Carlos Montoya, Ph.D. joined SAM in 2020. He has 13 years of engineering, aerial mapping, and project management experience with a focus on transportation and geotechnical engineering, LiDAR, photogrammetry, and mobile mapping. As a Senior Project Manager in Aerial Mapping, he focuses on client solutions to support the transportation and energy markets.
Carlos graduated from Ohio State University with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Catholic University of Honduras. Carlos has managed engineering and aerial surveying projects for the design, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructure all over the United States and Latin America, where he implemented innovative LiDAR data acquisition techniques including. He has also implemented advanced AI techniques and presented his research findings at several national and international conferences.
Carlos’ favorite core value is People. He believes people are the most important asset as they directly determine the customer experience. Carlos grew up in Honduras and came to the United States in 2009 to pursue his graduate studies with a competitive fellowship awarded to him by the International Road Federation (IRF). Carlos currently resides in Texas with his wife and three children, where they are active with their church community programs aimed to strengthen the parent/child relationship and further the child’s development in spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas.