Muhammad Aamir Cheema

Muhammad Aamir Cheema

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

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

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The news are not regularly updated.
02-Jan-2018 I am now an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE).
10-Nov-2017 Our ARC Discovery Project has been funded. Wei Wang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, and Mohamed Mokbel, "Next-Generation Search on Social Networks", $357,675 (2018-2020)
1-Nov-2017 Our paper titled "Reverse Approximate Nearest Neighbor Queries" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE).
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 obtained his PhD from UNSW Australia in 2011. 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. He received Masters by Research degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW, Australia (2005-2007) under the supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin. He completed Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan, from 2001 to 2005.

He is the recipient of 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. His PhD thesis was nominated for SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award and ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition. 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 two best paper awards at WISE 2013 and ADC 2010, respectively. Some of his service roles include PC co-chair for ADC 2015, ADC 2016, 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop ISA 2016, and International Workshop on Social Computing (IWSC) 2017, proceedings chair for DASFAA 2015, tutorial chair for APWeb 2017 and publicity co-chair for ACM SIGSPATIAl 2017.

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