Researcher

Associate Professor Mohsen Kalantari

My Expertise

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.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Geomatic engineering, Building information modelling and management, Construction engineering, Astrodynamics and space situational awareness

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Biography

Mohsen Kalantari is an Associate Professor of Geospatial Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Co-Founder at Faramoon. Previously, he has worked for the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Before his academic career, he worked with the surveying and spatial industry through his role in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) as the Victorian...view more

Mohsen Kalantari is an Associate Professor of Geospatial Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Co-Founder at Faramoon. Previously, he has worked for the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Before his academic career, he worked with the surveying and spatial industry through his role in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) as the Victorian coordinator of a nationwide land and survey information modernisation initiative, ePlan

 


My Grants

  • The digitalisation of repairs and maintenance in residential and mixed-use apartment development (2021-2024), CRC Building 4.0, Lead Investigator
  • Improving digital engineering through computational methods (2019-2022), Shenzhen Bimernet Technology Co. Ltd, Lead Investigator
  • IoT and smart cities (2020), City of Melbourne, Lead Investigator
  • Laser scanning for strata titling (2019), Association of Surveyors Malaysia, Lead Investigator
  • Smart lighting system (2018), Networked Society Institute, Lead Investigator
  • Sensor-Enabled Campus (2017), Networked Society Institute, Lead Investigator
  • Smart Wearable System with Wireless Charging for Monitoring Staff Health and Productivity in Difficult Working Environments (2017 – 2019), Department Of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
  • Upgrading ePlan systems (2017-2022), Land Victoria
  • 3D Malaysia (2017, 2018), Malaysia Mapping Agency (JUPEM)
  • ePlan Visualisation and Database Management System Upgrade (2016-2017), Land Victoria
  • Self-healing maps (2017-2020), Australian Research Council
  • Legal and physical validity of city models in the Future City Pilot – Phase 1 (FCP1), (2016) Open Geospatial Consortium, Lead Investigator
  • 3D property ownership map base for smart urban land administration (2017-2020), Australian Research Council
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure for Hong Kong
  • Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure, Australian Research Council 
  • Integrated Incident Management Utilizing Multi-Agency Sensors (2015), Open Geospatial Consortium, Lead Investigator
  • North West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne Data Access, Integration and Interrogation Demonstrators – Enhancement and Promotion (2015), Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network
  • Access to service Indicator (2015), City of Melbourne, Lead Investigator
  • Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework (2014-2016), CRC for Bush Fire and Natural Hazards,
  • Pre-disaster multi-hazard damage and economic loss estimation model (2014-2016), CRC for Bush Fire and Natural Hazards,
  • A Low-Cost Indoor Mapping Technique for Land Development Applications, (2014), Early Career Research Grant, The University of Melbourne, Lead Investigator
  • Can we rely on Online Maps? Victoria Fellowship, (2013), Lead Investigator
  • Spatially Enabled Water Information Infrastructure, Carlton Connect, (2012- 2013), Lead Investigator
  • An Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System, Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Grant, (2012-2013)
  • Housing Affordability and Land Administration, Australian National Data Network System, (2012-2013), Lead Investigator
  • Geospatial Metadata Tool, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network, (2012), Lead Investigator

 


My Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2014
  • PhD, Geomatics Eng. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
  • Master GIS Eng. K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2004
  • Bachelor Surveying Eng. K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001

My Awards

  • Highly Commended Educational Award (National), 2019, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia
  • Educational Development Award (Victoria), 2018, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia
  • Exceptional Service Award, 2018, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Victoria Fellowship, 2012, Department of Business and Innovation, Victoria, Australia
  • Australia- China Young Researcher Fellowship, 2012, Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Building Information Modelling (BIM), Digital Twin, Digital Engineering, Land administration and Cadastre, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Scan to BIM, 3D GIS and 3D SDIs, Geospatial Data for Construction Engineering


Currently supervising

  • Jihey Shin, BIM for Conflict Management, Final Year PhD student
  • Reza Taban, Teaching BIM in Higher Education, Final Year PhD student, Employed by Deakin University
  • Dongchen Han, BIM for Construction and Waste Management, Final Year PhD student
  • Youjin Choe, Managing Conflicts in Open Mapping Communities, Final Year PhD student
  • Atie Asadikia, Prioritising Sustainable Development Goals, Final Year PhD student
  • Bahram Saeidian, Underground Land Administration Systems, Second Year PhD student
  • Kiresten Jowett, Proof of Location in Digital Ledgers, Second Year PhD student
  • Karen Tanfield, BIM for repair and maintenance, First Year PhD student
  • Mohammad Javad Shahidinejad, 3D Cadastral Databases, First Year PhD student

Completed

  • Hamed Olfat, Spatial Metadata Automation, PhD granted, Nominated for Vice Chancellors Award, Employed by Land Victoria
  • Ali Aien, 3D Cadastral Data Modelling, PhD granted, Employed by Here Map, Nokia
  • Davood Shojaei, 3D Cadastral Visualization, PhD granted, Employed by The University of Melbourne
  • Behnam Atazadeh, Building Information Modelling for 3D Cadastre, Employed by The University of Melbourne
  •  Farhad Laylavi, Twitter for Public Safety, Employed by The University of Melbourne
  • Farzad Alamdara, GeoSensor Networks for Public Safety, Employed by Leidos
  • Hosna Hashemi, Indoor Positioning for Public Safety, Employed by IBM Canada
  • Shima Rahmatizadeh, Crowd Sourcing Cadastre, Self-employed
  • Mitko Alexandrov, Indoor Evacuation of High-rise Buildings, Employed by UNSW
  • Kuo-Chih Hung, Volunteered Geographic Information for Public Safety, Employed by Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research
  • Syharudin Syharudin, A Usability Framework for Spatial Metadata, Employed by Indonesian Mapping Agency
  • Ali Asghari, 3D Cadastral Data Validation, Final Year PhD student, Employed by AURIN
  • Maryam Barzegar, 3D Cadastral Data Analysis, Final Year PhD student, Employed by Aurecon

My Engagement

Articles Published in The Conversation

Scholarly Journal Editorial Roles

Board Membership of Regulatory Bodies

 


My Teaching

CVEN2101- Engineering Construction

CVEN3101- Engineering Operation and Control

 

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