Sudan Timalsina is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Forest Sources at University of Maine, USA. He finished his undergrad from the Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal in 2019. He is currently working on assessing White Pine Needle Damage (WPND) detection using hyperspectral remote sensing and machine learning algorithms. His work focuses on modeling foliar traits, hyperspectral remote sensing, and application of remote sensing in forest health monitoring.
Parinaz Rahimzadeh-Bajgiran is an Associate Professor in the School of Forest Sources at the University of Maine. Dr. Rahimzadeh received her PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2011. She was a postdoctoral research associate at the Dept. of Geography, University of Guelph in Canada, from 2011 to 2013. Her research focus has been on forest health and productivity estimation, forest disturbance studies, and drought and evapotranspiration measurement using optical, radar and thermal infrared satellite sensors. Dr. Rahimzadeh currently has several active projects to address sustainable forest management issues related to forest health and productivity modelling in the Northeastern forests of Canada and the USA.