danish siddiqui

Personal Information
Date of Birth:
8th April, 1987
Place of Birth:
Karachi, Pakistan
Marital Status:
Address: House No A-2, Gulhouses, Block 7, Gulistan-e-Jahur, Karachi, 75290, Pakistan
Mobile phone: 0092 345 2494514
Email: Danish_sid21@hotmail.com
LinkedIn: http://pk.linkedin.com/in/danishsiddiqui2
Master of Science (MS) (Remote sensing and GIS), Institute of Space
Technology, Pakistan
Passing Year: February, 2017
Master Thesis: Mapping of Seaweed Resources along Karachi coast using Geospatial Techniques CGPA: 3.3
Certificate in Remote sensing and GIS, Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan Passing Year: 2012
Course CGPA: 2.86
Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication Engineering), Hamdard University, Pakistan
Passing Year: December, 2010
CGPA: 2.46
Fully funded international GIS Remote Sensing Training at ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal
Scholarship awarded to the top qualified team for presenting Research proposal and get training on Advanced GIS Remote sensing Techniques in Climate Change applications at ICIMOD Headquarters (2013)
Fully funded international Training at Udayana University Bali, Indonesia
Selected at Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC) 2014, the 12th Biennial Conference at Bali, Indonesia.
Master semester scholarship, Institute of space Technology, Pakistan, 2015: This scholarship is awarded for best performance in semester exam.
Received Satellite Imagery Grant (World view -2) WV-2 from Digital Globe
This Imagery grant were awarded by digital globe on my Master thesis Proposal. They Granted four High Resolution (0.5m) of Karachi coastal area, Pakistan
Research Grant from ICIMOD-Association of American Geographer (AAG) 2013
ICIMOD-AAG Awarded 10 months Fellowship on Research Topic Vulnerability Assessment of Potential Glacier Lake Outburst Flood event in Passu and Bagrot Valley using Geospatial Techniques.
Conference and Trainings
Attended and Presented Research work at Training on Geographic technologies for climate change in Mountain areas 17-27, February, 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal
Attended PORSEC Training on Ocean Remote sensing 30th Oct –3rd Nov,2014, Bali,
Indonesia Attended Disaster Risk assessment short training (SUPARCO) (Disaster mapping)
Presented Research Poster at International Conference on Space Technology (Nov 11-14, 2014),
Islamabad, Pakistan
Mangrove for the future Pakistan Training course on project cycle management with emphasis on proposal writing and appraisal (April 17&18, 2014) IUCN.
IPI,SARC Training workshop on Solar pumping and Drip irrigation system under watershed rehabilitation and irrigation improvement 12-13 May ,2015,Karachi
Gave Lecture on Costal resources mapping using Remote sensing Techniques at IST –
SUPARCO, Karachi (7th August, 2015)
Conducted 5 days training Course on Advanced GIS Techniques and ArcGIS tool (December,
Research Projects
Shoreline Changes Using Remote Sensing &GIS (Term Project)
Identification of potential fishing zones using satellite remote sensing and GIS
Techniques Crop Yield Estimation using Remote Sensing & GIS
Techniques Vegetation Spectral Analysis using Geo Spatial Techniques
Comparison of Different Image Classification Techniques for Land cover Mapping and Trend Analysis.
(Term Project)
Urban Sprawl Mapping and Land Cover Change Analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS. (Term
Vulnerability Assessment for Potential Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Events in Passu and
Bagrot Valley, Karakoram Mountain Range, Pakistan (Funded project by AAG) Temporal Land use /Land cover Mapping of Sindh (Term Project)
Satellite derived water depth extraction using world views-2 data along Pakistan Coast
(Term project)
Research Reports/Publications
Performance Evaluation of Newly Proposed Seaweed Enhancing Index (SEI) (Published in Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1434; doi:10.3390/rs11121434)
Seaweed Mapping along Karachi coast using WorldView-2 and Landsat 8 datasets
(Published in Pakistan Journal of Engineering Technology & Sciences (PJETS)
Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) risk mapping in Hunza River Basin using Geospatial
Techniques RAST 2013, Conference in Turkey (Published in IEEE Journal, 978-1-4673-6396-9/13)
Final Report on Vulnerability Assessment for Potential Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Events in Passu and Bagrot Valley, Karakoram Mountain Range, Pakistan (Published in AAG-ICIMOD Website)
Spatio-temporal mapping of Passu Glacial Lake of Hunza River Basin (manuscript submission)
Satellite derived Sea Surface Temperature fronts in relation with Tuna Fish Catch in Exclusive
Economic Zone (EEZ) of Pakistan (Published in Pakistan Journal of Engineering
Technology & Sciences (PJETS)
Presented Poster presentation at ICASE Conference, 2013
Professional skills
Good command of ArcGIS, QGIS, ENVI, eCognition, Erdas Imagine, SeaDas, MS office (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), Hec Ras, Knowledge of Software’s (Matlab, Python)
Generic skills
Strong presentation and team-work skills. Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, communicating ideas clearly and effectively, and working diligently.
Work Experience
Research Associate- The Aga Khan University (June 2018 to Present)
Working on Pakistan National Nutrition Survey
Main Duties
GIS Mapping
Health facility Mapping
Data verification
Spatial Analysis
GIS Specialist –Pakistan Railways (September 2017 to May 2018) Worked on Land Management Information system (LMIS)
Main Duties
Survey Verification
GIS Analysis Office Management
GIS Specialist –Knavix (December 2016 to August 2017)
Worked on GIS Digitization and Database development for navigation application of Pakistan. In this Project different GIS tools such as Network analysis, Cartography and Digitization tools were using and at the same time learning new techniques and method.
Research Assistant–Institute of Space Technology (SUPARCO) (April 2015–July 2016)
Worked on a Project Stock Assessment of Consumable Seaweed Resources along Karachi coast, which is funded by Mangrove for the future MFF, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan.
Main Duties
GIS mapping of Seaweed Resources
Market Analysis of Consumable Seaweed
Community Based Survey
Boat survey and samples Collection
GIS Surveyor at K-Electric Ltd (April 2016 to June 2016)
Main Duties
Baseline Survey
Land Parcel Mapping
Geo Referencing
Researcher-MYCOE/SERVIR Himalaya, ICIMOD, AAG (February 2013-December 2013) Main Duties
Have done fellowship in ICIMOD, Association of American Geographers Project
Helped in preparing the research proposal focusing on climate change in mountain area regions in the Himalayas.
Participated in 2013 MyCOE / SERVIR 10-day Fellowship Program at the International
Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Katmandu, Nepal
Did hazard mapping of Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) of dangerous lakes in the northern areas of Pakistan.
Conducted field survey of Hunza Valley to validate research findings and prepared survey report Prepared final report of the project and uploaded it at MyCOE / SERVIR website
Reference may provide if required.

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