Dr. Sujata Goswami

I am a JPL postdoctoral scholar working on the GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) Follow-On mission. I work specifically on the GRACE Follow-On data processing and analysis.

  • PhD, Satellite geodesy, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, 2018 (magna cum laude)
  • Masters in Technology (M.Tech.) in Geomatics Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, 2014 (1st class honors), DAAD-IIT Scholar at the Geodesy Institute, Stuttgart to do Master thesis with Prof. Nico Sneeuw
  • Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech.) in Computer Science and Engineering, India, 2011 (1st class honors)

Research Interests: 
  • Satellite geodesy
  • Satellite sensor data processing and analysis
  • Gravity field modeling

Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral scholar at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA (2019-present)
  • Postdoctoral scientist at Max-Planck Institute of gravitational physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hannover, Germany (2018-2019), worked on the GRACE Follow-On laser data analysis and the gravity field models computation from the laser and microwave dataset. Worked with the group of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heinzel (manager of the German contribution to Laser ranging interferometer)
  • Visiting scholar at Institute of satellite geodesy, Technical University of Graz, in the group of Prof. Torsten Mayer-Guerr (2015-2017)
  • Project assistant on the project “Disentangling gravitational signals and errors in global gravity field parameter estimation from satellite observations” (2014-2018), funded by DFG (German govt.) under the name of SFB 1128

Selected Awards: 
  • JPL Postdoctoral scholar (2019-)
  • DAAD-IIT Scholarship to do Master’s thesis at Geodesy Institute Stuttgart with Prof. Dr. Nico Sneeuw (2013-2014)
  • Amba Devi Kalawati Memorial Award for excellence in Master’s program (included cash prize)
  • Excellence award in Bachelors for achieving distinction, 2010
  • Many Leibniz @ DAAD awards to travel to National and International conferences (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and the visiting research scholar at Technical University of Graz, Austria, Vienna

Selected Publications: 
  • Goswami S. (2018): Understanding the sensor noise in GRACE range-rate observations by analyzing their residuals, Ph.D. thesis,   https://publikationen.badw.de/de/045198530.pdf
  • Goswami S., Devaraju, B., Weigelt, M. and Mayer-Gürr, T.  (2018): Analysis of GRACE range-rate residuals with focus on KBR instrument system noise, Advances in Space Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.04.036 
  • Goswami S., Klinger, B., Weigelt, M. and Mayer-Gürr, T.  (2018): Analysis of attitude errors in GRACE range-rate residuals - a comparison between SCA1B and the fused attitude product (SCA1B + ACC1B), IEEE Sensor letters, DOI: 10.1109/LSENS.2018.2825439 
  • Goswami S. (2014): Use of the autocorrelation function in EOF analysis of GRACE data, Master’s thesis, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18419/opus-3941
  • Behzadpour S., Mayer-Gürr T., Flury J., Klinger B., Goswami S. (in review), Multiresolution wavelet analysis applied to GRACE range rate residuals, Geoscientific instrumentation methods and data system, gi-2018-50.


Besides these I have contributed to 15 other conference publications.



Sujata Goswami
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818.354.5395