Rakesh Malhotra (Ph.D., University of Georgia) teaches geospatial sciences in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Malhotra is a coordinator for the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Certificate at NCCU.
Dr. Malhotra’s publications include a review of GIS education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), geospatial intelligence workforce development at HBCUs, the application of geospatial technologies to urban transportation, and algorithm development for RADAR data and image analyses.
He is a Certified Mapping Scientist (ASPRS), a GIS Professional (GISCI), and a Certified Technical Trainer (CompTIA), with USGIF GEOINT Certification (GIS and Remote Sensing). His research interests include geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), GIS education, and the application of geospatial technologies to transportation and hazard mitigation.
Ansari R. A., Malhotra R., Buddhiraju K. M. Identifying Informal Settlements using Contourlet Assisted Deep Learning, Sensors, Sensors 2020, 20, 2733; doi:10.3390/s20092733
Ma, Z.–F, Jiang, M, Zhao, Y., Malhotra R, Wong B. Minimum Spanning Tree Co-registration Approaches for Time-Series Sentenial-1 TOPS Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 12(8):3004.
Malhotra, R., Vlahovic, G., Schuckman, K., Robinson, C., Kantor, C., Walton, T., Mulrooney, T., Rineer, J., McGinn, C., and Gruber, C. The Changing Face of Remote Sensing: Harnessing Innovation to Enable New Applications. 2019. The State and Future of GEOINT Report. 60-62 USGIF.
Tian, X, Jiang, M, Xiao, R, Malhotra R. 2018. Bias Removal for Goldstein Filtering Power Using a Second Kind Statistical Coherence Estimator. Remote Sensing 10(10):1559; doi:10.3390/rs10101559
Tian, X., Malhotra, R., Xu, B., Qi, H. and Ma, Y. 2018. Modeling Orbital Error in InSAR Interferogram Using Frequency and Spatial Domain Based Methods. Remote Sensing Special Issue. "Advances in SAR: Sensors, Methodologies, and Applications." 10(4), 508; doi:10.3390/rs10040508
Malhotra, R., Kantor, C., Vlahovic, G. 2018. “Geospatial Intelligence Workforce Development in a Changing World – An HBCU Focus.” Southeastern Geographer 58(1):125-135.
National Science Foundation. (Co-Principal Investigator) GEOPATHS-IMPACT: Growing Geoscience Enrolment Through Academic Partnership with NC Community Colleges (GGETAP with NCCC) – 2019 (351,944)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Principal Investigator) Triangle Institute for Security Studies Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence in Intelligence and Security Studies – 2019 ($54,273)
Geodynamics (Principal Investigator): USACE Civil Works Land Data Migration (CWLDM) Real Estate Mapping / Database Project for Jordan & Falls Lake, NC – 2018 (85,000)
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (Co-Principal Investigator): Talent Pipeline - Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Geospatial Programs – 2013 ($307,363)