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Shahid Nawaz Khan



Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.)

Office Building

Wecota Hall



Mailing Address

Wecota Hall 222
Geography & Geospatial Sciences-Box 0506
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


I am a graduate(PhD) student at Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences where I am specializing in Geospatial Sciences and Engineering (Remote Sensing Engineering). My focus of research during my studies are Remote Sensing and Machine Learning models implementation in agriculture. I will specifically focus on crop yield, diseases and other agriculture related parameters that are aligned with food security.


2016-2018 Master of Science (Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
2012-2016 Bachelors of GeoInformatics Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Academic Interests/Expertise

1. GIS Programming and Automation
2. Machine Learning

Specialty Area

  • Remote Sensing, machine learning, precision agriculture

Awards and Honors

1. 2016-18 ICT R&D Scholarship for Master's studies to high achievers
2. 2012-16 NUST Scholarship for Bachelors studies at NUST

Work Experience

1. October 2018- January 2021 Lecturer (Geoinformatics), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Applications of Research

Khan, K., Iqbal, J., Ali, A., & Khan, S. N. (2020). Assessment of Sentinel-2-Derived Vegetation Indices for the Estimation of Above-Ground Biomass/Carbon Stock, Temporal Deforestation and Carbon Emissions Estimation in the Moist Temperate Forests of Pakistan. Applied Ecology And Environmental Research, 18(1), 783-815.

Khan, S. N., Mir, K., Tahir, A., Awan, A., Nisa, Z. U., & Gillani, S. A. (2018). Allocation of tutors and study centers in distance learning using geospatial technologies. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(5), 185.



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