Geosetta Board Members
Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE
•Principal with Schnabel Engineering, Inc where he provides senior leadership to the companies GeoStructural and Infrastructure Monitoring Services.
•Past President of ASCE Geo-Institute
•Trustee for the Deep Foundation Institute
•Leads ASCE G-I DIGGS efforts
•BSCE and Master of Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia and is a licensed engineer in ten states.
Ross Cutts, MSCE, PE, Part107
•10 years of experience at MDOT
•Developer of MDOT’s subsurface tracking tool
•Board Member of GeoVirginia since 2012
•Machine Learning practitioner and principal investigator
•UAV pilot and photogrammetry/point cloud expert
•ASCE Geo-Institute (GI) DIGGS Committee Member;
Houda Jadi, PhD, P.Eng
• Geotechnical Engineer with FHWA-Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division
•Over 15 years of geotechnical engineering experience with private consulting firms and in the public sector with Maryland DOT.
•Academic research and teaching experience with the University of Missouri-Rolla and Johns Hopkins University.
•Author of several publications on studies of paleoliquefaction features and lateral dynamic response of piles.
Qamar Kazmi, PE
•More than 40 years’ experience in directing, managing, and performing projects involving all facets of
•Worked as Principal/Senior Vice President/Senior Consultant with major geotechnical consulting firms
•Served as President, ASCE – National Capital Section
•Served as Editor, Geotechnical Abstracts for 10 years
•Serving as the Speaker Chair for the GeoVirginia Conference since 2012
Travis Shoemaker, PE, CDT©, Part107
•Graduate Student at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Civil and Environmental Engineering
•4 years experience as dam engineer and R&D engineer with Schnabel Engineering
•UAV pilot and experienced photogrammetry/lidar user
• Author on several publications about applications of remote sensing and data visualization applied to civil infrustructure.
Mark Wolcott, PE
•Retired from Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) with 29 years of service
•Nine (9) years of Service in the Maryland Army National Guard
•Former Statewide Deputy Director of Materials Design and Materials Quality for MDOT SHA for 14 years
•Professional Engineer in Maryland and Delaware
•Member of ASCE, Geo-Institute-Maryland and Three Regions of SAME
Yunfeng Zhang, PhD
•Professor of Civil Engineering, UMD
•Over 20 years research experiences including sensor technology, machine learning and data analytics technology
•Best Paper Award, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; NSF CAREER award
•PI of two Maryland DOT funded projects on machine learning of highway datasets
Geosetta Technical Advisory Committee
Amin Torabi, PhD
•Data Scientist and Machine Learning practitioner
•Water resource and Hydraulic engineer at Schnabel and Part of R&D group in Schnabel
•Author of several papers in peer reviewed journals on different aspcets of civil engineering and Machine learning.
•Academic research and teaching experience with the Idaho State University