Mustafa Aksoy

Mustafa Aksoy

Microwave remote sensing, electromagnetic theory, geosciences, signal processing and data analytics

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Introduction

Mustafa Aksoy joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Fall 2017. Dr. Aksoy received his Ph.D. in 2015 from the Ohio State University, where he worked as a graduate research associate at the ElectroScience Laboratory. Prior to joining the University at Albany, Dr. Aksoy was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research interests are in remote geophysical sensing using microwave technology and electromagnetic theory.

Education

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015, The Ohio State University
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014, The Ohio State University
BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2010, Bilkent University

Research Interests

Dr. Aksoy’s research interests are in remote geophysical sensing using microwave technology and electromagnetic theory.

Additional Information

Dr. Aksoy is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), and the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society’s Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing (FARS) Committee. He also serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS), and IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters (GRSL).

Publications

Johnson, J. T.; Mohammed P.N.; Piepmeier J.R.; Bringer, A.; Aksoy, M., "Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) microwave radiometer radio-frequency interference (RFI) mitigation: Algorithm updates and performance assessment," 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 2016, pp. 123-124. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7729022

Johnson, J. T.; Jezek, K. C.; Aksoy, M.; Bringer, A.; Yardim, C.; Andrews, M.; Chen, C. C.; Belgiovane, D.; Leuski, V.; Durand, M., Duan; Y., Macelloni, G.; Brogioni, M.; Tan, S.; Wang, T. L.; Tsang, L., "The Ultra-wideband Software-Defined Radiometer (UWBRAD) for ice sheet internal temperature sensing: Results from recent observations," 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 2016, pp. 7085-7087. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730848

Duan, Y.; Durand, M.; Jezek, K.; Yardim, C.; Bringer, A.; Aksoy, M.; Johnson, J., "Testing the feasibility of a bayesian retrieval of greenland ice sheet internal temperature from ultra-wideband software-defined microwave radiometer (UWBRAD) measurements," 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 2016, pp. 7092-7093. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730850

Aksoy, M.; Johnson, J.T.; Misra, S., “Radio frequency interference observations using an L-Band direct sampling receiver during the SMAPVEX12 airborne campaign,” Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.219,222, 13-18 July 2014. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6946396

Aksoy, M.; Johnson, J.T.; Jezek, K.C.; Durand, M.; Drinkwater, M.; Macelloni, G.; Leung Tsang, “An examination of multi-frequency microwave radiometry for probing subsurface ice sheet temperature,” Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.3614,3617,13-18 July 2014. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947265

Macelloni, G.; Brogioni, M.; Aksoy, M.; Johnson, J.T.; Jezek, K.C.; Drinkwater, M.R., “Understanding SMOS data in Antarctica,” Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.3606,3609, 13-18 July 2014. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947263

Bradley, D.; Morris, J.M.; Adali, T.; Johnson, J.T.; Aksoy, M., “On the detection of RFI using the complex signal kurtosis in microwave radiometry,” Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on , vol., no., pp.33,38, 24-27 March 2014. doi: 10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878903

Misra, S.; Johnson, J.; Aksoy, M.; Jinzheng Peng; Bradley, D.; O’Dwyer, I.; Padmanabhan, S.; Dawson, D.; Chazanoff, S.; Latham, B.; Gaier, T.; Flores-Helizon, C.; Denning, R., “SMAP RFI mitigation algorithm performance characterization using airborne high-rate direct-sampled SMAPVEX 2012 data,” Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2013 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.41,44, 21-26 July 2013. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6721087

Aksoy, M.; Johnson, J.; Misra, S.; O’Dwyer, I., “RFI characterization for SMAP using L-band direct sampled data obtained during the SMAPVEX12 airborne campaign,” Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM), 2013 US National Committee of URSI National , vol., no., pp.1,1, 9-12 Jan. 2013. doi: 10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2013.6524989

Misra, S.; Johnson, J.; Aksoy, M.; Bradley, D.; Hsin Li; Mederios, J.; Piepmeier, J.; O’Dwyer, I., “Performance characterization of the SMAP RFI mitigation algorithm using direct-sampled SMAPVEX 2012 data,” Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM), 2013 US National Committee of URSI National , vol., no., pp.1,1, 9-12 Jan. 2013. doi: 10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2013.6524988

Aksoy, M.; Park, J.; Johnson, J.T., “Joint analysis of radio frequency interference from SMOS measurements and from airborne observations,” General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2011 XXXth URSI , vol., no., pp.1,4, 13-20 Aug. 2011. doi: 10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6050795

Johnson, J.T.; Aksoy, M., “Studies of radio frequency interference in SMOS observations,” Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.4210,4212, 24-29 July 2011. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6050159

Awards and Honors

NASA “Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement for Engineering” award, March 2016.