Sofiia Drozd| Remote Sensing | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Sofiia Drozd| Remote Sensing | Best Researcher Award

Master’s student in the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis at NTUU KPI, and employee at the Space Research Institute NASU-SSAU. With 4 years of experience in machine learning, remote sensing, and satellite data processing, I have contributed to projects by the World Bank, Horizon Europe, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and the National Research Foundation of Ukraine. My expertise includes developing algorithms for environmental monitoring, land use analysis, and renewable energy assessment. I have published research in international journals and presented at various conferences.




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🔬 Research and Innovations:

Completed/Ongoing Research Projects: 8Citation Index: 3Journals Published (SCI, Scopus, etc.): 5Professional Memberships: ACM, EGU, IEEEAreas of Research:  AI and machine learning, remote sensing, satellite data processing, and GIS.


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📝Publications Top Notes 

Solar energy potential mapping in Ukraine through integration of GIS, remote sensing, and fuzzy logic

Authors: Drozd, S., Kussul, N.

Journal: European Journal of Remote Sensing, 2024


Geospatial analysis of the potential of the territories of Ukraine for the location of solar power plants based on satellite data

Authors: Kussul, N.М., Drozd, S.Yu.

Journal: Space Science and Technology, 2024


Assessing damage to agricultural fields from military actions in Ukraine: An integrated approach using statistical indicators and machine learning

Authors: Kussul, N., Drozd, S., Yailymova, H., Lemoine, G., Deininger, K.

Journal: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 2023


Assessing Ukrainian Territory Suitability for Solar Power Station Placement Using Satellite Data on Climate and Topography

Authors: Kussul, N., Drozd, S.

Conference: 13th International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT), 2023


Fusion of very high and moderate spatial resolution satellite data for detection and mapping of damages in agricultural fields

Authors: Kussul, N., Drozd, S., Skakun, S., Duncan, E., Becker-Reshef, I.

Conference: 13th International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT), 2023


Generative adversarial network augmentation for solving the training data imbalance problem in crop classification

Authors: Shumilo, L., Okhrimenko, A., Kussul, N., Drozd, S., Shkalikov, O.

Journal: Remote Sensing Letters, 2023


War Damage Detection Based on Satellite Data

Authors: Shelestov, A., Drozd, S., Mikava, P., Barabash, I., Yailymova, H.

Conference: International Conference on Applied Innovation in IT, 2023


Forecast of Yield of Major Crops in Ukraine in War Conditions 2022 Based on MODIS and Sentinel-2 Satellite Data

Authors: Kussul, N., Drozd, S., Yailymova, H.

Conference: International Conference on Applied Innovation in IT, 2023


Mathematical Models and Informational Technologies of Crop Yield Forecasting in Cloud Environment

Authors: Shumilo, L., Drozd, S., Kussul, N., Shelestov, A., Sylantyev, S.

Book Series: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 2023


Detection of War-Damaged Agricultural Fields of Ukraine Based on Vegetation Indices Using Sentinel-2 Data

Authors: Kussul, N., Yailymova, H., Drozd, S.

Conference: 12th International Conference on Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies (DESSERT), 2022



TONIMA NANDY | Physical Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. TONIMA NANDY | Plant Pathology | Best Researcher Award

Dr. S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India.

👩‍🔬 Dr. Tonima Nandy is a highly motivated and accomplished chemist with expertise in spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, photochemistry, computational chemistry, and molecular dynamics simulation. With a Ph.D. from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, and post-doctoral experience at the S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, she has conducted groundbreaking research on amyloid fibril inhibition and photophysical properties of amino acids and DNA. With a strong publication record, teaching experience, and technical proficiency in various analytical techniques and computational tools, she is dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation in chemistry.🌟





Career Objective:

Passionate about tackling challenging problems in chemistry, I aim to leverage my proactive nature and innovative thinking to successfully accomplish projects. With a great enthusiasm for utilizing advanced teaching methods like e-learning, I strive to increase student interest in the subject.

Academic Qualification :

Ph.D. in Chemistry Institution: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Year of Passing: 2022M.Sc. in Chemistry Institution: Rajabazar Science College, University of Calcutta Year of Passing: 2015Marks: 72.90%B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry Institution: Hooghly Women’s College, University of Burdwan Year of Passing: 2013Marks: 68.12%12th Grade Institution: Hooghly Girls’ High School Board: W.B.C.H.S.E. Year of Passing: 2010Percentage: 77.40%10th Grade Institution: Hooghly Girls’ High School Board: W.B.B.S.E. Year of Passing: 2008Percentage: 88.88%

Area of Interests: 

  • Spectroscopy
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Research Profile:

Post-Doctoral Experience:

Institution: S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, KolkataProject Title: Single Amino Acid Tryptophan Induced Amyloid Fibril: Search for Specific Inhibitors in Different Complex EnvironmentsMentor: Prof. Ranjit BiswasResearch Highlights: Investigating amyloid fibril formation by tryptophan and searching for inhibitors to treat related disorders.PhD Thesis:

Institution: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata Title: Understanding Solvation and Photo physical Properties of Canonical and Noncanonical Amino Acids and DNA in Complex Medium upervisor: Prof. Prashant Chandra Singh Research Highlights: Studying fluorine’s role in modifying photo physical properties of amino acids and interactions between DNA and lipids.

 Awards for Extra-Curricular Activity:

Stood 1st in the Recitation competition for the 45th celebration of Insurance Week organized by Sales Training Centre, Life Insurance Corporation of India (Howrah Division).Held 3rd rank in Recitation competition organized by Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.Secured 2nd position in Recitation competition organized by State Bank of India Local Implementation Committee Cultural Wing Chinsurah.Secured 3rd rank in Recitation competition organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Hooghly, West Bengal, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.Held 2nd rank in Beng. Rhymes competition of the science-based cultural competition organized by Chandannagore Science Club, Hooghly, West Bengal.


