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Andrew Hunter

Project Leader, Geomatics

Dr. Andrew Hunter holds a Bachelor of Surveying from the University of Otago and an MSc and PhD in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary. He teaches GIS, Land Tenure and Cadastral Systems, Land Use Planning and Spatial Statistics. He is a Professional Registered Surveyor with the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, and he has extensive research experience in land tenure, land information systems and geospatial information systems. Dr. Hunter's current research is focused on the acquisition, use, and analysis of dynamic spatial data under the interrelated themes of Geographic Information Science, Spatial Statistics and GeoComputation. The primary application fields within which his research falls include environmental applications related to animal tracking, land use planning and Cadastres. He also serves as a Chair of work group 5.3 "Integrated Positioning, Navigation and Mapping Systems" of the Fédération Internationale des Géomètres (FIG).

Bev Sandalack

Deputy Leader, Planning

After practicing landscape architecture and planning with private sector firms in Alberta and Manitoba, I concentrated in urban design. The Urban Lab at the Faculty of Environmental Design is the physical setting for my research at the university, and I maintain a professional practice (Sandalack + Associates Inc. urban design/landscape architecture/planning) through which I attempt to integrate my research with the practical realities of contemporary urban and landscape planning and design. Involvement with local and international design review bodies includes co-chair of the City of Calgary Urban Design Review Panel (since 2004), and standing Chair of the Jury for the International Federation of Landscape Architects Design Competition (since 2003).

My research, teaching and practice focus on several topics:

  • Sustainable urban design: innovative neighbourhood design, small town planning and design, city studies
  • Urban morphology: qualities, urban form and physical activity, typology of the public realm
  • Landscape planning: open space planning, site planning, environmental planning
  • Sense of place: local and regional identity, place studies

Steve Liang

Crowd Sourcing

Dr. Steve Liang is an assistant professor in Geographical Information Systems at Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. His general research areas are Geospaital Information and Communication Technologies (GeoICT). Currently, his specific research interests lie at the intersection of Geo-Sensor Networks, Peer-to-Peer (p2p) computing, Internet GIS and Social Networks, specifically in the area of the Spatial Sensor Web (SSW), which is a spatial information infrastructure for heterogeneous sensor networks.

More specifically, He is interested in addressing the information model, interoperability, and scalability issues arising in the system design, implementation and applications for the SSW. He is also actively involved in the establishment and development of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards and OGC prototype systems.

Lina Kattan

Transportation Simulation

Lina Kattan is the Urban Alliance Professor in Transportation Systems Optimization in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary. Lina's ITS research program at the University of Calgary focuses on advanced traffic management and information systems.

As the urban Alliance research professor in Transportation Systems Optimization, Lina is working closely with City of Calgary personnel to develop ITS solutions to Calgary's growing transportation system. The specific focus of these research efforts is to develop innovative traffic control and operation strategies capable to optimize the operation, capital and operating costs of ITS solutions in the City.

Research interests include:

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), with emphasis on Advanced Traffic Control, Management and Information Systems (ATMIS).
  • Modeling and simulation for dynamic transportation networks
  • Application of emerging technologies and advanced computer techniques to ITS.
  • Dynamic travel demand modeling and analysis
  • Traffic Engineering and Operations
  • Demand Management

Amer Shalaby


Dr. Amer Shalaby is part of the U of T Transportation Engineering Research Group. There, he teaches transportation design, urban operations research, and public transit. His interests include Public Transportation; Intelligent Transportation Systems with emphasis on advanced public transit systems; Transportation planning and demand analysis; Simulation and modelling of transportation systems.