I have a wealth of experience developing successful research grant applications, engaging with the industry and profession, building strong research teams, conducting research in Australia and overseas, and leading a research centre. My area of research covers land administration, cadastre, spatial data infrastructures, 3D GIS, space situational awareness and the nexus of construction engineering and geospatial engineering, most notably BIM and digital engineering.
I bring in-depth and rich skills in university teaching, developing teaching grants, coordinating degrees, inter/cross-disciplinary/online curriculum development, accreditation, and assisting students in progressing in their studies. In this context, I envision developing teaching methods considering that the learners in universities have grown up with digital technologies. This philosophy also entails that today’s formal learning classroom and online distance learning systems keep students motivated.
I have built and maintained a strong network with the surveying and spatial industry across Australia and Internationally. I will bring strong industry and professional links with Australian and international bodies and government agencies such as the United Nations, World Bank, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inter-governmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM), mapping and land authorities across Australia, Singapore Land Authority, Surveying and Mapping Agency of Malaysia as well as the internationally renowned private sector.
Beyond contributions to academia, my research has had a demonstrable contribution to industry; most notably, I am a co-founder of, Faramoon, a start-up company that has licensed technology developed in my research group for commercialisation purposes. I aim to foster a mindset that advocates the importance of entrepreneurship in academic research to raise the culture of entrepreneurship in your School.
International Association of Geodesy Fellow, SSSI Educational Award, Victoria Fellowship, Australia-China Young Researcher Fellow