The Group

Group Leader

Bernhard Rabus

Professor, School of Engineering Science

Office: ASB 9829 
Phone: (778) 782-4846
Fax: (778) 782-4951
E-mail: btrabus@sfu.ca

 

 

Education:

Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1997

M.Sc., Physics, Technical University of Munich, 1992

 

Research interests:

SAR methods and applications, with a focus on (i) maritime applications (e.g. vessel detection and characterization, ocean parameter derivation) and (ii) novel land applications using advanced interferometric and polarimetric time series analysis techniques.

Current Postdocs & Graduate Students

Mike Kubanski

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: mjk6@sfu.ca

Education:

BASC Electronics Engineering, Simon Fraser University, 2012

Research interests:

Principles of SAR imaging and focusing, moving target indication, and signal processing using space based and airborne SAR systems with application to both the land and maritime domains.

Jayson Eppler

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: jaysone@sfu.ca

Education:

M.Sc. Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 1998

B.Sc. Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, 1995

Research interests:

Advanced interferometric SAR techniques including adaptive filtering, phase triangulation and mitigation of snow related phase effects to support surface deformation monitoring in permafrost affected environments.

Farnoush Hosseini

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: fha20@sfu.ca

Education:

M.Sc. Geodesy, Surveying Engineering, University of Tehran, 2015

B.Sc. Surveying Engineering, University of Tehran, 2012

Research interests:

SAR Interferometry for land applications including natural hazards. Monitoring civil structures using SAR Interferometry. Digital Elevation Models (DEM).

Arturo Velasco

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: avelasco@sfu.ca

Education:

M.Sc. Hydraulic Engineering and Environment, Universitat Politècnica de València, 2017

B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering, National University of Piura, 2013

Research interests:

Calibration of 3D hydrogeological models with Interferometric SAR techniques and GRACE data. Coupling GRACE data and Interferometric SAR methods to localize abatement of water tables due to loss of water volume in aquifers. Ground-based validation of InSAR and GRACE data.

Wyatt Gronnemose

MASc. Candidate

Office: ASB 10840  

Email: wyatt_gronnemose@sfu.ca

Education:

B.ASc. Electrical Engineering, University of British Columbia

M.Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia

Research interests:
TBD

Elizabeth Pieters

B.ASc. (Hons) Candidate, Engineering Physics

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: elizabeth_pieters@sfu.ca

Project description:

Processing of space-borne SAR data to generate Doppler maps for maritime applications of SAR (e.g., ocean surface currents).

Anna Gribbon

M.Sc. Candidate

(EASC-Glaciology, co-supervised with Prof. Flowers)

Office: TASC1 7412
E-mail: anna_gribbon@sfu.ca

Project description:

TBD

Jarrod Haas

M.Sc. Candidate

Deep Learning

Office: TASC1 7412
E-mail: jhaas@sfu.ca

Education

BSc Computing Science

Research Interests

Bayesian deep learning and computer vision.

Previous Graduate Students

Manuele Pichierri

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office: ASB 9841
E-mail: mpichier@sfu.ca

Education:

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, 2016

M.Sc. Electronic Engineering (cum laude), University of Perugia, 2011

Research interests:

SAR interferometry and polarimetric SAR Interferometry for land applications; characterizing the polarimetric interferometric responses from bare and vegetated surfaces.

Nick Wooster

M.Eng. Candidate, 2018

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: ntwooste@sfu.ca

Project description:

Developing a high temporal resolution vector field model of the surface motion of the Fels Glacier landslide in the east-central Alaska Range of the United States using interferometric techniques and ground-based real aperture radar data captured over the course of a multi-day campaign in August 2017.

Visiting Scholars (Past and present)

Samuel Stettner

Ph.D. Candidate

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany, 2017

Office: ASB 10840
E-mail: Samuel.Stettner@awi.de

Education:

M.Sc. of Geography, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2015

B.Sc. of Geography, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2011

Research interests:

Application of SAR time-series for monitoring Arctic landscape changes. Monitoring of rapid permafrost degradation with SAR backscatter time series. Characterizing wet snow dynamics with multi-orbit SAR.