Dr Ali J. Ghandour

Dr Ali J. Ghandour

Associate Researcher

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 over 40 publications with unique research focus on AI-assisted mapping spanning various applications, including geospatial Earth observation, urban analytics, transportation, and 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.

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

Research

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Buildings' Footprints Map

Buildings' Footprints Map

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

Buildings Type Classification

Buildings Type Classification

Buildings Classification using Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Buildings Damage Assessment

Buildings Damage Assessment

Buildings Classification using Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Sci-Net

Sci-Net

Sci-Net: a Scale Invariant Model for Building Detection from Aerial Images

Solar Potential Map for Lebanon

Solar Potential Map for Lebanon

Solar Potential Assessment using Multi-Class Buildings Segmentation from Aerial Images

LRCP

LRCP

Lebanese Road Crashes Platform

National Technology Transfer Network

National Technology Transfer Network

Enhance national innovation system capacity

WAVE1609 Tool

WAVE1609 Tool

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

Recent Publications