Dr.  Muhammad Aamir Cheema

Based in Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Muhammad Aamir Cheema


Muhammad Aamir Cheema is an ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. Additionally, he is the founder and co-director of the Monash Urban Computing Lab. His research interests lie in the areas of data management, data analytics, cloud computing, and edge computing. His research focuses on Urban Computing, particularly on developing sustainable transportation systems and smart buildings, utilizing advanced data management and analytics techniques to create cities that are inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11. He has several ongoing research projects, including using electric vehicles and bidirectional charging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, utilizing big spatiotemporal data to improve road safety and reduce emissions, indoor data management for smart buildings, and creating digital twins to simulate interventions for reducing energy consumption and emissions in cities and buildings.

He has received several awards and honors, including the 2012 Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering, 2013 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2014 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher, 2018 ARC Future Fellowship, 2018 Monash Student Association Teaching Award, and 2019 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award. He has also won two CiSRA best research paper awards (in 2009 and 2010), two "one of the best papers of ICDE" (in 2010 and 2012), and three best paper awards at ICAPS 2020, WISE 2013 and ADC 2010, respectively. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE) and Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD). Some of his other service roles include PC co-chair for ADC 2015, ADC 2016, ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop ISA 2016 & 2018, and International Workshop on Social Computing (IWSC) 2017, proceedings chair for ICDE 2019 and DASFAA 2015, tutorial chair for APWeb 2017, publicity co-chair for ACM SIGSPATIAl 2017 & 2018, and steering committee member for ADC.

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