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Arora M.K.
Arora, M.K. Professor manojfce[at]iitr.ac.in +91 - 1332 - 285417
Areas of Interest
  • Land Cover Mapping, Digital Image Classification, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Remote Sensing, G, Land Cover Mapping, Digital Image Classification, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Remote Sensing, G
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2007On Going• Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, I I T Roorkee, IndiaIIT Roorkee
20042007• Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engg., I I T Roorkee, India, IIT Roorkee
20041965• Visiting fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Syracuse UniversitySyracuse University, USA
20021965• Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Syracuse Syracuse University, NY, USA
19972004• Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, I I T Roorkee, IndiaIIT Roorkee
19881997• Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, I I T Roorkee, IndiaIIT Roorkee
19881988• Lecturer, Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, India, NIT Kurukshetra
19861988• Senior Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Young Teacher Career AwardAll India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)1998
Outstanding Teacher AwardIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee2007
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
B.E.Civil Engg.Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India1984
M.E.Survey & PhotogrammetryI I T Roorkee (Formerly University of Roorkee), India1986
Ph.D.Remote SensingUniversity of Wales Swansea (UK)1996
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20072009• Honorary Secretary, IIT Roorkee Alumni Assoication IIT Roorkee
20042006• Coordinator, Geomatics Engineering Section, Civil Engineering Department IIT Roorkee
19971998Wardenship of student’s hostels IIT Roorkee
19962007Staff Advisor, Squash sports activity IIT Roorkee
20072008• Vice Chairman GATE 2007, 2008, JAM 2007, 2008IIT Roorkee
2008On Going• Chairman GATE 2009, JAM 2009 IIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Environmental Impact Assessment of River Valley Project using Remote Sensing TechniqueUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)2000
Neural Network Techniques for Land Cover ClassificationDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), India2001
Soil Moisture Estimation using Microwave Remote Sensing DataAll India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)2004
Integrated National Program on Terrain Dependent Accuracy Assessment of DEM of SRTMDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), India2001
Fuzzy Approaches for Classification of Land Use/Land Cover Mixtures in a GIS EnvironmentAll India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)2001
SAR Interferometry for mapping land subsidence due to mining in Jharia coalfieldsDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), India2004
Study of Shallow Earthquakes in Indian Region using Differential SAR InterferometryAll India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)2004
viii. Application of DIF-SAR to Investigate Critical Deformation in Garhwal Kumaon Himalaya Related Department of Science and Technology (DST), India2005
Sub-pixel Snow cover mapping from remote sensing dataDRDO2006
Landslide risk assessment using advanced pattern recognition techniquesDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), India7
Memberships
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (2002), Member
  • American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Member
  • UK Remote Sensing Society (1993-1996), Student Member
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Life Member
  • Indian Society of Construction Materials and Structures, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Remote Sensing for Land Use Land Cover Analysis and MappingCE-653P.G.(including Pre Phd Course)Spring
Principles of SurveyingCE-242U.G.Spring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
1. Remote sensing and GIS based decision support system for district level planningR. D. Gupta A1
2. GIS-based Study for Route Planning in Landslide Susceptible TerrainAshis K Saha A1
3. Evaluation of Soft Classifiers for Remote Sensing DataM. A. Ibrahim A1
4. Support vector machines for remote sensing image classificationPakorn Watanachaturaporn (USA) A1
5. Geomorphological and Pedological Evaluation of Interfluves between the Ganga and Ghaghara RiversSatwinder SinghA1
6. Soil moisture retrieval from microwave remote sensing Saif Said A1
7. GIS Based Landslide Susceptibility Studies Using Neural and Fuzzy ApproachesD. P. Kanungo A1
8. Target detection using optical and microwave remote sensing data, K. C. TiwariA1
9. A neural network based cellular model for urban growth simulationSandeep Maithani A1
10. Modeling of uncertainty in remote sensing data M. S. Ganesh PrasadA1
11. Remote sensing based glaciological studies in parts of Chenab basin, HimalayasAparna ShuklaA1
12. Remote Sensing based forest cover mapping using recent techniquesSunil ChandraA1
13. Estimation of displacements due to earthquakes using SAR InterferometryAtanu BhattacharyaA1
14. Derivation of hydrological parameters from remote sensing dataKamal Kumar (QIP)A1
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Support Vector Machines for Image ClassificationSyracuse UniversityPh.D
Snow Cover MappingSpace Application Center, AhmedabadResearch P
Classification Accuracy AssessmentSyracuse UniversityPostgradua
Fuzzy Classification Accuracy AssessmentState University of New York, SyracuseResearch P
Sub-pixel Snow Cover MappingSnow and Avalanche Study Establishment, DRDO, ChandigarhResearch P
Development of Advanced Image ClassifiersDefence Electronics Appliances Laboratory, DRDO, DehradunResearch P
Books Authored
Advanced Image Processing Techniques for Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Data
By: Varshney, P. K. and Arora, M. K. (Eds.)
