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Graduate Student Mahyar Aboutalebi Receives SPIE Award

06/28/2018

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Mahyar Aboutalebi
Mahyar Aboutalebi

Graduate student Mahyar Aboutalebi recently received the Runner-up for Best Paper Award at the SPIE 'Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping III' Conference in Orlando, L, April 2018.

Mahyar is a current PhD student in the USU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, working with Dr. Alfonso Torres-Rua at the UWRL on the development and deployment of new technologies for use in remote sensing research and resource management applications, particularly in precision agriculture . His award-winning paper, titled "Behavior of vegetation/soil indices in shaded and sunlit pixels and evaluation of different shadow compensation methods using UAV high-resolution imagery over vineyards," was selected from among a wide range of presentations at the conference. Mahyar will receive a certificate and a cash award. Congratulations, Mahyar, on a job well done!

(SPIE is an international society that is advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing is the leading global technical conferences, courses, and exhibition on sensing, imaging, and photonics technologies for defense, security, health care, and the environmen t, presenting t he latest advancements on sensors, infrared technology, laser systems, spectral imaging, radar, LiDAR, etc.)

"Behavior of vegetation/soil indices in shaded and sunlit pixels and evaluation of different shadow compensation methods using UAV high-resolution imagery over vineyards"Authors: Mahyar Aboutalebi (USU); Alfonso F. Torres-Rua (USU); Mac McKee (USU); William Kustas (USDA); Hector Nieto (IRTA); Calvin Coopmans (USU); Proceedings Volume 10664-6, Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping III; 1066407 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305883. Event: SPIE Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging, 2018, Orlando, Florida, United States