College / Department

Teaching areas

Geomatics/Surveying, GIS/LIS, Remote Sensing, Geodetic/Geospatial Science, Land Development, Highway Engineering, and Hydrology.

Research areas

GIScience, LiDAR Mapping, Mobile and Internet-based GIS, Coastal Mapping &GIS, Applications of GIS/Remote Sensing in Environmental & Transportation Engineering, Wide-Area GPS Networks, and Infrastructure Monitoring/Surveillance.


PhD, Ohio State University, USA, 2003
BS (Honors), University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1993
MS, Ohio State University, USA, 1999

Professional experience

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2006-2009
Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2003-2006.
Summer Research Fellow, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Labs, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, June-Sept 2000


Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS), American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA)

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