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     Date Submitted:14-08-2017
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords7 years experiences of using Earth observation to address environmental applications. Knowledge of wide range of Earth observation sensors and their applications to geoscience. Various skills on image processing and interpretation.
    CV

    Nationality:        Iranian

    Work permit:     Eligible to work full-time (Dependent Tier 2 visa)

     

    7 years experiences of using Earth observation to address environmental applications.

    Knowledge of wide range of Earth observation sensors and their applications to geoscience.

    Various skills on image processing and interpretation.

     

    Education

    2012 - 2017 PhD in Geographical Information Science(s), University of Nottingham, UK Thesis title: “Enhancing the spatial resolution of Landsat data for mapping urban areas”

    Urban Creep; Vegetation Mapping; Land Cover Mapping; Pixel/Object Classification; WorldView-2; Landsat Data; Spatial Resolution; Spectral Band; Accuracy Assessment; McNemar Test; Super Resolution Analysis; Sparse Representation.

    Supervisors: Dr. Doreen Boyd, Prof. Giles Foody (University of Nottingham), and Prof. Paul Aplin (Edge Hill University).

    Completed in June 2017.

     

    2009 - 2011       MSc in Geographical Information Systems, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Merit Dissertation title: Classification of Land-Use Patterns: Based on Extracting the Impervious Surface in the City of Sheffield '' (sponsored by Ordnance Survey)

     

    2008 - 2009       Academic English Programme, Taylor University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2005 - 2008                BSc Geomatics, Azad University, Iran

    Current research

    June 2017         Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham, UK

    Title: Vegetation Mapping to assess the Quality of Peatlands in The Flow Country, Using Optical and InSAR Remote Sensing Platforms.

    This is a collaborative research project studies the ecological aspects of peatlands in the Flow Country (large areas of the North of Scotland). My role is to define the methodology to assess the condition of peatlands regarding their vegetation cover, using remote sensing technology including optical (Sentinel 2 and InSAR).

     

    Areas of expertise

    Data acquisition and pre-processing the various types of remote sensing data and platforms

    Object-based image analysis

    Various pixel-based image classification techniques

    Super resolution analysis

    Detailed urban land cover characterisation

    Very high/ Medium resolution images

    GIS and digital mapping

    Apply remote sensing to address various environmental process

     

    Programming

    MATLAB

     

    Experience on environmental applications of remote sensing

    land cover/use characterisation

    Land cover change

    Urban creep

    Impervious surface mapping

    Ecological problems of peatlands

    Urban creep distributions

    Vegetation mapping

    Amazon Forest 3D mapping (using a LiDAR data)

     

    Experience on satellite sensors

    Landsat TM, ETM+, and OLI

    IKONOS

    WorldView-2

    Sentinel 2

    LiDAR

     

    Proficiency and experience with image analysis software

    ArcGIS

    ENVI

    ERDAS Imagine

    eCognition

    Another platform (in the process on self-learning)

    Applications of InSAR in ground instability including landside

     

     Experience on online free data sources

    Google Earth Engine and Open street map

    Microsoft Bing

     

    Publication

    Momeni, R., Aplin, P., and Boyd, D., (2016), Mapping Complex Urban Land Cover from Spaceborne Imagery: The Influence of Spatial Resolution, Spectral Band Set and Classification Approach, Remote Sensing Journal (with impact factor 3.2), Vol. 8 (2), 88. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/8/2/88

    Planned publications (stemming from PhD research)

    Momeni, R., Boyd, D., Foody, G., and Aplin, P., Using sparse representation to enhance detailed mapping capability of Landsat sensors data using a single WV-2, (plan to publish at the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Journal).

     

    Conference presentations

    Momeni, R., Boyd, D., Foody, G., and Aplin, P., Urban mapping at high resolutions: exploiting the long-term EO record, Earth Observation for Knowledge Discovery, RSPSoc Annual Conference 2016 at The University of Nottingham.

    Momeni, R., Aplin, P., and Boyd, D., A rigorous comparison of spatial, spectral and classifier properties when mapping complex urban land cover from spaceborne imagery, Earth Observation in the Sentinel Era, RSPSoc, NCEO and CEOI-ST Joint Annual Conference 2015, The University of Southampton.

