High Dimensional Data Analysis for Hyperspectral Imaging with Applications in Precision Agriculture

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
10:00 AM US Eastern Time
Speaker: Lori Mann Bruce, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tennessee Tech University, USA.
Sponsored by GRSS

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Hyperspectral sensors inherently acquire high dimensional optical data resulting from fine spectral sampling. In recent years, smaller, lighter, and more affordable hyperspectral sensors have been developed, allowing them to be utilized on a variety of platforms, including unmanned aerial systems. As a result, hyperspectral data are now more often high dimensional not only spectrally, but also spatially and temporally. This webinar will provide a broad overview of techniques commonly employed for analysis of high dimensional data (such as linear transform-based approaches and data partitioning methods) as well as more specialized techniques designed for hyperspectral imagery (spectral band grouping, multi-classifier and decision fusion, and game theory approaches). The seminar will also include examples of applying such methods to hyperspectral imagery for precision agriculture applications, including vegetative species mapping and vegetative stress characterization. Practical details will also be provided regarding the field campaigns and airborne image collection for these studies.


Lori Mann Bruce, PhD, is a senior member of IEEE and an active member of IEEE’s Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. Dr. Bruce currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and hold the title of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tennessee Technological University. As the Provost, she provides leadership and academic oversight of eight colleges and schools, offering 190 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs. Previously, Dr. Bruce served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at Mississippi State University, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Bagley College of Engineering, Director of the Raspet Flight Research Center, and Associate Director of the Geosystems Research Institute. She has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-PI on more than 20 funded research grants and contracts, totaling approximately $20 million from federal agencies. Her research in the areas of hyperspectral remote sensing, pattern recognition, automated target recognition, and precision agriculture has resulted in over 130 refereed publications.