Shouraseni Sen Roy


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Professor Sen Roy's research and teaching interests center on Climatology, spatial analysis, and crime patterns. Her work focuses on spatio-temporal patterns of climate processes across various regions, including the Indian subcontinent, South Africa, China, and USA, using advanced geo-statistical techniques to analyze trends in climatic variables. In addition, she has recently started working on crime patterns in south Florida. Her research projects include:

  • Impacts of global teleconnections on the summer precipitation in India; trends in the occurrence of extreme precipitation events in India;
  • Diurnal patterns in the timing of winter precipitation in the United States;
  • Impacts of cloud cover on diurnal temperature ranges.
  • Impacts of green Revolution induced land use changes on air temperatures and precipitation in India.
  • Trends in daily and hourly extreme precipitation and temperatures in India and South Africa
  • Spatial characteristics of Urban Heat Island (UHI) and air pollution in Delhi, Hong Kong, and Beijing
  • Spatial patterns of real estate values in the context of sea level rise in the City of Miami Beach
  • Spatial analysis of traffic accidents and crime in Miami metropolitan area
Her research have been published in The International Journal of Climatology, Physical Geography, Monthly Weather Review, Geophysical Research Letters, and Journal of Geophysical Research, Weather and Climate Extremes, British Journal of Criminology, European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, The Professional Geographer, and Applied Geography.


2005Ph.D. , Arizona State University
2001M.Phil. , Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1999B.Ed. Geography, Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi
1996 Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
1994B.A. Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Climate Change; Geospatial Analysis; India; Monsoons; Diurnal Cycle; Urban Heat Island; LULC; Crime Patterns

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Climate Change; Geospatial Analysis; India; Monsoons; Diurnal Cycle; Urban Heat Island; LULC; Crime Patterns

Honors & Acknowledgements

2018-19 Fulbright Nehru Academic & Professional Excellence Award – Research in India
Impacts of Urbanization on Groundwater Status: A Study of Two Mega Cities in India.
Fulbright Specialist Roster
June 16, 2017 to June 16, 2020
2017 AAG Research Grants
for $500 to collect station level groundwater data in India
Anne U. White Fund Grant, AAG
for $1,200 to conduct fieldwork in India

Conferences & Events

Dhaka Global Summit | Dhaka, Bangladesh

Organized by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)
Invited Panelist on “The Coast and Communities: A New Framework for Prosperity and Resilience Panel”

2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration | Sousse, Tunisia

Invited Chair: Poster session
Invited Chair: Oral session

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Vildosola, D., J. Carter, E.R. Louderback, and S. Sen Roy "Crime in an Affluent City: Applications of Risk Terrain Modeling for Residential and Vehicle Burglary in Coral Gables, Florida, 2004-2016" (Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 2019). [Link]

Carter, J., E.R. Louderback, D. Vildosola, and S. Sen Roy "Crime in an Affluent City: Spatial Patterns of Property Crime in Coral Gables, FL" (European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 2019). [Link]