Current Projects


This project is an NSERC-CRD funded project (recently renewed for 2020-2025), designed to mitigate human footprint that is resulted from extensive industrial activity in the boreal forest of Alberta by taking advantage of cutting-edge geospatial technologies and advanced modeling techniques that can aid in the process of measuring, monitoring, and predicting the recovery of vegetation on non-permanent (i.e., to-be reclaimed) human-footprint features.
I work as a research scientist in this project.


This is a collaborative project between the Institute of the Environment at the University of Minnesota and Geofinancial Analytics Inc., aiming at tracking industrial methane leaks using advanced remote sensing techniques. The company (Geofinancial Analytics Inc.) sells data products to the financial market and other interested customers across the globe.
I lead the algorithm development team within the project.


This is a COSIA-CFI funded project (2020-2025), focused on developing innovative wetland assessment tools, models, and maps with a view to directing reclamation initiatives. Specific objectives of this project include: ​

  • Develop comprehensive, open access and user-friendly database of wetland systems in Canada

  • Characterize physical, biological, and chemical features of wetlands of different types

  • Identify landscape conditions that promote wetland persistence and habitat quality

  • Identifying environmental stress thresholds and biological benchmarks of young wetlands that promote diverse, persistent, and resilient communities

  • Identifying the early successional patterns of change in developing wetland communities, the environmental conditions that determine alternative types (states) that may develop, and the reclamation prescriptions that best achieve desirable communities. 

I support remote sensing and geospatial research and development activities within the scope of the project.


The Peatland Restoration program is jointly funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), NAIT, industry, and SME partners and led by Dr. Bin Xu, NSERC Industrial Research Chair. 

The missions of this program are:

  • Develop and provide industry and practitioners practical, cost-effective, and science-based solutions for reclaiming boreal peatlands

  • Conduct critical research for developing peatland management practices

  • Training of highly qualified personnel (HQP) in peatland science and reclamation techniques through summer internships, seminars, and workshops

I am one of the collaborators in this project, entitled to supporting scaling up of field-based models using cutting-edge remote sensing and geospatial techniques. 

Previous Projects

  • Heat Energy Assessment Technologies - Tracking residential waste heat from aerial imagery.

  • Assessing the impact of Linear Disturbances on GHG emission in the Boreal Peatland

  • Early detection of mountain pine beetle mortality using thermal sensors mounted on a UAV platform 

  • Develop a GIS tool for creating height metrics from LiDAR data

  • Rangeland health mapping in Alberta using advanced geospatial techniques

  • Comparing UAV- and satellite-derived phenology over Alberta’s native grasslands.

  • Develop a method for extracting urban vegetation for the City of Calgary using RGB Orthophoto

  • Developing a framework for automated forest change detection and operational harvest update in Alberta

  • Prepare Tsunami probability map of three large cities in Bangladesh

  • Design and develop a GIS database for a residential housing society in Dhaka, Bangladesh