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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Rajinder K. Lal

Information Technology Specialist [Data Management, Security, Developer]
1 Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53726-1234

Phone: 608-231-9524
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Current Research

My focus as a Information Technology Specialist (ITS) within the US Forest Service R&D is four fold:

  • To ensure that the delivery of accurate US Forest Service R&D information for both internal and public facing communication and performance metric and accountability purposes is accomplished using centralized, US Forest Service R&D wide solutions.
  • To encourage that these solutions follow best industry practices in the areas of data management, design, software development and technology standards, where feasible.
  • That these solutions fullfill the security requirements of the US Forest Service and USDA
  • That greater emphasis is placed on testing of solutions prior to their release.

Research Interests

The facilitation of external transformation and load (ETL) processes that interface transactional data between environments and follows a two-phase commit model with supporting checksum algorithms.

Why This Research is Important

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1. Lead author on a scientific paper titled "Topography affected landscape fire history patterns in southern Arizona" which describes how differences in fire size at the landscape scale impacted fire intervals at the stand level. This work has contributed to our understanding of how fires can be influenced by landscape topography and has led to the development of fire landscape (firescapes) which mangers use when planning and applying fire treatments.

2. Lead author on another scientific paper titled "Temporally and spatially mixed-fire regimes in the Rincon Peak Sky Island" which describes how fire regimes change with time as a result of stand replacing fires that fragment fuels across the landscape isolating certain forest patches. This work has broadened our understanding of landscape fire patterns and how they can be impacted by landscape fuel arrangements and climate change.

3. Developed an identification key and classification system for different cover types in the diverse forest of the sky island region of southeastern Arizona.

  • Lead author on a scientific paper titled "Topography affected landscape fire history patterns in southern Arizona" which describes how differences in fire size at the landscape scale impacted fire intervals at the stand level. This work has contributed to our understanding of how fires can be influenced by landscape topography and has led to the development of fire landscape (firescapes) which mangers use when planning and applying fire treatments.
  • Lead author on another scientific paper titled "Temporally and spatially mixed-fire regimes in the Rincon Peak Sky Island" which describes how fire regimes change with time as a result of stand replacing fires that fragment fuels across the landscape isolating certain forest patches. This work has broadened our understanding of landscape fire patterns and how they can be impacted by landscape fuel arrangements and climate change.
  • Developed an identification key and classification system for different cover types in the diverse forest of the sky island region of southeastern Arizona.

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Education

  • Julliard School of Music, Certificate Performance Classical Violin and Chamber Music Performance 1981
  • Indiana University, Certificate Performance Classical Violin and Chamber Music Performance 1980

Professional Experience

  • Software Developer, Ernst & Young
    2001 - 2002
    Served in the roles of Senior Developer for a two year project focused on the development of a multi-tiered web based application with an extensive data warehouse backend that provided near-real time management reporting abilities on media delivery, statiscal analysis, payment and billing transactions integrated from 15 individual systems.
  • Software Developer, Grey Global Group
    1984 - 2000
    Served in the roles of a junior and senior Developer in COBOL, Java, Visual Basic and PL/SQL environments that provided Financial, Payroll, Human Resource and Media Purchasing, Payment and Statistical analysis.

Professional Organizations

  • Oracle Application Users Group, Member (1999 - 2006)
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Awards & Recognition

  • USDA Farm Service Agency, 2008
    Recognition for involvement at the national level with supporting the suite of software applications used by FSA, commercial banks and farmers to facilitate loans, crop, dairy and land management.

Publications


Last updated on : 03/18/2016