University of Texas at Austin

Kutalmis Saylam

Kutalmis Saylam

Kutalmis Saylam

Research Scientist Associate IV
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-1871
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Bathymetric Lidar

    Waveform analysis

    Geomatics program management

  • Academic Background

    M.E. Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (LIM/Geospatial), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, 2000

    B.S. Engineering (Agriculture & Civil/Surveying), University of Ankara, Turkey, 1997

    Visiting Researcher, Remote Sensing Internship, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1995

    Ph.D. (2008-2013) Geomatics Engineering (Digital Imaging and Photogrammetry Research Group), University of Calgary, Alberta

  • Professional Appointments

    Present Position: RSA IV – Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (August 13, 2012 - Present).

    Team Lead, Digital Imaging Section, GeoBC, Government of BC, Victoria, BC (March 2011 - August 2012).

    Geodetic Development Engineer, GeoBC, Government of BC, Victoria, BC (April 2007 - March 2011).

    Lidar Specialist, Terrestrial Survey Division, Optech Incorporated, Vaughan, Ontario (April 2004 - March 2007).

    Geomatics Engineer, Complete Survey Solutions Inc., Mississauga, Ontario (October 2000 - April 2004).

  • Professional Memberships

    2010 APEGBC – Professional Geomatics Engineer

    2009 American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) – member

    2008 Canadian Institute of Geomatics (CIG) – Member

  • Publications

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    Saylam, K., Brown, R., and Hupp, J. R., 2017, Assessment of depth and turbidity with airborne Lidar bathymetry and multiband satellite imagery in shallow water bodies of the Alaskan North Slope: International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation, v. 58, no. C, p. 191-200, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.02.012.

    Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

    Paine, J. G., Andrews, J. R., Saylam, K., and Tremblay, T. A., 2015, Airborne LiDAR-based wetland and permafrost-feature mapping on an Arctic coastal plain, North Slope, Alaska, in Tiner, R. W., Lang, M. W., and Klemas, V. V., eds., Remote sensing of wetlands: applications and advances: London, CRC Press, p. 413-434.

    Non Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

    Saylam, K., 2016, A tale of two airborne Lidar scanners--Lower Colorado River Basin Survey: Lidar, v. 6, no. 8, p. 34-37.

    Paine, J. G., Andrews, J. R., Saylam, K., Tremblay, T. A., Averett, A. R., Caudle, T. L., Meyer, T., and Young, M. H., 2013, Airborne Lidar on the Alaskan North Slope: wetlands mapping, lake volumes, and permafrost features: The Leading Edge, v. 32, no. 7, p. 798–805.

    Saylam, K., 2009, QA of Lidar systems—mission planning, in American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference Proceedings, March, Baltimore.

    Saylam, K., Andrews, J. R., and Hupp, J. R., 2016, Inventory and characterization of more than 4,500 shallow-water bodies: Lidar bathymetry on the Alaskan North Slope: Hydro International, Focus on shallow water, v. 20, no. 3, p. 22-25.

    Contract Reports

    Saylam, K., and Andrews, J. R., 2014, Hydraulic fracture pits existing and potential volume calculation with airborne bathymetric Lidar: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final technical report prepared for Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., under research agreement UTA-000693, 50 p.

    Saylam, K., Andrews, J. R., Averett, A. R., Hupp, J. R., Young, M. H., and Ekercin, S., 2014, Determining lake depths and area sizes on the North Slope, Deadhorse area, Alaska: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, contract report prepared for Great Bear Petroleum LLC, under contract no. UTA14-000820, 27 p.

    Saylam, K., Andrews, J. R., Hupp, J. R., Caudle, T., Brown, R., Young, M. H., and Ekercin, S., 2014, Clark County Desert Conservation Program, Desert Tortoise Habitat Research, Lidar Point Cloud Data, CIR Image Delivery & Calibration Report: Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Data delivery report prepared for Clark County, Nevada, under contract no. 26-8274-8312, 18 p.

    Paine, J. G., Andrews, J. R., Saylam, K., Tremblay, T. A., Young, M., Abolt, C., Bradford, B., Caudle, Tiffany, Meyer, T., and Neuenschwander, A. L., 2013, Determining wetlands distribution, lake depths, and topography using airborne Lidar and imagery on the North Slope, Deadhorse area, Alaska: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final technical report prepared for Great Bear Petroleum Operating LLC, under, sponsored research agreement UTA12-0000752, 76 p.