Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time
Keely Roth,Shawn Kefauver, GRSS IDEA committee co-chairs
Dr. Athina Petropulu, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, IEEE Signal Processing Society, USA
Nisha Ramakrishnan, CEO and Co-Founder, Upclusion, Inc.
Christine Walker, ADM Corporate Management & CFO at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Sponsored by GRSS
IDEA Diversity & Inclusion Fireside Chat
As part of the IGARSS 2020 Virtual TIE Events, we are pleased to invite you to this session organized by the GRSS IDEA (Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance) committee. In lieu of our annual WinGRSS luncheon, we will be hosting this informal gathering to 1) provide an update on IDEA committee activities throughout the year and 2) to hold a “fireside chat” focused on building our committee’s initiatives to develop and advance diversity and inclusion within our society. This fireside chat will serve as an opportunity to discuss different types of existing diversity and inclusion programs, with an emphasis on how success for such programs is defined and measured.
His dissertation work focused on the use of imaging spectroscopy and GIS for the assessment of air pollution and climate change impacts on forest health in the Mediterranean montane ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada of California and the Pyrenees of Catalonia, Spain. His dissertation work was split between Dr. Susan Ustin at the CSTARS lab at UC Davis and Dr. Josep Peñuelas at the Center For Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Spain. His current research and teaching interests are plant eco-physiology, climate change, and plant stress, including earth observation science applications for multi-scale scientific research on these topics, with particular emphasis in crop phenotyping in support of breeding for crop resilience. He is also co-chair of the IEEE GRSS Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance (IDEA) Committee.
Dr. Petropulu is Fellow of IEEE and AAAS and recipient of the 1995 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award given by NSF and the White House. She is President-Elect for the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2020-2021, and in the past, has served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2009-2011) and IEEE Signal Processing Society Vice President-Conferences (2006-2008). She was the General Chair of the 2005 International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-05), Philadelphia PA, and is General Co-Chair of the 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC). She is recipient of the 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, and the 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award. She was Distinguished Lecturer for the Signal Processing Society for 2017-2018, and is currently Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society.