IEEE GRSS UAE Chapter invited Akira Hirose to hold a talk on Advanced Neural Information Processing in Interferometric Synthtic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and Polarimetric SAR (PolSAR)
27 November 2016

Date & Time: November 27 (Sun), 2016, 15:30-16:50
Place: Auditorium, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Host: Dr. Prashanth Murpu (IEEE GRSS UAE Chapter)
Title: hAdvanced Neural Adaptive Processing in Interferometric and Polarimetric Radar Imagingh

The lecture was held in The Auditorium, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. About 20 audience gathered to discuss the adaptive processing merits and its origin of complex-valued and quaternion neural networks in Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) and polarimetric SAR (PolSAR). The audience was mostly from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). In the lecture, I focused on the use of complex-valued neural networks (CVNN) in adaptive filtering of interferograms by considering the audience fields. The audience expressed strong interest in the origin of the merits of complex-valued neural networks, in particular in the generalization ability suitable for wave information such as InSAR observation. Besides, on the next day of the lecture, we also held technical discussion on subsidence and/or upthrust evaluation with vast low coherence regions of dunes. We also discussed the possibility of CVNN use for mapping underground gypsum layers under the sand. Many young students were interested in the approaches discussed there.