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dr. S. Karam (Samer)

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr. Samer Karam is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth Systems Analysis (ESA) Department at the University of Twente.

Samer Karam received his Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Civil Engineering (Geomatics) in 2012 (Aleppo University, Syria). He was top of his class and graduated with the highest distinction. He was hired to work as a teaching assistant at the University of Aleppo. At the end of 2014, he was enrolled in the Geomatics Engineering (GEOENGINE) Master’s program at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and awarded a DAAD scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). In 2016, he worked on 3D building reconstruction from airborne LiDAR data in the remote sensing technology institute at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Later, he moved to the Netherlands and joined the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente as a PhD candidate with the goal of developing a SLAM-based backpack mobile mapping system (ITC_Backpack) for indoor mapping.

Samer has published and presented his work at various conferences, in symposiums and in journals, all within the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry domain. During his PhD trajectory at ITC, he was elected to be a member of the faculty council. He defended his dissertation in October 2021 and is currently working at the University of Twente as a postdoctoral researcher in the INGENIOUS project (www.ingenious-first-responders.eu). The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Korean government. It has a strong focus on the use of drones to make the work of first responders safer and more effective.

Expertise

Earth & Environmental Sciences
Evaluation Method
Indoor Environment
Engineering & Materials Science
Interiors (Building)
Lasers
Pipelines
Scanning
Units Of Measurement
Physics & Astronomy
Closing

Publications

Recent
Karam, S. (2021). Developing a SLAM-based backpack mobile mapping system for indoor mapping. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036552561
Karam, S. , Vosselman, G. , & Lehtola, V. V. (2020). Strategies to integrate IMU and LiDAR SLAM for indoor mapping. In N. Paparoditis, C. Mallet, F. Lafarge, S. Hinz, R. Feitosa, M. Weinmann, & B. Jutzi (Eds.), ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (Vol. V-1-2020, pp. 223-230). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-v-1-2020-223-2020
Karam, S. , Lehtola, V. , & Vosselman, G. (2019). Integrating a low-cost mems imu into a laser-based slam for indoor mobile mapping. In P. Grussenmeyer, A. Murtiyoso, H. Macher, & R. Assi (Eds.), The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: 6th International Workshop LowCost 3D – Sensors, Algorithms, Applications (Vol. XLII-2/W17, pp. 149-156). (International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W17-149-2019
Karam, S. , Peter, M. , Hosseinyalamdary, S. , & Vosselman, G. (2018). An Evaluation Pipeline For Indoor Laser Scanning Point Clouds. In B. Jutzi, M. Weinmann, & S. Hinz (Eds.), ISPRS TC I Mid-term Symposium Innovative Sensing – From Sensors to Methods and Applications (Volume IV-1) 10–12 October 2018, Karlsruhe, Germany (pp. 85-92). (ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences; Vol. IV-1). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-1-85-2018

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Dr. Samer Karam is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth Systems Analysis (ESA) Department at the University of Twente.

Samer Karam received his Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Civil Engineering (Geomatics) in 2012 (Aleppo University, Syria). He was top of his class and graduated with the highest distinction. He was hired to work as a teaching assistant at the University of Aleppo. At the end of 2014, he was enrolled in the Geomatics Engineering (GEOENGINE) Master’s program at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and awarded a DAAD scholarship (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). In 2016, he worked on 3D building reconstruction from airborne LiDAR data in the remote sensing technology institute at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Later, he moved to the Netherlands and joined the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente as a PhD candidate with the goal of developing a SLAM-based backpack mobile mapping system (ITC_Backpack) for indoor mapping.

Samer has published and presented his work at various conferences, in symposiums and in journals, all within the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry domain. During his PhD trajectory at ITC, he was elected to be a member of the faculty council. He defended his dissertation in October 2021 and is currently working at the University of Twente as a postdoctoral researcher in the INGENIOUS project (www.ingenious-first-responders.eu). The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Korean government. It has a strong focus on the use of drones to make the work of first responders safer and more effective.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 2-145
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  2-145
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands