Seebany Datta-Barua

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Education

M.S. and Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2008
B.S. Physics, Stanford University, 2000

Research Interests

Prof. Datta-Barua researches the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for remotely sensing the atmosphere and Earth's surface, tomography and data assimilation for ionospheric and thermospheric prediction of dynamics, and in mitigating upper atmospheric effects on GPS-based navigation systems.

Current Projects

  • Lagrangian coherent structures in the ionosphere and thermosphere
  • Auroral E and F region irregularities with a GPS scintillation array
  • GNSS reflectometry for surface ice monitoring
  • Ionospheric data assimilation and analysis of geomagnetic storms
  • Atmospheric effects on GPS-based navigation

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2014-2019
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2019
  • Per Enge Early Achievement Award, Institute of Navigation, 2018
  • Science Highlight Speaker at the NSF Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Workshop, June 2017
  • Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2017
  • Best Presentation of Session, ION GNSS+ Conference 2017; ION GNSS Conference 2011
  • Outstanding Contribution in Peer Review, Navigation, 2016, presented by the Institute of Navigation (ION)
  • Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, Space Weather, 2013, presented by the American Geophysical Union

Expertise

Space weather, navigation, data assimilation, remote sensing, atmospheric dynamics