Alex Bilyk holds an Undergraduate and Masters degree in forestry from Lakehead University. After graduating he started his company, Overstory Consultants, which focuses on providing innovative remote sensing solutions to clients. He works in partnership with the LU-CARIS group and has been involved in a number of pilot projects, always looking for the next practical problem to solve. For the past three years, his efforts have been focused on UAV technology and the potential applications for them in the forestry sector. He has taught the remote sensing courses in the faculty of natural resources management for the past six years and is currently pursuing a PhD in forest inventory.