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2024 Fellow

Satish Kumar

PhD Institution
University of California, Santa Barbara

As a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellow, Satish aims to study plants as “bioindicators” to detect and mitigate global pollution.

By studying how certain plant species respond to pollutants, he aims to establish a correlation between their presence and pollution levels, and establish how their spectral properties change in response to pollution.

He will use advanced computer vision algorithms to monitor these spectral changes using aerial and satellite imagery. This approach has the potential to revolutionize pollution monitoring, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution.

Interdisciplinary Pivot: Engineering to Earth Sciences