Aminul has been working as an expert in Geospatial Information Systems, Satellite Remote Sensing, and their applications in water, environment, disaster and poverty alleviation sectors for past 15 years. His work experience expands over projects in multiple countries and regions including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, United States, South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Europe and Central Asia, in collaboration with national and international partners.
Specialty: Application of geospatial information systems and spatial data across social and environmental sectors; remote sensing based landuse/landcover mapping; spatial modeling and analysis; spatial statistics; data fusion; and programming.
Education: He obtained a bachelor degree in Urban Planning from Khulna University (Bangladesh); completed masters in Urban and Regional Planning from BUET (Bangladesh); and earned his second masters degree in Geographical Sciences from University of Maryland (USA).
Career: Currently he is working as a geospatial consultant at the World Bank, Washington DC. Before joining the Bank he worked at University of Maryland at College Park; International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; and Institute of Water Modeling, Dhaka.
He has several peer reviewed papers and a number of conference papers as the author and co-author. Awarded for journal paper and professional work at IWMI, Aminul was involved in several humanitarian efforts in the past.
He is a member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP).
Aminul is the founder of DOT 'N' ARC, an effort to deliver geospatial information through research and art to help planning, management and policy decisions.
Research Interest: Characterization of environmental and social phenomena; environmental justice; RS based change detection
Leisure Time Interest: Music, Science and Nature