Ahmed El-Sayed Gaber
Research Visiting Scholar
Center for Remote Sensing
725 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1401
Email: aegaber [at] bu.edu
Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing
Port-Said University, Faculty of Science
Department of Geology
Dr. Ahmed Gaber is a geologist specialized in the applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for land subsidence detection, groundwater discovery in arid lands, archaeological investigations and tree roots and utility detection. He has conducted research on the: (i) estimation of the ground water potentiality in the Western Desert of Egypt, (ii) archeological exploration in Japan and Egypt, (iii) estimating the underground biomass by detecting the tree roots, (iv) evaluating the land subsidence rate using the differential radar interferometry technique, (v) soil mapping using the polarization signature of full polarimeteric SAR data and (vi) calculating the soil moisture and surface roughness.
- 2012 Ph.D.in in Radar Remote Sensing Applications, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
- 2006 M.Sc.in Geology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
- 1999 Bachelor in Geology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
Areas of Specialization
- The applications of optical and microwave remote sensing,
- High resolution subsurface imaging using 3D Ground Penetrating Radar
- Groundwater monitoring and exploration in arid lands, and
- Data integration and analysis using Geographic Information System (GIS).
Employment and Professional Experience
- 2013 – Present, Assistant Professor, Geology Department, Port-Said University, Egypt.
- October 2009 to September 2012, Research Assistant, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Japan.
- April 2001 to September 2009, Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Egypt.
- 2010-present: JR. Scientist of Egypt-U.S. Joint Research Program for Assessing the Potential of Natural Resources for Land Use Planning and Development West of Aswan, Egypt. Supported by STDF from Egypt and NSF from USA.
- 2009-2010: Research member of Japan-U.S. Joint Research Program for Advanced Integrated Sensor Technology for the Development of Precise 3D Subsurface Imaging by GPR. Supported by NSF from USA and JST from Japan.
- 2008-2009: Remote sensing and GIS consultant at the Canadian Company Alexander Nubia for gold exploration at the Eastern Desert, Egypt.
- 2009: Principal Investigator of the Project: Generating Natural Color Image for Egyptsat-1 Using the Spectral Transformation Technique. Submitted to The National Authority of Remote Sensing and Space Science (NARSS), Egypt.
- 2008: Member of the scientific team of the project: Geoenvironmental Assessment of the Extension Planning of East Port-Said Port. Submitted to Authority of Ports, Egypt.
- 2003: Member of the scientific team of El-Sukhna new port project, Egypt.
- September – November, 2013: Visiting scholar at the Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, U.S.A.
- March, 2010: Visiting scholar at the University of Miami, U.S.A.
- October 2009 – October 2012: PhD candidate at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, Japan.
- January – March, 2009: Visiting scholar at the Center of Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Japan.
- June – December, 2007: Visiting scholar at the Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, U.S.A.
- 2013-Present, Master thesis co-advisor of Noura Hassan, Department of Geology, Port-Said University; Master thesis on Evaluating Land Subsidence Rate in Port-Said City.
- 2013-Present, Master thesis co-advisor of El-Sayed Ismail Sadek, Department of Geology, South Valley University, Qena; Master thesis on Hydrological exploration in the Eastern Desert of Egypt using remote sensing and GPR.
- 2013, Semester course G442 “Gravity, Seismic and Magnetic”, Geology Department, Port-Said University, Egypt.
- Member of the IEEE Society
- Member of the Geological Society of America (GSA)
- Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan (SEGJ)
- Member of the Egyptian Society for Environmental Science (ESES)
- Member of the Egyptian Geological Society (EGS)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers:
- Ahmed Gaber, Magaly Koch, M. Helmi, Motoyuki Sato, and Farouk El-Baz 2013. “Near-Surface Imaging of a Buried Foundation in the Western Desert, Egypt, Using Space-borne and Ground Penetrating Radar”. Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 40. Issue 4, pp. 1946-1955.
- Magaly Koch, Ahmed Gaber, Benjamin Burkholder, M. Helmi Geriesh, 2012. “Development of New Water Resources in Egypt with Earth Observation data: Opportunities and Challenges”. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability. ISSN 1927‐9566 | Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 1-11.
- Ahmed Gaber, Magaly Koch, M. Helmi and Motoyuki Sato, 2011. “SAR Remote Sensing of Buried Faults: Implications for Groundwater Exploration in the Western Desert of Egypt,” Sensing and Imaging: An International Journal. Vol. 12. No. ¾, pp. 133-151.
