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Ruisheng Wang | Geospatial Intelligence Laboratory


Ruisheng Wang PhD, PEng

Assistant Professor
Department of Geomatics Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4  

Tel: (403)210-9509  Fax: (403)284-1980
Office: ENE 227E (Engineering E-Block, Room 227E)


Brief Bio

Dr. Ruisheng Wang joined the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor in 2012. Prior to that, he worked as an industrial researcher at the HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) in Chicago, USA since 2008. His primary research focus there was on mobile LiDAR data processing for next generation map making and navigation. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the McGill University, a Geomatics Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, and a B.Eng. in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing from the Wuhan University, respectively. 

Research Interests

In general, I am interested in Geomatics, Computer Vision and interdisciplinary topics of Geomatics Engineering and Computer Science. A particular focus of mine is combining Computer Science with Geomatics to solve problems within each field, and to promote their disciplinary convergence. My research follows the themes of photogrammetry, computer vision, remote sensing, and GIS with a focus on mapping.


  • Outstanding Teaching Performance, Schulich School of Engineering 2016
  • Google Research Award, 2016
  • Early Research Excellence Award, Schulich School of Engineering 2014
  • Google Research Award, 2014
  • Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Elsevier & ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2014
  • Eight NAVTEQ Significant Development Awards, NOKIA, 2009-2010 
  • Benedek Graduate Fellowships in Engineering, McGill University, 2008-2009 
  • Vadasz Fellowship, McGill University, 2006-2009 
  • McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA), McGill University, 2006-2009
  • NSERC Doctoral Scholarship PGS-D, 2006-2008 
  • GeoTango Award of Research Excellence, GEOIDE, 2005 
  • Best Poster Award, XXth ISPRS Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004 


Editorial Board

  • Guest Editor, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Theme Issue “Point Cloud Processing”, 2017-2018
  • Associate Editor, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), 04/2017 -
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS), 2016-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2013-2016

Program Committee

  • ISPRS workshop on Indoor3D 2017: Sept 19-20, 2017, East Lake International Conference Center, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • CRV 2017: The 13th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), May 17-19, Edmonton, AB, Canada 
  • WACV 2017: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, March 24-31, in Santa Rosa, CA, USA 
  • SIBGRAPI 2016: 29th SIBGRAPI Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
  • WACV 2016: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, March 7-9, 2016 in Lake Placid, NY, USA
  • CRV 2016: The 13th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), June 1-3, 2016, Victoria, BC, Canada  
  • International Society of Photogrammery and Remote Sensing, XXIII Congress, July 12 - 19, 2016, Prague
  • ICCV'15 workshop on Vision from Satellite to Street, Santiago, Chile, Dec. 2015 
  • ISPRS workshop on Laserscanning 2015, La Grande Motte, Montpellier, France, 28-30 September  
  • CRV 2015: The 12th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Halifax, Nova Scotia June 3-5, 2015 
  • WACV 2015: IEEE Winter conference on Applications and Computer Vision, January 6-8, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii
  • SIBGRAPI 2014 - Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - August 27-30
  • The Third International Workshop on Spatial Information Modeling, Management and Mining (SIM3), in conjunction with DASFAA2014, April 21-24, 2014, Bali, Indonesia
  • WACV14: IEEE Winter conference on Applications and Computer Vision, Steamboat Springs CO. March 24-26, 2014
  • ICCV'13 workshop on Computer Vision for Converging Perspectives, Sydney, Australia, Dec 8, 2013 
  • ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS) 2012
  • ISPRS workshop on Indoor3D – CAPE TOWN, 11 - 13 DECEMBER 2013
  • ISPRS Laser Scanning Workshop, Nov. 2013, Antalya, Turkey
  • The First Inernational Workshop on 3D Virtual City Modeling, in conjunction with the CRV 2013, May, 2013
  • ISPRS Workshop on Object Extraction for 3D City Models, Road Databases, and Traffic Monitoring - Concepts, Algorithms and Evaluation (CMRT13), 12 - 13, November 2013, Antalya, TURKEY

Reviewer for journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
  • ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
  • Marine Geodesy
  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
  • International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • International Journal of Vehicular Technology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Spatial Science
  • Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Reviewer for Funding Agencies

  • NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grants
  • Mitacs Accelerate internship program
  • International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada, Alberta Global Technology Fund
  • NSERC CGS Master’s Scholarship

Conference/Workshop Organizer, Session Chair

  • Publication chair, WACV 2013, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, 2013
  • Session chair, III/2 - Point Cloud Processing 3, XXIII ISPRS Congress, Prague, July 2016
  • Organizer, Workshop on Succeeding in your graduate studies, York university, 2006
  • Moderator, Photogrammetry VII - Algorithms & Modeling Session, ASPRS Annual Conference, Reno, 2006


  • Secretary, WG III/2, Point Cloud Processing, ISPRS, 2012-2016
  • Assistant Coordinator, GEOIDE Summer School Committee 2005
  • Financial Counselor, GEOIDE Students Network Board of Directors of 2006
  • Volunteer, GEOIDE annual conference, Banff, 2006