Published by: Springer Verlag Heidelberg, Germany Page No: - (Vol -) year: 2004
Remote Sensing and its Applications, Block II, Distance Learning Teaching course material
By: Badjatia, R. C., and Arora, M. K.
Published by: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India Page No: (In Print) (Vol -) year: 2009
Surveying and its Applications, Block I, Distance Learning Teaching course material
By: Badjatia, R. C., and Arora, M. K.
Published by: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India Page No: (In Print) (Vol -) year: 2009
Geomatics Engineering
By: Arora, M. K. and Badjatia, R. C
Published by: Nem Chand & Bros., Roorkee, India Page No: (In Print. Target: June 2009) (Vol -) year: 2009
Refereed Journal Papers
Expert systems in remote sensing- the way forward
By: Arora, M. and Garg, P. K
Published in: Asian-Pacific Remote Sensing Journal Vol: 5 (Pg 67-70) Date: 1993
Incorporating Mixed Pixels in the Training, Allocation and Testing Stages of Supervised Classifications
By: Foody, G. M., and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Pattern Recognition letters Vol: 17 (Pg 1389-1398) Date: 1996
Log-linear Modelling for the Evaluation of Variables Affecting the Accuracy of Probabilistic, Fuzzy and Neural Network Classifications
By: Arora, M. K., and Foody, G. M.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 18(4) (Pg 785-798) Date: 1997
An Evaluation of Some Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Classification by an Artificial Neural Network
By: Foody, G. M., and Arora, M. K.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 18(4) (Pg 799-810) Date: 1997
A comparative evaluation of accuracy measures for the classification of remotely sensed data
By: Arora, M. K., and Ghosh, S. K.
Published in: Asian Pacific Remote Sensing and GIS Journal Vol: 10(2) (Pg 1-9) Date: 1998
Neural network approach for the classification of remotely sensed data
By: Arora, M. K., Narsimham, G., and Mohanty, B.
Published in: Asian Pacific Remote Sensing and GIS Journal Vol: 10 (2) (Pg 11–18) Date: 1998
Effect of Neural Network Variables on Image Classification
By: Arora, M. K., Tiwari, K. C., and Mohanty, B.
Published in: Asian Pacific Remote Sensing and GIS Journal Vol: Vol. 13 (Pg 1 – 11) Date: 2000
Multi-source image classification using neural network in a rugged terrain
By: Arora, M. K., and Mathur, S.
Published in: Geo Carto International Vol: 16 (3) (Pg 37 – 44) Date: 2001
GIS- Based Landslide Hazard Zonation in a part of the Himalayas
By: Saha, A. K., Gupta, R. P., and Arora, M. K.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 23(2) (Pg 357-369) Date: 2002
A program for sampling design for image classification accuracy assessment
By: Arora, M. K. and Agarwal, K.
Published in: Photogrammetry Journal of Finland Vol: 18(1) (Pg 33-43) Date: 2002
An evaluation of fuzzy classifications from IRS 1C LISS III data
By: Shalan, M. A., Arora, M. K., and Ghosh, S. K.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 23(15) (Pg 3179 - 3186) Date: 2003
Mutual information based image registration of remote sensing data
By: Chen, H., Varshney, P. K. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 24(18) (Pg 3701-3706) Date: 2003
Automated registration of multi-temporal remote sensing images using mutual information
By: Chen, H., Varshney, P. K. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol: 41 (11) (Pg 2445-2454) Date: 2003
Unsupervised Classification of Hyperspectral Data: An ICA Mixture Model based Approach
By: Shah, C. A, Arora, M. K., and Varshney, P. K.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 25(2) (Pg 481-487) Date: 2004
An artificial neural network approach for landslide hazard zonation in Bhaghirathi (Ganga) valley, Himalayas
By: Arora, M. K, Gupta, A.S.D., Gupta, R. P.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 25(3) (Pg 559-572) Date: 2004
Soil moisture estimation using ERS-2 SAR data in Solani river catchment
By: Hyder, S. S., Said, S., Kothyari, U. C., and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Journal of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Vol: 49(2) (Pg 323–334) Date: 2004
A Statistical approach for GIS-based Landslide Hazard Zonation: A case study in the Himalayas
By: Saha, A.K., R P Gupta , I Sarkar, M K Arora and E Csaplovics
Published in: Landslides Vol: 2 (Pg 61-69) Date: 2005
Prediction of seismicity cycles in the Himalayas using artificial neural network
By: Sharma, M. L. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Acta Geophysica Polonica Vol: 53(3) (Pg 299-309) Date: 2005
MRF based approach for super resolution mapping
By: Kasetkasem, T., Arora, M. K., and Varshney, P. K.
