Melba CrawfordMelba M Crawford

Asst Dean of Agriculture & Engineering

Department: College of Agriculture Administration
Phone: 765.496.9355
Fax: 765.496.2926
Office: Lilly 3-353
E-mail: melbac@purdue.edu
Personal Web Page

Curriculum Vitae
Area of Expertise: Methods in statistical pattern recognition for high dimensional data analysis, data fusion techniques for multisensor problems, multiresolution methods in image analysis, and knowledge transfer in data mining.


Other Appointments:
Civil Engineering and Director of Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing (LARS)

Specialty Group(s):
Geomatics Engineering

Recent Publications:

L. Ma and M.M. Crawford, “Local Manifold Learning Based K-Nearest Neighbor for Hyperspectral Image Classification,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(11), 4099-4109, 2010.

W. Kim and M.M. Crawford, “Adaptive Classification of Hyperspectral Image Data using Manifold Regularization Kernel Machines,” IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(11), 4110-4121, 2010.

W. Kim, M.M. Crawford, and S. Lee, “Integrating Spatial Proximity with Manifold Learning for Hyperspectral Data, Korean Journal of Remote Sensing 26(6), 693-703, 2010.

W. Di and M.M. Crawford, “Active Learning via Multi-View and Local Proximity Co-regularization for Hyperspectral Image Classification,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 5(3), 618-628, 2011.

J. Jung and M.M. Crawford, “Decomposition of Waveform LIDAR Data for Terrestrial Applications,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, in review.

B. Naz, L. Bowling, and M. Crawford, “Spatial and Temporal Glacier Changes in the Central Karakoram Himalaya Derived from Landsat Satellite and Climate Data,” Journal of Glaciology, in review.

W. Di and M.M. Crawford, “View Generation for Multi-view Maximum Disagreement Based Active Learning for Hyperspectral Image Classification, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, in review.

B. Naz, L. Bowling, M. Crawford, “Quantification of Glacier Changes Using ICESat Elevation Data and the SRTM Digital Elevation Model in the Upper Indus Basin,” Journal of Glaciology, in review.

W. Di and M. M. Crawford, “Critical Class Oriented Active Learning for Hyperspectral Image Classification,” 2011 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 25-29, Vancouver, BC, 2011, accepted.

M. Galloza and M.M. Crawford, “Exploiting Multisensor Spectral Data to Estimate Crop Residue Cover for Management of Agricultural Water Quality,” 2011 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 25-29, Vancouver, BC, 2011, accepted.

Recent Book Chapter:

M. Crawford, L. Ma, W. Kim, “Exploring Nonlinear Manifold Learning for Classification of Hyperspectral Data,” in Optical Remote Sensing: Advances in Signal Processing and Exploitation Techniques, S. Prasad, J. Chanussot, L. Bruce (Eds), Springer Verlag, London, 2011.

Professional Experience:
Purdue University, Professor, 2006 - present
Associate Dean of Engineering for Research, 2010-present
Interim Associate Dean of Engineering for Research, 2009-2010
Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Research in Agriculture and Engineering, 2006-2010
Director, Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing, 2006-present
The University of Texas at Austin, Professor, 1991-2005
The University of Texas at Austin, Associate Professor, 1986-1991
The University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor, 1980-1986
The University of Texas at Dallas, Instructor, 1977-1980

Honors and Awards:
UT Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award, 1987, 1990
UT Engineering Foundation Faculty Fellowship #3, 1988-1991
General Dynamics Departmental Teaching Excellence Award, 1990
Halliburton Education Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1991
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, Graduate School, University of Texas, 1993
Faculty Research Assignment, 1997 (U. of Arizona and U. of Wollongong)
Charlotte Maer Patton Centennial Fellow in Engineering, 1991-1998
Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship #1, 1999-2005
NASA Outstanding Service Award, EO-1 Science Team, 2002
Outstanding Paper Award, IICAI-2003, Hyderabad, India, Dec. 18-20, 2003
Jefferson Senior Science Fellow, U.S. State Department, 2004-2005
Meritorious Honor Award, Delegation to World Conference on Disaster Reduction, U.S. State Department, 2005
Purdue Chair of Excellence in Earth Observation, 2006-present
Fellow, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2007
Fellow, Academic Leadership Program, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 2007-2008
Woman of Purdue, Mortar Board Honoree, 2009
Mortar Board, Honorary Member, 2009-2010
Purdue Provost Fellow for Globalization Initiatives, 2009

Education:
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1981
MSCE, University of Illinois, 1973
BSCE, University of Illinois, 1970

Date joined Staff: 2006