Avipsa Roy

Ph.D. Geography
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302
Grad Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Geography
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography

Avipsa was born in Kolkata, India. She has lived and worked in a number of different cities like Bangalore (India), Muenster, Stuttgart (Germany) before moving to Tempe. Her research focuses on applying machine learning techniques to solve a number of spatial-temporal problems -  identifying trends in active transportation (eg: bicycling) patterns in urban areas from crowdsourced data, understanding movement behavior in terrestrial animals (grizzly bears) and performing image segmentation by integrating multiple sensor modalities (LiDAR, Thermal Imagery) for terrestrial object detection. In her spare time she likes to travel, read and learn about different regional cultures across the world. She is also interested in photography, music and dance.

 

Education

PhD Geography (Computational Spatial Science), Arizona State University (Fall 2017 onwards)

MS in Geoinformatics, University of Muenster, Germany (2017)

BS in Computer Science, University of Calcutta, India (2010)

 

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Avipsa's research interest lies in analysing big geospatial datasets using machine learning techniques from an interdisciplinary aspect. She is exploring the realm of applynig machine learning algorithms to spatial datasets using open source statistical software to answer questions relating to active transportation, movement patterns and environmental health. Currently Avipsa is working with Dr. Trisalyn Nelson in the SPARC Lab and exploring research questions in a similar direction.

Research Group

Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SPARC)

Publications

  •  Avipsa Roy et al. (2018), Feature Detection and Geovisualisation from LiDAR point clouds and Aerial Photography using Bayesian Non Parametric Clustering [IN51D-1315] presented at 2018 Fall Meeting, AGU, Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.
  • Roy, Avipsa, and Trisalyn Nelson. "Bias correction in geolocated crowdsourced data from Strava using Machine Learning based linear models." EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. Vol. 20. 2018.
  • "A Machine Learning Approach to Demographic Prediction using Geohashes". Avipsa Roy and Edzer Pebesma. 2017, In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing(SocialSens'17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15-20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3055601.3055603
  • "Ibmdbpy-spatial : An Open-source implementation of in-database geospatial analytics in Python". Avipsa Roy et al. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-10205-2, 2017 EGU General Assembly 2017 
  •  "Relative linkages of peatland methane and carbon dioxide fluxes with climatic, environmental and ecological parameters and their inter-comparison." Banerjee, T., Hommeltenberg, J., Roy, A., De Roo, F., & Mauder, M. (2016). EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. Vol. 18. 2016.

 

Research Activity

  • LANL Student Symposium poster on "Feature Detection and Geovisualization from LiDAR point cloud and Thermal Imagery" at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA (August 2018).
  • Scipy - Scientific Python conference poster "Predicting Bicycle Ridership using generalized linear models from scikit-learn library". (July 2017)
  • Poster presentation at European Geosciences Union in Vienna, Austria. (April 2018)
  • Blog post to analyse Bicycle Safety in Phoenix metropolitan area using Jupyter Notebooks.( November 2017)

 

Honors/Awards

  • Received  PhD Travel Fellowship from the Institute of Mathematical Applications at the University of Minnesota to participate in a workshop focused on "Advances in Machine Learning and Computational Methods in Geosciences" organised jointly by the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Arizona State University (October 2018).
  • Received John F. Lounsbury travel fellowship from the School of geographical Sciences and Urban Planning for the academic year 2017-2018.
  • Received University Graduate Fellowship from Arizona State University for the academic year 2017-2018.
  • Received a travel grant from Euroscipy organizing Committee to present my workon the Python package "ibmdbpy", created as part of an internship with IBM Research and Development GmbH, Boeblingen, Germany (2016).
  • Received the "ACE award for innovation excellence" while working as a Software Engineer in Accenture, Bangalore, India (2014).
  • Received the "Ranjan Ray Memorial Award" for securing the first position in BSc Computer Science Hons. (2011).

Professional Associations

  • Student Member - American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Student Member - American Association for Geographers (AAG)
  • Student Member - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Student Member - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Student Member - European Geosciences Union (EGU)

Service

  • Graduate Professional Students Association Awards Reviewer (2018-2019)
  • International Student Representative SGSUP Graduate Student Committee (2017-2018)
  • Scipy'18 Conference Proceedings Reviewer (July 2018)

Work History

  • Graduate Research Summer Intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory (June-August, 2018)

Industry Positions

  •  MS Thesis Student, IBM Research, Germany (2017)
  • Geospatial Analytics Intern, IBM Research, Germany (2015-2016)
  • Technical Analyst , Cognizant Technology Solutions, India(2010-2013)
  • Software Engineer, Accenture, India (2013-2015)