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Jitendra Bal (JB) Sharma, Ph.D.
Adjunct Instructor

My research interests include high spatial resolution multi-sensor remote sensing, GEOBIA, UAV mapping applications and modeling of Earth surface processes.

JB Sharma

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JB Sharma is a lecturer in the John A. Dutton Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence and teaches GEOG 883: Remote Sensing Image Analysis and Applications. An emeritus faculty member with the University of North Georgia (UNG) Department of Physics and Astronomy, JB is also affiliated with the UNG Lewis Rogers Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis. JB has a PhD in Geography with a specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS from the University of Georgia, an MS degree in Physics from the University of Georgia, and a BS in Physics from Jacksonville State University.

JB has a special interest in both physics and remote sensing education. He is interested in applied remote sensing research; in particular in high spatial resolution remote sensing with data from multiple sensors, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) applications, and Geographic Object Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA) techniques. He has a special interest in geo-spatial problems that bridge the physical and social domains. He was awarded the Georgia Professor of the Year in 1999 by the Carnegie Foundation and an Excellence in Teaching Award by the University System of Georgia, also in 1999. He was awarded the Leidos-Estes Teaching Excellence Award by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) in 2015 and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in 2018. He has served on the Board of Directors of AmericaView, a national remote sensing consortium from 2015 to the present.


Upcoming Course Offerings

Semester Course
Fall 1, 2024 GEOG 883: Remote Sensing Image Analysis and Applications
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