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Aravind Harikumar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

Email: aravind.harikumar@utoronto.ca
Phone: 905-569-4235
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Hometown: Trivandrum, India

Aravind is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He studies vegetation dynamics using optical and LiDAR remote sensing and machine learning techniques. His current research focus is on tree genotype classification using high-resolution UAV-based optical remote sensing data.

Aravind received his doctorate in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Trento, Italy. His PhD thesis is focused on biophysical parameter estimation and tree species classification using high-density LiDAR data. He completed his masters in Geoinformatics from the University of Twente, Netherlands in 2014, and masters in Remote sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks form the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India in 2011.
Outside the lab, Aravind enjoys playing volley ball and running


PhD (Information and Communication Technology), University of Trento, Trento, Italy (2014-2019)

MSc (Geoinformatics), University of Twente, The Netherlands (2012 – 2014)

MTech (Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India (2009 – 2011)

BTech (Electronics and Communication), University of Kerala, India (2003 – 2007)

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Harikumar A, Wang.S, and Ensminger.I (2021), “A Band Grouping Based Approach for Phenotype-Class Mapping of Tree Genotypes using Spectro-Temporal Information in Hyperspectral Time-series UAV Data,” IGARSS 2021, Jul. 2021 (accepted for oral presentation).


  • Harikumar. A, Wang. S, and I. Ensminger. I, (2021) “Deep-Feature based Phenotypic Classification of Tree Genotypes in Very-high-resolution Hyperspectral UAV Data” presented at the 42nd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Jun. 2021