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Dr Salman Atif
Assistant Professor
Geographical Information System & Remote Sensing

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
IGIS Building (2nd Floor)
Tel : 051-9085-4478

Geography and Natural Environment

PhD (Geography and Natural Environment, Université Paris Diderot, France), MS (Geo Environment, Université Blaise Pascal, France), MSc (Geography, University of Karachi, Pakistan), BSc Hons (Geography, University of Karachi, Pakistan)

Salman Atif did his bachelor’s in Geography from the university of Karachi securing bronze medal. Initially he joined the Aga Khan Education Services, Pakistan, where his responsibilities were of academic and administrative nature including a comprehensive PrISM (Personal Intellectual and Moral) Development program, playing a role as the first set of curriculum developers for geography related courses at the Aga Khan University Examination Board and being part of civic sensibilities oriented program (CRRP, Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities) run by the AKU-IED in collaboration with its international partners.

After a short span he moved to France to continue his higher education and did his MS Geo-environment in the year 2008 at Univesité Blaise-Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand) in central France. Following this he completed his Ph.D. in 2012 with specialization in “Geography and natural environment” from Univesité Paris Diderot (Paris 7) at its research lab PRODIG. After his return to Pakistan he joined NUST IGIS as an assistant professor and currently serving in the said capacity.   

His areas of interest are Natural Hazards and Disaster Mitigation and the effects of South-Asian water politics on the geomorphology of the Indus basin.

Additional topic of interest includes geo-visualization, comprehensive geo-tool integration, remote sensing, GIS and their use in urban and cadastral development. 

1.    Magsi H. and Atif S. 2012, Water Management, Impacts and Conflicts: Case of Indus water distribution in Sindh, Pakistan. International Journal of Rural Studies.

2.    Salman Atif, Monique Fort, Gilles Arnaud-Fassetta, 2013 : The lower Indus Basin : An anthropogenically modified hydro-system under the influence of extreme events, 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris-France.

3.    Munir Afsar, Kamran Aslam, Salman Atif: Comparative Analysis of Flood Inundation Maps Prepared by Flood Early Warning System and Actual Extents of 2010 Floods in Pakistan, World Engineering Congress, 2013 Islamabad-Pakistan.

4.    Kamran Mir, Muhammad Aqeel Tariq, Salman Atif; Stream Width - An ArcGIS Toolbox for Calculating Stream Width, 2013 Islamabad-Pakistan.

5.    Salman Atif 2012; A study of the effects of the 2010 Pakistan-floods on stream morphology and processes in the Indus River delta, Université de Strasbourgh.

6.    Salman Atif 2011; Politics of Water in South Asia and British Irrigation Works; A narrative of successes, failures and post-colonial political and environmental concerns for Pakistan, Institue d’études Politiques, Rennes.

He has been teaching course related to geography, satellite remote sensing, geospatial intelligence and natural hazards and disaster management.