Emeritus Professor John Trinder
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor John Trinder

  • Ph.D., University of New South Wales (1971).
  • M.Science Photo.Eng., ITC, Netherlands (1965).
  • B.Surv., Hons.(II/I) University of New South Wales (1963).
Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • I graduated from UNSW with a BSurv, MSc at ITC in The Netherlands, and PhD from UNSW. 
  • I was employed at the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering (now part of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at the University of NSW from 1965 to 1999, progressing to the position of Professor in 1991 and Head of School from 1990-1999. 
  • I am currently Emeritus Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • I have undertaken teaching and research at UNSW for more than 50 years, specializing in a range of topics in photogrammetry, remote sensing  and spatial sciences
  • I have published more than 200 scientific papers in journals and conference proceedings.
  • I have received several awards with the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for research papers published in their journal, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 
  • I have held a number of executive positions in the Council of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), including Treasurer from 1992-1996, Secretary General from 1996-2000, President from 2000-2004, First Vice President from 2004-2008 and am an Honorary Member of ISPRS. 

Professional Interests and Industrial Consulting

  • I have been an expert witness and appeared in court appearance on a range of legal cases involving surveying and photogrammetry


 

 

Phone
(+61 2) 9385 5020
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 6, Room CE612 Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Shirowzhan S; Lim S; Trinder J, 2016, 'Enhanced autocorrelation-based algorithms for filtering airborne lidar data over urban areas', Journal of Surveying Engineering, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)SU.1943-5428.0000149
    Journal articles | 2015
    Aghighi H; Trinder J; Lim S; Tarabalka Y, 2015, 'Fully spatially adaptive smoothing parameter estimation for Markov random field super-resolution mapping of remotely sensed images', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 36, pp. 2851 - 2879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2015.1049381
    Journal articles | 2014
    Aghighi H; Trinder J; Tarabalka Y; Lim S, 2014, 'Dynamic Block-Based Parameter Estimation for MRF Classification of High-Resolution Images', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 11, pp. 1687 - 1691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2014.2305913
  • Conference Papers | 2012
    Norzahari NF; Turner RS; Lim S; Trinder JC, 2012, 'Estimating taper diameter and stem form of Pinus radiata in Australia by terrestrial laser scanning', in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), IEEE, Munich, Germany, pp. 6491 - 6494, presented at 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, Munich, Germany, 22 July 2012 - 27 July 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6352114

Australian Awards

  • James Kirkwood Curdie Prize awarded by the Institution of Surveyors, NSW Division, “For His Forward Looking Approach to the Future of Our Profession” in 1998
  • Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia - Eminent Persons Award in 2004
  • Honorary Fellow Surveying and Spatial Science Institute (SSSI) 2011
  • UNSW Honorary Fellow 2013


International Awards

  • Winner of First Honorable Mention, Talbert Abrams Award of American Society of Photogrammetry for paper entitled "Effects of Photographic Noise on Pointing Precisions, Detection and Recognition" published in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote  Sensing in 1982.
  • Winner of Grand Trophy of Talbert Abrams Award of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for paper entitled "Pointing Precisions on Aerial Photography",  published in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing in 1984. 
  • Winner of Grand Trophy of Talbert Abrams Award of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for paper entitled "Precision of Digital Target Location" in Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing in 1989.

  • Digital image processing for extraction of 3D information from digital photogrammetric images.
  • Feature extraction from aerial and satellite images.
  • Fusion of image and terrain laser scan data for elevation determination
  • Application of remote sensing for assessing environmental sustainability

My Research Supervision

Isabella Lee - Deep learning-based polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image classification

Frances Wiig - SAR archeology

My Teaching

I am no longer teaching