Prof Abbas Rajabifard is Discipline Leader of Geomatics, Director of Smart Sustainable Development and Leader of the Future Infrastructure Research Program, Melbourne School of Engineering. He is also Director of the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), and was Head of Department of Infrastructure Engineering (2012-June 2020) at The University of Melbourne.
He has a strong record on working with SDG research. He has a strong track record in research and teaching, and academic leadership, and is internationally recognised scholar and engineer. His academic background is in Surveying and Mapping, Land Administration and Urban Systems, and has continued to maintain a high level of performance across the areas of research, teaching, RHD supervision, and service to the profession and to the university. He is also Chair of Academic Network of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Managment -GGIM, and has a strong linkage with many countries and different cultures, that he has developed over the years during his activities in Australia and abroad, and also through his professional work and collaboration with many countries across the world, particularly in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America regions.