To benefit society by promoting the development and realization of Digital Earth
Professor of Computer Science, University of Calgary
Faramarz F. Samavati is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. Dr. Samavati's research interests include Computer Graphics, Visualization, Digital Earth and Geometric Modeling. Over the past ten years, he has received seven best paper awards, Digital Alberta Award, Great Supervisor Award, University of Calgary Peak Award, and Faculty of science’s Established Career Scholarship Excellence Award. Dr. Samavati was one of the finalists of ASTech Award (Alberta's highest Science and Technology honours), for Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Technology in 2017. Since 2010, Dr. Samavati has contributed significantly to the development of the digital earth systems by advancing the scientific and technical aspects of Discrete Global Grid Systems. He was one of the co-chairs and a charter member of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) working group that established DGGS abstract standard in 2017.