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Shabnam Jabari

Assistant Professor

PhD; P.Eng.

Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering

Head Hall E31


Dr. Shabnam Jabari is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, UNB. She started her position in Jan 2019 and ever since she has supervised over 15 postdoc, undergraduate, and graduate students and secured over $500K cash and in-kind funding.

Dr. Jabari's current research interests include 3D city models, 3D GIS, urban area change detection, and producing, colorizing, and processing point clouds. She focuses her research on the application of Geospatial Data for Disaster Management, especially for damage detection and flood mapping in urban areas.

She has received her PhD from the University of New Brunswick working on 3D Information Supported Urban Change Detection using Multi-Angle and Multi-Sensor Imagery in 2015 which resulted in a patented technology. She received her MSc and BSc degrees from the department of Civil-Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran in 2009 and 2005, respectively.

Dr. Jabari’s research outcomes have been recognized by different organizations including the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), as one of Canada’s top innovative projects in the innovation campaign of 2018, University of New Brunswick (UNB), as one of the seven “novel” projects of 2017 and highlighted in the UNB 2017 Annual Report, and NSERC.

Dr. Jabari has taught different courses in GIS (GGE 3342, GGE 4423, GGE 6410/5410), Remote Sensing (GGE 3342) and Photogrammetry (GGE4313). She also has taught different courses as a co-instructor/mentor (GGE1001, GGE6322/5322, GGE4700). She is a licensed member of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (PEng), the executive secretary of Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS-SCT), a member of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG), IEEE.

Current opportunities

Special issue in journals: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Remote Sensing.

Media reports

Selected publications

S. Jabari, Y. Zhang, “Urban Change Detection Utilizing High-Resolution Optical Images Taken from Different Viewing Angles and Different Platforms”, Urban Remote Sensing (second edition), P. Weng, Qihao; Quattrochi, Dale; Gamba, Ed. CRC Press, 2018, pp. 125–148

S. Jabari, M. Rezaie, F. Fathollahi, Y. Zhang, “Multispectral change detection using multivariate Kullback-Leibler distance”, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 147, 163-177, 2019.

S. Jabari, F. Fathollahi, A. Roshan, and Y. Zhang, “Improving UAV imaging quality by optical sensor fusion: an initial study,” Int. J. Remote Sens., vol. 38, no. 17, pp. 4931–4953, 2017.

S. Jabari and Y. Zhang, “Building Change Detection Improvement Using Topographic Correction Models,” Adv. Remote Sens., vol. 6, no. 01, pp. 1–22, 2017.

S. Jabari and Y. Zhang, “RPC-Based Coregistration of VHR Imagery for Urban Change Detection,” Photogramm. Eng. Remote Sens., vol. 82, no. 7, pp. 521–534, 2016.


For the full list of publications, see ResearchGate and Google Scholar.