Melba M. Crawford

Professor of Agronomy and Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing (LARS)

Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 W Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN
Phone (765) 496-3224
Fax (765) 496-1466
Office ARMS 2031
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1981
MSCE, University of Illinois, 1973
BSCE, University of Illinois, 1970
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Research Interests
Methods in statistical pattern recognition for high dimensional data analysis, data fusion techniques for multisensor problems, multiresolution methods in image analysis, and knowledge transfer in data mining.
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Recent Publications
  • C.A. Weed, M.M. Crawford, A.L. Neuenschwander, and R. Gutierrez, "Classification of High Resolution Lidar Data using a Lower Envelope Follower and Gradient-Based Operations," submitted to Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing.
  • S. Rajan, J. Ghosh, and M. M. Crawford, "Exploiting Class Hierarchies for Knowledge Transfer in Hyperspectral Data," submitted to IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
  • E.M. Rathje, M.M. Crawford, K. Woo, and A. Neuenschwander, "Damage Patterns from Satellite Images from the 2003 Bam, Iran Earthquake," Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute), in press.
  • A.L. Neuenschwander, M.M. Crawford, and S. Ringrose, "Results of the EO-1 experiment - Use of Earth Observing-1 Advanced Land Imager (ALI) data to Assess the Vegetational Response to Flooding in the Okavango Delta, Botswana," International Journal of Remote Sensing, in press.
  • J. Ham, Y. Chen, M. M. Crawford, and J. Ghosh, "Investigation of the Random Forest Framework for Classification of Hyperspectral Data," IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 43, no. 3, 492-501, 2005.
  • S. Lee and M.M. Crawford, "Unsupervised Multistage Image Classification Using Hierarchical Clustering with a Bayesian Similarity Measure," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 14, no.3.