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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Selected Research Projects
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), "Satellite Remote Sensing Applications to Improve Performance of Biogenic Emissions Models for Texas Air Quality Analyses," (with G. Wells), 2005-2006.
  • NSF, "Extraction and Interpretation of Information from Large-Scale Hyperspectral Data for Mapping and Monitoring Wetland Ecosystems," (with J. Ghosh), 2003-2006.
  • NGA, "Remote Sensing Support for the U.S. State Department," 2005.
  • NASA, "Toward the Development of Advanced Data Products from EOS Terra and Aqua Direct Broadcasts for Air Quality Management in the State of Texas," (with K. Hutchison), 2004-2006.
  • U.S. Geological Survey, "Using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery to Provide Rapid Post-Earthquake Damage Detection," (with E. Rathje), 2004-2005.
  • NSF, "Collection and Processing of Satellite Data from the 2003 Tokachi-Oki (Hokkaido) Japan Earthquake for Determination of Permanent Ground Deformations," (with E. Rathje), 2004.