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NCALM Work Highlighted in The New Yorker
January 27, 2014
The New Yorker featured an article reviewing archeological work completed using NCALM-collected data. The article, titled "The El Dorado Machine," can be found here.

The New Yorker featured an article reviewing archeological work completed using NCALM-collected data. The article, titled "The El Dorado Machine," can be found here.

Parameters Magazine Does Highlight Issue on NCALM
January 27, 2014
Be sure to check out the Fall 2012 issue of Parameters, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering magazine. The edition highlights NCALM's current work and research with...
Parameters Magazine Does Highlight Issue on NCALM

Be sure to check out the Fall 2012 issue of Parameters, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering magazine. The edition highlights NCALM's current work and research with features from Dr. Shrestha, Dr. Glennie, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Prasad.

UH Researchers Mapping Tahoe National Forest, Bit by Bit
January 7, 2014
Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are creating what will likely be the most accurate and detailed map of a forested area the world has ever seen.
A section of Honduran rainforest mapped by NCALM researchers. The center will use the same LiDAR technology to create a much larger map of the Tahoe National Forest.

Researchers with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering are creating what will likely be the most accurate and detailed map of a forested area the world has ever seen.

Glacier Study Explores Sea Levels, Water Resources
September 16, 2013
Hyongki Lee, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of an international team studying shrinking...
Satellite altimeter tracks over the Bering Glacier in Alaska.

Hyongki Lee, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is part of an international team studying shrinking mountain glaciers and ice caps using satellite remote sensing measurements.

Laser Mapping Center Gets NSF Funding
August 16, 2013
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has, in the past few years: located ancient ruins,...
Working with archeologists in Belize, NCALM researchers were able to create topographical maps of a Mayan city through dense vegetation. These maps located ruins and features that hadn’t been discovered during years of more traditional archeological exploration and research.

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has, in the past few years: located ancient ruins, identified levees in danger of failing, charted land erosion following hurricanes, created flood maps for urban areas, found near-drought conditions in seemingly healthy plants, mapped the sea floor, ch

Glennie Wins ASPRS Talbert Abrams Award
April 1, 2013
Assistant professor Craig Glennie is the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Grand Award recipient of the 2013 Talbert Abrams Award for his paper titled "Calibration and...
Craig Glennie

Assistant professor Craig Glennie is the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Grand Award recipient of the 2013 Talbert Abrams Award for his paper titled "Calibration and Kinematic Analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 LiDAR Sensor," published in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. The award was presented at the ASPRS Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, on March 26, 2013. Click here to view the announcement.

Geosensing Systems Engineering Student Awarded the AAGS Fellowship
August 1, 2012
Darren Hauser, an M.S. student in the Geosensing Systems Engineering program at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the 2012 American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS)...

Darren Hauser, an M.S. student in the Geosensing Systems Engineering program at the University of Houston, is the recipient of the 2012 American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) Graduate Fellowship Award. Click here to view the announcement. Darren's research involves the development of a small, affordable mobile LiDAR unit deployable on a backpack as well as terrestrial and airborne vehicles. Congratulations, Darren!

NCALM LiDAR Data Included in a PBS NewsHour Science Clip
March 4, 2012
PBS NewsHour reviewed current research into the effects of dam removal on New Hampshire's Ashuelot River. Data collected by NCALM plays an integral role. Click here to watch the video clip.

PBS NewsHour reviewed current research into the effects of dam removal on New Hampshire's Ashuelot River. Data collected by NCALM plays an integral role. Click here to watch the video clip.

NCALM Featured in US News & World Report Science
January 11, 2012
US News & World Report Science is featuring an online article with Dr. William Carter about NCALM and the current and future impacts of LiDAR technology. Download a PDF of the article...

US News & World Report Science is featuring an online article with Dr. William Carter about NCALM and the current and future impacts of LiDAR technology. Download a PDF of the article here.

UH NCALM/Geosensing Systems Engineering Hires a New Professor
January 2, 2012
Dr. Saurabh Prasad joins the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as an assistant professor. Dr. Prasad earned his Ph.D....

Dr. Saurabh Prasad joins the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering as an assistant professor. Dr. Prasad earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Mississippi State University in 2008. He was an assistant research professor at the Geosystems Research Institute (GRI), and an adjunct assistant professor at the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Mississippi State University from January 2009 through December 2011. At Mississippi State University, Dr. Prasad was the technical lead on several projects funded by NASA, NGA, and DHS as a PI/Co-PI.

Dr. Prasad's research interests include statistical pattern recognition and adaptive signal processing, with applications to automatic target recognition and land cover classification for hyperspectral remote sensing. In particular, his current research entails the use of information fusion techniques for designing robust statistical pattern classification algorithms for hyperspectral remote sensing.

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