About iRAD

The first conference on India Radar Meteorology (iRAD) an initiative of the Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), was held successfully at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur during 08-11 January 2017. A series of iRAD conferences were successfully organized. To promote the growth of radar meteorology in the country, the 6th Conference on India Radar Meteorology (iRAD 2024) will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI), India from 10 to 12 January, 2024. This conference aims to bring together experts, researchers, and professionals from various fields to share their knowledge and experience in Radar Meteorology and its applications.

Important Dates

Last date for Abstract/Paper Submission:

August 31, 2023

September 20, 2023

September 30, 2023

Online Registration Starts:

October 20, 2023

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract/Paper:

November 10, 2023

November 30, 2023

Notification to SPC/YSA finalists:

December 10, 2023

Last date for Online Registration (Early bird):

December 25, 2023

Last date for Online Registration:

December 31, 2023

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Keynote Speakers

Professor V. ChandrasekarColorado State University, USA

Prof. V. Chandrasekar has made pioneering contributions in the area of “Polarimetric Radar Observations of the Atmosphere”. Prof. Chandra has extensive experience in Radar System Design, Radar Network Development, DSP Design as well as RF Communication Systems. He has contributed significantly to the areas weather radar and applications to Atmospheric Sciences. He also conducts research on related topics including Image Processing, Neural Network Applications and Large Scale System Simulation. He has organized and participated in many large multi-agency, national level experiments involving many radars, aircraft and ground instrumentation. He is co-author of two textbooks, Polarimetric and Doppler Weather Radar (by Cambridge University Press) and Probability and Random Processes (by McGraw Hill).

Professor V. ChandrasekarColorado State University, USA

Prof. V. Chandrasekar has made pioneering contributions in the area of “Polarimetric Radar Observations of the Atmosphere”. Prof. Chandra has extensive experience in Radar System Design, Radar Network Development, DSP Design as well as RF Communication Systems. He has contributed significantly to the areas weather radar and applications to Atmospheric Sciences. He also conducts research on related topics including Image Processing, Neural Network Applications and Large Scale System Simulation. He has organized and participated in many large multi-agency, national level experiments involving many radars, aircraft and ground instrumentation. He is co-author of two textbooks, Polarimetric and Doppler Weather Radar (by Cambridge University Press) and Probability and Random Processes (by McGraw Hill).

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Professor Tomoo UshioOsaka University, Japan

Prof. Tomoo Ushio (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Osaka University, Suita, Japan, in 1993, 1995, and 1998, respectively. He was with the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Huntsville, AL, USA, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher, from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, he joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he joined the Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Osaka University, as an Associate Professor, where he has been a Professor since 2019. In 2017, he joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, as a Professor. His research specialties are radar-based remote sensing, passive and active remote sensing of atmosphere from space-borne platforms, and atmospheric electricity.

Professor Tomoo UshioOsaka University, Japan

Prof. Tomoo Ushio (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Osaka University, Suita, Japan, in 1993, 1995, and 1998, respectively. He was with the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Huntsville, AL, USA, as a Post-Doctoral Researcher, from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, he joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he joined the Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Osaka University, as an Associate Professor, where he has been a Professor since 2019. In 2017, he joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, as a Professor. His research specialties are radar-based remote sensing, passive and active remote sensing of atmosphere from space-borne platforms, and atmospheric electricity.

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Dr. Takuji KubotaJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan

Dr. Takuji Kubota is a Senior Researcher of the Earth Observation Research Center in Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the JAXA GPM Program Scientist and the JAXA EarthCARE Mission Scientist. He was with Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, from 2004 to 2005, and with Japanese Science Technology Agency from 2005 to 2007. Since 2007, he has been with the JAXA, Tsukuba, Japan. His current research interests are in algorithm development for spaceborne radar and microwave radiometers for the TRMM, GPM, GSMaP, and EarthCARE missions. Dr. Kubota was the recipient of Prizes for Science and Technology in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2016, and the Gambo Tatehira Award by the Meteorological Society of Japan in 2019.

Dr. Takuji KubotaJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan

Dr. Takuji Kubota is a Senior Researcher of the Earth Observation Research Center in Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the JAXA GPM Program Scientist and the JAXA EarthCARE Mission Scientist. He was with Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, from 2004 to 2005, and with Japanese Science Technology Agency from 2005 to 2007. Since 2007, he has been with the JAXA, Tsukuba, Japan. His current research interests are in algorithm development for spaceborne radar and microwave radiometers for the TRMM, GPM, GSMaP, and EarthCARE missions. Dr. Kubota was the recipient of Prizes for Science and Technology in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2016, and the Gambo Tatehira Award by the Meteorological Society of Japan in 2019.

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Professor Ashik PaulUniversity of Calcutta (CU), India

Ashik Paul obtained his B.Tech. M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Calcutta. He joined the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the University in 2002 and became a full Professor in 2014. Presently, he is the Head of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics and also Coordinator of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He has more than 150 research publications in journals and conferences and supervised/supervising 10 Ph.D. theses. He is a Life Member of the American Geophysical Union and European Geosciences Union as
well as Individual Member of the International Union of Radio Science. He had received the URSI Young Scientist Award in 2002 and the Erasmus Mundas Scholarship in 2015. He has led a number of Research Projects funded by DST, SERB, ISRO as well as international agencies like US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and multi-national multi-institutional program at the
International Space Science Institute, Bern. Presently, he has active research collaborations with NARL, VSSC, IIT-Indore within India and Boston College, German Aerospace Centre and
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research outside the country.

Professor Ashik PaulUniversity of Calcutta (CU), India

Ashik Paul obtained his B.Tech. M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Calcutta. He joined the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of the University in 2002 and became a full Professor in 2014. Presently, he is the Head of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics and also Coordinator of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He has more than 150 research publications in journals and conferences and supervised/supervising 10 Ph.D. theses. He is a Life Member of the American Geophysical Union and European Geosciences Union as
well as Individual Member of the International Union of Radio Science. He had received the URSI Young Scientist Award in 2002 and the Erasmus Mundas Scholarship in 2015. He has led a number of Research Projects funded by DST, SERB, ISRO as well as international agencies like US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and multi-national multi-institutional program at the
International Space Science Institute, Bern. Presently, he has active research collaborations with NARL, VSSC, IIT-Indore within India and Boston College, German Aerospace Centre and
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research outside the country.

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Dr. C. V. SrinivasIndira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), India
Dr. C. V. SrinivasIndira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), India
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Dr. G. PandithuraiIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India
Dr. G. PandithuraiIndian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India
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Dr. Som K. SharmaPhysical Research Laboratory (PRL), India
Dr. Som K. SharmaPhysical Research Laboratory (PRL), India
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Dr. T. N. RaoNational Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), India
Dr. T. N. RaoNational Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), India
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