SSI Spring 2018 Brown Bag Speaker Series “Emerging Uses of LiDAR and 3D Visualization”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Allan Hancock Building, B57J 3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Since the mid-1990s, Dr. Richard C. Olsen’s research and teaching has been in remote sensing, and in particular, spectral imaging, working with airborne systems, and satellite imagers. In the past decade, he has focused on 3D imaging with laser scanners (LiDAR) and photogrammetric systems.  He is currently approaching LIDAR and spectral imagery analysis in a spatial context, developing a contextual analysis approach based on prior knowledge and mapping information. 

During the Spring 2018 semester, Dr. Olsen is on sabbatical from the Naval Postgraduate School, where he is executive director of the Remote Sensing Center and professor of physics. During this sabbatical, he is serving as a visiting scholar with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute. Dr. Olsen’s appointment with the Spatial Sciences Institute marks his return to USC, where he was a Trustee Scholar and received his B.S. in physics. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics at UC San Diego; his thesis work and early career focus were in the area of space physics.  After a brief tour in Huntsville, Alabama, he has spent his career at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




Spatial Sciences Institute
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