Hosted by Geomatics Engineering & Lassonde School of Engineering

Upcoming Events

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Webinar # 7

Joel is SkyWatch’s Chief Technology Officer. His team focuses on making earth observation data open and accessible for everyone. Previously, as Head of Data at Kik Interactive, Joel directed data engineering and data sciences at petabyte scale. Prior to that, Joel managed analytics and big data teams at BlackBerry, helping the company grow from 3 million to 80 million subscribers.

Joel holds several data-related patents on location AI and contextual analytics. Outside of work, Joel is an active member of the local community as a coach in minor baseball and hockey.


Joel Cumming

Register for the webinar

The seventh GeoTalks Webinar will begin on April 7, 2021 on from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

We will welcome the undergraduate and graduate students from York University as well as all levels of audiences who are interested in Geomatics Science and Engineering.

Event Flyer

Past Events

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Webinar # 1: Empowering the Workforce of the Future with Geospatial IoT and AI

Talk link: YouTube


Dr. Steve Liang

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Webinar # 2

Dr. Kevin Lim is the founder and CEO of Lim Geomatics Inc. The company was founded in 2006 to commercialize Dr. Lim's Ph.D. research in airborne lidar and its application to forest inventory and has since grown to employ 20 staff across its two offices located in Ottawa and Calgary. Lim Geomatics was recently recognized as one of Canada's fastest growing companies with its inclusion on the Canadian Business 2020 Growth List.

With its focus on building geospatial software and data to help forestry companies be more efficient with their in-office and field operations, Lim Geomatics has emerged as an industry leader in the forestry market with how it leverages GIS, remote sensing, IoT and AI to increase the bottom line for its forestry customers in Canada, USA and South Africa.

Lim Geomatics remains a bootstrapped company to this day and in this talk, Dr. Lim will share his experiences with his entrepreneurship journey that has spanned over the last 15 years. Dr. Lim received his Ph.D. from Queen's University in 2006 and lives in Ottawa.


Dr. Kevin Lim

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Webinar # 3

Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi received her BSc in civil/surveying engineering in 2009, and her MSc degree in geomatics/photogrammetry engineering in 2011. She was a survey engineer and project consultant in the pipeline industry from 2009 to 2011. Her Ph.D. research at the department of applied geomatics, Université de Sherbrooke, was focused on the development of unmanned aerial systems for precise three-dimensional modeling of the environment. In 2014, she joined the Geospatial Information and Communication Technology Lab at York University. She is an adjunct member of the graduate program in Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University. She was a lecturer at the College of Chicoutimi, Canada, in 2015. She was also working as a geomatics researcher at Centre de géomatique du Québec, from 2014 to 2016.


Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Webinar # 4

Stephanie Michaud is the Strategic Marketing Manager for the field software solutions segment of the Geospatial group at Trimble Inc, and is responsible for activities related to market research, business partnerships, product development, and new product introduction spanning GIS and Survey product portfolios.

During her 9-year tenure at Trimble, she has also held technical roles in the Land Administration and Agriculture groups. Mrs. Michaud holds a degree in geomatics engineering from the University of Calgary in Canada and is a registered professional engineer.


Stephanie Michaud

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Webinar # 5

 Dr. Nastaran Saberi who received her PhD in Applied Remote Sensing from the University of Waterloo in 2019, is the co-founder and CTO of GeoMate, alocation -intelligence startup that uses AI to analyze the near real-time safety and accessibility of cities. She also holds the position of researcher at the University of Waterloo (UW), working as a core-modeler in the Global Water Futures program since 2019. Also at UW, Dr. Saberi contributes her knowledge about the geospatial domain as a lecturer and mentor, and in the commercial sector, acts as a data growth coach for small-to-medium enterprises, helping them to grow their geospatial data knowledge, machine vision, and AI and geodata pipeline integration. She is firmly committed to encouraging the use of tech and AI for good and adheres to socially responsible practices in all her geo community activities. Despite a decade of research and development experience in geospatial sciences, Dr. Saberi remains excited to learn more about applied geoscience and the positive contributions it can make to society. 


Dr. Nastaran Saberi