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I have a MSc and a PhD in Geomatics Engineering-Remote Sensing. I have been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds since July 2019 and working with CDBB from Feb 2020. My research background is in monitoring crustal deformation and mainly land subsidence using a SAR satellite imagery technique known as InSAR

CDBB projects involved with

Application of Satellite Technology in Infrastructure Monitoring

Research ambitions for CDBB

Conventional methods for structural stability monitoring are generally expensive and limited to applications with restricted spatial size. Satellite SAR Interferometry (InSAR) techniques tackle these limitations and provides unique characteristics for monitoring stability of structures to assess baseline studies prior to construction and possibility of identifying unstable areas by taking advantage of archived satellite imagery. There are critical components for the SAR satellite imagery and InSAR methods that impact monitoring of infrastructures stability. My role in the above CDBB project is leading the evaluation of these components and development of InSAR approaches to increase their performance in estimating infrastructure deformation.

 

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 International Journals

  • Zahra Sadeghi, Tim J. Wright, Andrew.J. Hooper, Colm.J. Jordan, Alessandro Novellino, Luke Bateson, and Juliet Biggs.,“Benchmarking and Inter-comparison of Sentinel-1 Insar Velocities and Time Series.” EarthArXiv. May 2020. DOI:10.31223/osf.io/f2mwt. (Submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment)
  • Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Andrew Hooper, Juan.M Lopez-Sanchez, “A New Polarimetric Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Method using Temporal Coherence Optimisation”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience And Remote Sensing, vol.56, no.11, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2018.2840423.
  • Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej,Jan-Peter Muller, “Combination of Persistent Scatterer Interferometry and single-baseline polarimetric coherence optimisation to estimate deformation rates, with application to Tehran basin”, Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation" (PFG), vol. 85, no. 5, 2017, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41064-017-0030-3.
  • Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej,Jan-Peter Muller, “Monitoring land subsidence in a rural area using a combination of ADInSAR and polarimetric coherence optimisation”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, vol.10, no. 8, Aug 2017, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2689823.
  • Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Maryam Dehghani, “An Improved Persistent Scatterer Interferometry for Subsidence Monitoring in The Tehran Basin”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, vol.6, no.3, pp. 1571-1577, May 2013. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2259221.
  • Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Maryam Dehghani, Ni-Bin Change, “Enhanced algorithm based on persistent scatterer interferometry for the estimation of high-rate land subsidence”, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, vol.6(1) , September 2012. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.063573.
  • Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Andrew Hooper, Juan.M Lopez-Sanchez, “A New Polarimetric Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Method using Temporal Coherence Optimisation”, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience And Remote Sensing, vol.56, no.11, 2018, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2018.2840423.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

  • Zahra Sadeghi, Tim J. Wright, Andrew.J. Hooper, Colm.J. Jordan, Alessandro Novellino, Luke Bateson, and Juliet Biggs.,“Presenting a robust methodology to inter-compare Sentinel-1 InSAR products”, COMET Annual meeting, June 2020.
  •  Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Andrew Hooper, Juan.M Lopez-Sanchez, “An Enhanced Polarimetric Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Method to Increase Number and Quality of Selected Pixels”, poster presented in “Fringe 17”, Helsinki, Finland, June 2017.
  •  Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Jan-Peter Muller, “Polarimetric SAR Interferometry to Monitor Land Subsidence in Tehran”, poster presented in “Living Planet Symposium”, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2016.
  •  Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Maryam Dehghani, “High surface displacement monitoring with Persistent Scatterer interferometry”, oral paper presented in “IGARSS”, Munich, Germany, Jul. 2012.
  •  Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Maryam Dehghani, “An improved Persistent Scatterer method for high deformation estimation”, poster presented in “Fringe 11”, ESA- ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy, Sep. 2011.
  •  Zahra Sadeghi, Mohammad Javad Valadan Zoej, Maryam Dehghani, “Presentation of an efficient approach to improvement of StaMPS in Tehran basin”, oral paper presented in the 18 National Geomatics Conference, National Cartogeraphic Centre, Tehran, Iran, March. 2011.
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