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 30 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

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Dr Ali J. Ghandour

Associate Researcher

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Abdul Karim Gizzini

Phd Student

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Ali Kawtharani

Graduate Student

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Hassan Nasrallah

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Mohamad Dimassi

Software Engineer

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Mohamad Zaraket

Graduate Student

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Mustafa Shukor

Research Engineer

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Adam Issa

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Ali Hariri

Phd Student

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Houssam Krayem

Mobile Developer

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Huda Hammoud

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Jad Chahine

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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Kawthar Salami

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Mohamad Abdallah

Security Expert

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Nadia Mouawad

Domain Manager

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