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Name of Teaching Staff Dr. S. Saravanan

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Designation Associate Professor
Department Agricultural Engineering
Date of Joining the Institution 18 May 2017
Qualification with Class / Grade UG PG PhD
B.E (Agriculture) / First Class M.E (Agriculutre) / First Class Ph.D (Irrigation Engg./Remote Sensing)
Total Experience in Years Teaching : 8 year(s) Industry : 0 year(s) Research : 12 Year(s)
Publications National International Book
Journals: 0 Conferences: 1 Journals: 10 Conferences: 25 0
Thesis / Projects Guided UG Level: 2 PG Level: 1 PhD : 0
Professional Memberships ASABE
Consultancy Activities Nil
Awards / Patents obtained * Carl A. and Jean Y. White Endowment for Agricultural Research, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Development Foundation award. 2016
* Board of Trustee Endowment, NDSU Development Foundation Award. 2014-2015
* Dr. G.R. Hilson and Dr. Manju Sharma award for best post graduate student in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering at TNAU (2001-2003)
Institutional Collaboration Utah State University, USA; North Dakota State University, USA; Yellowstone National Park Service, Wyoming, USA
Grants Obtained Number of Grants: 7
* Evaluation of Remote Sensing Technology to Detect and Map Rhizoctonia disease in Sugarbeet” Sponsor: CTIIP, NDSU and Aerovironment Company, California, USA. Co-PI $128, 229 (Completed)
* Remote Sensing Technology to identify and detect sugarbeet diseases in greenhouse” Sponsor: Sugarbeet Research and Education board of MN & ND.
Co-PI $44,572 (Completed)
* Software to process UAV remote sensing data. Sponsor: Carl A and Jean Y White Ag research fund, NDSU Development foundation. PI $2000 (Completed)
* Digital imaging technique to detect and count soybean aphids under field conditions. Sponsor: North Dakota soybean council board, USA. Co-PI $ 29,810 (Completed)
* Digital imaging technique to detect and rate IDC in soybeans. Sponsor :  North Dakota soybean council board, USA. Co-PI $ 26,094 (Completed)
* In-field crop sensing technology applications to soybean production. Sponsor: North Dakota Soybean Council. Co-PI $26,490 (Completed)
* Digital imaging technique to detect and count aphids in soybeans. Sponsor: North Dakota Soybean Council. Co-PI $24,720 (Completed)

 

List of publications
1.Mohammadmehdi Maharlooei, S. Sivarajan, Sreekala G. Bajwa, Jason P. Harmon, John Nowatzki. 2017. Detection of soybean aphids in a greenhouse using an image processing technique. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 132, January 2017, Pages 63–70.

2. CMU Neale, C. Jaworowski, H. Heasler, S. Sivarajan, and A. Masih. 2016. Hydrothermal monitoring in Yellowstone national park using airborne thermal infrared remote sensing. Remote sensing of Environment. August, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.016

3.Saravanan Sivarajan, Mohammadmehdi Maharlooei, John Nowatzki, and Sreekala G. Bajwa. 2014. Soil Compaction: Impact of tractor and equipment on Corn growth, development and yield. In: 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 20-23, 2014. International Society of Precision Agriculture, Sacramento, California.

4.Cheryl Jaworowski, Henry Heasler, Christopher Neale, Saravanan Sivarajan, and Ashish Masih. 2013. Temporal and Seasonal Variations of the Hot Spring Basin Hydrothermal System, Yellowstone National Park, USA. Remote Sensing. 2013, 5(12),6587-6610; doi:10.3390/rs5126587

5.Mohammadmehdi Maharlooei, Saravanan Sivarajan, John Nowatzki, Sreekala G. Bajwa and Hans Kandel. 2014. Evaluation of in-field sensors to monitor nitrogen status in soybean crops. In: 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 20-23, 2014. International Society of Precision Agriculture, Sacramento, California.

6.Mohammadmehdi Maharlooei, Saravanan Sivarajan, Sreekala G. Bajwa, Jason P. Harmon, and John Nowatzki. 2014. Digital Imaging Technique to Detect and Count Aphids in Soybeans. In: 18th World Congress of CIGR, September 16-19, 2014. International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Beijing, China.  

