Dr. Bharath H Aithal
Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
West Bengal, India 721302
Dr. Bharath Haridas Aithal was born in Bangalore, India, in 1987. He received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Bangalore University, India, in 2009 and Ph.D. degree in Data mining, urban pattern analysis and modelling from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2015. During doctoral work, he worked on understanding and modelling pattern of urban growth in various cities of India, his thesis reflects the future implications with ongoing rate of urbanization. Modelling devised by him appreciated by technical community such as IEEE GRSS, which offered him a travel fellowship to Canada. His paper on Bangalore was adjudged best paper award at a
conference at IIT BHU. His contribution to society such as rejuvenation of bellandur lake of Bangalore, urban crisis of Bangalore, Urban crisis of India, its policy framework has been recognised and he has been awarded several awards such as Sahyadri young ecologist 2014, young researcher of year by NESA in 2016, Sahyadri young researcher in 2016.
Dr. Bharath H. Aithal is currently a faculty (Assistant Professor) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has published 38 Journal papers, 4 Book chapters, 1 Book, 41 Conference proceedings, and 26 Technical reports during last 90 months. He has delivered 18 invited guest lectures in various Indian academic Institutions, Universities, and R&D Organizations. His works on thermal plant effects on land use change and environment in Udupi and Yettinahole are major contributions that he has achieved for Udupi and Mangalore. His works on urbanization of various cities of India has been appreciated and adopted by city planners, experts and political visionaries. His work on Greenhouse gas emissions was also discussed as a parliament question during 2016. His recent works on cauvery, Bellandur and varthur have given planners and government a sustainable way of solving issues related to water crisis of Bangalore and is now most widely discussed. His work on trees of Bangalore using spatial was one of first kind that was presented. He is also a capable mentor and teacher, proved himself as he supervised eight undergraduate
and eight postgraduate researchers’ thesis till date. He is currently guiding two Postgraduates and two doctoral students. He is diligent and specialized in urban pattern analysis (spatial), data modelling, etc., as illustrated by his publication in International peer Bharath Haridas Aithal, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur reviewed journals such as J. of Indian Remote sensing, J. of Applied Earth Obs. & Geoinformation, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, J. of Environmental Management to name a few which attest to his hard work and engineering insight. He is
now working on Digital Data observatories for smart cities of India.
Dr. Aithal has delivered various lectures in intuitions of national importance on data governance, pattern analysis and digital urban observatories. His future vision is to build digital data access to commons of India and to provide basic amenities in every nook and corner of India through digital data.
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, 2015
B.E., Bangalore University, 2009
Dr. BHARATH HARIDAS AITHAL
Remote sensing, Image processing, Urban planning, Data mining