Dr. Qassim Abdullah is an accomplished scientist with more than 40 years of combined industrial, research and development, and academic experience in analytical photogrammetry, digital remote sensing, and civil and surveying engineering. Currently, Dr. Abdullah is the Chief Scientist for Woolpert responsible about designing and managing strategic programs to develop and implement new remote sensing technologies focused on meeting the evolving needs of geospatial users. In addition, Dr. Abdullah serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and at Penn State teaching graduate courses on UAS, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
His latest accomplishments include evaluating and introducing the Geiger and single photon LiDAR to the geospatial industry and leading Woolpert research activities in the field of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), its sensor calibration, and its workflow development. Dr. Abdullah obtained his doctorate and master degrees in photogrammetry from the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Abdullah publishes a monthly column “Mapping Matters”, in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) journal PE&RS. Dr. Abdullah is a Fellow with the ASPRS and the recipient of several prestigious awards by ASPRS. Among those awards are the Life Time Achievement Award, the Photogrammetric Fairchild award, the Outstanding Service award, and the Presidential Citation award.