Published in: Remote Sensing of Environment Vol: 96 (Pg 302-314) Date: 2005
Decision Tree Regression for Soft Classification of Remote Sensing Data
By: Min Xu, P. Watanachaturaporn, P. K. Varshney and M. K. Arora
Published in: Remote Sensing of Environment Vol: 97 (Pg 322-336) Date: 2005
Estimating and Accommodating uncertainties through soft classification of remote sensing data
By: Ibrahim, M. A., Arora, M. K., and Ghosh, S. K.
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 26 (Pg 2995-3007) Date: 2005
GIS-Based Route Planning in Landslide Prone Areas
By: Saha, A.K., M K Arora, R P Gupta , M. L. Virdi, and E Csaplovics
Published in: International Journal of Geographic Information Science Vol: 19(10) (Pg 1149-1175) Date: 2005
Land cover classification using IRS 1C LISS and topographic data in a rugged terrain in Himalayas
By: Saha, A. K., Arora, M. K., Csaplovics E., and Gupta, R. P.
Published in: Geo Carto International Vol: 20(2) (Pg 33-40) Date: 2005
A comparative study of conventional, ANN Black Box, Fuzzy and combined neural and fuzzy Weighting Procedures for landslide susceptibility zonation in Darjeeling Himalayas
By: Kanungo, D. P., Gupta, R. P., Arora, M. K., Sarkar, S.
Published in: Engineering Geology Vol: 85 (Pg 347-366) Date: 2006
Logistic Regression for Feature Selection and Soft Classification of Remote Sensing Data
By: Cheng, Qi, Varshney, P. K. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters Vol: 3 (Pg 491-494) Date: 2006
Geomorphology, Pedology and Sedimentology of the Deoha/Ganga- Ghaghara Interfluve, Upper Gangetic Plains (Himalayan Foreland Basin)- Extensional Tectonic Implications
By: Singh, S., Parkash, B., Rao, M. S., Arora, M. K. and Bhosle, B
Published in: CATENA Vol: 67 (Pg 183-203) Date: 2006
Estimation of Fuzzy Error Matrix Based Accuracy Measures for Soft Classification and their Variances under Stratified Random Sampling
By: Stehman, S. V., Arora, M. K., Kasetkasem, T. and Varshney, P. K.
Published in: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Vol: 73 (Pg 165-174) Date: 2007
Robustness of Change Detection Algorithms in the Presence of Registration Errors
By: Sunderasan, A., Varshney, P. K. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Vol: 73 (Pg 375-384) Date: 2007
ICA Mixture Model Algorithm for Unsupervised Classification of Remote Sensing Imagery
By: Shah, C. A, Arora, M. K., and Varshney, P. K
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: 28 (Pg 1711 – 1731) Date: 2007
Multisource classification using support vector machines: an empirical comparison with decision tree and neural network classifiers
By: Watanachaturaporn, P., P. K. Varshney and M. K. Arora
Published in: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Vol: 74 (Pg 239-246) Date: 2007
A Comparison of Area Estimation Techniques for Remotely Sensed Derived Crisp Classification
By: Chauhan, H. J., M. K. Arora, A. Agarwal
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, (Published on Internet) Vol: (Published on Internet) (Pg (Published on Internet)) Date: 2007
Development of a Model for Detection and Estimation of Depth of Shallow Buried Non-Metallic Landmine at Microwave X-Band Frequency
By: Tiwari, K. C., Singh, D. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Progress In Electromagnetics Research Vol: PIER 79 (Pg 225–250) Date: 2008
Soil Moisture Estimation from ERS-2 SAR Data over Bare and Vegetated Areas Using Neural Network: A Case Study
By: Said S., Kothyari, U. C., Arora, M. K.
