Tarendra Lakhankar

Tarendra Lakhankar, PhD, PE
Director, Environmental Remote Sensing and Data Analytics (ERSA) Lab
Research Scientist & Theme Lead Water Prediction & Ecosystem Services
NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CESSRST)
The City College of the City University of New York
ST-185, Steinman Hall, 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
Email: tlakhankar (at) ccny.cuny.edu 
Office: 212-650-5815 Fax: 212 650 8097


Dr. Lakhankar working as a Research Scientist at the NOAA CESSRST Center at The City University of New York. He obtained his Doctoral Degree from the City University of New York (CUNY). He worked as NOAA Post-doctoral scientist at The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University.  Skilled in Remote Sensing, GIS, and machine learning applications to address a wide range of environmental issues. Experience in utilizing Python, SQL, Tableau for the entire data analysis workflow including data wrangling, data storytelling, data visualization, exploratory data analysis, and applying machine learning models to big data. Demonstrated ability to apply data science to real-world problems and Experience building machine learning, simulation, and/or statistical models. Strong Python coding skills for data analysis and modeling, including experience with standard data science packages (numpy, pandas, matplotlib, seaborn, sklearn). Outstanding analytical, problem solving and innovation skills, demonstrated by academic, research and professional development. Excellent teamwork skills developed throughout leading grants, professional development seminars, committees, mentoring, advising and outreach activities. He is licensed Drone Pilot by Federal Aviation Administration.

Using drone technology for Snow monitoring

In addition to all these research activities, mentoring, motivating and teaching, he believe we should enjoy every moment of this precious life.