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Mirza Muhammad Waqar
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Mirza Muhammad Waqar
Researcher
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad.
Tel: +923214785146
Email: mirza.waqar@seecs.edu.pk

Specialization:
Remote Sensing, Satellite Image Processing & GIS

Education:
BSc (Hons) in Space Science
MS in Remote Sensing & GIS (*in Progress)

  1. Profile
  2. Research
  3. Publications
  4. Teaching
  5. Industry Experience
I did Bachelor in space science in 2010 from University of Punjab, Pakistan. Throughout my undergraduate degree I maintained 1st position and joined IGIS, NUST in 2010 for master's level study in remote sensing and GIS. I was awarded full tuition Fee Waiver scholarship from NUST. I served as Teaching Assistant at IGIS tutoring Fundamentals of Computer Programming & Introduction to Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing at under graduate level. I had been involved in several projects like Land cover change assessment & trend analysis of Islamabad Capital Territory from 1975-2010, to develop public transport route using GIS for Lahore city, Land suitability analysis for housing society in SWAT valley, Bed rock identification through drainage pattern and many more. Currently I am involved in a project whose primary aim is to provide highly accurate geographic location without using GCPs. This research is also supported by European Space Agency (ESA).
Research Interest

My research interests are in satellite remote sensing, satellite image processing, and application of remote sensing in disaster management, climate, urbanization and GIS.

Current Research Projects

Research Activities

Research Proposal Submitted:
  1. Submitted research proposal for " Suitable Sites Identification for Future Urbanization using Remote Sensing & GIS", in 5th Session of Pak-Austria Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation (Awaiting for response)
  2. Future Trend prediction of effect of water depletion on the agriculture and economy of Pakistan. (in progress)

Conference Papers

Waqar, M.M. Rafia, M. Sufyan, N. Mustafa, M. (2012) Accuracy Assessment of Geo-locations using Multi-Resolution Interpolated DEMs, 2012 4th International Conference on Digital Image Processing. Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. (Accepted).

Waqar, M.M. Rafia, M. Palmer, P. (2012) Georeferencing of images without Ground Control Points by Exploiting Geometric Distortions in Stereo Earth Images, The Second International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications

Journal Papers:

Waqar, M.M., Johum, F.M., Rafia, M. Ejaz, H. (2012) Development of New Indices for extraction of Built-up area & Bare Soil from Landsat Data. IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing. (Manuscript Submitted).
Teaching Assistant

Institute of Geographical Information Systems,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (SCEE),
National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
19 February 2011 to 10 June 2011.
Responsibilities:
Conduct Fundamentals of Computer Programming Labs.

Teaching Assistant

Institute of Geographical Information Systems,
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (SCEE),
National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
19 February 2011 to 10 June 2011.
Responsibilities:
Teach Remote Sensing & Image Processing.
Research Assistant

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS),
National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
1st March 2011 to till to date.
Responsibilities:
Working on a project title, "Ortho-rectification and Direct-Georeferencing of satellite images without using GCPs using Multi-Sensor Images" funded by Surrey Space Center and European Space Agency.

GIS Consultant

Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA),
PM Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Responsibilities:
Prepare Landslide Risk, Flood Risk, Earthquake Risk, Tsunami Risk and Total Risk Maps of Pakistan at district level.

GIS Assistant

Eycon, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Responsibilities:
Prepare final maps of Baluchistan Atlas 2011 a project by Baluchistan Assembly.
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