Tier I Canada Research Chair in Geomatics Multi-Sensor Systems
Dr. Naser El-Sheimy is Professor and former Head of the Department of Geomatics Engineering, the University of Calgary. He held a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Geomatics Multi-Sensor Systems and was the scientific director of TECTERRA Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.
Dr. Naser El-Sheimy has 30 years of experience in geomatics engineering. His research expertise includes Geomatics multi-sensor systems, GPS/INS integration, and mobile mapping systems.
Dr. El-Sheimy published two books, 6 book chapters and over 450 papers in academic journals, conference and workshop proceedings, in which he has received over 30 national and international paper awards. He supervised and graduated over 70 Masters and PhD students. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including the ASTech “Leadership in Alberta Technology” Award the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA) Educational Excellence Award. He also received the Schulich School of Engineering Research Excellence Award, the Schulich School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, The UofC Student Union Teaching Excellence Award, and 4 times the departmental teaching award, 2 times departmental research excellence award, and the department of Geomatics Engineering Graduate Educator Award. Dr. El-Sheimy was the president of Commission I on "Sensors and Platforms" of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) from 2008 - 2012. He organized and participated in organizing many national and international conferences and chaired many conferences such as the USA Institute of Navigation Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Dr. El-Sheimy is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Survey Review, Journal of Applied Geodesy, and Coordinates. He served as a member of the Alberta Geomatics Group Board of Directors, Geoide NCE Board of Directors, Technical Committee Member of the ASPRS Direct Georeferencing Committee. He commercialized a number of technologies through the University of Calgary Commercialization office which brings close to $5M of funds to the University of Calgary.
He has been the principal investigator (PI) and co-PI of over 100 research projects and has successfully led several highly competitive grants such as the Canadian NSERC Strategic grants, Canadian Network Centers of Excellence (NCE), The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and many industry funded projects.
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Dr. El-Sheimy’s research interests include multi-sensor systems, mobile mapping systems, estimation techniques, real-time kinematic positioning, and digital photogrammetry and their applications in transportation, mapping and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).
Through his work at the University of Calgary, he was able to achieve outstanding international status with his team in three specific areas:
Hussein Sahli and Naser El-Sheimy (2016), “A Novel Method to Enhance Pipeline Trajectory Determination Using Pipeline Junctions”, Sensors 2016, 16, 567; doi:10.3390/s16040567.
Sara Saeedi, Naser El-Sheimy (2015): “Activity Recognition Using Fusion of Low-Cost Sensors on a Smartphone for Mobile Navigation Application”, Micromachines 2015, 6, 1100-1134; doi:10.3390/mi6081100.
Yuan Zhuang and Naser El-Sheimy (2015): “Tightly-Coupled Integration of WiFi and MEMS Sensors on Handheld Devices for Indoor Pedestrian Navigation”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Volume:16 , Issue: 1, pp 224 – 234, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2015.2477444, 09 September 2015
H. Lan, C. Yu, Y. Li, Y. Zhuang, and N. El-Sheimy, An efficient method for evaluating the performance of integrated multiple pedestrian navigation systems, Proceedings of Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2015 International Conference, Calgary, Canada, Oct 13-16, 2015, pp. 1-6, IEEE.
You Li, Xiaoji Niu, Yahao Cheng, Chuang Shi, and Naser El-Sheimy (2015), “The Impact of Vehicle Maneuvers on the Attitude Estimation of GNSS/INS for Mobile Mapping”, Journal of Applied Geodesy, 2015 9 (3): 183-197.
Mohamed Attia, Adel Moussa and Naser El-Sheimy (2013): “Map Aided Pedestrian Dead Reckoning using Buildings Information for Indoor Navigation Applications”, Scientific Research Publishing, Vol.4 No.3 POS., PP. 227-239, DOI: 10.4236/pos.2013.43023 August, 2013.
Yuksel Y., and El-Sheimy N. (2011), "Optimal Sensor Fusion Method for Skew-Redundant Inertial Measurement Units", Journal of Applied Geodesy, Journal of Applied Geodesy. Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 99–115, ISSN (Online) 1862-9024, ISSN (Print) 1862-9016, DOI: 10.1515/jag.2011.010, August 2011.
Dr. El-Sheimy has taught the following courses:
PhD, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary (1996)
MSc, Survey Engineering, Ain Shams University (1990)
Post Graduate Diploma, ITC - Netherlands (1989)
BSc, Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University (1984)
The Mobile Multi-Sensor System (MMSS) research group is looking for special people to undertake exciting GNSS, INS, Integrated systems, and mobile mapping systems research. Outstanding MSc and PhD students are welcome to join the MMSS research group when there are available positions.
The MMSS group looks for team players who are:
If you find yourself qualified and they have a spot for you, please send them your CV. For more information, visit the MMSS website.