Montreal, QC, Canada

Ph.D. (GIS) from McGill (2018), M.Sc. (Geoinformatics), B.Sc. (Computer Science)

I specialize in Spatial Data Analytics. I have created custom web-GIS solutions for deployment in Information Communication Technology sparse environments. I have also used used GIS data analytics in different scenarios. Growing up in a developing country and having worked in several other developing countries, I am particularly excited about using my GIS skills for development work which would benefit communities and countries bridge the gap between the haves and have not.

Current Appointment

August 2018-present
Lecturer, National University of Singapore, Department of Geography.
I am currently a Lecturer in Geography and GIScience. My teaching and research is focused on GIS. I teach advanced GIS courses like 'Spatial Big Data' and 'Internet GIS' while my recent research focuses on corporate involvement in OpenStreetMap.


September 2016- April 2017
Interim Director, Geographic Information Center (GIC), McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
In the absence of a full-time director of the GIC, I was tasked with fulfilling temporarily the responsibilities to ensure proper functioning of the center. Tasks included recruiting and supervising students to work at the GIC front desk. Coordinate activities and workshops at the GIC. Create and maintain existing partnerships with outside organizations. Act as a liaison to set up geospatial research collaborations within the university. Co-ordinate and provide expertise to draw contracts for GIS related work between stakeholders in the university. Organizing GIS Day on 16th November 2016. Knowledge Transfer to the new director to ensure a smooth transition.

December 2014-August 2015
Research Assistant, Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, National Geographic Grant.
The National Geographic Society Grant was focused on building a crisis mapping system for reporting and tracking elephant crop raidings around Kibale National Park, Uganda. Given the limited of telecommunication infrastructure in the area, the principle challenge was relying on SMS for reporting the spatio-temporal information. My role was to design, develop, deploy the system, and train the personnel.

December 2011-June 2012
Application Development of web based GIS systems. Intern, NIIT-GIS (ESRI India), New Delhi, India.
Build GIS framework enabled website using Silverlight, Javascript and their corresponding ArcGIS APIs. Assist the front end development team to ensure intuitive operations for the end user. Primary project was to build a GIS enabled website for tourists according to the specifications of the client.