Faculty Muhammad Ali Tahir 1

Muhammad Ali Tahir

Associate Professor
  • Institute of Geographical Information Systems (SCEE-IGIS)
  • 051874112

Dr. Ali Tahir received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computing and Information Systems in 2004 from Oxford Brookes University and subsequently a Masters degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from University of Nottingham in 2006. He completed his PhD in Geoinformatics from the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin, Ireland. He has also completed his postdoctorate at the Geo-Environmental Research Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University. Dr. Ali has won multiple local and international funding’s from various agencies such as Survey of Pakistan, UN FAO, REDD+ MOCC, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, Plan International, UN WOMEN, UNICEF, WWF and Conservation Somalia. His research interests include Geoinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Geospatial Big Data, Volunteered Geographic Information and Geovisualization. He has been actively working with local and international industry and delivered many R & D solutions for real estate, improved water and sanitation, forest management, air quality monitoring and GIS ERP Integration.

Academic Background
PhD (Geoinformatics) University College Dublin September 21, 2009 - April 30, 2013
Honours and Awards
A Map-Based Recommendation System and House Price Prediction Model for Real Estate March 07, 2022 Maryam Mubarak, Ali Tahir, Fizza Waqar, Ibraheem Haneef, Gavin McArdle, Michel Bertolotto, Muhammad Tariq Saeed, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information - Volume 11, Issue 3, Article Number 178
Analysis of Factors Affecting Adoption of Volunteered Geographic Information in the Context of National Spatial Data Infrastructure February 08, 2022 Munir Ahmad, Malik Sikandar Hayat Khayal, Muhammad Ali Tahir, International Journal of Geo-Information - Volume 11, Issue 2, Article Number 120
Wind farms selection using geospatial technologies and energy generation capacity in Gwadar November 01, 2021 Farukh Zahid, Ali Tahir, Muhammad Habib Ullah Khan, M. Asif Naeem, Energy Reports - Volume 7, Pages 5857-5870, November 2021
Fuel Consumption Monitoring through COPERT Model—A Case Study for Urban Sustainability October 21, 2021 Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Daud Kamal, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Salman Atif, Sustainability - Volume 13(21), Article Number 11614
Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping of WASA Tube Wells for Irrigation in Quetta Valley Aquifer October 14, 2021 Muhammad Saydal Khan, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Imtiaz Alam, Sohail Razzaq, Muhammad Usman, Wajahat Ullah Khan Tareen, Nauman Anwar Baig, Salman Atif, Mehwish Riaz, Energies - Volume 14(20), Article Number 6676
Trends of Aerosol Optical Thickness Using VIIRS S-NPP During Fog Episodes in Pakistan and India February 11, 2021 Muhammad Umar, Salman Atif, Mark L. Hildebrandt, Ali Tahir, Muhammad Azmat, Muhammad Zeeshan, Atmosphere - Volume 12(2), Article Number 242
Mitigating Urban Visual Pollution through a Multistakeholder Spatial Decision Support System to Optimize Locational Potential of Billboards February 01, 2021 Khydija Wakil , Ali Tahir, Muhammad Qadeer ul Hussnain, Abdul Waheed, Raheel Nawaz, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information - Volume 10(2), Article Number 60
Future Location Prediction for Emergency Vehicles Using Big Data: A Case Study of Healthcare Engineering November 28, 2020 Muhammad Daud Kamal , Ali Tahir, Muhammad Babar Kamal , M. Asif Naeem, Journal of Healthcare Engineering - Volume 2020, Article ID 6641571, 11 pages
Evaluating a Workflow Tool for Simplifying Scenario Planning with the Online WhatIf? Planning Support System November 26, 2020 Muhammad Qadeer ul Hussnain, Abdul Waheed, Khydija Wakil , Junaid Abdul Jabbar, Christopher James Pettit, Ali Tahir, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information - Volume 9(12), Article Number 706
A Survey for the Ranking of Trajectory Prediction Algorithms on Ubiquitous Wireless Sensors November 13, 2020 Muhammad Daud Kamal , Ali Tahir, Muhammad Babar Kamal , Faisal Moeen, M. Asif Naeem, Sensors - Volume 20(22), Article Number 6495
Reply Using Past Replies-A Deep Learning-Based E-Mail Client August 20, 2020 Yiwei Feng, M. Asif Naeem, Farhaan Mirza, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Electronics - Volume 9(9), Article Number 1353
