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Geoinformatics Engineer

Graduate Student @ GIS & Remote Sensing





Objective


To become a competent professional in my field of Geospatial Data-Science.

Who Am I?


I am pursuing graduate studies as an international student at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

I come with experience of working with prestigious organizations. My skills include spatial analysis, GIS databases, mapping and cartography, and Remote Sensing analysis. I am also proficient in graphics designing, social media marketing, and academic writing.

I am always looking for an collaborations/exchanges/internships in international organizations working in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing.

I am also a strong proponent of free and open-source GIS, Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI), and open geo-data such as OSM.

Committed to my career, and have plans to promote GIS and RS in my country and globally as well.

Education

The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing,
China.

2018 - 2021
  • MS Cartography and GIS

Research Station: Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment (IMHE), Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST),
Pakistan.

2012 - 2016
CGPA: 3.27/4.0
  • Bachelor of Geoinformatics Engineering

Punjab College of Information Technology,
Islamabad, Pakistan.

2010 - 2012
Passed with 78% Marks
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate

Islamabad Model School for Boys,
Islamabad, Pakistan.

2008 - 2010
Passed with 86% Marks
  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

Experience

GIS Analyst

February 2017 - August 2018
  • QGIS
  • PostgreSQL
  • PostGIS
  • Python

Tasks/Achievements

- Create, filter, update, and visualize spatial data using PostgreSQL DBMS.
- Experience of working on database containing 1.3 million points, country-wide coverage of road network and scale (polygons) data.
- Planning and execution of survey for data collection, including QA of data acquired and then push to central database.
- Hands-on experience on QGIS, PostGIS and Python.

Internship

December 2016 - January 2017
  • Geoserver
  • OpenLayers
  • Leaflet
  • HTML & CSS

Tasks/Achievements

- Worked on web-mapping technologies like Geoserver, PostgreSQL, OpenLayers, Leaflet, HTML and CSS

Social Work Experience

(International NGO)
May 2016 - August 2016
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • MS Word


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • MS Excel

Tasks/Achievements

- Worked on Youth empowerment project "Youth for Positive Social Change: Emerging trends, challenges and opportunities"
- Provided graphics designing support by writing content and designing graphics for social media campaign
- Improved my written and oral communication skills

Internship

(Oil and Gas exploration company)
July 2015 - August 2015
  • GPS Survey
  • Seismic Survey

Tasks/Achievements

- Gained first-hand field experience of seismic data acquisition through seismic surveying
- Practical experience of GPS surveying
- Practical understanding of various concepts in Engineering Geology and Geosciences

Trainings


1. Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)

Python Scripting for Geoprocessing Workflows.

2. Markhor 2015 Conference

Four days outdoor camping based training for learning various life skills.

Technical Skills


ArcMap QGIS
PostGIS, PostgreSQL AutoCAD
ENVI 5.0 Erdas Imagine
Python MATLAB
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint HTML, CSS & JavaScript
Ubuntu (Linux) Geoserver, Leaftlet, OpenLayers

Undergrad Thesis

Title:
Investigation of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Cryosphere Dynamics over the Asian Water Tower Using GIS and RS

Brief Description
My undergrad thesis was focused on using Remote Sensing (RS) methodologies for studying snow cover and snowmelt trend across the glaciated region of Hindu Kush and Karakoram for 11 years (2004-2014).The MODIS snow cover product MOD10A1 was chosen due to its very high (daily) temporal resolution. Cloud cover was reduced by fusing three consecutive images, and snow cover was estimated by extracting pixels whose values complemented the value termed as snow in reference. At later stage, temperature and snow density data was also plotted against snow cover to check the impact of temperature cycle on glaciers health. The agriculture in Pakistan is mainly reliant on snow melt water for irrigation needs. Therefore, we emphasized that RS based investigations of water stored in cryosphere could support agriculture planning efforts.

Other Projects


The following projects are done as a semester projects for the particular course
. Digitization of topographic sheets for Northern areas of Pakistan
. 400 sq. meter Area mapping using Plane Tabling
. Game development using object-oriented programming
. AIEC area mapping using Total Station and Micro-survey CAD
. Soil salinity mapping of Bahawalpur region using Landsat data
. Database schema design for inventory record of Computer shop
. Detailed study of Seismic waves (Presentation)
. Developed Master plan of city using AutoCAD
. Change detection analysis of Pakistan's shoreline using Landsat
. SDSS for selecting suitable sites for public libraries
. Study visit to waste water treatment plant

English Proficiency


I am well versed in written and spoken English.

IELTS Academic

Date of Test: 13 August, 2016.
Test Report Form Number: 16PK005020KAMM015A

Listening 7.5
Reading 7.0
Speaking 6.5
Writing 6.5
Overall 7.0

Online Courses


To me, learning is for life. The more I learn, the hungrier I feel for more knowledge.
Thus, I spend some of my time doing online courses for personal learning, or academic and professional growth.

Sr. No Course Title Offered by Mode Certificate
1 Programming for Everybody (Python) University of Michigan Online View Certificate
2 Introduction to Web Development University of California, Davis Online View Certificate
3 Academic Writing - Grammar and Punctuation University of California, Irvine Online View Certificate
4 Academic Writing - Essay Writing University of California, Irvine Online View Certificate
5 Environmental Studies: A Global Perspective Curtin University Online View Certificate
6 Big Data: From Data to Decisions Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Online View Certificate
7 English Grammar and Style The University of Queensland (UQ) Online View Certificate

Graphics Designing


I am a self-learned graphics designer. I have acquired this skill during my volunteer engagement with various organizations to support the digital marketing campaigns of events.

Designs made for NBC

I worked with NUST Book club for 3 years

Portofolio Link 1: "https://www.coroflot.com/muhammadkamran/NBC-Designing"

Other Promotional Designs

Portofolio Link 2: "https://www.coroflot.com/muhammadkamran/Promotional-Designing"

Interests


Remote Sensing | Photogrammetry | GPS Surveying | Spatial Databases | Natural Disasters | Data Analytics | Graphics Designing | Crowd sourcing | Community Services

Volunteer Work


I often volunteer my time and skills for community services projects or other projects of social and scientific nature. I have been doing volunteer work since 2013 and participated in more than three dozen projects of both social and scientific nature. My complete CV is available here: "Volunteer Work CV (pdf)" Following are some significant highlights of my work.

UN-Online Volunteer

I am volunteering with Tanzania Development Trust for Mapping villages, roads and buildings in rural Tanzania to protect girls from FGM.

Mentor at Coursera (April 2017-present)

I am mentoring "Introduction to Web Development" course. I keep discussion forums active to foster an engaging learning environment in the course and also ensure timely reply to learners' queries.