Muhammad Aamir Cheema

Muhammad Aamir Cheema


Lecturer and Australian Research Fellow (DECRA)
Clayton School of Information Technology,
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University
Melbourne
AUSTRALIA

Office: 113, 25 Exhibition Street, Monash University, Clayton 3168 VIC
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Last modified: Saturday, 11th April, 2015

News

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05-Mar-2015 Our paper, "Optimal Spatial Dominance: An effective search of Nearest Neighbor Candidates", is accepted by SIGMOD 2015.
07-Nov-2014 Our paper, "Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Query Processing: Experiments and Analysis", is accepted by PVLDB 2015. Click here to access the source code, psuedocodes, data sets, scripts etc.
27-Jun-2014 I have received Dean's Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher and have been nominated for Vice-Chancellor's Award.
20-Dec-2013 I gave an invited talk at IEEE ICOSST 2014 on Trends in Location-based Services.
14-Aug-2012 I gave commencement speech at UNSW graduation ceremony held on 14th of August 2012. [see video on youtube]
08-May-2012 I have been awarded 2012 Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering. The news has been covered by various Pakistani news resources such as Dunya TV, Technology Times (English), Technology Times (Urdu), Pakistan State Times, Pakistan Science Club and UrduPoint etc.

Introduction

Muhammad Aamir Cheema is currently a Lecturer (since Nov-2013) at Monash University and an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow (2011-2013) at School of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (2008-2011) under the joint supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin and Dr. Wei Wang from UNSW, Australia. His Ph.D. thesis studied efficient processing of proximity-based spatial queries such as reverse k nearest neighbors queries, range queries and k-closest pairs queries. The thesis was awarded 2012 Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering. His current research interests include spatial databases, uncertain databases, data privacy and data quality.

Before he started Ph.D., he served as Associate Lecturer at School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia. He taught Database Systems (COMP9311) in 07s2. He received Masters by Research degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW, Australia (2005-2007) under the supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin. The research problem addressed in the thesis was related to Nearest Neighbor Queries in Spatio-Temporal Databases. Interested readers can read this thesis (in form of HTML pages) or pdf file. He completed Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (specialization in Computers) from UET Lahore, Pakistan, from 2001 to 2005.

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