Sam Amirebrahimi formal

Senior Research, Project and Education Manager

Dr Sam Amirebrahimi

CRC for Spatial Information

Level 5
204 Lygon Street
Carlton VIC 3053

+61 3 8344 9192

+61 432 429 656


Sam is a senior research, project, and education manager for the CRCSI. His expertise and experience mainly spans across areas of spatial information integration, harmonisation, management, analysis and visualization and has designed and delivered numerous tools and Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) that benefit from the power of open source technologies, ontologies and the Semantic Web stack in support of urban planning, facility management, and disaster management applications.

Sam is a software engineer by training, specialized in GIS, and holds an MBA degree and a PhD in Engineering. With his technical and management background, and knowledge and experience in the geospatial domain, he ensures an effective communication between technical and management teams, and adoption of state-of-the-art solutions for implementation of functional and non-functional requirements of the projects. His experience with 3D GIS , Building Information Models (BIM), and 3D city models and their [independent or combined] applications has also contributed to delivery of a number of tools for analysis and optimised 3D visualisation of built environment on the web, mobile devices and tablets. Sam has an extensive background in flood risk management and delivered a micro-level flood risk assessment tool at a building level for planning of new developments in flood prone areas across Australia. He has also advised a number of organisations such as Southeast Water in Victoria on their pipe burst damage assessment project in 2016.

Sam is currently involved in a number of projects including developing a mobile LiDAR compliance and quality assurance tool - QA4MOBiLE (to complement the already developed airborne LiDAR tool - QA4LiDAR) and, as part of the QUA4UAV project, gathering and documenting user needs and specifications for quality assurance for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) data. He is also providing advice to the World Bank on LiDAR acquisitions for Solomon Islands in Oceania.