Pukar Amatya, Associate Scientist, Earth Sciences

Pukar Amatya

Contact Info

8800 Greenbelt Rd, Bldg 33 Rm G216
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: (301) 614-5956
Email: pukar.m.amatya@nasa.gov

Research Interests

1. Landslide detection
2. Susceptibility modeling
3. Machine learning


Dr. Amatya’s work focuses on developing open source landslide detection algorithms for producing multitemporal landslide inventories utilizing high-resolution imagery. He received his PhD in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. He also has a MSc in Water Resources and Environmental Management from Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands and a B.E in Civil Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.