The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Kutalmis  Saylam
Kutalmis Saylam Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: kutalmis.saylam@beg.utexas.edu 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. (in progress) 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 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

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.

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.
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