Senior Researcher: Hydro-informatics and Information Technology
Dr. Hamid Mehmood holds a Master and Ph.D. degrees in Remote Sensing and GIS from Asian Institute of Technology. He worked in more than 15 developing countries for technology transfer projects like SERVIR (USAID/NASA), PERFORM (USAID) and implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action under UN Economic Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP). Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Professor at leading universities in Pakistan. His interests include the applications of hydro-meteorological sensors as IoT, deployment of blockchain in the developing countries as a primary sensor data sharing and storing mechanism, solving hydro-meteorological sensor data gaps using blockchain, cloud computing for temporal earth observation using data cubes and use of open source online learning platforms as by part of hybrid capacity building approach. Mehmood published extensively on applications of GIS and Remote Sensing in water resources and disaster management.