Aftab Ahmed Khan, PhD

Aftab Ahmed Khan, PhD

Designation: Assistant Professor

Phone: 092-05811-96010-165


Status: Permanent

Dr. Aftab did his PhD from Technical University Munich (top ranked university of Germany) and MSc from Technical University Berlin. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor and acting Head of Department of Computer Sciences at the Karakorum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan. Earlier he worked as Research Associate for two years at the department of GeoInformatics, Technical University Munich. As Research Associate, his responsibilities include teaching to MSc level students and performing research assignments. Dr. Khan has published two book chapters and seven international peer reviewed papers on GeoInformatics and Computer Sciences. He participated in more than seven international conferences to present his findings. His areas of interests are 3D GIS and analysis of impact of climate change through geoinformatics techniques and remote sensing. Dr. Khan remained involve in several consultancies with international NGOs to conduct trainings, baseline surveys, and report writings.

  • Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing) , Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  • M.Sc, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Assistant Professor (2016-Current), Karakuram International University, Gilgit
  • Research Associate (July 2013- March 2015), Techinal Univesity of Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Lecturer (2003-2007), Karakuram International University, Gilgit,
  • Intern (July-Sep 2002), British Council (Northern Areas Education Project), Pakistan
  • Baseline Survey of ICT in context of CPEC funded by Centre of Excellence on CPEC Islamabad (Rs. 0.3 Million) (Completed)
  • Perceptions and future prospective of ICT in context of CPEC funded by AKRSP (Rs. 0.3 Million) (Completed)
  • Development of Semantic 3D Model of KIU funded by KIU (Rs. 0.3 Million) (Completion Phase)
  • Study of Urbanization of Gilgit City and its effects on land surface temperature using remote sensing techniques funded by KIU (Rs. 0.25 Million) (Completed)
  • Study of deforestation in Diamer district and its effects on land surface temperature through remote sensing techniques (In Progress)
  • Study of change in surface water coverage in HKH region using remote sensing and GIS techniques (In Progress)
    • DAAD-HEC Scholarship for Masters leading to PhD
    • Merit Teacher Assistanceship during masters studies from Barani University, Rawalpindi
    • Elected Coordinator (for two years) of Special Group on Geoinformation Sciences of International Students in Germany 
    • 3D GIS (3D City modeling, Indoor Navigation, Semantic Modeling)
    • Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS on Climate Change
    • Machine learning/deep learning in Earth Science informatics
    • A. A. Khan: Constraints and concepts for the support of different locomotion types in indoor navigation, PhD Thesis, Internet:
    • I. H. Hijazi, R El Meoucheb, A. A. Khan, N. Aboud: Utilizing Mobile Sensing to Investigate the Effects of Urban Space on Users Behavior, ISPRS-International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Internet:
    • I. Ali, A. A. Khan, S. Qureshi, M. Umar, D. Hasse, I. Hijazi: A hybrid approach integrating 3D city models, remotely sensed SAR data and interval-valued fuzzy soft set based decision making for post disaster mapping of urban areas, In: 3D Geoinformation Science, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography 2015, Internet:
    • A. A. Khan, Z. Yao, T. H. Kolbe: Context aware indoor route planning using semantic 3D building models with cloud computing, In: 3D Geoinformation Science, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography 2015, Internet:
    • A. A. Khan, T. H. Kolbe, Subspacing based on Connected Opening Spaces and for Different Locomotion Types Using Geometric and Graph based Representation in Multilayered Space-Event Model (MLSEM), In: ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 2013, Internet:
    • A. A. Khan, A. Donaubauer, T. H. Kolbe: A multi-step transformation process for automatically generating indoor routing graphs from existing semantic 3D building models, In: Proceedings of the 9th 3D GeoInfo Conference, Dubai, 2014, Internet:
    • A. A. Khan, T. H. Kolbe: Constraints and their role in subspacing for the locomotion types in indoor navigation, In: Proceedings of International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), Sydney, 2012, Internet:
    • A. A. Khan, S. U. Baig, S. M. Baig, Recommendations for a Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure to Mobilize Knowledge for Mountain Area Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region, In: Proceedings of Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment 2014 – HFT Stuttgart 2014
    • H. S. Najam ul, A. R. Alias, D. Hussain, I Sultan, A. A. Khan, Morphometric analysis to prioritize sub-watershed for flood risk assessment in Central Karakoram National Park using GIS / RS approach, ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 2017
    • A. A. Khan, A. Jamil, D. Hussain, M. Taj, G. Jabeen and M. K. Malik, "Machine-Learning Algorithms for Mapping Debris-Covered Glaciers: The Hunza Basin Case Study,", IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 12725-12734, 2020.
    • Hussain, D., Khan, A.A. Machine learning techniques for monthly river flow forecasting of Hunza River, Pakistan., Earth Science Informatics (2020).
    • Baig, S., Khan, A. A., Khan, A. A., & Bano, S. (2019). Rural Tourism, Income and Rapid Urbanization: Exploring the Nexus Using A MultiDisciplinary Approach for Hunza, Pakistan. , International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, 10(4), 1-6.
    • Bibi, L., Khan, A. A., Khan, G., Ali, K., Qureshi, J., & Jan, I. U. (2019). Snow cover trend analysis using modis snow products: A case of Shayok River Basin in Northern Pakistan., Journal of Himalayan Earth Science, 52(2).
    • Khan, A. A., ul Hassan, S. N., Baig, S., Khan, M. Z., & Muhammad, A. (2019). The Response of Land Surface Temperature to the Changing Land-Use Land-Cover in a Mountainous Landscape under the Influence of Urbanization: Gilgit City as a case study in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region of Pakistan., International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, 10(3), 40-49.
    • Hussain, D., Kao, H. C., Khan, A. A., Lan, W. H., Imani, M., Lee, C. M., & Kuo, C. Y. (2020). Spatial and Temporal Variations of Terrestrial Water Storage in Upper Indus Basin Using GRACE and Altimetry Data., IEEE Access, 8, 65327-65339
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