Atena Haghighattalab

Education

PhD Candidate in Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Aug. 2011 to Present Working on high-throughput field phenotyping using remotely sensed measurements from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). High resolution aerial imagery are capable of capturing information at experimental plot level, while at the same time covering hundreds of plots in one take.

M.S in Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Tech, Tehran, Iran Sep. 2010
Thesis Title: “Post-earthquake Road Damage Assessment using Remote Sensing Technologies and GIS” Modelling post-earthquake damaged roads by integrating fuzzy logic systems and genetic algorithms. Detection of damaged roads and damage level assessment are crucial for rescue teams to find the accessible road paths concerning the locations and levels of damage.

B.S in Survey Engineering (Geomatics), University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran Sep. 2006

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Plant Pathology Department, Kansas State University - January 2015 to present

Applied Research Associate, RoboFlight Systems, LLC. - Summer 2014 - Nov. 2014
Developing visualization and quantification of crop phenotypic variation (methodology and automation outline), Nitrogen content mapping, crop damage (detect weather related damage, disease and weed detection/monitoring, compaction, water stress) and 3D modeling

Researcher, Consultant Engineer in Engineering Company of Fars Gisement, Iran - 2008-2010
Graduate Research Assistant, Remote Sensing Department, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran - 2007-2010

Member of Student Scientific Association, Engineering Faculty, University of Isfahan, Iran - 2004-2006

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teacher Assistant: Geography Department, Kansas State University - Jan 2014-May 2014

Lab Instructor, Cartography and Thematic Mapping, K-State University - Jan 2014 - May 2014
Introduction to cartographic theory and principles, thematic map design, symbolization, map perception, color theory, typography, and digital cartographic research. Students are familiarized with the latest cartographic software used to produce a series of thematic maps.

Lab Instructor, Environmental Remote Sensing, K-State University Aug2012- Dec2012, Aug2013- Dec2013

Remote Sensing and its application to earth study, especially environmental problems and land use.
Students learn remote sensing applications of aerial photography, satellite imagery, and ERDAS software.

Lab Instructor, Physical Geography, K-State University May2013 - July2013, May2012 - July2011

Physical geography course examining the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere, with emphasis on processes, patterns, and physical background.

Teacher Assistant, K. N. Toosi University of Technology Aug2008-Aug2010 Instructor specializing in Fuzzy Logic Systems, and MATLAB programming. Aug. 2007 - Aug. 2010

Certifications

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT RECOGNITION OF ACHIEVEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Center of the Advancement of Teaching and

learning, Kansas State University May 2013

GIS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, Geography Department, Kansas State University May 2014

Skills

PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED IN REMOTE SENSING, IMAGE PROCESSING, COMPUTER MAPPING AND GEOVISUALIZATION, PLANT AND SOIL CHEMOMETRICS, DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS, AND FIELD WORK
MODELING & DECISION MAKING: Artificial Neural Network (ANN), Fuzzy Logic Systems (FLS), Genetic Algorithms (GA)
SOFTWARE:

Remote Sensing Software: ERDAS, ENVI, ImageJ GIS Software: Arc GIS, Arc Map, Arc Scene Statistical Software: R
Programming Languages: HTML, Python

3D modeling software: SketchUp
Operating Systems and Microsoft Office: Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint 

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