Published in: ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Vol: 13 (Pg 461-475) Date: 2008
Comparative evaluation of GIS-based landslide susceptibility maps
By: Kanungo, D. P., Arora, M. K., Gupta, R. P. and Sarkar, S.
Published in: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation Vol: 10 (Pg 330-341) Date: 2008
Landslide Risk Assessment Using Concepts of Danger Pixels and Fuzzy Set Theory in Darjeeling Himalayas
By: Kanungo, D. P., Arora, M. K., Gupta, R. P. and Sarkar, S.
Published in: Landslides Vol: 5 (Pg 407-416) Date: 2008
A Fuzzy Set Based Approach for Integration of Thematic Maps for Landslide Susceptibility Zonation
By: Kanungo, D. P., Arora, M. K., Gupta, R. P., Sarkar, S.
Published in: GeoRisk Vol: (Accepted) (Pg (Accepted)) Date: 2009
Moraine cover estimation using optical satellite sensor data
By: Shukla, A., Gupta, R. P., and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Journal of Glaciology Vol: (Accepted) (Pg (Accepted)) Date: 2009
Evaluation of Parameters of Mutual Information as Similarity Metric for Image to Image Registration
By: Suri, S, and Arora, M. K.
Published in: IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol: (Under Review) (Pg (Under Review)) Date: 2007
Bin Size Optimisation in Evidential Reasoning Classifier using Genetic Algorithm
By: Sajith, V. K. and M. K. Arora
Published in: IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol: (Under Review) (Pg (Under Review)) Date: 2007
Effect of Vegetation on Soil Moisture Retrieval from ERS-2 SAR Images
By: Said S., Kothyari, U. C., Arora, M. K. and Singh, D.
Published in: Remote Sensing of Environment Vol: (Under Review) (Pg (Under Review)) Date: 2007
Soft Classification using support vector machines regression
By: Watanachaturaporn, P., P. K. Varshney and M. K. Arora
Published in: IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol: (Under Review) (Pg (Under Review)) Date: 2007
Possibilistic C-Means Algorithm for Classification of Remote Sensing Image Pixels Having Uncertainty In Class Allocation
By: Ibrahim, M. A., Arora, M. K., and Ghosh, S. K.
Published in: Pattern Recognition Letters Vol: (Under review) (Pg (Under review)) Date: 2005
Fully fuzzy classification using statistical, fuzzy and neural network classifiers
By: Ibrahim, M. A. and Arora, M. K.
Published in: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Vol: (Under Review) (Pg (Under Review)) Date: 2005
Soft classification using Evidential Reasoning Classifier
By: Sajith, V. K. and M. K. Arora
Published in: Remote Sensing of Environment Vol: (Under preparation) (Pg (Under preparation)) Date: 2007
LaSIRF: Landslide Safe Intelligent Route Finder for mountainous terrain in GIS environment
By: Saha, A.K., M K Arora, R P Gupta , M. L. Virdi
Published in: Computers and Geosciences Vol: (under preparation) (Pg (under preparation)) Date: 2006
Incorporating a priori Probabilities through replication of training data in supervised classification
By: Ibrahim, M. A. and M. K. Arora
Published in: International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol: (Under Preparation.) (Pg (Under Preparation.)) Date: 2005
Seismic hazard analysis: an artificial neural network approach
By: Arora, M., and Sharma, M. L
Published in: Current Science Vol: 75 (1), (Pg 55-59.) Date: 1998
An analysis of errors and their adjustments in precise traversing in surveying
By: Tiwari, R. S., and Arora, M.
Published in: Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Civil Engineering Division Vol: 70 (Pg 108-112) Date: 1989
Seismic hazard analysis: an artificial neural network approach
By: Arora, M., and Sharma, M. L.
Published in: Current Science Vol: 75 (1) (Pg 55-59) Date: 1998
Miscellaneous
  • Reviewer of following journals: 1. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 2. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 3. International Journal of Image Fusion 4. Remote Sensing of Environment 5. International Journal of Remote Sensing 6. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 7. Landscape Ecology (UK) 8. Environmental Engineering Science 9. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 10. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing 11. Current Science 12. Hydrology Journal of Indian Association of Hydrologists