution: Institut d'Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes IETR - UMR CNRS 6164, Université de Rennes 1
    • Country: France
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • Camps-Valls_photo

    Gustau Camps-Valls

    • Topic: Machine Learning for Remote Sensing Data Analysis
    • Institution: Universitat de València
    • Country: Spain
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • ramapriyan

    H. K. Rama Ramapriyan

    • Topic: Earth Science Informatics: An Overview
    • Institution: Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
    • Country: USA
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • Shi3

    Jiancheng Shi

    • Topic: Microwave Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties: from Modeling to Observations
    • Institution: State Key Laboratory for Remote Sensing Science, Beijing
    • Country: China
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • Photo-Bruzzone

    Lorenzo Bruzzone

    • Topic: Current scenario and challenges in the analysis of multitemporal remote sensing images
    • Institution: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento
    • Country: Italy
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • lori_bruce_cropped2

    Lori Mann Bruce

    • Topic: Hyperspectral Image Analysis with Applications of UAVs for Precision Agriculture
    • Institution: Mississippi State University
    • Country: USA
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio
  • VZavorotny_photo_Apr_2015

    Valery Zavorotny

    • Topic: (1)Remote Sensing Using GNSS Bistatic Radar of Opportunity, (2) Measurements of Soil Moisture, Snow and Vegetation with GPS Interferometric Reflectometry
    • Institution: Physical Sciences Division, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado
    • Country: USA
    • Email:
    Abstract & Bio