Ms. Antara Dasgupta

Ms. Antara Dasgupta

Postgraduate Student - IITB
Department of Civil Engineering
IITB-Monash Research Academy, IITB Campus, Mumbai, India.

Antara completed her second Master’s degree in remote sensing and geo-information science from ITC, Netherlands in 2015. Previously, she did a master’s in environmental science from Doon University in Dehradun and a bachelor’s in chemistry from Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University. She was awarded the MYCOE-SERVIR Himalaya Fellowship by ICIMOD/NASA/ESRI/USAID/AAG for the year 2012-13 under which she researched the “Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in the Garhwal Himalayas”. She has also created an open source tool using Python for snow cover assessment. Her demonstrated passion for research and a keen interest in numerical modelling and data assimilation techniques inspired her to take on this challenging project. She wants to build a career in academics and is very excited about this opportunity. Her extra-curricular interests include light and western vocals, classical dance and travelling.

Link to student’s project: IMURA0351

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  • Dasgupta, A., Hostache, R., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V.R.N., Schumann, G.J.P., Grimaldi, S., and Walker, J.P. On the Sensitivity of flood extent assimilation algorithms to observation location, frequency, and timing. Water Resources Research (Manuscript in preparation).
  • Dasgupta, A., Hostache, R., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V.R.N., Schumann, G.J.P., Grimaldi, S., and Walker, J.P. Improving the performance of SAR-derived flood extent assimilation. Water Resources Research (Manuscript in preparation).
  • Dasgupta, A., Thakur, P.K., & Gupta, P. K. On the potential of SAR-derived flood extents for hydrodynamic model calibration in data-scarce environments. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (Accepted, Minor Revisions).
  • Kumar, A., Dasgupta, A., Lokhande, S., & Ramsankaran, R. Benchmarking the Indian National CartoDEM against SRTM for 1D Hydraulic Modelling. The International Journal of River Basin Management, 11(13 May 2019), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2019.1606816
  • Dasgupta, A., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V. R. N., & Walker, J. P. (2018). Towards operational SAR-based flood mapping using neuro-fuzzy texture-based approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 215(15 September 2018), 313–329. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.06.019

Book Chapters

  • Dasgupta, A., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., Hostache, R., Matgen, P., Chini, M., Pauwels, V. R. N., and Walker, J. P. (2018). Earth Observation for Improved Hydraulic Flood Forecasts. In Earth Observation for Flood Applications: Progress and Perspectives (ed. G. J.-P. Schumann). (Manuscript in preparation).
  • Dasgupta, A., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V. R. N., Walker, J. P., Chini, M., Hostache, R. and Matgen, P. (2018). Flood Mapping Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Sensors from Local to Global Scales. In Global Flood Hazard (eds G. J. Schumann, P. D. Bates, H. Apel and G. T. Aronica). AGU Books. John Wiley Publications. doi:10.1002/9781119217886.ch4

Conference Proceedings and Papers

  • Dasgupta, A., Hostache, R., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V.R.N., Schumann, G.J.P., Grimaldi, S., and Walker, J.P. (2019). Improving Flood Forecasts using SAR-based Flood Extent Assimilation. In Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April, 2019.
  • Dasgupta, A., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., Hostache, R., Schumann, G., Pauwels, V.R.N., & Walker, J.P. On the Spatiotemporal Impacts of Flood Extent Assimilation. In Proceedings American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington DC, 10-14 December, 2018.
  • Jain, P., Ramsankaran, R., & Dasgupta, A. GIS based Integrated Multi-Criteria Modelling Framework for Watershed Prioritization in India. In Proceedings American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington DC, 10-14 December, 2018.
  • Dasgupta, A., Hostache, R., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V.R.N., Schumann, G.J.P., Chini, M., Grimaldi, S., Matgen, P., and Walker, J.P. (2018). Evolutionary assimilation of SAR-derived inundation extents into a flood model. In Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-14 April, 2018.
  • Dasgupta, A., Schumann, G.J.P., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V.R.N., & Walker, J.P. (2018). Diagnostic Assessment of Localized Flood Flow Behaviour. In Proceedings of Hydrologic Ensemble Prediction EXperiment (HEPEX), Melbourne, VIC, 6-8 February, 2018.
  • Dasgupta, A., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., Pauwels, V.R.N., & Walker, J.P. (2017). Use of Crowd-sourced Data to Assess the Skill of Hydraulic Flood Forecast Models. In Syme, G., Hatton MacDonald, D., Fulton, B. and Piantadosi, J. (eds) MODSIM2017, 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 3-8 December 2017, pp. 516. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-7-9.
  • Dasgupta, A., Grimaldi, S., Ramsankaran, R., and Walker, J.P. (2017) Optimized GLCM -based texture features for improved SAR-based flood mapping, 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Fort Worth, TX, 23-28 July 2017, pp. 3258-3261. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8127692
  • Gupta, P. K., and Dasgupta, A. (2014) Open Source Tool for Snow Cover Area Assessment, Proceedings of ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium, Hyderabad during 09-12 December, 2014.

Theses

  • Dasgupta, A., Towards Improved Flood Forecasting using Data Assimilation Techniques. IITB-Monash Research Academy. (PhD Thesis – Manuscript under preparation)
  • Dasgupta, A., Reduction of Uncertainties in a 1D2D Coupled Hydrodynamic Model Using Remote Sensing Data. University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC). (MSc Thesis)

Fellowships and Awards

Global Flood Hazard received the PROSE Award 2019 – Jan, 2019

Earth Science Category (Association of American Publishers)                                          

Berkner Travel Fellowship (American Geophysical Union) – Dec, 2018

Prime Minister’s Doctoral Research Fellowship – Oct,’16 – Apr,’18

BNHCRC (Australia) PhD Research Fellow – Jul,’15 – Jul,’19

MyCOE/SERVIR Himalaya Fellowship – Dec,’12 – Oct,’13

Last modified: 19/06/2019