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Christopher Parrish

Affiliate Associate Research Professor

Christopher Parrish is an associate professor in the Civil & Construction Engineering Department at Oregon State University.

Dr. Parrish holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in geospatial information engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Civil and Coastal Engineering with an emphasis in geomatics from the University of Florida. His research focuses on full-waveform lidar, topographic-bathymetric lidar, hyperspectral imagery, uncertainty modeling, and UAVs for coastal applications. Dr. Parrish is the Director of the Lidar Division of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). He also currently serves as Director of OregonView, a statewide consortium under AmericaView, dedicated to applied remote sensing research, STEM education, workforce development, and technology transfer. Prior to joining OSU, Dr. Parrish served as lead physical scientist in the Remote Sensing Division of NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey. He also holds an affiliate faculty position in the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping – Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire.