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Prof. Nitin Kumar Tripathi

Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
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Nitin Kumar Tripathi is a Professor in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand as with over 35 years’ experience in teaching, research and projects. Currently, he is Vice President of Academic Affairs in AIT. Apart from his regular responsibilities of teaching and research at AIT, he has also served as the Leader of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Coordinator for the RS and GIS field of study. He has earlier served in various administrative positions in AIT such as Dean-School of Engineering and Technology, Director- Academic Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Chairman- Academic Development Review Committee, Director-Unified Program and Chairman Academic senate of AIT.

Prof Tripathi was actively involved as Life Members in Indian Society of Remote Sensing and Indian Society of Geomatics. He also served as Life Members of Institution of Engineers – India and Indian Society of Technical education-India. He was active member of Asian Conference on Remote Sensing and launched the first Asian Journal of Geoinformatics from AIT in the year 2001. He is Editor in Chief of International Journal of Geoinformatics that he launched in 2005.  He is in editorial board of Journal of Remote Sensing published by Springer and ISRS journal Published by Taylor and Francis. He has been serving on the advisory board of a number of international journals.

  1. Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1995
  2. M. Tech. in Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1987
  3. B. Tech.. in Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India, 1984
  1. Geoinformatics Application
  2. Remote Sensing
  3. Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Location based Service
  5. Climate Change
  6. Environment
  7. Spatial Epidemiology
  8. Nutrition Mapping
  9. Cardiac and diabetes monitoring devices for remote patients monitoring 
  1. AT76.01 Geographic Information Systems
  2. AT76.19 Advance Spatial Analysis Methods
  3. AT76.20 GIS Programming and Modeling
  4. AT76.9023 GIS for Health
  1.  Remote Sensing in Geosciences (1988)
    Authors: Nitin Kumar Tripathi and V.N. Bajpai
    Publisher: Anmol Publications, New Delhi
  2. Climate Dynamics and Rice Agriculture in South East Asia (2016)
    Authors: Abbadi G. Redda and Nitin Kumar Tripathi
    Publisher: OMICS
    Year: 2016
  3. Geospatial Data Science in Healthcare for Society 5.0
    Authors: Dr. P. K. Garg, Dr. Nitin Kumar Tripathi,
    Prof. Dr. Martin Kappas, Dr. Loveleen GaurISBN: 978-981-16-9476-9
    Publisher: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.,
    Year: 2022
  4. The Digital Agricultural Revolution: Innovations and Challenges in Agriculture Through   Technology Disruptions
    Authors: Bhatnagar, R., Tripathi, N.K., Panda, C.K., Bhatnagar, N.
    ISBN: 978-1-119-82333-9
    Publisher: Wiley
    Year: 2022


