C. V. S. SASTRY
 E-mail chilukuri.3@osu.edu
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital Image Processing, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems.

EDUCATION

Bachelors, Engineering
August 1994 to May 1998
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, INDIA
CGPA 7.52 / 10.00 (absolute, not convertible to a scale of 4.00, First Class)
Rank in Class 3 out of 29
Funding Complete, Recipient of Russi Modi Scholarship

Masters, Engineering
Fall 1998 -
GPA 3.5/4.00
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Part of the top 2 % of the 100,000 odd students who appeared for the IIT JEE entrance examination and subsequent admission to the Engineering program at the Banaras Hindu University was on that basis.

Won the Best Paper Award at CADENCE PROBE '96 an All India Student Symposium on Computer Engineering, organized by the IEEE student chapter.

Paper was recognized by the National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad, India and was awarded a pilot project grant.

Won a fellowship to work at Space Applications Center, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahemedabad, India in the Summer of 1997.

WORK

Summer Internship, 1995
Automation Division,
Tata Steel, India

- Worked on a pattern recognition problem on Matrox platform
- Wrote programs in C++ for feature extraction
- Assisted in training the Neural Network using extracted features

Research Assistant to Mr. Bharat Lohani, 1995 - 96
Department of Civil Engineering,
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India

- Worked on project titled Pyramidal Processing of Remotely Sensed Data. Results documented in publication 1.

Summer Internship, 1996
Central Engineering and Design Division, Tata Steel

- Worked on the design of pipe network carrying blast furnace coolant using FEM on STAAD III.

Research Assistant, 1996 - 98
Water Resources Management and Training Center,
Department of Civil Engineering,
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India

- Worked on project titled Identification of Palaeochannels in the river Ganga using Pyramidal Processing. Results documented in publication 2.
- Worked on the dispersion of pollutant in the Ganga river using modified Fickian Model.
- Maintained the computers at the Center
- Administered the Novell Network
- Handled PCI, Image Processing software and ARC INFO Geographical Information System

Summer Trainee, June - July 1997
Marine and Water Resources Division,
Space Applications Center,
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India

- Worked on project titled Water Resources in the Arid Zone. Results documented in publication 4.
- Applied the software developed earlier, on a new test site. Results documented in publication 3.
- Developed a merge product of ERS 1 SAR and high resolution IRS 1C data using wavelets.

Software Engineer, June - August 1998
Citicorp Information Technology Industries Limited (CITIL),
Bangalore, India

- Underwent detailed 5 week training in Database concepts
- Worked on Internet banking project.

Currently working on the development of Interactive Educational Website using HTML, JavaScript, CGI/PERL.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Pyramidal Processing of Remotely Sensed Data
C. V. S. Sastry
Proceedings of Cadence Probe '96.

2. Study of Migration of the River Ganga using Remotely Sensed Data
C. V. S. Sastry and K. S. Karki
To be published in Indian Remote Sensing Journal

3. Synergystic Use of IRS 1C LISS III Sensor Data and ERS 1 SAR Data for
Tracing Migration of the Saraswati River in Parts of Thar Desert
A.S. Rajawat, C. V. S. Sastry, and A. Narain
Presented at Baroda Symposium, 1997.
Submitted to the International Journal of Remote Sensing

4. Water Resources in the Arid Zone
C.V. S. Sastry
Published Report in Space Applications Center, Indian Space Research
Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India

PRESENTATIONS

1. Multi Resolutioning Algorithms for Remotely Sensed Data
Presented at Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

2. Internet Security Systems
Presented at Citicorp Information Technology Industries Limited, Bangalore, India

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
 
Systems HP 9000, SG Indy, IBM RS 6000, Sun Sparc 
Image Processing Matrox, PCI
Finite Element STAAD III, ANSYS 
GIS Idrisi, Arc View, Arc Info
Databases Microsoft Acess, Oracle, SQL 
Compilers FOTRAN 77, C, C++ 
HOBBIES

Public Speaking
- Was Literary Secretary, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, INDIA, 1997-98
- Was member of Banaras Hindu University University Debating Panel for 3 years, 1996 - 98