7.Saravanan Sivarajan, M. Nagarajan, and R. Sivasamy. 2013. Spatial Variability Analysis of Soil Properties using Raster based GIS Techniques. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 6, 68-78; doi:10.3923/ajaps.2013.68.78.

8.Christopher M. U. Neale, Saravanan Sivarajan, Ashish Masih, Cheryl Jaworowski, and Henry Heasler. 2012. Thermal remote sensing of snow cover to identify the extent of hydrothermal areas in Yellowstone National Park. Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIV, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 8531, 853110.

9.Jaworowski, C., H. P. Heasler, C. M. U. Neale , S. Sivarajan, and A. Masih (2012) Monitoring the dynamic geohydrology of the Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park: an integration of airborne thermal infrared and LiDAR Imagery In: Remote Sensing and Hydrology, Neale CMU and Cosh MH (Eds.), IAHS Publ.352 (2012), ISBN 978-1-907161-27-8, Pp: 54-58.

10.Neale CMU, Taghvaeian S, Geli H, Sivarajan S, Masih A, Pack R, Witherall A, O’Meara S, Simms R, Baker and M, Milliken J. 2011. Evapotranspiration Water Use Analysis of Saltcedar and Other Vegetation in the Mojave River Floodplain, 2007 and 2010. US Bureau of Reclamation. Pp 92.

11.Jaworowski, C., H. P. Heasler, C. M. U. Neale, and S. Sivarajan. 2010. Using Thermal Infrared Imagery and LiDAR in Yellowstone Geyser Basins.Yellowstone Science, v. 18, no. 1, pp. 8-19.
 
12.C. M. U. Neale., S. Sivarajan, O. Z. Akasheh, C. Jaworowski, and H. Heasler. 2009. Monitoring geothermal activity in Yellowstone National Park using airborne thermal infrared remote sensing. Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XI, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7472, 747210.

13.Sivarajan, S., and C.M.U. Neale. 2009. Validating and Estimating Yield of Irrigated Potatoes Using Aerial Multispectral Remote Sensing. Proceedings of the 5th Int'l Conference on Irrigation and Drainage. United States Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID), Nov. 4-7, Salt Lake City, UT.

International Conferences:

1.S. Sivarajan, S. Bajwa, M. Khan, J. Nowatzki, A. Shirzadifar, M. Maharlooei. 2016. Remote Sensing Technique to Identify and Detect Rhizoctonia Solani in Sugar beet Under Greenhouse Conditions. ASABE Annual international meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20.

2.S. Shajahan, S. Sivarajan, M. Maharlooei, S. Bajwa, J.P. Harmon, J. Nowatzki, I. Cannayen. 2016. Identification and Counting of Soybean Aphids from Digital Images using Particle Separation and Shape Classification. ASABE Annual international meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20.

3.M. Maharlooei, S. Sivarajan, A. Shirzadifar, S. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki, J.P. Harmon. 2016. Developing an image processing based algorithm to detect and count soybean aphids under field conditions. ASABE Annual international meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20.

4.O. Hassanijalilian, A. Shirzadifar, M. Maharlooei, S. Sivarajan, S. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki, H. Kandel, T. Helms. 2016. Rating Iron Deficiency Chlorosis Using Image Processing Technique. ASABE Annual international meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20.

5.Shirzadifar, M. Maharlooei, S. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki, O. Hassanijalilian, S. Sivarajan. 2016. Crop Stand Counting and Planting Performance Evaluation Using UAS Imagery. ASABE Annual international meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 17-20.

