DR. MUHAMMADATIF BUTT Senior GIS/RS/CS Specialist Tel #03361000375, +1 9054522400, +16478005152 http://linkedin.com/in/muhammadabutt firstname.lastname@example.org PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • Total Professional Experience: 19 years • Research and Teaching: 18 years • Software Engineering: 17 years • Project Management: 16 years EXPERTISE IN • Geographic Information System (GIS) • Project Management • Remote Sensing (RS) • Urban Planning • Computer Science (CS) • Public Participation GIS • Object-oriented Unified Modelling • R & D (GIS/RS/CS Technologies & Strategies) • Research, Teaching, Training & Consulting • Disaster Management • Interactive & Multimedia Instruction • Software Design and Development • Special Events Planning/Student Services • Software Usability Testing • Curriculum Development/Implementation • Software Engineering • Transportation Planning & Management • Open Source Development and Integration EDUCATION Degree Institution Tenure PhD. Space Science (GIS & RS Major) University of the Punjab 2018 PhD. Civil Engineering (GIS & RS Major) Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 2015 Master of Civil Engineering (Applied Sc. Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 2008 GIS Major) Master Degree (Software Eng and Web University of Management Technology 2001 Development) (UMT/Hamdard University) Master Degree (Information Technology) Grace Institute, Lahore, Pakistan 1999 Master Degree (Marketing & Business The University of Punjab 1997 Education) Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Govt. College LHR 1994 Statistics) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Institution Designation Tenure The Urban Unit, Lahore Sr. GIS/RS Development Specialist/Trainer 2012 to date Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada Research Project Developer/Analyst 2005 to 2012 1
Information Technology Services Humber Service Support GIS/RS Analyst 2005 to 2006 College, Canada National Database and Registration System Engineer 2002 to 2005 Authority (NADRA) International Computer Management (ICM) Software Engineer 2000 to 2002 Software House International Computer Management ( ICM) Sr. Marketing Executive/ 1997 to 1999 Software House Project Developer International Computer Management ( ICM) Marketing Executive 1994 to 1995 Software House TEACHING EXPERIENCE Institution Designation Tenure Web GIS Development/ Spatial Database/ The Urban Unit, Training Centre, Lahore RS Training Specialist 2012 to date Ryerson Toronto University, Canada Teaching Assistant/Virtual Trainer 2005 to 2015 Waterloo University, Canada Teaching Assistant/Graduate Asst. 2008 to 2009 Humber College, Canada Lecturer/ Teaching Assistant 2005 to 2006 College of Business Administration Lecturer Computer and Business Studies 1999 to 2004 University of Management Technology Lecturer IT Department 2003 to 2004 (UMT) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Employer: The Urban Unit Designation: Senior GIS/RS Specialist Duration: 2012 to date Provided the technical expertise and specifications to integrate GIS services and tools across Punjab’s infrastructure; supporting the operations of the GIS infrastructure including hardware and software installation, configuration, management and operation:
Provided support with Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) software and services (server and client), Google Earth Pro, web servers, database technologies (Oracle, SQLServer , etc) web applications (FLEX, Silverlight, .Net, etc) on approved infrastructure
Worked closely with the Oracle/SQLServer DBA to troubleshoot problems with the operation of ArcSDE and other databases
Troubleshooted interoperability issues with other regional standard application and resolved all related problems
Provided technical assistance and support in the development of data driven applications
Provided technical assistance supporting geospatial data optimization approaches
Provided technical assistance in the development of geospatial tools for tracking environmental trends, performing complex data queries and displaying results in various formats (web, print, etc) Employer: Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada Designation: Research Project GIS/RS Developer/Analyst Duration: 2005 to 2012 Analyzed and designed different projects related to participatory GIS, OSGIS, and real-time OSGIS. Also performed the performance and testing measures of the projects, which evaluate the software usability in relation to the usage of an end user:
Provided the help in coordinating in the preparation of external and internal external reports. 2
Monitored and reported time to time on project deliverables and schedules.
Reviewed the work for completeness and accuracy with transparency.
Developed open-source GIS to support workflows related to municipality planning and development related projects by using open source software
Analyzed and developed online synchronous-based map sharing application to support real-time map sharing mechanism which enhances public participation during the planning and development related processes.
Developed the public participation GIS based on Web online asynchronous and synchronous participatory mechanisms Employer: IT Services Humber College, Canada Designation: Service Support GIS/RS Analyst Duration: 2005 to 2006 Worked as a service support GIS/RS Analyst, responsibilities include assisting students who were enrolled in GIS classes with questions pertaining to GIS/RS labs and projects:
Assisted with small GIS and cartographic research assignments
Developed designs of GIS-based projects by using UML and CASE tools such as Enterprise Architect, Rational Rose and ESRI Products (Arc GIS etc.)
