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Adress İstanbul Technical University Geomatics Engineering 34469 Maslak ISTANBUL
Room 309
Office Phone 009 0212 285 7411
Fax Number 009 0212 285 3414

Key Qualifications

Esra Erten received the Ph.D. degree in computer vision and remote sensing from the Department of Computer Engineering and Microelectronics,  Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 2010. She was with the High-Frequency Institute, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, from April 2008 to June 2010, where she worked on information theory for multi-channel SAR images. From 2010 to 2012, she was with the Chair of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where she worked on applied radar remote sensing for environmental parameter estimation. Currently, she is an associated professor at the department of Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey and a Space Research Fellow at Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, The Open University, UK. Her research interests include information extraction and image understanding from SAR and optical images; in particular information theory, multivariate statistics, polarimetry and interferometry.

Selected Journals 

E. Erten and C. Rossi, The worsening impacts of land reclamation assessed with Sentinel-1: The Rize (Turkey) test caseInternational Journal of Applied Earth Oservation and Geoinformation, 74, 57-64, 2019. 
E. Erten, J. M. Lopez-Sanchez, O. Yuzugullu and I. Hajnsek, Retrieval of Agricultural Crop Height from Space: A Comparison of SAR Techniques, Remote Sensing of Environment, 187, 130-144, 2016.  

E. Erten, C. Rossi and O. Yüzügüllü, Polarisation Impact in TanDEM-X Data Over Vertical-Oriented Vegetation: The Paddy-rice Case StudyIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12, 7, 1501-1505, 2015.             

E. ErtenGlacier Velocity Estimation by Means of a Polarimetric Similarity MeasureIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 6, 3319-3327, 2013.

E. Erten, A. Reigber, L. Ferro-Famil and O. Hellwich, A New Coherent Similarity Measure for Temporal Multichannel Scene CharacterizationIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50, 7, 2839-2851, 2012. 

E. Erten, A. Reigber, and O. Hellwich, Generation of Three- Dimensional Deformation Maps from InSAR Data Using Spectral Diversity Techniques, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 65, 4, 388-394, 2010. 

E. Erten, A. Reigber, O. Hellwich, and P. Prats, Glacier Velocity Monitoring by Maximum Likelihood Texture Tracking, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47, 2, 394-405, 2009.

Supervised Master Thesis

Ç. Küçük, G. Taşkın and E. ErtenPaddy-rice Phenology Classification Based on Machine Learning Methods Using Multitemporal Co-polar X-Band SAR ImagesIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9, 6, 2509-2510, 2016.

O. Yüzügüllü, E. Erten and I. Hajnsek, Rice Growth Monitoring by means of X-band Co-polar SAR: Feature Clustering and BBCH ScaleIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12, 6, 1218-1222, 2015.

O. Chesnokova, E. ErtenA Comparison Between Coherent and Incoherent Similarity Measures in Terms of Crop InventoryIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10, 2, 303-307, 2013.


January 27
I am a Visiting Professor at Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell Oxford, UK, between 01.02.2018-30.04.2018.

September 18
I am a Space SRA Fellow in The Open University, United Kingdom.