Mr. Bayes Ahmed


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I am employed as a Research Associate at UCL. My background includes research into the field of disaster risk reduction, community vulnerability and resilience, GIS and remote sensing, climate change adaptation, conflict and migration, humanitarianism, and climate justice. I hold a PhD from University College London (UCL), a MSc in Geospatial Technologies from Germany and Spain, and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET).


University College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2017
Disaster Risk Reduction
2013 To 2017
Dissertation: Community Vulnerability to Landslides in Bangladesh
Advisor: Prof Dr. David Alexander

Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2013 To 2013
Advisor: Dr. Xuan Zhu

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Münster, Germany
Master of Science (MSc) in Geospatial Technologies, 2011
2010 To 2010
Advisor: Prof Dr. Raquib Ahmed

Universitat Jaume I
Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Master of Science (MSc) in Geospatial Technologies, 2011
2009 To 2011
Dissertation: Urban Land Cover Change Detection Analysis and Modeling Spatio-Temporal Growth Dynamics Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques: A Case Study of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Advisor: Dr. Pedro Latorre Carmona

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP), 2008
2003 To 2007
Dissertation: A Case Study of the Morphological Change of Four Wards of Dhaka City over the Last 60 Years (1947-2007)
Advisor: Prof Dr. K. M. Maniruzzaman

Professional Associations

Mapping Sciences Institute Australia
2016 - Present

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
2016 - Present

American Planning Association (APA)
2015 - Present

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2014 - Present

Association of American Geographers (AAG)
2014 - Present

Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)
2012 - Present

Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)
2008 - Present

Job History

University College London (UCL)
Research Associate
London, United Kingdom
January 2017 - present

University of Dhaka – Department of Disaster Science & Management
Dhaka, Bangladesh
February 2016 - February 2018

University College London (UCL)
PhD Student
London, United Kingdom
September 2013 - September 2017

Monash University
PhD Researcher
Melbourne, Australia
March 2013 - September 2013

IMC Worldwide Ltd
Dhaka, Bangladesh
August 2012 - January 2013

Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)
Trainer of GIS (Geographic Information System)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
May 2012 - July 2012

Dhaka South City Corporation
Junior Data Processing Specialist (Traffic Accident)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
November 2011 - June 2012

Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET)
Chittagong, Bangladesh
July 2011 - October 2011

European Commission
Erasmus Mundus International Master Student
September 2009 - March 2011

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund, Germany
Project Assistant (Part Time)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
April 2009 - May 2009

Institute of Microfinance (InM), PKSF
Field Investigator (Part Time)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
January 2009 - March 2009

AQUA Consultant & Associates Ltd.
Urban Planner and GIS Specialist
Dhaka, Bangladesh
January 2008 - December 2008

Honors and Awards

Commonwealth PhD Scholarship
Commowealth Scholarship Commission

Erasmus Mundus MSc Scholarship
European Commission

ICT for Mountain Development Award
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Employment Code

  • Postdoctoral Fellow