Geoenvironmental Research Centre
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Dr Muhammad Irfan

Research Staff — PhD

Contact Information

Tel: 00447505065993

Email: muhammadi2@cardiff.ac.uk

Research Profile

Dr Irfan is working in the Geoinformatics work package of the SEREN project. His core areas of research are Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS), Web GIS, GeoApps, Geodatabase and spatial analysis. He has recently developed an integrated, multicriteria, spatial decision support system, incorporating environmental, social and public health perspectives, for use in geoenergy and geoenvironmental applications. This system utilises a number of artificial intelligence and multicriteria spatial decision analysis techniques to enhance the effectiveness of the spatial decision making process.

His current research involves designing the architecture of a Public Participatory Web GIS tool to become part of the SEREN Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) suit. The tool is aimed at incorporating local spatial knowledge into the decision making process. This tool will enhance the decision maker’s capability in conflict resolutions and to encourage public participation in their local geoenergy initiatives.

Education:

2011-2014: PhD Geoinformatics Engineering, Cardiff University (GRC Seren project).

2005-2006: MS Geoinformatics, LinkÖping University, Sweden.

1999-2003: BS Computer Sciences, National University of Computers and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

Work Experience:

Irfan has a research and development experience of about 10 years. He has been working as lecturer in the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. Prior to that, he has also worked as GIS application developer in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Pakistan.

Publications:

“GIS Based Site Ranking using Neighbourhood Analysis and Comparison”, Muhammad Irfan, Aleksandra Koj, Majid Sedighi, Hywel R. Thomas. The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, 2014 Barcelona, Spain.

“An IT based approach to assessing some of the issues linked to problematic soils”, Aleksandra Koj, Muhammad Irfan, Majid Sedighi, Hywel R. Thomas. 4th international conference on problematic soils, 2012, Wuhan, China.

“Application of GIS/ RS for Management Zoning of Margallah Hills National Park, Islamabad”, Syeda Maria Zafar, Dr. Muhammad Anwar Baig, Muhammad Irfan. 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 2011, Singapore.

“Customer and network care solutions for telecommunications using Geoinformatics”, Usman Jamil, Muhammad Irfan. International conference on information and systems engineering, 2011, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.