Dr. Aftab Ahmed Khan, PhD

Dr. Aftab Ahmed Khan, PhD



Email: aftab.ahmed@kiu.edu.pk


  • 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: https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1233285/1233285.pdf
    • 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: https://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XL-2-W4/21/2015/isprsarchives-XL-2-W4-21-2015.pdf
    • 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: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-12181-9_6
    • 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: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-12181-9#page=173
    • 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: https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1185675/file.pdf
    • 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: https://mediatum.ub.tum.de/doc/1231256/file.pdf
    • 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: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6418872
    • 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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