6.A. Shirzadifar, M. Maharlooei, S. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki, O. Hassanijalilian, S. Sivarajan.2016. Greenhouse Study to Identify Glyphosate-resistant Weeds Based on Canopy Temperature.  13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 31- Aug 4, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

7.M.Maharlooei, S. A. Mireei, A.Shirzadifar, S. Sivarajan, S.G. Bajwa, M. Berti, J. Nowatzki. 2016. Feasibility study of employing Vis/NIR Spectroscopy to estimate crude protein (CP) in Alfalfa crop. 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, July 31- Aug 4, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

8.S. Sivarajan, M. Maharlooei, S. G. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki, H. Kandel. 2015. Evaluation of OptRx sensor to detect iron deficiency chlorosis in soybean. ASABE Intersectional Meeting, North Central Region, April 10 – 11, 2015 Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

9.S. Sivarajan, M. Maharlooei, S. G. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki .2015.Effects of Soil Compaction by Wheel Traffic on Soybean Growth, Development and Yield. ASABE Annual international meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, July 26-29, 2015

10.O. Hassanijalilian, S. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki, M. Maharlooei, S. Sivarajan, H. Kandel, T. Helms. Rating Iron Deficiency Chlorosis Using Image Processing Technique. 2015. ASABE Intersectional Meeting, North Central Region, April 10 – 11, 2015 Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

11.M. Maharlooei, S. Sivarajan, S. Bajwa, M. Berti, J. Nowatzki. 2015. Feasibility Study of Employing New Approach to Estimate Nutritional Indices in Alfalfa Crop. ASABE Annual international meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, July 26-29, 2015

12.S. Sivarajan, M. Maharlooei, S. G. Bajwa, J. Nowatzki .2014.Effects of Soil Compaction by Wheel Traffic on Corn Growth, Development and Yield. ND EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference, 29 April, 2014, Grandforks, North Dakota.

13.Saravanan, S., M. Nagarajan, and R. Sivasamy. 2013. Spatial Variability Analysis of Soil Properties using Raster based GIS Techniques. In: International Conference on Civil Engineering and Infrastructural Issues in Emerging Economies. 27- 28 February, 2013. SASTRA University, Tamilnadu, India.

14.McGowen, T., C. Wong, S. G. Bajwa, D. S. Bajwa, and S. Sivarajan.2013. Effect of fiber treatment on sorption characteristics of plant fibers. The AAIC 23nd Annual Meeting - 2013 New Crops: Bioenergy, Biomaterials, and Sustainability. 12-16 Oct. 2013. Washington, D.C.

15.Jaworowski, C., H. P. Heasler, H. P, D. D. Susong, C. M. Neale, S. Sivarajan, and A. Masih. 2012. The Hydrothermal System at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River: Exposed and Hidden. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, Dec 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

16.Saravanan, S, and C. M. U. Neale. 2011.  Yield Estimation and Validation of Potatoes Using Remote Sensing based Crop Yield Model. Utah State University, Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, March 29- March 30, 2011.

17.Christopher M. U. Neale and Saravanan Sivarajan. 2011. Integrated Study of Systematic Monitoring and Mapping Thermal Springs and Features in Yellowstone National Park. Report submitted to National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, June 27, 2011.

18.Christopher M. U. Neale, Saravanan Sivarajan, Ashish Masih, Cheryl Jaworowski and Hank Heasler. 2011. Estimating Heat Flow of Thermal Features in Yellowstone National Park Using Airborne Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing. AGU Fall Meeting, December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA.

19.Jaworowski, C., H. P. Heasler, C. M. U. Neale, and S. Sivarajan. 2009. Integrating lidar and airborne thermal infrared imager for geologic mapping of hot spring basin, Yellowstone National Park: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p.433.

20.Jaworowski, C., H. P. Heasler, C. M. U. Neale, B. Cardenas, and S. Sivarajan. 2009.  Using Night-Time, Thermal infrared imagery to remotely monitor the hydrothermal system at Hot spring basin, Yellowstone National Park.

21.Saravanan, S, and C. M. U. Neale. 2008. Estimating Water Use and Yield of Potatoes Using Remotely Sensed Inputs. Utah State University Water Initiative Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, March 31- April 1, 2008.

22. Saravanan, S, and C. M. U. Neale. 2008. Monitoring Thermal Springs in Yellowstone Park Using High Resolution Imagery. Utah State University Water Initiative Spring Runoff Conference, Logan, UT, March 31-April 1, 2008.

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