Prof. dr. ir. George Vosselman (1963) has been awarded the Photogrammetric (Fairchild) Award 2015 by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The award is given annually by the scientific association to a member who has delivered outstanding work and effort in the working field of the ASPRS.
Enschede, Netherlands, 8-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vosselman is currently professor in Geo-Information Extraction with Sensor Systems at the faculty ITC of the University of Twente. As of 2012, he is also head of the Department of Earth Observation Science. His department focusses on 3D modeling of urban areas with the help of photogrammetry and laserscanning, and the integration of measurements from airplanes, unmanned airborne vehicles and surface vehicles.
Another award was presented to researchers of the faculty of ITC. Anahita Khosravipour, Andrew K. Skidmore, Martin Isenburg, Tiejun Wang en Yousif A. Hussin wrote a scientific article on extracting data from height models (Generating Pit-free Canopy Height Models from Airborne Lidar), that was published in the Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS) magazine last year. This article received the second prize for the John I. Davidson President’s Award as well as an honorable mention for the Talbert Abrams Award.
The prizes will be presented in a special award ceremony during the annual conference of the ASPRS, at the beginning of May in Tampa, Florida.
ANDREI BORISOVICH VISTELIUS RESEARCH AWARD
Former ITC PhD Xiaogang (Marshall) Ma has recently been awarded the Andrei Borisovich Vistelius Research Award by the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). This prestigious prize is a reward for young talented engineers who promote the application of mathematics and information sciences within the field of Geosciences. Ma, who was born in China, received his PhD at the ITC faculty in 2011. He is currently working as an associate research scientist at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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