Sadhvi Selvaraj


GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst

Auckland, NZ

Professional Profile

An accomplished, organised and meticulous GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst passionate about problem solving and interpreting the world from a different perspective. Experienced in working with a variety of GIS, satellite (optical and radar), aerial and UAV datasets for commercial, humanitarian and research purposes. Focused and able to work unsupervised under tight deadlines. Skilled in technical management of projects from start to finish. Able to communicate complex results to a range of stakeholders.

Seeking an interesting Geospatial role that would offer both challenge and flexibility.

Key Skills & Accomplishments

  • Skilled in Spatial Analyses
  • Business analysis for car dealers in Manchester, UK
  • Site suitability analysis for wind mill farm in Scotland, safe locations from tsunami/earthquake prone zones in Baratang Island, India
  • Landcover change detection for coral islands in Gulf of Mannar, India
  • Provide long term GIS Consultancy for an International Oil and Gas exploration company to a high degree of client satisfaction
  • Developed Python processing flowlines for automatic image band registration and radiometric calibration
  • Developed flowlines for reading, processing and analysing raw spectral data, discriminative models to discriminate invasive seaweed U. pinnatifida from native seaweeds in R
  • Finalising PhD in UAV multispectral Remote Sensing
  • Produced high quality infrastructure and landcover maps for GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Emergency Support Team
  • Management and production responsibility for high value Global Oil Seeps Database
  • Played key role working on-call in mapping and near real-time monitoring of oil pollution
  • Delivered international training
  • Possess extensive experience working in a strong team environment

Career Summary

Mar 2016 – Present                        PhD candidate                  Auckland University of Technology, NZ  

Funded PhD position into UAV remote sensing for the identification of invasive seaweed using multi-spectral and hyperspectral data that required building strong research proposal, initiating rigorous research methods, meticulous planning of data collection, in-depth knowledge gain of data analysis techniques and communicating the research to the wider scientific community.

  • NZ first seaweed spectral library creation
  • Developed discriminatory and mixed-effects models using machine learning techniques in R
  • Developed geospatial flowline for UAV image processing (Micasense RedEdge and PARROT Sequoia multispectral sensors) in Python and Model Builder in ESRI ArcGIS
  • Developed python script for direct geo-referencing single UAV images

Jan 2009 – Aug 2015                       Senior Applications Analyst                        Airbus Defence & Space, UK

Positioned within Oil, Gas and Mineral exploration specialising in satellite imagery processing, interpretation, analysis and report generation.

  • Mapped sea ice from SAR data (ERS/ENVISAT, TerraSAR-X platforms)
  • Provide long term GIS Consultancy for an International Oil and Gas exploration company to a high degree of client satisfaction
  • Skilled in identifying and characterising oil slicks from multi-temporal SAR
  • Experience in optical and radar remote sensing data processing for clients including the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD)
  • Visual interpretation of geological features from multispectral WorldView and QuickBird satellite data
  • Involved in humanitarian SAFER project, using RapidEye satellite data for post-disaster response
  • Expertise in the creation of seamless LANDSAT7 mosaics including SLC Off correction
    Promotion in 2012 led to additional responsibilities
  • Technical management of projects from start to finish
  • Staff training
  • Client (internal and external) liaison for gathering project requirements
  • Provided on-site product training for an international client

Nov 2008 – Dec 2008                       Technical Officer                                             Environment Agency, UK

Responsible for the processing and quality assurance of high-resolution salt marsh landcover

Object based image analysis (OBIA) classification using aerial photographs in England and Wales in accordance with the Water Framework Directive
Dec 2007 – Mar 2008       Administration Support Officer (PT)        Santander, UK

Mar 2007 – Aug 2007      Customer Support Officer                            Cognizant (CTS), India



MSc: Geographical Information Systems                               University of Leeds, UK

BE: Geo-informatics                                                        Anna University, Chennai, India

Software Skills

GIS: ESRI ArcGIS Pro 2.x, ESRI ArcGIS Suite 10.x (3D Analyst and Spatial Analysis), FME, ERDAS Imagine 9.1, ER Mapper 7.2, ENVI, MapServer

Other: Python, R, Java, MS Word, MS Excel

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