- Motoyuki Sato, Ahmed Gaber, Yuya Yokota, Mark Grasmueck and Pierpaolo Marchesini, 2010. “CCD Camera and IGPS Tracking of Geophysical Sensors for Visualization of Buried Explosive Devices”. Proceeding of the International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, IEEE Xplore, 974 p.
- Ahmed Gaber, Magaly Koch and Farouk El-Baz, 2010. Textural and Compositional Characterization of Wadi Feiran Deposits, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Using Radarsat-1, PALSAR, SRTM and ETM+ Data. Journal of Remote Sensing, 2010, Vol. 2, 52-75.
- A. Gaber, E. Ghoneim, F. Khalaf and F. El-Baz, 2009. “Delineation of Paleolakes in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt Using Remote Sensing and GIS”. Journal of Arid Environment, Volume 73. Pp127-134.
- Fikry Khalaf and Ahmed Gaber, 2008. “Occurrence of Palustrine and Calcrete deposits within the Upper Miocene (Hagul Formation) East Cairo, Egypt”. Journal of African Earth Science, Volume 51, Issue 5, Pp 298-312.
- Marwa S. El-Din, Ahmed Gaber, Magaly Koch, Rowaida S. Ahmed and Iman Bahgat, 2013. “Remote Sensing Application for Water Quality Assessment in Lake Timsah, Suez Canal District, Egypt”. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. (Under review).
Conference Proceedings and Abstracts
- A. Gaber, A. Klokov, M. Sato, “3D Topographic Migration of GPR Data Acquired on Uneven Surfaces,” 5th International Conference “Actual Problems of Radiophysics”, October 1- 6, 2013, Tomsk State University (TSU), Tomsk, Russia.
- Magaly Koch, Ahmed Gaber, Mohamed H., Gereish, El-Sayed Zaghloul, Sayed M. Arafat, and Mostafa AbuBakr, “Multisensor Characterization of Subsurface Structures in a Desert Plain Area in Egypt with Implications for Groundwater Exploration,” SPIE Remote Sensing Conference. 23 – 26 September 2013, Dresden, Germany.
- Motoyuki Sato, Ahmed Gaber, Yuya Yokota, 2012, “3dimensional GPR Applied to Arcaheological Survey and Mitigation of Natural Disastres,” IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,” 1528/IGARSS.2012.
- Magaly Koch, Benjamin Burkholder, Ahmed Gaber, 2012, “Identifying Suitable Areas for Agricultural Expansion in the Western Desert of Egypt by Multisensor Data Fusion,” IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1378/IGARSS.2012.
- Ahmed Gaber, Magaly Koch, and Motoyuki Sato, 2011. “Assessing The Potential of Groundwater Resources West of Aswan, Egypt, Using ALOS/PALSAR Polarimetric Information,” IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049786, pp. 2761 – 2764.
- Yuya Yokota, Masayoshi Matsumoto, Ahmed Gaber, Mark Grasmueck, Motoyuki Sato, 2011. “Estimation of Biomass of Tree Roots By GPR With High Accuracy Positioning System,” IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6048924, pp. 190 – 193.
- Y. Yokota, A. Gaber, M. Masayoshi, and M. Sato, “Estimation of Biomass of Tree Roots by High Accuracy Ground Penetrating Radar,” proceeding of the 124th SEGJ Conference, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 291-294, May, 2011.
- Gaber, Y. Yokota, M. Masayoshi, and M. Sato, “Near-Surface 3D Imaging of Buried Metallic Objects Using Real-Time Data Fusion of GPR and IGPS,” JpGU International Symposium, 25 May, 2011 (Abstract).
- GABER Ahmed, KOCH, Magaly, SATO, Motoyuki, and EL-BAZ, Farouk, 2011 “ALOS/PALSAR Subsurface Imaging of A Buried Foundation in the Western Desert, Egypt,” Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 43, No. 5, p.140.
- Gaber, Y. Yokota, and M. Sato, 2011, “Land subsidence damage detection and imaging using 3D-GPR in Iwaki city, Japan,” Proceedings of the 10th SEGJ International Symposium, 20-23 Nov. Kyoto, Japan, pp. 380-383.
- Gaber, Y. Yokota, and M. Sato, 2011. 3D GPR Signal Processing for Detecting Natural Disaster Damages,” IEICE Technical Report, Vol. 111, No. 312. SANE 2011-125, pp. 71-75.
- Some materials of Chapter 10 of the Book “Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction (4th edition): (Paul Mather, Magaly Koch).
Honors and Awards
- 2011 Farouk El-Baz Student Award for Desert Research from the Geological Society of America (GSA).
Ahmed Gaber (2012) High Resolution Subsurface Image Reconstruction Using Near Range Synthetic Aperture Radar. PhD Dissertation, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 138 p.