Managed spatial database functions including installation of database software, creation/modification of database servers, account set-up, maintenance, access and permissions for GIS related applications Employer: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Designation: System Engineer Duration: 2002 to 2005 Provided training to the staff such as Area Managers, APM and DEOs. Responsible for the product development associated with NADRA. Products included: the Computer National Identity Card; Machine Readable Passport; Child Registration Certificate; National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani; Pakistan Origin Card:
Provided advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
Provided guidelines for implementing secure systems to customers or installation teams.
Provided technical guidance or support for the development or troubleshooting of systems.
Monitored system operation to detect potential problems.
Identified system data, hardware, or software components required to meet user needs.
Installed and maintained Software packages & Hardware related Task of machine/PC.
Managed all live databases of National ID card, etc. using SQL server 2000 enterprise manager & Query Analyzer.
Handled staff in a professional manner by training and coaching work related duties as well as managed the office environment. Employer: International Computer Management (ICM) Software House Designation: Software Engineer (Web GIS, MIS) Duration: 2000 to 2002 Performed object-oriented analyses and design for the development of Web, Web-GIS and MIS related software applications. Products and services included: Feature software for accounts department of organizations; software for public and universities libraries, student registration, hotels reservation; payroll system of companies; Web-GIS development, and new customer services offerings for custom software, installation and engineering:
Documented and demonstrated solutions by developing design documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
Determined operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions.
Developed software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle. 3
Updated job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Initiated project, made documentation of Time, Cost & Budget and Risk Management.
Analyzed and designed the software by preparing USE-CASE & Analysis Model, Data Modeling using Object Oriented Software Engineering (UML). Employer: International Computer Management (ICM) Software House Designation: Project Developer Duration: 1994 to 1999 Delivered software engineering related projects in ICM organization and track outstanding deliverables, milestones and change requests. Moreover, my duties were:
Developed product development schedules.
Interlocked schedules as plans with participating teams.
Followed project status and modify to mitigate risk and ensure success.
Presented regular project status upgrades to executive management.
Classified teams, track schedules and resources for every project.
Tracked external dependencies and alert customers of issues on missing external dependencies.
Handled multiple enterprise level software projects through entire lifecycle.
Monitored and enhanced software development, troubleshooting and QA process.
Liaised between company, customer and several third parties.
Communicated between customer’s management groups and development teams.
Gathered information from end users regarding company software requirement.
Designed and implemented the initial documentation required for software building blocks based on customer’s need.
Assisted marketing executives through in house training on how to present software, motivate clients and about marketing techniques. SCHOLASTIC ROLES AND RESPOSBILITIES Institution: Ryerson University, Canada Designation: Teaching Assistant Duration: 2005 to 2012 Delivered lectures and course work on the followings topics:
Geographical Information System (GIS)
Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning System (GPS)
Spatial Database Design
Software Engineering I & II
Data Structures & Object Oriented Programming Languages
Tutorial on CMS (Joomla/Drupal/WordPress) Institution: IT Services Humber College, Canada Designation: Lecturer, Faculty of Geographic Information Technology Duration: 2005 to 2007 Delivered lectures and course work on the followings topics:
ArcGIS Desktop 9/10, GIS/ RS
Adobe Macromedia Suite 5/6
Oracle 9/10 4
Unified Modelling Language (UML)
Object Oriented Techniques using C++
Data Structures Institution: College of Business Administration, Lahore, Pakistan Designation: Lecturer, Computer Science & Business Department Duration: 2001 to 2005
Handled the tasks of teaching concepts like leveraging Database Technologies and Information Systems Design and Development
Taught concepts of Information Technology, Mathematics and Marketing
Designed IT courses for example, prepared syllabus and course requirements
Handled the tasks of establishing the structure and content of discussion sections and grading policies
Responsible for providing guidelines to students to help them complete course projects Institution: UMT, Lahore Campus, Pakistan Designation: Lecturer, IT Department Duration: 2003 to 2004
Taught Computer Science and Business studies (i.e., UML, OOSE, Mathematics, C++, and Databases)
Responsible for guiding students in creating websites and completing assigned projects
Presented various types of learning materials in the form of audio, books and visual trainings PUBLICATIONS
Mehmood A., Raza S.M., Saleem F., Butt, M. (2016) Spatiotemporal Monitoring of Urban Sprawl and its Impact Assessment in District Sheikhupura through Remote Sensing and GIS using Satellite Images from 1976-2014.SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL (ISSN 1013-5316, CODEN: SINTE 8) ISI Indexed. In Press
Mehmood, R., Mehmood, S., Butt, M., Younas, I. and Adrees, M. (2016). Spatiotemporal Analysis of Urban Sprawl and Its Contributions to Climate and Environment of Peshawar Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 137-148. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2016.82013.
Butt, M., Mehmood A, Rashid F, & S. Li. Co-PPGIS: A REAL-TIME PARTICIPATORY SPATIAL DECISION SUPPORT TOOL IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT Applied Geomatics, in press.
Butt, M., Mehmood A, & S. Li. GEOWEBEX: An Open Source Online System for Synchronous Collaboration on Geographic Information Applied Geomatics, in press.
