PROJECT TEAM

Professor Abbas Rajabifard is Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne. He is the immediate Past President of the GSDI Association, and was Vice Chair of Working Group 3 of the United Nations supported Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP) a member of ICA-Spatial Data Standard Commission, and a member of Victorian Spatial Council. He has been an Executive Board member and national representative to the PCGIAP (1994-1998), member of International Steering Committee for Global Mapping Project (1997-2001) and a member of the UN-ESCAP Group of Experts to develop Guidelines on GIS Standardisation for Asia-Pacific (1995).
Professor Ian Bishop is an honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, School of Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He works as a consultant on aspects of spatial information management and visualisation through the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information. He has taught extensively in the United States whilst working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and Institute for Innovation and Design in Engineering. Currently he is involved in GIS and visualisation technologies and their potential to improve the management of natural resources and to contribute to public participation in planning and design issues.
Dr. Mohsen Kalantari is a lecturer in Geomatics and Associate Director at the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA). He teaches Land Administration Systems (LAS) and is involved in research around the use of technologies in LAS and SDI. He also previously worked as a technical manager for the Victorian State Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).
Since Serryn completed her PhD in GIS and the design of administrative boundaries in 2003 she has spent three years as a lecturer in spatial analysis at Curtin University in Western Australia. Serryn has been worked as the Future Melbourne research coordinator for the City of Melbourne and during this time became a part-time research fellow at the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration at the University of Melbourne.
Adam completed his bachelors of Science (hons) and Environmental Science at Monash University before taking on a position at the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD). He has worked in strategic geographic information systems support and spatial analysis and research. Currently on leave from DPCD Adam is completing a Masters of Social Science at RMIT University whilst working with the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration at the University of Melbourne.
Azadeh received her bachelor’s degree in surveying engineering from Isfahan University and completed her Masters in Geographic information system (GIS) at KNT University, Iran in 2007. Her research thesis focused on capabilities of multimodal networks in public transport. After graduation, she worked for number of consulting companies in Iran as spatial analyst and GIS developer. Azadeh has experience in design and implementation of spatial database, GIS systems, GIS process modelling and spatial data analysing. Currently she is working as a spatial data integration specialist at the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructure and Land Administration.
Gus Completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Software) at the University of Melbourne. He has worked in a number of public and private sector projects related to web mapping and health informatics. He is currently employed by the McCaughey Centre at the University of Melbourne and is undertaking interfacing data and code design between demonstrators and the AURIN portal for the NWMR project.
Amir completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Software) at University of Tehran in 2008.He continued his professional career both as back-end and front-end Java/J2EE developer in web based projects in tax and utilities industries. He was engaged in designing and supporting proprietary J2EE frameworks and their databases.
He is currently working at the Centre for SDI and Land Administration involving in preparing spatial and non-spatial datasets using OGC compliant standards for AURIN framework. Implementing Metadata Tools using GeoNetwork to provide complete harvesting mechanisms and interfacing for enriching metadata used by data providers.
Bec completed double degrees in Forest Science and Science at Melbourne University, followed by a Masters of Geographic Information Technology. She has over 10 years of experience in GIS analysis, beginning her work at Deakin University within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Science. She has also worked in a number of state government authorities in bushfire management. She is currently employed within the McCaughey Centre at the University of Melbourne whilst working on the NWMR project.
Ghazal graduated in Computer Engineering (Software) at Iran University of Science and Technology in 2003. Since then, she continued her career as a software developer in a various range of web and desktop system projects. She worked as a software consultant in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project development based on J2EE platform at the national Iranian Oil Company since 2006. Now she is employed as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Spatial DATA Infrastructures and Land Administrations (CSDILA) at the University of Melbourne to develop the Housing demonstrator tool based on J2EE platform.
Benny (Yiqun) Chen is a PhD candidate in Geomatics in the Dept of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. His interest involve GIS visualisation, spatial analysis and modelling, agent simulation and location-base services. He is also a programmer who loves Python, Objective-C and Java. Benny is currently involved in the Employment demonstrator within the Architecture, Building and Planning Department.