The University of Tokyo
Prakhar Misra, PhD specializes in remote sensing of urban air pollution and land-use. He is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in Wataru Takeuchi lab at The University of Tokyo and is exploring use of low-cost air quality sensors with remote sensing datasets for monitoring urban air pollutants and biomass burning. He recently his PhD from The University of Tokyo, Japan as a ‘Japanese Government MEXT scholar’ (April, 2015 – March, 2018). His research focused on modelling anthropogenic air pollutant growth due to socio-economic development in Indian cities between 2001 to 2017 by using remote sensing datasets. Previously, he completed his master’s research at Geoinformatics lab, (IIT Kanpur, India) in 2013 where he devised an algorithm for segmentation assisted classification of polarimetric SAR imagery. He also has about 2-year experience working as Consultant for EXL Service where he modeled credit risk using financial big data. In addition to his research he is enthusiastic about open-source data processing platforms, photography and cycling.