Phonetic pronunciation of my first name: KAA-SIM
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. His current responsibilities include designing and managing strategic programs to develop and implement new remote sensing technologies focused on meeting the evolving needs of geospatial users. Currently, Dr. Abdullah is a lead research scientist and a member of Woolpert Labs team. 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. During 2017, Dr. Abdullah was elected as a Fellow in the ASPRS and he is the recipient of several prestigious awards such as the ASPRS 2010 Photogrammetric Fairchild award, the ASPRS Outstanding Service award for publishing the monthly column “Mapping Matter” for more than 10 years, the ASPRS Presidential Citation award in recognition to his contributions in co-authoring the new “Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data”, and the ASPRS Outstanding Workshop Instructor award. Dr. Abdullah is a certified photogrammetrist by ASPRS and licensed professional surveyor and mapper with the states of Florida, Oregon, Virginia, and South Carolina.