Butt, M., Mehmood A, & S. Li. Architectural Design and Prototyping of CoPPGIS - a Groupware-based Online Synchronous Collaborative PPGIS to Support Municipality Management Workflows Applied Geomatics, accepted.
Butt, M., Mehmood A, & S. Li. GIS-enabled real time integrated e-meeting system (GRIES): Preparedness for emergency response to upcoming disaster risk reduction. In review.
Butt, M., S. Li & N. Javed (2015). Towards Co-PPGIS – a collaborative public participatory GIS-based measure for transparency in housing schemes: a case of Lahore, Pakistan, Applied Geomatics, 8(1) 27- 40.
Butt, M. & S. Li. (2015). UML-based requirement modeling of Web online synchronous collaborative public participatory GIS. Applied Geomatics, 7(4), 203-242. 5
Butt, M. & S. Li. (2015). Usability evaluation of collaborative PPGIS-GeoCWMI for supporting public participation during municipal planning and management services. Applied Geomatics, 7(3), 139-161.
Ahmad S., Khushi S., & M. Butt (2014). GIS based Real time municipality management system (RTMMS). International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 5(1).
Butt, M. & S. Li (2012) “Developing a web-based, collaborative prototype to support public participation”, Applied Geomatics 4(3): 197-215
Butt, M. & S. Li (2010) “Developing an online PPGIS prototype based on GeoVPMS – a framework for GIS-based virtual public meeting space”, Proc. Joint symposium of ISPRS Technical Commission IV and AutoCarto, 15-19 November 2010, Orlando, USA
Ibra, H. Butt, M. (2013) REAL TIME INTEGRATED DISASTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RIDMAS). 45th IEP Convention ’12, Pakistan
Khusi, S. Butt, M. (2013) Design and Evaluation of GIS Based Real Time Municipality Management System (RTMMS). 45th IEP Convention ’12, Pakistan
Rashid F., Butt, M. (2013) Emergency Response Geo-Meeting System (ERGMS) - A Real-Time Participatory Spatial Decision Support Tool in Disaster Management. 45th IEP Convention ’12, Pakistan SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
Postgraduate Scholarship at Doctoral level from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Department of Civil Engineering, Toronto Ryerson University
Ministry of Public Security Quebec, Canada TRAINING COURSES/CONFERENCES ATTENDED
Oracle Certification 9i (DBA), Oracle University, Australia 6
Development of A Web GIS Based Synchronous Collaborative Platform to Support Public Participation during Municipal Planning
Analysis and design of a GIS-enabled virtual public meeting space using UML for participatory municipal planning RELATED PROJECTS ANALYSED AND DESIGNED Project1: Analysed and designed an approach and a software application to provide a real-time virtual platform for Emergency Response and Disaster Management using Web, Pakistan Project 2: Developed and Evaluated a Geo-Collaborative approach in controlling Epidemic Spread, Pakistan Project 3: Developed Application of Web Participatory GIS for urban expansion in Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada Project 4: Developed a methodology and system application using the Collaborative GIS and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) approach to support real-time decision making for Ministry of Public Security (MSP), Quebec, Canada Project 5: Developed a methodology and software application for the computerization of Pakistan Railways Assets and Clean Water Assets Management System, Ministry of Pakistan Project 6: Developed a methodology and GIS-based software application for the computerization of Pakistan Land Records, Ministry of Pakistan Project 7: Analysed and Designed a Geo-Collaborative approach and tool for crime mapping, Pakistan Project 8: Developed and Evaluated a Collaborative Public Participatory GIS (Co-PPGIS) approach to Provide Measures for Transparency in Private Affordable Housing Schemes and Sustainable Master/Land-use Planning Project 9: Developed and Evaluated a Collaborative Public Participatory GIS to understand that How Well Municipalities are Meeting the Need for Parks, Pakistan Project 10: Developed a methodology and system application which support Web participatory GIS-based approach to provide measures for Transparency in Private Housing Schemes, Lahore, Pakistan Project11: Developed a clean Water Assets Management System, Ministry of Pakistan Project12: Developed a survey analysis tool a virtual dashboard concept for Water and Sanitation consumers using Web GIS and ICT techniques for the Water and Sanitation Agency, Ministry of Pakistan TECHNICAL COMPETENCE Software Engineering: OO Analysis & Design, UML, RUP (Rational Unified Process) Databases: Oracle 9i/10g, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL, Oracle Spatial, MS SQL Server 2000, MySQL, MS Office DB 2007/10 Case Tool: Rational Rose, Architect, Visio 2007/10 Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows (NT, 2000, XP) DOS Programming Languages and Tools: UML, C/C++, Advance Programming, Data Structure, Software Eng., SQL, Java, HTML and CASE Tool Rational Rose, Apache Web Server, IIS, ESRI Arc GIS 9.0-10.0, Adobe CS5.5, Flash Builder, Eclipse Others: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Project PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS