| Dr Abbas Rajabifard
Dr Abbas Rajabifard is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration at the Department of Geomatics, University of Melbourne. He is the President of the GSDI Association, Vice Chair of Working Group 3 of the United Nations supported Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific (PCGIAP), member of ICA-Spatial Data Standard Commission and member of Victorian Spatial Council. He has earlier been an Executive Board member and national representative to the PCGIAP and a member of International Steering Committee for Global Mapping Project and the UN-ESCAP Group of Experts to develop Guidelines on GIS Standardisation for Asia-Pacific.
He has over ten years of teaching experience in different areas of the spatial data disciplines and in particular on SDI and GIS. He has successfully managed and coordinated different research projects including ARC, DEST, Australian Commonwealth government funding, Australian CRC-SI (Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information) and collaborative research with European funding. He had also published several works on SDI, land administration, GIS and spatial data management.