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Displays Highlighting GGE Research at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Photos: Yun Zhang, 2017-October-19

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Thanks to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the research accomplishments of former GGE Ph.D. student Shabnam Jabari are displayed on a large poster and on a video display in the main corridor of the airport.

Ms. Jabari was a student from 2011 to 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Yun Zhang. Her Ph.D. research focused on an important but also technically challenging topic in remote sensing, namely change detection using optical images collected from different viewing angles. More than 95% of high-resolution satellite images are taken from different viewing angles. However, existing change detection methods can only use images from the same or similar viewing angles for change detection, leaving more than 95% of images not being effectively used. Ms. Jabari developed a breakthrough patent-pending solution to overcome the difficulties caused by the viewing angle difference and unveiled the potential of using all the mainstream high-resolution satellite images and aerial photos for change detection; saving time and cost for disaster relief.

Ms. Jabari is currenty a postdoctoral fellow and technical project manager at GGE's Canada Research Chair in Advanced Geomatics Image Processing Lab.

Ms. Jabari's work has also been featured in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's research news and the CFI's research stories.