Dr Ali J. Ghandour

Dr Ali J. Ghandour


National Center for Remote Sensing - CNRS


I am an associate researcher at the Lebanese National Center for Remote Sensing - National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) where I have established the Geospatial Earth Observation (GEO) group. I earned a Ph.D. in Computer Communication in 2013 and was with Toyota Motor North America, InfoTech Labs at Mountain View, USA before joining CNRS in 2015 where I also acted as the coordinator of the Lebanese National Innovation Transfer Network.

I have more than 30 publications with special research focus on AI-assisted mapping spanning various applications including geospatial urban sensing, transportation and urban features extraction from aerial imagery. I develop tools integrating deep learning techniques to automate the process of urban features extraction and collect crowd-sourcing data from various sources. Evidence gained from my models and data analysis allows for a robust humanitarian response and provides policymakers and key stakeholders with insights to design tailored regulations and safety countermeasures for urban social good. In the past, I made research contributions to vehicular cognitive networks and IEEE P1609 standard Working Group.


  • Remote Sensing
  • Earth Observation
  • Smart City
  • Transportation
  • Geospatial Deep Learning


Building Footprints

The first comprehensive Lebanese Building Footprints autonomously generated using Deep Learning.


Lebanese Road Crashes Platform

National Technology Transfer Network

Enhance national innovation system capacity

WAVE1609 Tool

Modeling and Simulation of WAVE 1609.4-based Multi-channel VANETs

Meet the Team

Grad Students


Hassan Nasrallah

Research Assistant

Programming, Algorithms, Deep Learning, Data Science


Kawthar Salami

Web Map Developer

Programming, Algorithms



Abdul Karim Gizzini

Phd student

Machine Learning, Image and Signal Processing, Deep Learning, Vehicular Communications, Channel Estimations


Adam Issa

Operations Research Developer

Operations Research, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Numerical Algorithms, Computer Science


Ali Hariri

Phd student

Cloud, Data Protection, IoT Security, Access and Usage Control


Houssam Krayem

Freelance Developer

Android, iOS


Huda Hammoud

Digital Business Integration Analyst

Data Analytics, Cloud, Data Engineering, Data Visualization


Jad Chahine

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Microservices, Linux, Code refactoring, Databases, Data Manipulation, Algorithms


Mohamad Abdallah

Security Expert

Network Security, Penetration Testing


Mohamad Dimassi

Software Engineer

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Networking


Nadia Mouawad

Web Developer

5G, Vehicular Network

Latest Publications

Check my Google Scholar profile for the most up-to-date publications’ list.
(2021). Influence of Snow Cover on Water Capacity in the Qaraaoun Reservoir, Lebanon. Arabian Journal of Geosciences.


(2020). Analyzing factors associated with fatal road crashes: A machine learning approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.