Bahram Salehi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Sr. Remote Sensing Scientist: C-CORE

Cross - Appointed Professor: MUN
Dep. of Electrical & Com. Eng., Memorial University

Captain Robert A. Bartlett Building, Morrissey Road, St John's, NL, Canada, A1B 3X5
Tel: 709.864.6701 * Fax: 709.864.4706 ,


Received his PhD degree in Geomatics Engineering - Remote Sensing from University of New Brunswick (UNB) in 2012, Dr. Salehi joined C-CORE with LOOKNorth , a Canadian Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, as a Remote sensing scientist/engineer in 2013. He is currently a senior remote sensing engineer with C-CORE and a cross- appointed professor to Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University (MUN). Prior to his current position Dr. Salehi was a NSERC post-doctoral visiting fellow in Canadian Government Laboratories at Earth Observation, Science and Technology Branch of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada in Ottawa.

Dr. Salehi has over 15 years of academic and industrial R&D experience in remote sensing, geomatics, and photogrammetry with specialization in very high resolution optical, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Interferometric SAR (InSAR), and hyperspectral data algorithm and application development. In addition, he has over 6 years of teaching experience at four different universities including MUN and UNB where he taught a number of courses including remote sensing, photogrammetry, geomatics, and surveying to undergraduate and graduate students form a variety of disciplines in Engineering and Science. Bahram's research experience and interests span a range of topics in optical and SAR data processing for environmental mapping and monitoring including wetland classification and SAR-based water level change monitoring, satellite- and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-based terrestrial pipeline oil leakage detection and impact monitoring, InSAR-based permafrost monitoring, urban land cover classification, satellite-based moving vehicle information extraction, accurate crop type classification, oil and gas-related land disturbance monitoring, land cover classification and forest mapping and tree height estimation. While supervising a team of Postdocs, graduate students, and work-term students at MUN and C-CORE, Dr. Salehi is conducting operational research at C-CORE in collaboration with industry, federal, and provincial governments utilizing advanced earth observation technologies for various environmental applications. Together with his team of grad students, Dr Salehi has developed a small software package - Advanced Remote Sensing Lab (ARSeL) - comprising of some advanced algorithms for processing of optical and SAR satellite imagery for environmental monitoring.

Bahram has received a number of awards, scholarships, and grants including the 2017-2019 MITACS Grant, 2015-2019 NSERC Discovery Grant, 2015-2018 Environment Canada Atlantic Ecosystem Initiatives Funding, 2015-2018 Government of Canada, National Conservation Plan, 2014-2017 Newfoundland and Labrador research and development corporation (RDC) Ignite grant, the NSERC visiting fellowship in Canadian government laboratories in 2012, the 2012 ERDAS-DigitalGlobe Geospatial Challenge, and the First paper prize at the UNB graduate students' competition in 2011. Dr. Salehi is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, and refereed conference papers. He is an Associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, a guest editor for ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information, a new editorial board member of Journal of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering and has served as the reviewer for more than 25 grant applications, journals and conference proceedings. He also serves as a director for Canadian Remote Sensing Society, and as an executive member of ISPRS Commission III, WGIII/3.Dr. Salehi is a registered member of professional engineers and geoscientist (P.Eng.) of Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. He is a member of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, American Geophysical Union, and Canadian Institute of Geomatics.



Ph.D. : Remote Sensing Engineering ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008-2012
University of New Brunswick , Fredericton, NB, Canada

M.Sc. : Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Engineering ---------------------------------------------- 2002-2005
K. N. Toosi, University of Technology , Tehran, Iran

B.Sc. : Surveying and Geomatics Engineering ---------------------------------------------------------------- 1997-2002
University of Tehran , Tehran, Iran


Professional Experience:

Cross-Appointed Professor, Memorial University, Canada ------------------------------------------ 2014 - Present

Senior Remote Sensing Engineer, C-CORE, Canada --------------------------------------------------- 2013 - Present

NSERC Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow, AAFC, Canada ----------------------------------------------------- 2012 - 2013

Research Assistant - PhD Student, University of New Brunswick, Canada ------------------------ 2008 - 2012

Stipend Instructor, University of New Brunswick, Canada ----------------------------------------------- 2009 - 2011

Research Assistant - MSc. Student, K.N. Toosi University of Tech., Iran --------------------------- 2002 - 2005

Remote Sensing Specialist, Farazamin Consulting Engineers, Iran ---------------------------------- 2006 - 2008

GIS and Photogrammetry Analyst, Farazamin Consulting Engineers, Iran ------------------------- 2003 - 2006

Surveying & Geomatics Engineer, ZaviehYab Consulting Engineers, Iran ------------------------- 2000 - 2002


Professional Appointments:

Director, Canadian Remote Sensing Society, 2016 - present.

Secretary, Commission III, WGIII, ISPRS-International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Society, 2016-2020.

Registered Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL), Canada, 2014 - present

Registered Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (PEGNB), Canada, 2012-2014

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 2012 - present

Canadian Institute of Geomatics, 2012 - present

American Geophysical Union, 2015 - present

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2009 - present

Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT), 2009-2012

Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors 2008 - 2012

The Canadian Association of Geographers 2012- 2014


Honors, Awards& Grants:

IEEE NECEC 2016 David Collett Best Industry Paper

MITACS Accelerate Grant, 2017-2019

NSERC Discovery Grant, 2015-2019

Environment Canada NWCF, 2015-2018

Environment Canada AEI Fund, 2015-2018

Newfoundland and Labrador RDC Ignite Grant, 2014-2016

NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories, 2012-2013

Oral presentation award, Science and Engineering, GRC, UNB, Canada, April 2012

2012 ERDAS - DigitalGlobe Geospatial Challenge , WorldView-2 Imagery

First Paper Prize, Dep Graduate Student Paper Competition, UNB, Canada, 2011

2011 DigitalGlobe 8-Band Research Challenge Contest, WorldView-2 Imagery

UNB Research Assistantship Award, 2008-2012

UNB Graduate Research Assistantship Award , 2008-2012

K. N. Toosi University of Technology Elite (Selective) Researcher Award , 2005

Int. Assoc. for Exch. of Students for Technical Exp. (IAESTE) Award, Croatia 2004

Ranked 12 (among more than 3K), the Nation-wide Graduate Studies exam, Geomatics Eng., Iran, 2002.

Ranked 632 (among more than 200K), the highly competitive Nation-wide university entrance exam for undergraduate studies, Iran, 1997.