July 17, 2020

Dr. Quazi Hassan appointed as Director of CEERE

Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education

Dr. Quazi Hassan, a professor of Geomatics Engineering, has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) at the Schulich School of Engineering beginning on July 1st, 2020 for a 3-year-term. Dr. Hassan leads the Earth Observation for Environment Laboratory, a joint Geomatics and CEERE research lab which conducts cutting-edge research in addressing environmental issues by integrating remote sensing, GIS and modelling techniques.

Dr. Hassan is working on finding ways to use technology to help mitigate natural disasters caused by fire, drought and flooding. His research interests include the application of remote sensing in forecasting and monitoring of natural hazards/disasters, such as forest fire, drought, and flooding; use of remote sensing and GIS techniques in understanding the dynamics of natural resources, such as forestry, agriculture, and water; and integration of remote sensing, GIS, and modelling techniques in addressing issues related to energy and environment.

Dr. Hassan is currently serving the editorial board of Royal Society Open Science (The Royal Society), Scientific Reports (Nature Publication Group), and Remote Sensing (MDPI) among others. He is also the past board director of Canadian Risk and Hazards Network.