Mostafa Arastounia


I am an assistant professor of Geospatial Sciences at the Kennesaw State University. I teach land surveying courses to undergraduate students in surveying, civil engineering, construction management, and geography programs. I am a licensed Professional Engineer in Geomatics Engineering in the Province of British Columbia (Canada) and also hold the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from Project Management Institute (PMI).

My research is primarily focused on processing data obtained from laser scanners and Unmanned Aircrafts (UA). The laser scanning data is used for automated mapping and monitoring of civil infrastructure elements and the results can be employed for automatic maintenance and resilience monitoring of these infrastructure components. So far, I have worked on automated mapping and monitoring of industrial sites, urban infrastructure, transportation tunnels, and railroad corridors. In my research program, we process data obtained by UAs both in the form of aerial photos and LiDAR data. We aim to develop efficient workflows for the field work as well as accurate automated algorithms for office processing of the collected data.