Behnam Atazadeh

Current Position held

ARC DECRA Fellow/ Team Leader (Land Administration)


Dr Behnam Atazadeh is ARC DECRA Fellow in the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA), Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He is a leading researcher in 3D/4D land administration and infrastructure management in a wide range of technical aspects including modelling, capturing, validating, integrating, visualising, querying, and analysing land and infrastructure data.  In particular, he is developing new 3D/4D underground digital and intelligent solutions which are fundamental to a significant shift from current 2D underground plans, and his research provides the opportunity to transform Australia’s underground 2D land and infrastructure information into 3D/4D digital environments.

Dr Atazadeh has also worked on modernisation of land administration systems in different jurisdictions including ARC linkage project ‘3D Property Ownership Map Base for Smart Urban Land Administration’ in close collaboration with several government agencies and industry partners such as Land Use Victoria, Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM), and City of Melbourne, ePlan project for Victorian government, 3D cadastre project for Malaysian government, and SmartLand project for Indonesian government. He has strong knowledge and understanding of research and real-world challenges in building a multi-dimensional digital land and infrastructure systems.