Publications Top Notes 📝

(i) Title: Inhibition of Amyloid Fibrillation of Single Amino Acid Tryptophan by Tannic Acid: An Insight into Targeted Therapy of Hypertryptophanemia Disorder

  • Journal: J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chemistry
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 453
  • Pages: 115660


(ii) Title: Substitution Enables Significant New Decay Channels for a Non-canonical Amino Acid

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2022
  • Volume: 24
  • Pages: 17695


(iii) Title: Photophysical Properties of Noncanonical Amino Acid 7-Fluorotryptophan Sharply Different from Those of Canonical Derivative Tryptophan: Spectroscopic and Quantum Chemical Calculations

  • Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 125
  • Issue: 23
  • Pages: 6214–6221


(iv) Title: Fluorine Induced Conformational Switching and Modulation in Photophysical Properties of 7-Fluorotryptophan: Spectroscopic, Quantum Chemical Calculation and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies

  • Journal: J. Photochem. Photobiol. A
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 3-4
  • Pages: 100011


(v) Title: Molecular aspects of the role of groove and stacked regions of DNA in binding with lipids: Spectroscopic and docking studies

  • Journal: J. Mol. Liq.
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 303
  • Pages: 112672


(vi) Title: Solvent Organization around the Noncanonical Part of Tyrosine Modulates its Fluorescence Properties

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 21
  • Pages: 6042-6050


(vii) Title: Understanding the Role of Hydrophobic Terminal in the Hydrogen Bond Network of the Aqueous Mixture of 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol: IR, Molecular Dynamics, Quantum Chemical as Well as Atoms in Molecules Studies

  • Journal: J. Phys. Chem. B
  • Year: 2018
  • Volume: 122
  • Issue: 25
  • Pages: 6616–6626


(viii) Title: Hydrophobic fluorine mediated switching of the hydrogen bonding site as well as orientation of water molecules in the aqueous mixture of monofluoroethanol: IR, molecular dynamics and quantum chemical studies

  • Journal: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 19
  • Pages: 24667-24677


Haonan Xie | Energy Economics | Best Researcher Award

Haonan Xie | Energy Economics | Best Researcher Award



🌐 Professional Profiles


  • He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Management Science and Engineering at the University of Hunan, China, a program that commenced in September 2021. Prior to this, he completed his Master’s degree in Business with a focus on Supply Chain Management and Organization Sustainability at the University of Queensland, Australia, spanning from February 2018 to December 2019. As part of his academic journey, he participated in an exchange program at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, during July-August 2019, where he delved into Sustainable Finance and FinTech through the UZH International Summer School. His undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Business in International Business achieved at the University of Canberra, Australia, from February 2015 to December 2017. Furthermore, he laid the foundation for his academic pursuits with a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Hunan, China, from September 2012 to September 2014. This diverse educational background reflects his commitment to a comprehensive understanding of management science, engineering, and business across various international institutions.


In the course of his professional journey, he undertook the role of Warehouse Supervisor Trainee at Star Express Brisbane Branch from October 2018 to June 2019. As part of one of the top five logistics companies operating across China and Australia, he leveraged 20 years of international logistics experience. In this capacity, he collaborated with third-party companies to analyze transportation data and cargo exchange information, demonstrating his proficiency in import and export policies and customs standards between China and Australia. His responsibilities extended to predicting shipments, reviewing pre-shipments, ensuring timely deliveries through the operation of EMS logistics software, and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction above 98.7% by tracking shipping order efficiency.

Before his role at Star Express, he contributed to the dynamic marketing efforts at Magic TV Media Platform as a Dynamic Marketing Staff member from April 2018 to September 2018. His responsibilities included managing marketing promotion programs, consulting with local Brisbane retailers, and actively participating in the creation of commercial promotion films, including film editing and post-effects. Additionally, he played a crucial role in assisting retailers with contract details, overseeing platform account operations, and coordinating the implementation of overseas mobile payment functions such as Alipay and WeChat Pay. Furthermore, he showcased his creative skills by designing promotional posters and regularly collecting customer feedback.

Earlier in his career, he gained valuable experience working with Alaska Seafood as a Chef Assistant and Waiter, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability in different professional domains.


With an impressive academic performance reflected in a GPA of 5.3/7, he has consistently demonstrated his commitment to excellence in his educational pursuits. Recognizing his academic achievements, he was awarded a bilateral scholarship for the summer international exchange program between the University of Queensland and the University of Zurich, underscoring his global perspective and cross-cultural experiences.

In addition to his formal education, he has further enriched his professional knowledge by successfully completing the MicroMasters certificate program in Supply Chain Management offered by MIT, USA. This certification attests to his dedication to staying abreast of industry-relevant skills and emerging trends in the field of supply chain management, showcasing a proactive approach to professional development. Together, his academic accomplishments and professional certifications underscore his well-rounded and forward-thinking approach to both academic and career endeavors.

📚Top Noted Publication

• [1] Lin, M., Xie, H., & Yang, C. (2024).A hybrid crude oil price forecasting framework: Modified
ensemble empirical mode decomposition and hidden Markov regression. Published online.
• [2] Lin, M., Xie, H., & Shan, M. (2022). A Hybrid Multiscale Permutation Entropy-Based Fault
Diagnosis and Inconsistency Evaluation Approach for Lithium Battery of E-Vehicles. IEEE Access,
10, 104757-104768.