Interpreting rescue vehicle patterns using geovisual analytics for spatiotemporal resource allocation July 14, 2020 Usama Maqsood, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Khunsa Fatima, Abdur Rahman, Arabian Journal of Geosciences - Volume 13, Article Number 660
Pixel-Based Classification of Hyperspectral Images Using Convolutional Neural Networks June 01, 2019 Syed Aamer Hussain, Ali Tahir, Junaid Aziz Khan, Ahmad Salman, PFG – Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science - Volume: 87 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 33-45
Allocation of Tutors and Study Centers in Distance Learning Using Geospatial Technologies May 01, 2018 Shahid Nawaz Khan, Kamran Mir, Ali Tahir, Arshad Awan, Zaib un Nisa, Syeda Areeba Gillani, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information - NULL
Using T-Drive and BerlinMod in Parallel SECONDO for Performance Evaluation of Geospatial Big Data Processing May 05, 2017 Mudabber Ashfaq, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Faisal Moeen Orakzai, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, Book on Spatial Data Handling in Big Data Era - Pages 3-19
Quality Assessment of Volunteered Geographic Information for Educational Planning March 01, 2017 Hafiz Muhammad Muzaffar, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Asmat Ali, Munir Ahmad , Gavin McArdle, Book on Volunteered Geographic Information and the Future of Geospatial Data - Chapter 5, Pages 76-96
Interpreting map usage patterns using geovisual analytics and spatio-temporal clustering August 03, 2015 Gavin McArdle, Ali Tahir, Michela Bertolotto, International Journal of Digital Earth - Volume 8, Issue 8, Pages 599-622, Special Issue SI
A Geovisual Analytics Approach for Mouse Movement Analysis January 06, 2014 Ali Tahir, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management - Vol.6, No.4, Pages 315-332
A Comparison of Open Source Geospatial Technologies for Web Mapping October 31, 2011 Andrea Ballatore, Ali Tahir, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology - Vol.6 (4), Pages 354-374
Towards Real Estate Analytics using Map Personalisation May 07, 2020 - May 09, 2020 Mariam Mubarak, Kamran Khalid, Fizza Waqar, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, Ibraheem Haneef, Mariam Mubarak, Kamran Khalid, Fizza Waqar, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, Ibraheem Haneef, 6th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management -
Application of the Online WhatIf? Planning Support System in Peri-urban Spatial Planning; Case study of Muzaffargarh, Pakistan April 02, 2019 - April 04, 2019 Qadeer ul Hussnain, Abdul Waheed, Abbas Anjum, Malik Asghar Naeem, Khydija Wakil, Ali Tahir, Christopher Pettit, Ejaz Hussain, CORP 2019 -
A Planning support system to Aid Spatial Planning in Pakistan July 11, 2017 - July 14, 2017 Muhammad Qadeer Ul Hussnain, A Waheed, Khydija Wakil, Ali Tahir, Christopher J. Pettit, C. Pelizaro, J A Jabbar, 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2017) -
Comparing Close Destination and Route-Based Similarity Metrics for the Analysis of Map User Trajectories April 04, 2013 - April 05, 2013 Muhammad Ali Tahir , Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems W2GIS 2013 -
A multi-layer data representation of trajectories in social networks based on points of interest October 29, 2012 - November 02, 2012 R. B. Braga, Ali Tahir, Michela Bertolotto, Hervé Martin, Proceedings of the twelfth international workshop on Web information and data management -
Spatio-temporal clustering of movement data: an application to trajectories generated by Human-Computer Interaction July 16, 2012 - July 18, 2012 Gavin McArdle, Muhammad Ali Tahir, Michela Bertolotto, ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences -
Identifying Specific Spatial Tasks through Clustering and Geovisual Analysis June 15, 2012 - December 17, 2012 Muhammad Ali Tahir, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, 20th International Conference on Geoinformatics -
Visualising user interaction history to identify Web map usage patterns August 08, 2011 - August 12, 2011 Muhammad Ali Tahir , Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, AGILE 2011 -
An Open-Source Web Architecture for Adaptive Location-Based Services May 26, 2010 - May 28, 2010 Gavin McArdle, Andrea Ballatore, Ali Tahir, Michela Bertolotto, 14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH) -
Collaborative Filtering - A Group Profiling Algorithm for Personalisation in a Spatial Recommender System March 17, 2010 - March 19, 2010 Ali Tahir, Gavin McArdle, Michela Bertolotto, Andrea Ballatore, Geoinformatik -
AP NUST July 01, 2008 - February 02, 2022