  1. Bencure, J.C., Tripathi, N.K., Miyazaki, H., Ninsawat, S., Kim, S.M. 2022, “Factors affecting decision-making in land valuation process using AHP: a case in the Philippines”, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 2022, 15(1), pp. 188–202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-11-2020-0136
  2. Vijitharan, S.Sasaki, N.Venkatappa, M.Tripathi, N.K., Abe, I.Tsusaka, T.W., 2022. “Assessment of Forest Cover Changes in Vavuniya District, Sri Lanka: Implications for the Establishment of Subnational Forest Reference Emission Level”, Land, , 11(7), 1061 https://doi.org/10.3390/land11071061
  3. A., Jirasirichote, S.Ninsawat, S.Shrestha, N.K.Tripathi. 2022. “Performance of AnnAGNPS model in predicting runoff and sediment yields in Nan Province, Thailand”. Heliyon, PP 1-12, Open Access, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e08396.
  4. Thammaboribal, P.Tripathi, N.K.Ninsawat, S.Pal, I., 2022. “Earthquake precursory detection using diurnal GPS-TEC and kriging interpolation maps”: 12 May 2008, Mw7.9 Wenchuan case study, MethodsX, 2022, 9, 101617 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2022.101617
  5. Prapas Thammaboribal, N. K. Tripathi, Sarawut Ninsawat, Indrajit Pal. 2021. “Alternative Approach for Pre-Seismic Signature Detection using Diurnal GPS-TEC and Kriging Interpolation Maps : 11 May 2011, M9.0 Tohoku Earthquake Case Study”, Journal of Geographic Information System.
  6. Musunuru, A., Mozumder, C., Tripathi, N.K., and Pal. I. 2021. “An Object-Based Image Analysis of WorldView-3 Image for Urban Flood Vulnerability Assessment and Dissemination through ESRI Story Maps”. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 49(11), 2639-2654. Springer. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12524-021-01416-4
  7. Varun Alluri, V Rajesh Chowdhary, Sushrut Joshi, Nitin Kumar Tripathi & Sanit Arunpold, 2021. “TEC Response and Subsequent GPS Error Caused by the Mostsevere Geomagnetic Storm of Solar Cycle 24 at India”, Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics. Vol. 59, April 2021, pp. 1-10. 10.56042/ijpap.v59i4.40850
  8. Pallavi Mahapatra, Tripathi, N.K. Indrajit Pal, Sangam Shrestha, 2021. “Determining Suitable Machine Learning Classifier Technique for Prediction of Malaria Incidents Attributed to Climate of Odisha”, International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 32 (8), 1716-1732. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2021.1905782
  9. Nidhi, Jha, Tripathi, N.K., Wirong Chanthorn, Warren Brockelman, Anuttara Nathalang, Raphaël Pélissier, Siriruk Pimmasarn, Pierre Ploton, Nophea Sasaki, Salvatore GP Virdis, Maxime Réjou-Méchain. 2021. “The real potential of current passive satellite data to map aboveground biomass in tropical forests”,  Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 504-520, March 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.203
  10. Kumarihamy, R.M.K., Shahnawaz, Tripathi, N.K. 2020. “Spatio-temporal patterns of armed conflicts in Sri Lanka: 1989-2016”, Transactions of the Institute of Indian Geographers, 2020, 42(1), pp. 47–65. https://iigeo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Transaction-42-1-4.pdf
  11. Apiruk Puckdeevongs, N. K. Tripathi, Apichon Witayangkurn, and Poompat Saengudomlert. 2020. “Classroom Attendance Systems Based on Bluetooth Low Energy Indoor Positioning Technology for Smart Campus”, Information 2020, 11, 329; 10.3390/info11060329 
  12. Nidhi Jha, Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Wirong Chanthorn, Warren Brockelman, Anuttara Nathalang, Raphaël Pélissier, Siriruk Pimmasarn, Pierre Ploton, Nophea Sasaki, Salvatore GP Virdis, Maxime Réjou-Méchain, 2020. “Forest aboveground biomass stock and resilience in a tropical landscape of Thailand”, Biogeosciences Discussions, Vol. 17, 121-134 https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-121-2020
  13. Siriruk Pimmasarn, Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Sarawut Ninsawat, Nophea
    Sasaki, 2020. “Applying LiDAR to quantify the plant area index along a successional gradient in a tropical forest of Thailand”, Forests, 11, 520; MDPI, doi:10.3390/f11050520
  14. Manjunatha Venkatappa, Nophea Sasaki, Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, Nitin Kumar Tripathi and Hwan-ok Ma. 2019. “Determination of Vegetation Thresholds for Assessing Land Use and Land Use Changes in Cambodia using the Google Earth Engine Cloud-Computing Platform”, Remote Sensing 11 (13), 1514; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11131514
  15. Supaporn Manajitprasert, Nitin K. Tripathi and Sanit Arunplod. 2019. “Three-Dimensional (3D) Modeling of Cultural Heritage Site Using UAV Imagery: A Case Study of the Pagodas in Wat Maha That, Thailand”, Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 3640; doi:10.3390/app9183640
  1. Real-time Spatial Data Logging Device for OpenGIS (2003-2005) Sponsor: RTG Budget-Joint Research Project, Project Investigator
  2. Development of marine and coastal resources database of Thailand Sponsor: UNEP, Co-investigator 
  3. Water Storage Development Planning for Flood Water Retention for Dry Season Requirements in Chi River Basin – Sponsor: RTG (2006-9), Project Investigator
  4. Business Logistics Management using Integrated RFID and InternetGIS (2007-2008), Sponsor: CaraCAD Services Co., Ltd., Thailand and RTG, Project Investigator
  5. South-East Asia Centre on European GNSS for International Cooperation and Local Development (SEAGAL) (2009-2010) Sponsor: Galileo Space Advisory, European Commission, Project Investigator
  6. Research of Ionospheric Scintillation in Asia (RISA) (2011-2014) Sponsor: AOARD of US Govt, Project Investigator
  7. Local Ionospheric Scintillation in Asia (LISA) (2015-2017) AOARD of US Govt, Project Investigator
  8. GeoS4S – Geospatial Science for Services (2015-2019), Sponsor: European Union, Project Investigator
  9. Developing New Methods to Monitor Forest Carbon in Asian Tropical Forests, (2016-2019) Sponsor: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs-France, Project Investigator 
  1. DAE YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD – 1994, The Dept. of Atomic Energy, India
  3. AICTE CAREER AWARD FOR YOUNG TEACHER – 1996, All India Council for Technical Education
  4. NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP 1977, Government of Uttar Pradesh, India
  5. OCU Distinguished Scientist Award, Osaka City University, Japan, 2007
  6. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD, 2016. National Institute of Technology Warangal, India
  7. AWARD AND FELICITATION, 2018. By Former President of India, Sri Pranab Mukherjee, During 20th Convocation of NDIM, INDIA, New Delhi Institute of Technology India.
  8. HONORARY AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC NAVIGATOR, 2019. Royal Thai Survey Department, Thailand
  9. Education Excellence Award Thailand, 2022. Indo Thai Television, Thailand
  1. Leadership in policy and program development in professional organizations.
    a. Executive Committee Member of Geoinformatics Association of Malaysia
    b. Member, AIT Management Team
    c. Member Governing Board of United Group of Institutions, India
  2. Participation in organizational responses to policy, practice, or structural issues, which affect the field.
    a. Appointed by Chiang Mai University as Expert Member of Curriculum Draft committee, International Unified Bachelor and Master’s Degree Program in Geoinformatics Engineering between Asian Institute of Technology and Chiang Mai University.
  3. Significant elective or appointed offices held.
    a. Member, Executive Committee, Indian Society of Geomatics (1999-2003)
    Member, Executive Committee, Asian Association on Remote Sensing (2001-03)
    c. Advisor, Green Eminent Consultant, India (1995-1998)
    d. Chief Warden, Indian Institute of Technology, India (1996-1998)
    Member, Committee of Council of Wardens, Indian Institute of Technology (1997)
    f. President, Association for Geoinformation Technology (AgIT) (2005 onwards)
  1. Remote Sensing and GIS for environment
  2. Coastal
  3. Agriculture
  4. Disaster and Health
  5. Internet GIS
  6. Machine Learning applications in GIS.
  7. Landcover Mapping
  8. ArcGIS