Dr Vinay S P Sinha has worked for applications of Remote Sensing & GIS (RS/GIS) in Urban and Regional planning, Natural Resource Assessment and Management, Groundwater Resource Modeling and others. His doctoral research thesis is on Urban and Regional Planning. He has regularly published papers in peer-reviewed journals and also presented in different forums including seminar/conferences/workshops.
Dr Sinha has extensively traveled most of the states in India and is well versed with geology, geomorphology and physiography including socio-economic configuration. He visited United Kingdom to deliver lectures on Sustainable cities and Sustainable water resource management. He is regularly invited to various universities in India to deliver lectures in refresher courses and other capacity building program including masters degree in Geoinformatics.
Among various contributions to planning and execution lead to policy formulation, the key contributions of his research are (i) ?Water Vision Plan - 2030 of Arunachal State? for the Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of Arunachal; (ii) geospatial software for evaluation of ?Land Tax? and assessment for ?Urban Local Bodies?. His current initiatives are leading to "Development of GPS enable smart card for Vehicle Tracking system" while working for a State DST-Rajasthan research project.
He was engaged in teaching and research at the Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur (2003-2007). He was Fellow at the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi (2007-2011) and contributed in several research and consultancy projects related to Natural Resource Planning & Policy, Energy & Environment Policy, Renewable Resource Assessment and Planning, Modeling and Economic Analysis and others. He was also Adjunct faculty (2008-2011) at the TERI University and immensely contributed in MSc (Geoinformatics) in the Department of Natural Resource.
Before joining TERI University (in April 2015), he was Associate Professor & Head Department of Remote Sensing at the Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He is the founder member of Faculty of Earth Sciences at the Banasthali University. Rajasthan.
At the TERI University he is teaching courses related to geoinformatics, supervising masters (MSc/MTech) and doctoral research and strengthening application of RS&GIS in other disciplines. He is also adjunct professional to TERI and is advising activities related to applications of RS/GIS/GPS and allied technologies.
- Ph D in Remote Sensing (Urban and Regional planning), Banasthali University, 2014
- M Tech in Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, 2000
- P G Diploma in Human Settlement, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, ISRO/DOS, Dehradun, 1998
- M A in Geography, Patna University, Patna, 1997
Honors and Awards
M. Tech with Distinctions in most of courses
Best student paper award, 24th ISRS Annual Convention and National Symposium, 2004, ISRO, Jaipur
Best student paper award, 29th ISRS Annual Convention and National Symposium, 2009, ISRO, Nagpur
Geo Informatics for Assessing Change in City Landscape Modelling and Land Use Planning
Singh R., Sinha V. S. P
Prashasnika, Vol XXXXII (2) Pages 73-78. ISSN 0971-6246,
Remote Sensing and GIS Based Weighted Model for Assessing Health of Glaciers in Ganga Basin, India
Vaish, J., Sharma A. K., Sinha V. S. P.
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research. Vol 9(2), Pages 171-176,
Assessing impact of climate change on forest cover type shifts in Western Himalayan Eco-region
Joshi, P.K., A. Rawat, S. Narula and V.S.P Sinha
Journal of Forestry Research, Vol 23 (1), pp 75-80,
Developing a Statistical Dengue Risk Prediction Model for the State of Delhi Based on Various Environmental Variables
Bhardwaj A., Sam L. C., Joshi P.K., Sinha V. S. P.
International Journal of Geoinformatics, Vol 8, (3) Pages 45-52,
A GIS based assessment of potential for windfarms in India
Hossain, J., Vinay Sinha and VVN Kishor
Journal of Renewable Energy, Volume 36 (12), Pages 3257-3267,