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Faculty Achievements
IGIS faculty is recognized nationally & internationally  for highly cited research. Many international organizations including United Nations, International Centre for Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), PLAN International, ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and national funding agencies like HEC (Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) are continuously engaged with IGIS in various geospatial projects. A glimpse of achievement is ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development​) quotes about award winning project titled "Geo-informatics based landslide early warning system" supervised by Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Mahboob​​​ (Ex. Lecturer IGIS) 

The Institute for Geographical Information Systems (IGIS) has developed a wireless sensor network that integrates GIS information to identify landslide-prone areas in mountainous areas. The system works in real-time updating a web portal that residents can access to learn about potential hazards in their living areas or along their travel routes. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Some renowned achievements of IGIS faculty are mentioned below:



S. No

Project Name

Start Date

​End Date

​Research Project/ Publication


Amount

​Funding Agency

Status
Name of faculty ​
​designation


1
Urban expansion as an incursive factor for food security: An assessment of
Spatio​-temporal variations in Punjab Province, Pakistan



Sep 2017




Sep 2019





Research Project





1.8 M





HEC




In-progress

Dr. Muhammad Azmat (Assistant Professor) & Ms. Khunsa Fatima (Lecturer)


2​
Vulnerability of Climate Change on Water Resources and its Consequences on Agriculture Water Management i​n Pakistan

July 2017


July 2020



Research Project


2.6 M


HEC


In-progress

Dr. Muhammad Azmat (Assistant Professor) & Dr. Ejaz Hussain (Associate Dean)


3
Implications of Climate Change on Snow Cover Dynamics and Hydrological Behavior in HK- Karakorum-Himalayan Ranges

May 2017


​Dec 2017


Research Project


0.5 M


HEC


​In-progress
Dr. Muhammad Azmat (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Ejaz Hussain (Associate Dean)


4


Development of MIS Dashboard for monitoring WASH (
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) services in Sindh


Dec 2016




On Going





Industrial Project



5.0 M




PLAN International & UNICEF Sindh





In-progress



Dr. Ali Tahir (Assistant Professor)

5

Quantification of nitrogen dynamics and flows and mitigation of its losses in agricultural systems in Indus basin, Pakistan


June 2015



Dec 2015



Research Project





1.3 M


International Centre for Research in Dry Areas
(ICARDA)





Completed


Dr. Ejaz
Hussain​ (
Associate Dean)
​6 ​​A Web-based MIS and GIS for Monitoring of WASH Services in Sindh ​2016 ​2017
​Industrial Project
​USD. 57,800
​PLAN International

Completed 
​Dr. Ali Tahir (Assistant Professor)
​7 ​Roll-out of Wash MIS/ GIS and Training of Local Government and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Officials on the Use and Operations of the System ​Jun 2018 ​Mar 2019​
Industrial Project
​USD. 38,000
​UNICEF

In-progress
​​
Dr. Ali Tahir (Assistant Professor)
8​ ​National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) Web Portal Deployment ​June 2018 ​Oct 2018
​Industrial Project​
​Rs. 1.3 Million
​WWF/ REDD+

Completed
Dr. Ali Tahir (​​Assistant Professor)
9​

​"SDSS for Open and Distance Learning - A Case study of AIOU​ Allama Iqbal Open University​

​Feb 2018
​Jan 2019​
​Industrial Project
​Rs 0.7 Million
HEC

​​In-progress 
Dr. Ali Tahir (​​Assistant Professor)
10​ Spatial decision support system to maximize the locational and financial potential of billboards within regulatory bindings in Pakistan​ ​Feb 2018 ​Jan 2020​
Industrial Project
​Rs 1.67 Million
​​HEC​

​In-progress 
​​Dr. Ali Tahir (Assistant Professor)
 

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