Dr Kourosh Khoshelham

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 307
  • Building: Engineering Block B
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Indoor positioning and navigation (indoor location-based services)
  • Information extraction from point clouds and images (pattern recognition and machine learning)
  • Mapping and modeling indoor environments (Building Information Modeling - BIM)
  • Mapping sensor technologies (photogrammetry, laser scanning - Lidar, mobile mapping)


Kourosh Khoshelham is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering of the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD in photogrammetry and laser scanning from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004. Between 2005 and 2007 he worked at the University of Tehran as an assistant professor, where he was involved in teaching and research in photogrammetry and remote sensing. He joined Delft University of Technology as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2007, where he became an assistant professor in 2008. In 2010 he joined the ITC Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente, where he worked for five years before moving to Melbourne in February 2015. Kourosh serves on the editorial board of several international journals, including Sensors and Infrastructures. He also serves as the Co-Chair of Working Group IV/5 of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), and the Secretary of the Australasian Spatial Information Education and Research Association (ASIERA). His research interests include indoor positioning and navigation, mobile mapping, indoor mapping, building information modelling, UAV photogrammetry and information extraction from imagery and point clouds.

Recent publications

  1. Acharya, D.; Khoshelham, K.; Winter, S. BIM-PoseNet: Indoor camera localisation using a 3D indoor model and deep learning from synthetic images. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 150, pp. 245-258. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.02.020
  2. Acharya, D.; Ramezani, M.; Khoshelham, K.; Winter, S. BIM-Tracker: A model-based visual tracking approach for indoor localisation using a 3D building model. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 150, pp. 157-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.02.014
  3. Li, Y.; Khoshelham, K.; Sarvi, M.; Haghani, M. Direct generation of level of service maps from images using convolutional and long short-term memory networks. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. Informa UK Limited. 2019, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/15472450.2018.1563865
  4. Tran, H.; Khoshelham, K.; Kealy, A. Geometric comparison and quality evaluation of 3D models of indoor environments. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Elsevier. 2019, Vol. 149, pp. 29-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.01.012
  5. Kallepalli, A.; Kumar, A.; Khoshelham, K.; James, DB.; Richardson, MA. Implications of spectral and spatial features to improve the identification of specific classes. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. SPIE-SOC PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS. 2019, Vol. 13, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.13.016504
  6. Bitenc, M.; Kieffer, DS.; Khoshelham, K. Range Versus Surface Denoising of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data for Rock Discontinuity Roughness Estimation. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Springer Nature. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-01755-2
  7. Tran, H.; Khoshelham, K.; Kealy, A.; Diaz-vilarino, L. Shape Grammar Approach to 3D Modeling of Indoor Environments Using Point Clouds. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS. 2019, Vol. 33, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000800
  8. Li, X.; Wang, Y.; Khoshelham, K. A Robust and Adaptive Complementary Kalman Filter Based on Mahalanobis Distance for Ultra Wideband/Inertial Measurement Unit Fusion Positioning. Sensors. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 10. DOI: 10.3390/s18103435
  9. Gu, F.; Khoshelham, K.; Yu, C.; Shang, J. Accurate Step Length Estimation for Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Localization Using Stacked Autoencoders. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 2018, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2018.2871808
  10. Khoshelham, K.; Tran, H.; Díaz-vilariño, L.; Peter, M.; Kang, Z.; Acharya, D. An evaluation framework for benchmarking indoor modelling methods. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). 2018, Vol. 42, Issue 4, pp. 365-372. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-297-2018
  11. Brakhasi, F.; Matkan, A.; Hajeb, M.; Khoshelham, K. Atmospheric scene classification using CALIPSO spaceborne lidar measurements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and India. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATION AND GEOINFORMATION. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2018, Vol. 73, pp. 721-735. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.07.017
  12. Kazimi, B.; Thiemann, F.; Malek, K.; Sester, M.; Khoshelham, K. Deep learning for archaeological object detection in airborne laser scanning data. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2230, pp. 21-35.
  13. Li, G.; Fang, X.; Khoshelham, K.; Elberink, SO. Detection of Cars in Mobile Lidar Point Clouds. 2018 3rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering (ICITE). IEEE. 2018, pp. 259-263. DOI: 10.1109/ICITE.2018.8492695
  14. Li, Y.; Chen, Y.; Rajabifard, A.; Khoshelham, K.; Aleksandrov, M. Estimating building age from google street view images using deep learning. Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs. 2018, Vol. 114. DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.GIScience.2018.40
  15. Habib, A.; Khoshelham, K.; Akdim, N.; El Ghandour, F-E.; Labbassi, K.; Menenti, M. Impact of spatial resolution, interpolation and filtering algorithms on DEM accuracy for geomorphometric research: a case study from Sahel-Doukkala, Morocco. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment. SPRINGER HEIDELBERG. 2018, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 1537-1554. DOI: 10.1007/s40808-018-0512-3
  16. Gu, F.; Khoshelham, K.; Valaee, S.; Shang, J.; Zhang, R. Locomotion Activity Recognition Using Stacked Denoising Autoencoders. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2018, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 2085-2093. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2823084
  17. Ramezani, M.; Khoshelham, K.; Fraser, C. Pose estimation by Omnidirectional Visual-Inertial Odometry. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2018, Vol. 105, pp. 26-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2018.03.007
  18. Peters, S.; Khoshelham, K. Preface. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2087, pp. III-.
  19. Acharya, D.; Yan, W.; Khoshelham, K. Real-time image-based parking occupancy detection using deep learning. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2087, pp. 33-40.
  20. Khoshelham, K. Smart heritage: Challenges in digitisation and spatial information modelling of historical buildings. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2230, pp. 7-12. DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.COARCH.2018

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