Associate Professor Mohsen Kalantari
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Mohsen Kalantari

  • Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2014
  • PhD, Geomatics Eng. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
  • Master GIS Eng. K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2004
  • Bachelor Surveying Eng. K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2001
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mohsen Kalantari is an Associate Professor of Geospatial Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Co-Founder at Faramoon. Previously, he has worked for the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Before his academic career, he worked with the surveying and spatial industry through his role in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) as the Victorian coordinator of a nationwide land and survey information modernisation initiative, ePlan


  • Journal articles | 2022
    Saeidian B; Rajabifard A; Atazadeh B; Kalantari M, 2022, 'Data lifecycle of underground land administration: a systematic literature review', Survey Review,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Asadikia A; Rajabifard A; Kalantari M, 2021, 'Systematic prioritisation of SDGs: Machine learning approach', World Development, vol. 140,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Saeidian B; Rajabifard A; Atazadeh B; Kalantari M, 2021, 'Underground land administration from 2d to 3d: Critical challenges and future research directions', Land, vol. 10,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Aleksandrov M; Cheng C; Rajabifard A; Kalantari M, 2019, 'Modelling and finding optimal evacuation strategy for tall buildings', Safety Science, vol. 115, pp. 247 - 255,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kitsakis D; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A; Atazadeh B; Dimopoulou E, 2019, 'Exploring the 3 rd dimension within public law restrictions: A case study of Victoria, Australia', Land Use Policy, vol. 85, pp. 195 - 206,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Atazadeh B; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A; Ho S; Champion T, 2017, 'Extending a BIM-based data model to support 3D digital management of complex ownership spaces', International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 31, pp. 499 - 522,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Atazadeh B; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A; Ho S; Ngo T, 2017, 'Building Information Modelling for High-rise Land Administration', Transactions in GIS, vol. 21, pp. 91 - 113,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hung KC; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A, 2016, 'Methods for assessing the credibility of volunteered geographic information in flood response: A case study in Brisbane, Australia', Applied Geography, vol. 68, pp. 37 - 47,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Aien A; Rajabifard A; Kalantari M; Shojaei D, 2015, 'Integrating legal and physical dimensions of urban environments', ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, vol. 4, pp. 1442 - 1479,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Alamdar F; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A, 2015, 'An evaluation of integrating multisourced sensors for disaster management', International Journal of Digital Earth, vol. 8, pp. 727 - 749,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lin Q; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A; Li J, 2015, 'A path dependence perspective on the Chinese cadastral system', Land Use Policy, vol. 45, pp. 8 - 17,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Tashakkori H; Rajabifard A; Kalantari M, 2015, 'A new 3D indoor/outdoor spatial model for indoor emergency response facilitation', Building and Environment, vol. 89, pp. 170 - 182,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Aien A; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A; Williamson I; Bennett R, 2013, 'Utilising data modelling to understand the structure of 3D cadastres', Journal of Spatial Science, vol. 58, pp. 215 - 234,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Aien A; Kalantari M; Rajabifard A; Williamson I; Wallace J, 2013, 'Towards integration of 3D legal and physical objects in cadastral data models', Land Use Policy, vol. 35, pp. 140 - 154,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ho S; Rajabifard A; Stoter J; Kalantari M, 2013, 'Legal barriers to 3D cadastre implementation: What is the issue?', Land Use Policy, vol. 35, pp. 379 - 387,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Shojaei D; Kalantari M; Bishop ID; Rajabifard A; Aien A, 2013, 'Visualization requirements for 3D cadastral systems', Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, vol. 41, pp. 39 - 54,

