Biography

Prof. Dr. Kasturi Devi Kanniah, is the head of TropicalMap research group (Sustainability Research Alliance) and a full member of IPASA (Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security), UTM. She is currently serving as Associate Dean (Quality and Strategy) in the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying. Kasturi has been actively involved in research, teaching, consultancy, networking and publication activities since she joined UTM in 1999. She has been involved in 32 research (worth RM 10,888,918.00) and consultancy projects (worth of RM 4,806,448.15). Her main research interest is to link field data with remote sensing technology to study large scale (on land and in urban areas) vegetation processes and functioning including their role to achieve low carbon cities and managing atmospheric pollution. She has published nearly 100 publications consisting of refereed journals (46), books (5), book chapters (3), policy papers (6), ISI and scopus-indexed conference papers (28), refereed conference proceeding (13), magazine article (1), and monograph (1).  Dr Kasturi has also produced 10 copyrights. Her H index is 18 with a cumulative impact factor of journal articles ~112.

She is the Associate Editor (beginning Jan 2019) of the International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS, a Q2 journal) and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Geoinformatics (IJG) (cited in Scopus). She has been the Guest Editor for special issues in both IJG and IJRS. She is a continuous reviewer for 23 international journals and has reviewed articles from some leading journals in the field of remote sensing such as Remote Sensing of Environment, International Journal of Remote Sensing, SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing etc. She has been appointed as scientific and technical committee members for several international conferences.

She is also serving as the Committee member (chair for student activities) for IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Malaysia chapter since 2012. Her other professional memberships include IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS), International Association for Urban Climate, International Association of Vegetation Science, International Association for Ecology, Associate Member of Committee for Space Research and a fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society. She has also received several national and international awards for research such as Marqui’s who’s who in the world 2012, 2013, 2014, Marqui’s who’s who in Science & Engineering 2016, Low Carbon City Framework Diamond Recognition Award by Malaysia Green Technology Corporation, several recognitions for publications by the National Space Agency, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and scholarships to undertake postgraduate studies such as the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Faculty of Arts, Monash University (for PhD), Monbusho Scholarship to undertake Research in Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust & Ex-Gratia grant to undertake M.Phil degree in Cambridge University, UK

Prof. Dr. Kasturi Devi Kanniah (VK07)
Department of Geoinformation, Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Johor.
Office: 607-5530739, Facsimile: 019-7260925, Email: kasturi@utm.my
Website: https://people.utm.my/kasturidevikanniah/
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kasturi_Kanniah/
Researcherid: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-6777-2012