• PhD, Cartography and Geoinformation, University of Vienna, Austria, 2011 with excellence
  • MSc., Remote sensing & Geographic Information System, Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, Iran, 2007
  • BSc., Agricultural engineering, Soil science, University of Tehran , Iran, 2004

Awards and Scholarships

  • Postdoctoral fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt
  • Research stay abroad grant from University of Vienna
  • Springer prize for authoring an outstanding PhD dissertation
  • PhD scholarship from Iranian Ministry of Science (awarded but not taken)

Journals Reviewer

  • Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Springer
  • International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE), Taylor & Francis
  • Cities, Elsevier
  • Earth science informatics, Springer
  • Environmental informatics
  • Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Springer
  • Environmental planning and management, Taylor & Francis
  • Geomatics, natural hazards, risks, Taylor & Francis
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Taylor & Francis
  • Environmental Engineering and Management
  • Environmental processes, Springer
  • Landscape and urban planning, Elsevier
  • Land use policy, Elsevier
  • Natural hazard, Springer
  • Transactions in GIS, Wiley Blackwell
  • Modarres Geojournal
  • Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal
  • Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Taylor & Francis
  • International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research
  • Entropy (MDPI), Land (MDPI), ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information (MDPI), Remote Sensing (MDPI)

Editorial Board

  • ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information (IJGI)
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
  • Data as editor-in-chief
  • Big Earth Data

Workshop Organization / Program Committee


  • Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), University of Heidelberg
  • AGILE – Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE)
  • Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage (HCCH)
  • COST Action-TD1202: Mapping and the citizen sensor
  • COST Action-IC1203: European Network Exploring Research into Geospatial Information Crowdsourcing



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