2018 MTech, Geoinformatics, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
2016 BE, Computer Science, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengaluru
States: Karnataka, Uttarakhand
Cities: Bengaluru, Dehradun
Languages: English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Amruth Kiran is part of the IIHS Geospatial Lab, contributing to several research and practice projects focused on environment and urbanisation in India from a spatial perspective. His role involves building new methods and tools tailored to accommodate the growing volume of geospatial datasets in the lab, developing a deep understanding of technical information, ways to analyse this information using modern geospatial techniques and effectively communicating digital outputs to different audiences.
His interests lie in Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), FAIR guiding principles for spatial data management, spatial computing on the cloud and developing data pipelines and methods for modern GIS systems.
At IIHS, Amruth is leading the development of an institutional SDI that caters not only to the lab’s growth but also to support other teams' spatial data and analytical requirements. He is also part of the faculty at the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme (UFP) and the IIHS Urban Practitioners Programme (UPP) where he teaches introductory and advanced courses on spatial thinking, GIS and Remote Sensing, open source tools and survey design.
Amruth holds a master’s degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun and has previously worked at the Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology, Bengaluru to develop solutions and applications at the intersection of GIS and Healthcare.