James V. Aanstoos (Jim)


Office: HPC
Phone: (662) 325-8278

Mailstop 9627
2 Research Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Aanstoos is an Associate Research Professor Emeritus of the Geosystems Research Institute (GRI) at Mississippi State University. He conducts research on remote sensing and radar analysis. Other recent research activities have focused on satellite rainfall estimation, small satellite engineering, multispectral land cover classification and accuracy assessment, and terrain database visualization. His past work has also included: development of a multispectral sensor simulator; visualization of wind shear models; development of software for data quality assurance.
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 1977
M.E.E, Rice University, 1979
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University, 1996
Mississippi State University, Geosystems Research Institute
Associate Research Professor Emeritus, 2016-present
Mississippi State University, Geosystems Research Institute
Associate Research Professor, 2006-2016
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
Director of Information Services, 2001-2006
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC
Senior Research Engineer, 1997-2001
Research Electrical Engineer, 1979-1997
North Carolina State University
Adjunct instructor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1980-1985

IEEE (senior member); American Geophysical Union
Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) Executive Committee, Treasurer 1995-99, General Chair 2001-2002, AIPR 2000 Program Chair
Technical Advisory Committee to North Carolina statewide land cover mapping project, 1995
Research Interest:
Image Processing, Remote Sensing, Scientific Visualization

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by James V. Aanstoos (Jim):  54 
Dabbiru, L., Aanstoos, J.V., & Ball, J. E. (2017). Machine Learning Framework for Levee Slump Slide Detection Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. SEDAAG 2017. Starkville, MS.

Vahedifard, F., Sehat, S., & Aanstoos, J.V. (2017). Effects of Rainfall, Geometrical and Geomorphological Variables on Vulnerability of the Lower Mississippi River Levee System to Slump Slides. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards. Taylor & Francis. 11(3), 257-271. DOI:10.1080/17499518.2017.1293272.

Dabbiru, L., Aanstoos, J.V., Ball, J. E., & Younan, N. H. (2017). Screening Mississippi River Levees Using Texture-based and Polarimetric-based Features from Synthetic Aperture Radar Data. Electronics. MDPI. 1, 20. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Han, D., Vahedifard, F., & Aanstoos, J.V. (2017). Investigating the Correlation between Radar Backscatter and In Situ Soil Property Measurements. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Elsevier. 57, 136-144. DOI:10.1016/j.jag.2016.12.018.

Dabbiru, L., Aanstoos, J.V., Younan, N. H., & Moorhead, R. J. (2016). Levee Anomaly Detection Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery. Naval Oceanographic Office 4th Annual Operational Oceanography Science and Technology Poster Symposium. Stennis Space Center, MS. [Abstract] [Document]

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