Past Graduate Students

Abureli Aierken
Abureli Aierken
M.S., 2018
abralpku [at] gmail.com
Current Job: Data Analyst at CGG
Thesis:
Andrea Albright
Andrea Albright
Ph.D., 2022
aalbright [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Postdoctoral Reasearcher at USDA Watershed Research Laboratory
Thesis: Nearshore Bathymetry from Fusion of ICESat-2 and Multispectral Satellite Imagery
Rebecca Brown
Rebecca Brown
M.S., 2019
rab4280 [at] gmail.com
Current Job: Data Analyst at GeoDigital International
Thesis: Data Quality Analysis of the Leica SPL100 Airborne Single Photon Lidar Sensor
Ning Cao
Ning Cao
Ph.D., 2016
ncao5 [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Houston
Thesis: Advanced SAR Interferometry Methods for Ground Displacement Estimation from Spaceborne and Airborne Platforms
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Chi-Hung Chang
Ph.D., 2021
cchang21 [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Houston
Thesis: Forecasting Flood Levels and Areal Inundation in Downstream Mekong Using Remotely Sensed Data and Modeling
Tien Du
Tien Du
Ph.D., 2021
ldu9 [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Houston
Thesis: Operational Water Management in Highly Regulated, Transboundary Watersheds Using Multi-Basin Modeling, Earth Observations and Co-Production
Nima Ekhtari
Nima Ekhtari
Ph.D., 2018
nekhtari [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Research Assistant Professor at University of Houston
Thesis: Land Cover and Impervious Surface Mapping Using Multispectral Airborne Laser Scanner Data
Pete Gadomski
Pete Gadomski
M.S., 2016
peter.j.gadomski [at] erdc.dren.mil
Current Job: Research Physical Scientist at CRREL
Thesis: Measuring Glacier Surface Velocities with LiDAR: A Comparison of Three-Dimensional Change Detection Methods
Preston Hartzell
Preston Hartzell
Ph.D., 2016
pjhartzell [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Research Assistant Professor at University of Houston
Thesis: Active and Passive Sensor Fusion for Terrestrial Hyperspectral Image Shadow Detection and Restoration
Darren Hauser
Darren Hauser
M.S., 2013
dlhauser [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Research Associate at NCALM
Thesis: Three-Dimensional Accuracy Analysis of a Mapping-Grade Mobile Laser Scanning System
Donghwan Kim
Donghwan Kim
Ph.D., 2019
donghwan.kma [at] gmail.com
Current Job: 102nd Engineer Battalion Commander, 1st Corps with the Republic of Korea Army
Thesis: Ensemble Learning Regression for Estimating River Discharge Using Remotely Sensed Data and Hydrological Model
Arpan Kusari
Arpan Kusari
Ph.D., 2015
arpan.kusari [at] gmail.com
Current Job: Automated Driving Engineer–Mapping at Ford Motor Company
Thesis: Precise Registration of Laser Mapping Data by Planar Feature Extraction for Deformation Mapping
Jordan Laughlin
Jordan Laughlin
M.S., 2020
jordan.laughlin [at] westpoint.edu
Current Job: Instructor at West Point
Thesis: Radiometric and Geometric Calibration of an Inexpensive LED-Based Lidar Sensor
Andrew Lyda
Andrew Lyda
M.S., 2019
awlyda [at] uw.edu
Current Job: Operations Engineer at NHERI RAPID Facility
Thesis:
Srijani Mukherjee
Srijani Mukherjee
M.S., 2019
smukherjee9 [at] uh.edu
Current Job: AI/Computer Vision R&D Engineer at GeoDigital International
Thesis:
Zhigang Pan
Zhigang Pan
Ph.D., 2016
zhigang.pan [at] leica-geosystems.com
Current Job: GeoScientist at Leica Geosystems
Thesis: Shallow Water Bathymetry Using Full Waveform Bathymetric LiDAR and Hyperspectral Imagery
Sven Sorhus
Sven Sorhus
M.S., 2021
sasorhus [at] uh.edu
Current Job: GIS Analyst at Arup Canada
Thesis: Estimating Snowfall Metrics with a Terrestrial Laser Scanner
Zhiyue Sun
Zhiyue Sun
Ph.D., 2019
rexyunyun [at] gmail.com
Thesis: Estimating Glacier Ice Thickness and Mass Balance using Multiple Spaceborne Geodetic Techniques
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Amirhossein "Amir" Tayyebi
M.S., 2018
Thesis:
Xiao Wang
Xiao Wang
Ph.D., 2017
wangandxiao [at] gmail.com
Current Job: ADAS Researcher at Hitachi Automotive
Thesis: Filtering of Single Photon LiDAR Data
Hongzhou Wang
Hongzhou Wang
Ph.D., 2016
hz.wang.uh [at] gmail.com
Current Job: Seismic Imager at CGG
Thesis: Fusion of Full Waveform LiDAR and Passive Remote Sensing for Improved Land-Cover Classification
Ting Yuan
Ting Yuan
Ph.D., 2017
yuantingwhu [at] gmail.com
Current Job: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis: Congo Wetlands Hydrology using SAR, InSAR, and Radar Altimetry
Xiao Zhang
Xiao Zhang
Ph.D., 2016
xiao.zhang.uh [at] gmail.com
Current Job: Geomatics Specialist at Shell Exploration and Production Company
Thesis: Lidar Based Change Detection for Earthquake Surface Ruptures
Xinxiang Zhu
Xinxiang "Sean" Zhu
Ph.D., 2022
xzhu123 [at] uh.edu
Current Job: Software Engineer at Torc Robotics
Thesis: Estimated Distributed Near-Field Surface Displacements Using Nascent Mobile Laser Scanning