  • The digitalisation of repairs and maintenance in residential and mixed-use apartment development (2021-2024), CRC Building 4.0, Lead Investigator
  • Improving digital engineering through computational methods (2019-2022), Shenzhen Bimernet Technology Co. Ltd, Lead Investigator
  • IoT and smart cities (2020), City of Melbourne, Lead Investigator
  • Laser scanning for strata titling (2019), Association of Surveyors Malaysia, Lead Investigator
  • Smart lighting system (2018), Networked Society Institute, Lead Investigator
  • Sensor-Enabled Campus (2017), Networked Society Institute, Lead Investigator
  • Smart Wearable System with Wireless Charging for Monitoring Staff Health and Productivity in Difficult Working Environments (2017 – 2019), Department Of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
  • Upgrading ePlan systems (2017-2022), Land Victoria
  • 3D Malaysia (2017, 2018), Malaysia Mapping Agency (JUPEM)
  • ePlan Visualisation and Database Management System Upgrade (2016-2017), Land Victoria
  • Self-healing maps (2017-2020), Australian Research Council
  • Legal and physical validity of city models in the Future City Pilot – Phase 1 (FCP1), (2016) Open Geospatial Consortium, Lead Investigator
  • 3D property ownership map base for smart urban land administration (2017-2020), Australian Research Council
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure for Hong Kong
  • Urban Analytics Data Infrastructure, Australian Research Council 
  • Integrated Incident Management Utilizing Multi-Agency Sensors (2015), Open Geospatial Consortium, Lead Investigator
  • North West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne Data Access, Integration and Interrogation Demonstrators – Enhancement and Promotion (2015), Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network
  • Access to service Indicator (2015), City of Melbourne, Lead Investigator
  • Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework (2014-2016), CRC for Bush Fire and Natural Hazards,
  • Pre-disaster multi-hazard damage and economic loss estimation model (2014-2016), CRC for Bush Fire and Natural Hazards,
  • A Low-Cost Indoor Mapping Technique for Land Development Applications, (2014), Early Career Research Grant, The University of Melbourne, Lead Investigator
  • Can we rely on Online Maps? Victoria Fellowship, (2013), Lead Investigator
  • Spatially Enabled Water Information Infrastructure, Carlton Connect, (2012- 2013), Lead Investigator
  • An Intelligent Disaster Decision Support System, Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Grant, (2012-2013)
  • Housing Affordability and Land Administration, Australian National Data Network System, (2012-2013), Lead Investigator
  • Geospatial Metadata Tool, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network, (2012), Lead Investigator


  • Highly Commended Educational Award (National), 2019, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia
  • Educational Development Award (Victoria), 2018, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Australia
  • Exceptional Service Award, 2018, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne
  • Victoria Fellowship, 2012, Department of Business and Innovation, Victoria, Australia
  • Australia- China Young Researcher Fellowship, 2012, Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Articles Published in The Conversation

Scholarly Journal Editorial Roles

Board Membership of Regulatory Bodies


My Research Supervision

  • Jihey Shin, BIM for Conflict Management, Final Year PhD student
  • Reza Taban, Teaching BIM in Higher Education, Final Year PhD student, Employed by Deakin University
  • Dongchen Han, BIM for Construction and Waste Management, Final Year PhD student
  • Youjin Choe, Managing Conflicts in Open Mapping Communities, Final Year PhD student
  • Atie Asadikia, Prioritising Sustainable Development Goals, Final Year PhD student
  • Bahram Saeidian, Underground Land Administration Systems, Second Year PhD student
  • Kiresten Jowett, Proof of Location in Digital Ledgers, Second Year PhD student
  • Karen Tanfield, BIM for repair and maintenance, First Year PhD student
  • Mohammad Javad Shahidinejad, 3D Cadastral Databases, First Year PhD student


  • Hamed Olfat, Spatial Metadata Automation, PhD granted, Nominated for Vice Chancellors Award, Employed by Land Victoria
  • Ali Aien, 3D Cadastral Data Modelling, PhD granted, Employed by Here Map, Nokia
  • Davood Shojaei, 3D Cadastral Visualization, PhD granted, Employed by The University of Melbourne
  • Behnam Atazadeh, Building Information Modelling for 3D Cadastre, Employed by The University of Melbourne
  •  Farhad Laylavi, Twitter for Public Safety, Employed by The University of Melbourne
  • Farzad Alamdara, GeoSensor Networks for Public Safety, Employed by Leidos
  • Hosna Hashemi, Indoor Positioning for Public Safety, Employed by IBM Canada
  • Shima Rahmatizadeh, Crowd Sourcing Cadastre, Self-employed
  • Mitko Alexandrov, Indoor Evacuation of High-rise Buildings, Employed by UNSW
  • Kuo-Chih Hung, Volunteered Geographic Information for Public Safety, Employed by Taiwan Institute for Governance and Communication Research
  • Syharudin Syharudin, A Usability Framework for Spatial Metadata, Employed by Indonesian Mapping Agency
  • Ali Asghari, 3D Cadastral Data Validation, Final Year PhD student, Employed by AURIN
  • Maryam Barzegar, 3D Cadastral Data Analysis, Final Year PhD student, Employed by Aurecon

My Teaching

CVEN2101- Engineering Construction

CVEN3101- Engineering Operation and Control