    Momeni, R., Aplin, P., and Boyd, D., First year PhD student Presentation to providing an overview on my research Ordnance, 2012 October, University of Nottingham

    Momeni, R., Classification of Land-Use Patterns: Based on Extracting the Impervious Surface in the City of Sheffield, Ordnance Survey Annual MSc GIS/RS Seminar 2010 in The Southampton, UK.

     

    Conference poster presentations

    Momeni, R. and Aplin, P., (2014), Assessing the Performance of OBIA and Per-Pixel Based Classification Approaches to Map Detailed Urban Area, [Poster], 5th Annual GEOBIA Conference, 21–23 May, Thessaloniki, Greece.

    Momeni, R., Aplin, P., and Boyd, D., (2013), A Simple Experiment to Test the Potential of WorldView-2 Imagery for Urban Land Cover Classification: a Comparison of Spatial, Spectral and Classifier Characteristics, [Poster], RSPSoc 2013 Annual Conference, Erath Observation for Problem Solving, 4 - 6 September, Glasgow, UK.

     

    Awards

    Won £500 Sponsorship from Ordnance Survey in The UK National MSc GIS student competition, 2010.

     

    Supervision Experience

    Co-supervision of an exchange PhD student: I worked proactively with a colleague from China on 3D modelling research project in Shanghai. My role was to provide guidance on using the sparse representation method to increase the spatial resolution of IKONOS to detect the buildings’ edge in this study.

    Co-supervision of an MSc student: I acted as a supervisor on MSc dissertation entitled “using sparse representation to enhance the performance of a series of SPOT images for crop mapping using a single IKONOS imagery”. I transferred the concept of the sparse representation method and helping the student to develop a method for his research.

    Supervising BSc students: I engaged the interest and enthusiasm of the several undergrad students on their dissertations on using various remote sensing data sets and image processing techniques into different environmental applications.

     

    Teaching experience

    Feb–Jun 2017  Lecturer at the Kingston University London, UK

    I support the teaching objectives of the Geography and Environment Academic Unit by delivering teaching to students at undergraduate level, through allocated lectures, tutorials, practical, in remote sensing and/or environmental change.

    I designed various geographical projects in the GIS Field Trip for MSc students. For example, I defined surveying/mapping project including teaching the students who to use DGPS.

     

    2012 - 2016       Demonstrator at the University of Nottingham,

    While I was studying the PhD, I worked as a demonstrator in various remote sensing and GIS modules for both undergrad and postgraduate students.

     

    Teaching Qualifications

    Completed Intensive Learning Teaching Programme (ILTP) certificate from University of Nottingham, March 2013.

     

    Other experience

    Nov-Jan2017    Research assistance at the University of Nottingham

    This was two months job which was involved in data entry of liana survey.

     

    2003 - 2005       Surveying experience at Perlite Construction Company in Iran,

    I worked as a road surveyor in the national highway construction project of

     

    Chabahar to Nikshahr to Iranshahr. I covered the entire aspects of surveying tasks corresponded to road construction including bridge building, cutting/filling, tunnel, and levelling.

     

    Meetings & Workshops

    2014 June        International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis, 5th GEOBIA Annual Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece,

    2012 - 2013      East Midlands Consortium, various advanced workshops within the Midlands Universities, Including R programming, DGPS, how to publish a paper.

    2011 June       International Census Migration Data: Sources, Key Issues and Workshop, The University of Leeds,

     

    Professional memberships

    Student member of RSPSoc

    IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS)

     

    Team Work and Communication

    2013 - 2015     Postgraduate mentor for early stage PhD students.

    2012 - 2014     PhD representative in school of Geography for two years

     

    References

    Dr. Doreen Boyd: Address: Room c10 Sir Clive Granger, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

    Email: doreen.boyd(at)nottingham.ac.uk

    Prof. Giles Foody: Address: Room A33 Sir Clive Granger, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

    Email: giles.foody(at)nottingham.ac.uk

    Prof. Paul Aplin:     Address: Department of Geography, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, UK

    Email: paul.aplin(at)edgehill.ac.uk

     

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