Muhammad Aamir Cheema

Muhammad Aamir Cheema

Senior Lecturer
Clayton School of Information Technology,
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University

Office: 113, 25 Exhibition Street, Monash University, Clayton 3168 VIC
Phone: +61 3 9905 9662

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Last modified: Friday, 21st October, 2016


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16-Oct-2016 Our paper titled "VIP-Tree: An Effective Index for Indoor Spatial Queries" has been accepted by VLDB 2017.
13-Oct-2016 Our paper titled "Reverse k nearest neighbors queries and spatial reverse top-k queries" has been accepted by VLDB Journal.
13-Apr-2016 Wei Song's paper has received The Best Student Paper Award at DASFAA 2016. Well done Wei!
20-Mar-2016 We are organizing the 27th Australasian Database Conference ADC 2016 (in Sydney) featuring a keynote given by Turing Award Winner Prof. Michael Stonebraker. The abstract deadline is 20-May-2016.
15-Jan-2016 Shiyu Yang has fulfilled the requirements of PhD. Congratulations Dr. Yang :)
02-Jan-2016 I have been promoted to Senior Lecturer.
22-Dec-2015 We have a research paper ("Efficiently Computing Reverse k Furthest Neighbors"), a tutorial ("Indoor Data Management") and an extended abstract ("kNNVWC: An Efficient k-Nearest Neighbours Approach based on Various-Widths Clustering") accepted by ICDE 2016.
18-Dec-2015 Our paper, "k-Nearest Neighbors on Road Networks: A Journey in Experimentation and In-Memory Implementation", is accepted by PVLDB 2016. [source code, data sets, scripts etc.] [Extended technical report]
15-Oct-2015 I and Andreas Zufle have received a research grant under Australia- Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.
08-Sep-2015 I have been invited to give a talk at Distinguished Young Lecturer Series at APWeb 2015.


Muhammad Aamir Cheema is currently a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and an Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW. He was a lecturer at Monash from Nov-2013 to Dec-2015. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow (2011-2013) at School of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (2008-2011) under the joint supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin and Dr. Wei Wang from UNSW, Australia. His Ph.D. thesis studied efficient processing of proximity-based spatial queries such as reverse k nearest neighbors queries, range queries and k-closest pairs queries. The thesis was awarded 2012 Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering. His current research interests include spatial databases, uncertain databases, data privacy and data quality.

He received Masters by Research degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW, Australia (2005-2007) under the supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin. The research problem addressed in the thesis was related to Nearest Neighbor Queries in Spatio-Temporal Databases. Interested readers can read this thesis (in form of HTML pages) or pdf file. He completed Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (specialization in Computers) from UET Lahore, Pakistan, from 2001 to 2005.

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