University of Calgary

Zahra Lari

Zahra Lari, M.Sc.

Department of Geomatics Engineering
2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: 403-220-4984
Fax: 403-284-1980
Email: zlari [at] ucalgary [dot] ca


CURRENTLY

  • Graduate Research Associate, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

EDUCATION

  • (2004-2007) M.Sc. , Geomatics Engineering, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Geomatics Engineering Faculty, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • (2000-2004) B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering, Geomatics Engineering Faculty, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (GPA: 3. 4 out of 4)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • (2008-2010) Remote Sensing and GIS Senior Analyst – FAAM Infrastructure Consultant Engineers Company, Tehran, Iran.
  • (2004-2006) Remote Sensing and GIS Researcher – Globe Array, Geomatics Technology Research and Development Company, Tehran, Iran.

PEER-REVIWED JOURNAL PAPERS

  • A. Habib, Z. Lari, E. Kwak and K. Al-durgham, 2013. "Automated Detection, Localization, and Identification of Signalized Targets and Their Impact on Digital Camera Calibration"Brazilian Journal of Cartography (RBC), (In press).
  • Z. Lari and A. Habib, 2013. "New Approaches for Estimating the Local Point Density and its Impact on Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scan Data Processing"Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Special Issue on The Future of National-Scale Three-Dimensional Landscape Mapping, Volume 79, No.2, pp. 195-207.

PEER-REVIWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Z. Lari and A. Habib, 2013. "A Novel Hybrid Approach for the Extraction of Linear/Cylindrical Features from Laser Scanning Data"International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. II-5 (W2), pp.151-156 (ISPRS 2013 Workshop on Laser Scanning , 11-13 November 2013, Antalya, Turkey).
  • Z. Lari, A. Habib and E. Kwak, 2011. "An Adaptive Approach for Segmentation of 3D Laser Point Cloud", International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVII-5/W12, pp. 103-108 (ISPRS 2011 Workshop on Laser Scanning, 29-31 August 2011, Calgary, Canada).
  • Z. Lari and H. Ebadi, 2007. "Automated Building Extraction from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery Using Spectral and Structural Information Based on Artificial Neural Networks", International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVI-1/W51 (ISPRS Honnover 2007 Workshop, 29 May -1 June 2007, Hannover, Germany).

ABSTRACT-REVIWED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Z. Lari, M. Al-Durgham, M. Wang and A.Habib, 2013. "Comparative Analysis of Region Growing, Octree-based Split-and-merge, and Parameter-domain LiDAR Segmentation Techniques", The International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology 2013, Tainan City, Taiwan, May 2013 (Accepted for Oral Presentation).
  • Z. Lari, M. Al-Durgham and A.Habib, 2013. "Comparative Analysis of object-domain and parameter-domain LiDAR Segmentation Results", American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 2013 (Accepted for Oral Presentation).
  • Z. Lari, A. Habib and K. Al-Durgham, 2013. "Comparative Analysis of Different Approaches for Automated  Image Coordinates Measurement for Camera Calibration", American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference 2013, Baltimore, MD, USA, March 2013 (Accepted for Oral Presentation).
  • Z. Lari and A. Habib, 2012. "Alternative Methodologies for Estimation of Local Point Density Index: Moving Towards Adaptive LIDAR Data Processing", International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXIX-B3, pp. 127-132 (XXII ISPRS Congress, 25 August  - 1 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia).
  • Z. Lari and A. Habib, 2012. " A New Approach for Segmentation of Multi-resolution and Multi-platform LiDAR Data", Proceedings of Global Geospatial Conference , Québec City, Canada, 14-17 May.
  • Z. Lari and A. Habib, 2012. "Segmentation-based Classification of 3D Laser Data", Proceedings of the 2012 American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference , Sacramento, California, USA, March 19–23 2012.
  • Z. Lari and A. Habib, 2012. "Determination of Local Point Density Index for Adaptive LiDAR Data Processing", Proceedings of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (IMLF) 2012 Conference, Denver, USA, January 2012.
  • Z. Lari and H. Ebadi, 2009. "Availability of Artificial Neural Networks For building features extraction from High Resolution Satellite Images", Geomatics 2009 conference, National Cartographic Center, Tehran, Iran, April 2009.
  •  Z. Lari and H. Ebadi, 2007. "Automatic Extraction of Building Features from High Resolution Satellite Images Using Artificial Neural Networks",  Proceeding of ISPRS conference on Information Extracting from SAR and Optical Data with Emphasis on developing Countries, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2007.

PROJECTS

  • Automatic Building Extraction and Surface Reconstruction from LIDAR Data.
  • Multi-camera system for beam deformation Monitoring
  • Designing a 3D virtual model for Electrical Network and Infrastructures using Satellite images in GIS Environment.
  • Development of a Spatial Data Exchange Center on Internet.
  • Design and Development a computer program for Roads Extraction from satellite images.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Northwest Group Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary, September 2013.
  • Eyes High International Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary,  May 2013.
  • Best Student Paper Award, International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology 2013, Tainan, Taiwan, May 2013
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of Calgary, April 2013.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship, University of Calgary, April 2012.
  • Best Researcher student, Geomatics Department, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, June 2006.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), since 2011.
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society, since 2007.

Professional Skills

  • Programming Languages: Visual C#.net and MATLAB.
  • Remote Sensing Software: ENVI, ERDAS IMAGINE, PCI Geomatica, ERMAPPER.
  • GIS Softwares: ArcGIS