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George Joseph

Dr. George Joseph started his research career in 1962 at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, where he was involved in the study of cosmic rays. For his pioneering work at TIFR on detection of emission of neutrons from the Sun he was awarded Ph.D. degree in 1971. In 1973 he was invited to join Space Applications Centre (SAC), one of the major centers of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), primarily for developing earth observation systems. Under his leadership a variety of earth observation cameras were developed for the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) and the Indian National Satellite (INSAT). Apart from being the guiding force for the development of earth observation remote sensors developed by ISRO, Dr Joseph has made substantial contribution towards the realization of various other remote sensing related activities. He served SAC in various capacities including its Director from 1994-1998. Dr. Joseph has served in a number of national and international committees/organizations including President of Technical Commission–1 of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) during 1996-2000. During 2006-2009, he was Director, Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTE-AP), affiliated to the UN. He is Fellow of number of National Academies such as: Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, and Indian National Academy of Engineering. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to electro optical sensor development and for his distinguished achievements in furthering the remote sensing utilization in the country, Government of India has honored him in 1999 by the civilian award – Padma Bhushan. www.profgeorgej.com

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