Dr. Ramesh Sivanpillai is a remote sensing scientist with the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center at University of Wyoming (UW) where he teaches remote sensing courses and directs the WyomingView program. He earned his B. Sc in Physics (PSG College of A&S), M. Sc in Environmental Studies (Cochin University of S&T), M. Phil in Environmental Sciences (Bharathiar University), M. S in Environmental Sciences & Policy (University Wisconsin – Green Bay), and PhD in Forestry (Texas A&M University). In 2021 he was elected as the Fellow of the American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
Dr. Sivanpillai has 30 years of experience in processing aerial photos and digital imagery for applications in forestry, rangeland, agriculture, water bodies, and disaster response, and land cover/land use mapping. He has worked with national and international agencies, and academic institutions in India, United States of America, Mexico, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, and Australia. He is trained as a Project Manager by the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. He has served on the Board of Directors of AmericaView. Currently he is serving on the board of the ASPRS-RMR chapter, as associate editor for the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (since 2008) and Frontiers of Earth Science (since 2014) journal.